This year we have gone away with friends and what better way to celebrate this joyful Easter season than to recreate the fabulous Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt, at home? We usually do the National Trust Cadbury’s egg hunt, Anglesey Abbey is our favourite as you get to explore the wonderful grounds. At home, it’s not so vast but we still had a lot of fun exploring and finding.
So, the Cadbury Easter Bunny set off from Bournville and delivered the perfect Cadbury products to us and we had the most fun creating an egg hunt at home. Did you know 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are made at the Bournville factory every day? That is 10,625 Cadbury Easter Eggs made per hour… and 177 per minute!
We received the Cadbury Egg Hunt Pack, which has the following products in it: Cadbury’s chocolate hollow eggs and a little bag of Mini Eggs. Perfect for the egg hunt. The Cadbury Easter 2017 collection is great for all the family and there are six new items: Popping Candy Bunny, Egg N Spoon Oreo, Minis Mix, Double Decker Large Shell Egg, Roses Thoughtful Gesture Large Shell Egg, Mini Eggs, Egg Hunt Treatsize Pack. That’s another reason to have a Cadbury’s egg hunt, you can try all the new products in a fun way. Enjoying Easter eggs are an essential part to the Easter weekend and it just isn’t Easter without Cadbury chocolate.
You can watch our egg hunt in my YouTube video below:
Making your own Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt at home
It is so much fun hosting an egg hunt at home, especially as it was for the four children, not just ours. I felt more pressure to get it just right! I spent a couple of hours planning the hunt, knowing full well it probably wouldn’t go exactly to plan. I wanted the children to craft their own bags to collect up their chocolate, whilst they were crafting I got ready to take the video and photos. I hid the chocolate around the garden at many different heights. It was just as fun hiding the products as it was for the children finding them. We thought about the children arguing over the prizes and made sure that was reduced by designating chocolate and labelling them. The children just ran to the chocolate stations, found their initial and grabbed their chocolate. It worked quite well.
We set up chocolate stations around the garden, from 1 to 6. Each station had a chocolate (of similar size and shape to the others) with their initials on. I colour coded them all too, to make it easier for Isla, who is the youngest. We took it in turns to find a chocolate station in the garden, when one person found the station the others charged up to grab their chocolate and label.
Inside the labels were 6 letters. All the children had booklets with spaces for a 6 letter word. All the words were different. If they spelt out their word correctly and could say it back to the grown ups they each got a big Easter Egg prize. It was great fun.
If you wanted to make your own egg hunt with clues, you could easily set up cue cards with some creative clues on for the children to follow. When we went to Anglesey Abbey the idea was to follow the trail and collect letters on the way around, then at the end the letters spell out a word. If your children are old enough to spell, this is a great idea. You can easily do it too, hide a specific letter by the chocolate and dish out pens and paper to the children for when they walk around. At the end, the children that spell out the right word could get an extra prize.
If your children are younger and if you are a little arty, you could always draw the clues, maybe animals. Then the children could make the sounds of the animals when they find the chocolate stash. A prize could be given if they get all the right sounds.
If you want to get the adults involved, try making tricky clues or get them to race around and the winner gets a special prize – I have visions of the adults dashing around the garden to get to the finish line!
The top five activities to do at Easter
Cadbury’s conducted some research to find out what families across the UK like to do at Easter time, eating Easter chocolate came out as the top option and an Easter Egg Hunt was fourth in the list. All the more reason to create your own and celebrate Easter the Great British way:
- Eating Easter chocolate (56 per cent)
- Seeing family and friends (55 per cent)
- Giving Easter chocolate to family and friends (47 per cent)
- Going on an Easter Egg Hunt (33 per cent)
- Baking (22 per cent)
Cadbury have some easy inspirational tips and tricks to enable you to make the Easter weekend a joyful and unforgettable one. From ideas on how to jazz up your delicious Easter bakes to tips on how to make Easter Egg Hunts egg-stra special this year, families will be sure to have a spring in their step this Easter weekend. Recipes, Egg Hunt Packs and other Easter activities can be found on the Cadbury Easter website, here: https://easter.cadbury.co.uk/easter-fun-at-home. You will also find some fun Easter activity inspiration videos from the Cadbury Easter Bunny at the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CadburyUK/
Finding your nearest Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt
If you visit the Cadbury Easter website using the following link: easter.cadbury.co.uk, you can find your nearest egg hunt location. You can also find all the wonderful goodies you will need to make your own egg hunt at home. I would love to see your egg hunt photos and videos, seeing the happy faces on all the family. Just share them on social media and use the hashtag: #CadburysGBEH. You can also share the fun online with @CadburyUK on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
This post is in partnership with Cadbury.