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18 fun Easter Egg hunt ideas you need to get the kids eggs-cited

Everything you could possibly need to stage the ultimate Easter egg hunt at home

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Katherine Robinson
Senior Lifestyle Editor
Updated: 5 April 2022
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Easter is on the horizon - If you have little ones at home – or even if you just have big kids in the family - then don’t miss out on the chance to stage a fun Easter Egg hunt at home.

They’ll be delighted after the Easter Bunny has visited and left eggs to find – you can also stage a treasure hunt with clues and riddles and decorate with an Easter theme to add to the fun.

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How to organise an Easter egg hunt

All you really need to do to organise an Easter egg hunt is invest in some supplies and make sure the participants are not peeking when you set it all up! It’s super easy - these Easter hunt ideas are great to do on Easter Sunday but you can just as easily stage them on any other day during the Easter holidays.

You can hold an outdoor Easter egg hunt in the garden, but it’s just as much fun indoors too if you don’t have outside space. Keep scrolling for our top pick of Easter egg hunt ideas...

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Easter egg hunt kit essentials – the egg collecting baskets

personalised bags

Personalised Easter hunt bunny bag, £8.00, Etsy


These are a great idea since you can reuse them after Easter – they’re super cute and personalised with the child’s name

rabbit relay bags

Easter bunny bags 4 pack, £13.99, Amazon


If you don’t want to pit the kids against each other, you can have them working in teams to sort the eggs by colour or give them a colour each to collect. You could have an Easter Relay Race: Each person has to find one egg of each colour and put it in the respective basket before tagging the next person. This way, everyone gets an equal chance of hunting and there's no fighting about who got the most sweet treats. Keep scrolling for Easter egg hunt prize options

Easter Egg hunt ideas

treasure hunt game

Treasure hunt game, was £29.95 now £19.95, Amazon


If you want to make your Easter egg hunt extra special, this reusable award-winning treasure hunt kit is a great investment.

bean bag toss

Easter bunny beanbag toss game, was £9.49 now £8.99, Amazon


This is a fun game that could be incorporated into your hunt as a way to win prizes – kids have to throw the included bean bags through the holes to score points.

Easter egg hunt clues

egg hunt clues

20 Easter hunt clue cards, was £3.99 now £3.49, Amazon


If you want to keep the fun going that bit longer, Easter egg hunt clues are an easy way to add a twist to your traditional egg hunt. You can fold these ones into empty egg cups or leave them open around the house or garden.

Easter Egg hunt kit prizes

foil eggs

Chocolate foil covered eggs (1kg), £9.99, Amazon


These foil-covered eggs are great to play the Easter relay race mentioned above or just to hide in for a traditional Easter egg hunt.

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chick eggs

Fillable plastic Easter egg chicks 36 pack, was £4.99 now £4.49, Amazon


You can fill these chick eggs with prizes of your choice, whether chocolate or toys – and kids will love to play with them after the hunt is over.

bunny rubicks new

Rubik’s Junior bunny, £9.99, Amazon


This Rubik's bunny could either be an egg hunt prize or a puzzle they have to solve mid-hunt to get the next clue. It’s a rabbit-shaped Rubik’s cube-style puzzle that’s easy for little hands to grip and turn. Very cute indeed!

easter mini plush

Easter egg hunt mini plush eggs 12 pack, £11.99, Amazon


These are a great alternative to chocolate Easter egg hunt prizes – each egg contains a cute mini Easter plush to discover


Hachimals spring basket, £25.99, Amazon


This is a great prize for children to find at the end of a treasure hunt. You get 5 Hachimals and three pets so it can easily be shared amongst siblings

chick figures

Mini fluffy Easter chicks – 36 pack, £12.99, Amazon


How adorable are these mini chicks – they make great prizes and you can also use them as decorations if need be

Easter Egg hunt decoration ideas

bunny headbands

Bunny headbands 12 pack, £12.99, Amazon


Your Easter egg hunters need to look the part – there are 12 plush bunny ears here so the whole family will be covered.

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peter rabbit

Peter Rabbit wooden Easter Egg hunt kit, £29.99, Amazon


This gorgeous wooden Easter Egg hunt kit contains Peter Rabbit themed props and signs and can be reused year after year

bunny footprints

Easter Bunny footprints 60 pack, £6.99, Amazon


Kids can follow these bunny footprints to find prizes, or you can just place them around the house to show he’s paid a visit

easter stickers

Easter stickers – 400 pieces, £9.99, Amazon


These good-value stickers will probably keep you going for a good few years. They’re easily removable once the Easter fun is done so you don’t need to worry about mess

hanging easter eggs

Hanging paper Easter eggs, £6.49, Amazon


These look great hanging from the ceiling or placed strategically around the garden

easter swirls

Happy Easter banner and swirl decorations, £10.99, Amazon


These swirl decorations are great in the garden as they twist in the breeze.

easter bunny costume

Easter Bunny costume, was £55.92, now £42.99, Amazon


If you want to add the icing on the Easter cake, then this costume means they can have a visit from the Easter bunny in person!

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