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There will be plenty of treats to find in Hampshire this spring, with Easter egg hunts and trails happening across the county for the whole family to egg-splore.

Pack a picnic and venture on an Easter trail in one of Hampshire’s beautifully blooming spring gardens or jump on board a canoe for an egg-hunt with a difference along the Beaulieu River. With two weeks of Easter holidays to enjoy with the children – including the extra-long Easter weekend from 15-18 April 2022 – Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a spring break in Hampshire.

Here is our guide to some of the best Easter egg hunts happening in Hampshire this year.

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities, Beaulieu

8 – 18 April 2022

Enjoy a fun-filled Easter paddle along the Beaulieu River in canoes with New Forest Activities, before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt along the riverside with tasty chocolate Easter eggs for everyone taking part.

Find out more about New Forest Activities’ Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunts at The National Trust

9 – 24 April 2022

Nature-inspired trails await at The National Trust in Hampshire this spring with Easter adventures taking place at The Vyne, Mottisfont, Hinton Ampner and Winchester City Mill. Follow the trail, discover nature-inspired activities along the way, and explore the beautiful outdoors, all finishing with a chocolate egg at the end.

Find out more about Mottisfont’s Easter trail

Find out more about The Vyne’s Easter trail

Find out more about Hinton Ampner’s Easter trail

Find out more about Winchester City Mill’s Easter trail

Bunny Hop Easter Trail, Winchester

9 – 24 April 2022

Take part in the Winchester Bunny Hop Trail – a free and fun-filled, Easter-themed trail for kids and big kids alike.

Download your Bunny Hop Easter Trail sheet (or collect a copy from the Visitor Information Centre, The Arc or Winchester City Museum), and hop around the beautiful historic streets of Winchester in search for Easter-themed words hidden in easter egg signs displayed in the windows of local businesses across the city, then return your completed trail sheet for an Easter-themed treat.

Find out more about the Winchester Bunny Hop Easter Trail

Highclere’s Easter Egg Trail

16 April 2022

Visit Highclere Castle on Easter Saturday this year to follow a trail of clues through Highclere’s gardens and woodland to win a chocolate Easter Egg.  Children can also bring along their creations to take part in the Easter Bonnet parade, as well as meet some of Highclere’s farm animals.

Find out more about Highclere’s Easter Trail

Easter Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

1 – 24 April 2022

The Easter bunny will be leaving a quizzical Easter trail around Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this spring, with clues around the gardens for you to follow whilst enjoying the Gardens during one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit.

Find out more about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Easter Trail

Garden Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White’s House

2 – 24 April 2022

Find ten eggs hidden in Gilbert White’s Garden and spot the odd one out to claim a chocolate egg. Learn about our native birds and their nesting habits along the way as you hunt out the eggs.

Find out more about Gilbert White’s House Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt for the Golden Egg at Manor Farm, Bursledon

9 – 24 April 2022

Try your hand at wool crafts in the farmhouse, meet the new-born lambs, join the story time and trail sessions, and hunt for the golden egg at Manor Farm this Easter.

Find out more about Easter at Manor Farm

Easter Holidays at Butser Ancient Farm

9 – 23 April 2022

Butser Ancient Farm will be opening their ancient doors 7 days a week throughout the holidays for a cracking Easter.

Meet the newborn rare-breed baby lambs, go on the hunt for clues to crack the spring-time trail and learn ancient skills with hands-on demonstrations.

Find out more about Easter at Butser Ancient Farm

For even more Easter events and activities see our full guide to Easter in Hampshire.

With the children on their Easter holidays, why not extend your stay and enjoy a short (or longer) break in Hampshire with the family this spring. 

Make your Easter visit to Hampshire a little longer and book to stay in some amazing accommodation. Choose from family hotels, traditional holiday cottages or if the weather is looking good a camping or glamping adventure. See our guide to accommodation in Hampshire.


New Forest Activities
Sports Ground
Family Canoeing with New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities offer a variety of safe and enjoyable activities for families, couples, individuals and groups of all ages and abilities led by expert outdoor instructors. For tours with a difference, take to the water with Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve.

Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
Historic House / Palace
Mottisfont House

Ancient trees, babbling brooks and rolling lawns frame Mottisfont's 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart. There’s space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do, with activity trails in school holidays and a special family exhibition every summer.

The Vyne
Castles & Stately Homes
The Vyne Tudor Mansion, National Trust

The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to its present configuration in the mid-17th century.

Hinton Ampner House and Garden
Hinton Ampner House and Garden

Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.

Winchester City Mill & Shop
Water Mill
Winchester City Mill & Shop

Winchester City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, Winchester city mill is powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen, which can be seen passing underneath. Rebuilt in 1743 on the site of a medieval mill, it remained in use until the early 20th century. The National Trust undertook an ambitious restoration project and the mill resumed grinding flour in March 2004.

Towns & Villages
The Round Table at The Great Hall

Visit England’s ancient capital and you will savour a wealth of history, from the 900-year-old cathedral and Arthurian round table to the many fine medieval buildings explore Winchester’s rich heritage.

Highclere Castle and Gardens
Castles & Stately Homes
Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, Highclere Castle also hosts a unique display of Egyptian antiquities and is the location of the hugely popular ITV series, Downton Abbey.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside; this garden is stunning whatever the season.

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
Gilbert White’s House & Gardens

Located in Selborne, a stunning corner of the South Downs National Park, Gilbert White’s 17th century home is now a museum open to visitors. Museum highlights include, the original manuscript of ‘The Natural History of Selborne’, White’s 18th century floral embroidered bed covers and White’s taxidermy hawfinch.

Manor Farm
Manor Farm Animal Feeding

Enjoy a great family day out at Manor Farm. Meet friendly farm animals as you stroll around a beautiful traditional farm.

Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm in the South Downs National Park

Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the South Downs National Park, is a wonderful outdoor space showcasing Ancient Britain through experimental archaeology. You can visit Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon reconstructed buildings, see ancient breeds of animals and have a go at ancient skills.