Easter Eggs, chicks & Bunnies.

14+ excellent things to do at Easter in Surrey

by Jan

Are you wondering what’s on at Easter in Surrey this year?  Other than eating chocolate, of course?!  Well, luckily there are plenty of things to do in Surrey in Easter 2023.  Whether you’re looking for Easter egg hunts, spring flowers, Easter trails or new born lambs, we’ve found something for you.

So, as Easter approaches, we’ve compiled a guide to the best Easter events in Surrey.  Plus a few that are further afield.

This year the Easter school holidays in Surrey are from 1st to 16th April 2023, with the bank holiday in the middle (7-10th April).

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Our guide to the best Easter events in Surrey 2023

Easter egg hunts in Surrey 2023

With the warmer spring weather, it’s such a treat to get out and enjoy some outdoors time with the family.  And there’s nothing more fun than searching for Easter eggs.  In Surrey, many of the local attractions are hosting Easter egg hunts and trails.  Here are some of our favourites:-

Giant Easter Egg Trail at RHS Wisley

Giant eggs from Easter Egg Hunt, Surrey

It’s hard to miss these supersize, colourful eggs,  hidden round Wisley Gardens, as they are enormous!  This year the giant eggs feature designs from last year’s competition.

To join in the Giant Easter Hunt, pick up a trail at reception.  Follow the clues around the gardens to find the eggs.  Don’t forget to stop off on the way for a play in the playground or visit to the amazing glasshouse.

At the end children can collect an Easter treat and have a go at planting a carrot.  There are also some craft activities in the CLORE learning centre.

Admission is free to RHS members.  Click here for details of joining.  For non-members, the hunt is included in the admission price.

Easter Trail at Albury Vineyard

Enjoy magnificent views of the Surrey Hills whilst the kids do an Easter trail around the Surrey vineyard.  Tickets will be available in advance.

Find a golden bunny at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey

Beautiful yellow Tulips in front of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK

Children will love searching the gardens of the royal palace in the return of the Easter Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court.  Each gold bunny statue will link to a famous character from the palace and children will learn a story about the character.

The trail lasts about 1.5 hours and there’s a chocolate reward at the end.

Other spring events at Hampton Court Palace include the annual Tulip Festival from 14th April.

Egg-straordinary Dragon Trail at Painshill Park, Cobham

View of Ruined Abbey, Painshill Park, Surrey, UK

Follow the Easter statue trail at Painshill Park to find all the dragons and their eggs.   Magical beasts have laid their eggs around the Painshill landscape, but can you find them all.  The Painshill is 1 mile, so perfect for younger children and buggies.

Other Easter activities at Painshill include the Dragon-themed afternoon tea and an Easter camp.

Plus you can enjoy all the usual attractions, such as Temple of Bacchus, the Gothic Tower and the Crystal Grotto.  Find out more about a visit to Painshill here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Gatton Park, Reigate

If you’re looking for Easter fun near Reigate, head over to Gatton Park during Easter weekend.  Children can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and all the family can enjoy the seasonal activities and magnificent gardens.

Admission is £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children.

National Trust Easter Trails

Easter Daffodils, Surrey

As always, one of the best family things to do at Easter in Surrey is one of the National Trust Easter egg hunts.  Surrey is spoilt with many magnificent stately homes, so an Easter trail is an ideal way to make them more appealing to kids.

Easter treasure hunts are on at Hatchlands, Claremont, Polesden Lacey and Runnymede.


Easter Trail at Polesden Lacey

The Easter trail at Polesden Lacey runs from 25th March to 16th April 2023.  Afterwards, kids can head to the new natural play area, with swings, tunnels and giant nests.

Alternatively, adults can sign up for one of the Easter wreath making workshops.  You can create your own wreath using spring greenery from the Polesden estate.

Easter Trail at Hatchlands Park

Treehouse in the woods at the playground in Hatchlands Park in Surrey

Look out for the giant eggs at Hatchlands Park on their family Easter trail.  This runs from 1st to 16th April and costs £3 per trail.  Afterwards, children can explore the Wizard Wix’s play area, complete with its own tree house and bug barrow.

Easter Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

The Easter trail at Claremont Landscape Garden near Esher is running from 25th March to 10th April.  The cost is £3 per trail.

Read more:  A family visit to Claremont Gardens, Surrey

Easter activities and events in Surrey

"Create and Grow" activities at Squires Garden Centre

Or, you could visit one of the Squire’s Garden Centres in Surrey to join in with their Create and Grow Easter activities.  Younger children can paint an Easter basket, which they can take home.  Sessions last about 20 minutes and cost £6.50.  You must book your session in advance.

Alternatively, they can join in a Bunny Hunt around the garden centre.  This costs £2.50 and includes a treat at the end.

See new born lambs at Bocketts Farm, Fetcham

Easter Lambs, Surrey

If you’re looking for Easter fun in Surrey for younger children, you could try the Easter events at Bocketts Farm near Leatherhead.  In fact, spring is an ideal time for a family day out at Bocketts Farm, as this is when hundreds of lambs are born.  As well as newborn lambs, they have chicks and bunnies, perfect for an Easter day out.

Other Easter activities at Bocketts Farm include:-

  • An Easter Trail
  • “Meet the Shepherd” sessions
  • Craft Sessions
  • Live Shows in the Easter Garden

Children can also enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas,  tractor rides and small animal encounters.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Wotton House, Dorking

Enjoy a day of family fun and Easter activities at Wotton House in Dorking.  The Easter event includes an Easter egg hunt in the Italian gardens, an Easter pool party.  Plus children can enjoy crafts, delicious food, refreshments, face painting & much more!  The Easter event is £10 per family.

Other Easter events at Wotton House include an Easter Afternoon Tea or a carvery lunch on Easter Sunday.

Sunday Funday at Foxhills, Ottershaw

Book the Easter Sunday lunch at Foxhills Country Club in Ottershaw to get access to their fun family Easter events.  Children can join in the Easter Egg hunt or access the petting zoo.  You can see all the favourites including giant bunnies, baby goats, guinea pigs, chameleons and a Shetland pony.

Jump into the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Jump, Camberley

Join in the Easter fun at the Jump trampoline park in Camberley.  Find the golden eggs hidden around the Adventure Park to win prizes, such as family passes and goody bags.  Easter egg hunts are free with jump, climb or soft play sessions.

Click here for admission and booking at Jump In.

The Great Easter Grotto Escape at Godstone Farm

  • Enjoy some wholesome Easter fun with the family at Godstone Farm.  Easter activities include bunny hop sack racing, egg and spoon contests and seasonal crafts.  Plus, children can enjoy the usual farmyard fun, play barn and animal experiences.

Easter at the Rural Life Living Museum, Farnham

Tools and objects in front of Henry's Yard and Forge Rural Life Centre, Surrey

There’s plenty of Easter fun at the Rural Life Museum this Easter.  On a Wednesday you can ride on the Old Kiln Light Railway and on Thursdays kids can launch rockets.

On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, you can have a go at the Easter Egg trail around the museum.

Eggsplorers at Chessington

Chessington World of Adventures is hosting its first ever Easter event.  Children can enjoy meeting the Easter bunny and following an Easter Animal Trail, as well as all the rides of the theme park.

Things to do in the Easter holidays in Surrey

Watch Easter films at the Nova Cinema, Woking

If you don’t fancy the theatre, how about an Easter film?  Nova cinema is screening a different family film each day and they are all £5.

On Saturday 8th April, they are hosting an Easter egg-stravaganze party before the screening of Hop.  The Easter themed adventure will include an egg hunt, egg and spoon race, dancing, bubbles and parachute fun.

Take a ride at the Hampton Court Palace Easter Fun Fair

Of course, older children might prefer to head across the road to the annual Hampton Court funfair.  As well as white-knuckle rides, you’ll find traditional children’s rides, games, stalls, a carousel and Ferris wheel.

There are plenty of kiosks to buy food or you could wander across to Hampton Court Palace, with its stunning spring gardens, maze and bunny hunt.

Admission to the fair is £2, but this doesn’t include rides or admission to Hampton Court.

Solve a mystery at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Enjoy Agatha Christie’s world-famous murder mystery “The Mousetrap” at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking.  This classic thriller is in its 70th year and is now the world’s longest-running play.  Can you solve the mystery?

Discover Spring flowers in a Surrey garden

Savill Garden Springtime, Surrey, UK

Surrey is proud to have some of the finest gardens in the UK and Easter is an ideal time to  visit.  Some of the best gardens to see spring flowers with kids are Savill Garden, Kew Gardens or Wisley.  Which one will you choose?

Read our guide to the 13 gorgeous gardens to visit in Surrey in Spring.

Excellent things to do at Easter outside Surrey

If you want to travel outside of Surrey, here are some excellent ideas for family days out at Easter.

The Giant Easter Duck Trail at London Wetlands Centre

Ducks & Coots on water, Surrey

In addition to normal selection of ducks and birds, this Easter you’ll find some rather special Easter ducks at the Wetland Centre.  Pick up a trail card and follow the clues to find the hidden ducks.

Easter fun at Fishers Farm in West Sussex

  • Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green
  • 1st – 16th April 2023
  • For a great choice of Easter fun outside of Surrey, head to Fishers Farm Park in West Sussex.  Here, they are hosting their annual Hopping Easter Adventure.

At this fantastic Easter event, families can see new born lambs or meet Easter chicks and bunnies.  They have a magic show in the Barn Theatre, Easter egg hunts and a Name the Chick competition.

If it’s sunny, kids can splash around in the splash area.

We'd love to hear from you!

Have you tried any of these Easter events in Surrey?  Tell us what your favourite things to do at Easter are.

  We’d love to hear your comments below.

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