16 cracking egg hunts in Gloucestershire this Easter

Hop to it this Easter in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos handpicking some of the best egg hunts in the county.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
SoGlos handpicks the best egg hunts to hop to in Gloucestershire this Easter 2024.

From remarkable castles to wholesome local farms, the Easter bunny is set to hop all over Gloucestershire in 2024, leaving behind some egg-citing activities for children big and small to enjoy throughout the school holidays.

SoGlos rounds up 16 egg-cellent egg hunts and Easter trails to take part in this spring, with tasty treats aplenty! 

The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt at Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh

Help the Easter Bunny find all their escaped bunny friends around the glorious surroundings of Batsford Arboretum in the Big Batsford Bunny Hunt!

The event takes place from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024 with a prize to be won for spotting all the bunnies hiding throughout the picturesque grounds of the arboretum.

Cracked It! Easter egg hunt at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe

Helping to celebrate its reopening in March 2024, the Cracked It! Easter egg hunt at Sudelely Castle and Gardens promises an impressive experience for the whole family — with gorgeous giant eggs!

From Sunday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024, a dozen of the beautifully designed eggs will be dotted across the castle grounds, each containing a special clue to help families to track down the ultimate egg; the rare elephant bird egg all the way from Madagascar.

Easter bunny hunt at Berkeley Castle

Forge gallantly over to the remarkable Berkeley Castle between Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April 2024 for its Easter bunny hunt — Mrs Rabbit needs your help!

Her baby bunnies are all hiding around the castle's grounds, collect all their names for a chance to win a delicious chocolate egg. Plus, those who take on the hunt will be entered into a special prize draw to win a family lunch date at Berkeley Castle's brand-new Kitchen Garden cafe.

Cracking Easter Fun at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water

Children can experience a whole host of educational and egg-citing Easter events and activities at Birdland from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 14 April 2024.

Take on the Easter Challenge Quiz, hunt down the eggs hidden around the park or go back in time through the Jurassic Journey trail to spot dinosaur eggs, too!

Easter Eggstravaganza at Over Farm in Gloucester

Get into the spring of Easter at Over Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza!

Families can enjoy oodles of entertainment including hourly egg hunts; bunny dance classes; and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny themselves. Activities are available from Saturday 23 March until Monday 1 April 2024, but be sure to book tickets online in advance to secure your space and save money.

mEGGastars Easter Treasure Hunt at Eastnor Castle

Hop over the border to Eastnor Castle this Easter for its annual treasure hunt, taking place from Sunday 24 March until Thursday 4 April 2024.

Following an 'Eastnor mEGGastars' theme this year to celebrate the castle's 200th anniversary, explore its glorious grounds and track down all the clues to win yourself a chocolatey reward.

Dragon Egg Trail at Painswick Rococo Gardens in Stroud

The dragon's are back! Returning for another year, The Cotswold Dragon Conservation Society is inviting children to become dragonologists for the day this Easter, hunting for mystical dragon eggs hidden with the magical Rococo Garden.

From Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024, collect all the eggs that have been laid throughout the maze and the garden's unique follies to receive a chocolate prize at the end of the trail. Trail tickets cost £2.50 per child in addition to standard entry.

Easter Adventure in Nature at Chedworth Roman Villa

Running from Saturday 23 March until Monday 1 April 2024, Chedworth Roman Villa is welcoming families to enjoy the first signs of spring with its Easter trail.

Strap on those bunny ears and use the Easter trail sheet to follow the journey, where you'll tackle Roman-inspired games and challenges in the main building; taste natural water from the Nymphaeum; dress up as a Roman then race, dance and freestyle around the Roman chariot arena; plus much more all leading up to the all important chocolate Easter egg at the end.

Painswick Playgroup's Easter Egg Hunt

This fun-filled community event is raising vital funds for Painswick Playgroup this Easter. 

Taking place on Saturday 30 March 2024, little ones can enjoy everything from face painting to cake stalls and a whole lot of chocolate, with around 30 beautifully-designed eggs to find all over the village.

Easter trail at Primrose Vale Farm Shop in Cheltenham

Suitable for children of all ages, the Easter trail at Primrose Vale Farm Shop is available throughout the school holidays from Friday 22 March until Sunday 7 April 2024.

Its Easter Challenge offers over 10 fun activities to complete around the farm, with families able to pick and choose which challenges are most suitable to them. Just remember to wear some sturdy footwear for the journey through the farmyard!

Easter at Cattle Country Farm Park in Berkeley

Another chance to meet the Easter Bunny awaits at Cattle Country Farm Park during the school holidays.

From Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024, Cattle Country is hosting an array of Easter excitement, where visitors can decorate their very own Easter crown, find the hidden eggs to win daily prizes, and meet a whole heap of their new-born spring babies, from bottle-feeding loveable lambs, to petting chicks and piglets.

Easter egg trail at Cotswold Farm Park in Cheltenham

Enjoy spring time celebrations at Cotswold Farm Park with a whole host of Easter activities.

From Saturday 23 March until Sunday 1 April 2024, children can enjoy activities including a spring trail, face painting, sand art, a build-a-bunny workshop, before tucking into yummy homemade Easter biscuits — all new in the 2024 Ultimate Easter Experience ticket.

Easter Eggstravaganza Trail at Cotswold Country Park and Beach

The Easter bunny loves the beach, too, and is paying a visit to Cotswold Country Park and Beach for its very own Easter Eggstravaganza Trail.

Open from Friday 29 March until Monday 1 April 2024, drop your trail tickets — available from its website — at the park's shop to get all your egg-hunting essentials and head out to find all the painted eggs dotted around the site. An Easter egg awaits on completion of the trail!

Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt at Clearwell Caves

Head underground for some Easter excitement this spring at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.

From Saturday 23 March until Sunday 14 April 2024, families are invited to take part in a unique Easter experience at its Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt. The native woodland birds have built their nests and hidden their eggs throughout the caves, spot and count them all to be entered into its Grand Easter Prize Draw for a chance to win goodies from the gift shop!

Little Lamb Adventure Trail at Gloucester Cathedral

This free event is ideal for families of all ages, set in the spectacular location of Gloucester Cathedral.

With no pre-booking required, just pick up a trail sheet from the cathedral's Welcome Desk and hop your way through the beautiful building, helping Larry the Lamb find all his woolly pals. The Little Lamb Adventure Trail runs from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024 during normal cathedral opening hours, excluding Good Friday. Admission is free but donations are gratefully received.

Egg hunts at National Trust sites in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

There's a variety of different egg hunts taking place at National Trust sites across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds this Easter.

From Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7 April 2024, head to Hidcote Manor in Chipping Campden, Newark Park in Wotton-under-Edge and Snowshill Manor and Garden for outdoor egg hunts surrounded by glorious greenery. And from Wednesday 27 March until Monday 1 April 2024, hop on over to Westbury Court Garden in Westbury-on-Severn to follow an Easter trail and take part in nature-themed activities — and take home a chocolate egg.

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