How to hold an Easter Egg hunt

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Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re gearing up for Easter. The spring flowers are making the area around the pub and the churchyard opposite look really pretty, and the trees are decked with fresh green leaves. Take a short walk along the footpath towards the River Dane, and you’ll see fields of spring lambs skipping and playing in the meadows. Why celebrate these Easter holidays with a traditional family day, starting with a walk or cycle, followed by lunch at the Swettenham Arms then an Easter egg hunt. Here are our suggestions for how to create an experience to remember.

  • If you’re got a number of children of different ages involved, it’s probably a good idea to set out some ground rules so that everyone gets a fair share of treats.
  • Give each child an empty egg box, and ask them to fill it with six eggs. Once they’ve done that, they have to return ‘home’, to a pre-chosen spot, and wait for the other children to come back before setting out again. Have some drinks and snacks on hand in the ‘home’ spot to revive flagging toddlers, as well.
  • Ask each older child to hunt with a younger child, and help them fill their egg box. Establish in advance how many of the eggs can be eaten immediately, and how many must be saved!
  • Hide a variety of eggs around the garden, from clingfilm-wrapped mini eggs to foil-wrapped eggs.
  • It might be easier for very small children to carry a small basket or bucket rather than an eggbox.
  • Cordon off forbidden parts of the garden with clear, brightly coloured signs saying, “No eggs here!”
  • You could also encourage the children to make their own fancy dress bunny costumes, with drawn-on whiskers.
  • Have a few extra eggs on standby, in case any are lost or can’t be retrieved.

Have a wonderful family Easter!

The Swettenham Arms x

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