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Top family Easter egg hunts for 2013

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Have a go at making bunny-shaped bunting to decorate your home, by following the steps in the video above.

Did you know?

The most common symbols of fertility are rabbits and eggs – and they have become commonly associated with Easter.

Treat the family to a memorable Easter by taking part in the age-old Easter egg hunt tradition. If you don’t fancy setting up your own, take the kids along to one of the many organised egg hunts taking place across the UK. Here are a few of our favourites…

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

A Cadbury twist on the ol’ egg hunt: get the kids to follow the clues and complete the challenges to lead them to a lovely prize. Fun activities such as face painting, sack races, and giant Snakes and Ladders will add to the magic, too.

Where: Various National Trust locations across the UK, 29th March to 1st April 2013

The Lindt Big Egg Hunt

With 101 giant Easter eggs hidden across cities throughout the country, get outdoors with the little ones and eggsercise your eyes. There are eggs featuring Dora the Explora, Peppa Pig and SpongeBob SquarePants, which are sure to delight tots, while leading artists have painstakingly created other designs, so there will be something for you to appreciate as well!

Where: London, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow, various dates between 12th February and 1st April 2013

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt

Now in its sixth year, this is considered to be one of the UK’s largest egg hunts. The event is taking on a watery theme this year as they raise funds for WaterAid, with eggs being hidden in safe-to-reach places near the lakes. As always there are great prizes to be won if you find an egg. To participate, donate a minimum of £1 to nominated charity WaterAid, and then you’ll be sent an egg hunt map and clues.

Where: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lake District, Cumbria, from 4th April 2013

Easter Eggstravaganza

For guaranteed chocolaty fun this Easter, visit Cadbury World. It’s the home of one of Britain’s favourite chocolate brands so you’ll really be in the thick of it. There’s an Easter egg trail taking place as well as an Easter bonnet competition, plus you’ll get the chance to discover everything about the gooey brown stuff, and see it being made. Entry fee applies.

Where: Cadbury World, Bournville, Birmingham, 29th March to 1st April 2013

Easter egg hunt at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

The animals at the zoo are guarding lots of colourful Easter eggs – and it’s your job to find out who’s hiding them! Do the rabbits have them stashed away, or are the cheeky monkeys keeping a close eye on them? Pick up a quiz sheet when you enter the zoo, and use the clues to find the eggs. Entrance fee applies and a Haribo treat will be provided upon completion of the hunt.

Where: Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, 29th March to 1st April 2013