Egg-cellent ideas for an Easter egg hunt

Nothing says Easter better than a Easter egg hunt. It’s great fun for kids of all ages and can bring the whole family together. Although there are many hunts planned at venues and cities across the UK and Ireland, why not have a go at making your own hunt? You don’t need to spend a fortune and you don’t need to spend a lot of time preparing. But, with a little forward planning you can ensure your Easter egg hunt gets off to a cracking start!

Here are our top tips for a great Easter hunt.

Get crafty

Image courtesy of The Craft Train - see their blog on Etsy for more details on how to make this.

Image courtesy of The Craft Train – see their blog on Etsy for more details on how to make this.

There’s no need to spend a lot of money on baskets and other trinkets for your Easter egg hunt. You and the kids can make them yourselves for some pre-hunt fun. How about making your own Easter egg baskets with cardboard (there are lots of templates available online). You could also decorate your home or garden with homemade Easter decorations in preparation for the hunt. How about painting eggs or making Easter bonnets to wear during the hunt?
Pink Straw Rabbit Basket - only 50p at Hobbycraft

Pink Straw Rabbit Basket – only 50p at Hobbycraft

Hobbycraft rewards you with epoints when you shop online via the bigDL app and you’ll find everything you need to make baskets, bonnets, decorations and more. If time is not on your side, they also have some great bargains on pre-made baskets and decorations. 

Easter egg hunt clues

Printable Easter hunt clues from

You can make an Easter egg hunt more exciting by leaving a trail of clues to find the egg. Riddles are especially fun for older children who love to put their mind to work. There are lots of riddles that can be found online, or you can make up your own.

Make sure to hide the eggs in interesting places. How about putting them inside balloons? The kids will have a great time popping the balloons in their search! You can buy a wide selection of balloons at Smyths. With epoints you can also receive Smyths Toys Loyalty points when you shop via the epoints website or via the bigDL app on the high street.

Varied prizes

Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt £4.99 at The Works

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt £4.99 at The Works

Although the traditional prizes in an Easter egg hunt are chocolate eggs, there’s no reason why you can’t mix it up a little. Try choosing different sized eggs or chocolate bunnies. John Lewis rewards you with 4 epoints for every £1 you spend when you shop with them via epoints and have a wide range of chocolate treats to choose from.

You could also add alternative prizes such as Easter themed colouring books, toys and reading books. The Works has many suitable products available, from colouring books to toys. With our Easter offer, The Works rewards you with quadruple epoints when you shop online via epoints.

Too much chocolate?

Cornflake Cakes, BBC goodfood

Cornflake Cakes, BBC goodfood

Limiting the amount of chocolate that each child gets or can eat during the day is a good idea. No one wants tummy troubles and sugar highs. If you have lots of leftover chocolate, you could make a dent in it by using it to make good old chocolate Cornflake cakes or hot chocolate. Or you could be a little more adventurous. Triple chocolate beef and bean chilli anyone? Argos stocks a vast array of cooking accessories to help you cook up a storm in the kitchen. Argos rewards you with epoints when you shop online via epoints . With our current Easter offer, you can gain 4 epoints for every £1 you spend.

Who said kids have all the fun?

Charles Mignon 'Hymne à l'Amour' Champagne - £32 at M&S

Charles Mignon ‘Hymne à l’Amour’ Champagne – £32 at M&S

Of course, it’s not just kids who can enjoy an Easter hunt. How about adapting an egg hunt for you and your friends? Think cryptic clues and prizes adults will love – luxury chocolate hampers and alcohol will always go down a treat! M&S have a great range of products ideal for adult hunts. You can collect Marks and Spencer reward points when you shop with them online via or on the high street via the bigDL app.

However you choose to spend your Easter break, we hope you have a wonderful time!

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