Easter for us is time with the family, days out and of course lots of chocolate!!
Why not combine them all and plan a few day trips over the Easter holidays. I have compiled a few of my top activities that are either in Surrey or only a short drive away.
Priory Farm in Nutfield is our go to place whenever we fancy good food and letting off some steam in the fresh air.
They have a wonderful coffee shop serving hot and cold food with an adjoining play area so you can relax while the little ones play. A huge pirate ship to climb aboard, garden centre and farm shop selling great products and the highlight for us which is the discovery walk.
From the 19th March until 11th April the discovery walk will have a spring themed quiz for the little ones to follow and on the 25th March you will be able to take part in their Little Bunnies Easter Hunt.
Tulleys Farm in West Sussex is only a short drive and any event they put on is well worth the trip.
The farm itself has play areas, a huge farm shop and lots of small animals to take a look at.
Their events are slightly more expensive than most but you certainly get a lot for your money.
This year from 25th March to 1st April you can spot eggs whist on a wagon ride, take a look at some beautiful newborn lambs, take part in the egg and bunny hunt, have a go at the duck races and much more.
Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt, National Trust
If you are a follower of my blog you will know my love of National Trust homes and gardens. They offer the perfect environment to switch off from the fast paced world we live in and just enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.
Each year they put on fantastic Easter egg hunts that usually involve exploring the grounds looking for clues to fill in on your quiz sheet that can then be taken back to claim your prize.
Over the years we have been to Morden Hall and Chartwell, both of which are great. We tried Box Hill last year but unfortunately so did a lot of other people and we couldn’t get parked! Saying this the car park has recently been extended so might be worth a go.
I visited Penshurst Place in Kent for the first time last year and was taken back by its beauty.
The immaculately kept grounds are wonderful to walk round and make the perfect setting for Easter activities.
This year from 25th March to 10th April they have story telling sessions and crafts to take part in and an Easter hunt all about the animals that live in the grounds.
On Easter Sunday and Monday Ardvark Productions will be there telling a humorous story of the Easter bunny.
Bocketts is top of my list for farms in Surrey. They have fantastic indoor and outdoor play areas, animal handling sessions, tractor rides and their famous pig races that the children love!
For their Easter Eggstravaganza they have a trail to follow which leads to to a chocolaty treat at the end, chick and duck handeling, and the chance to get up close to the newborn lambs.
They are also opening a brand new outdoor play area at the end of March that we can’t wait to try out.
This year we had a trip to Painshill to visit Father Christmas and were astounded by how beautiful the whole place is.
There are exquisite follies scattered throughout the grounds to explore, with our favourite being the crystal grotto.
On Easter Sunday and Monday you can go along to take part in their egg hunt to find the eggs scattered through the the grounds to claim your prize at the end.
I hope that you have found somewhere that takes your fancy and I would love to know how you get on with all your hunting!