London is brimming with egg hunts this Easter Bank Holiday weekend, from museum treks to Covent Garden schleps. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to decide which chocolatey route you want to take. Take a look at our top picks of the hunts on offer to see if you’ll be hooked on Handel or mad for the Mayans this Easter weekend…
The Design Museum’s Alternative Easter Egg Hunt
The Design Museum are throwing a rather sophisticated egg-vent, where you might actually learn something – if you pay attention. Follow a printed trail around the museum’s current exhibitions in hot pursuit of chocolatey rewards, which come in the form of posh Rococo Chocolates for those who make it to the finishing line. Be sure to swat up on your way round, though – then reward your inner-boffin with a good old scoff. For more info, see designmuseum.org.
Easter Kigu Hunt
There’s interactive fun to be had as wild onesie company Kigu are getting behind the Easter spirit too, dropping Willy Wonka-esque golden envelopes all over London. Keep an eye on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for clues as to their location and for a chance to win some golden goodies – watch out for bloopers though, they’ve have made no secret of their plans to drop a few dud eggs around town. There’s more info here.
Kew Gardens’ Mayan Chocolate Quest
Academic and egg-y in equal measures (a balancing act only Kew Gardens can pull off) the Mayan Chocolate Quest leads you on a race for a worthy cause. This trail aims to teach us all about the past and future of our favourite bean – yep, the cocoa bean. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the rest of Kew while you are there. We recommend climbing up to the balcony in the Palm House and seeking out the Sackler Crossing bridge. For more info, see kew.org
Hallelujah for Eggs at the Handel House Museum
This is the ultimate in multi-tasking: live Baroque music will be on tap all afternoon courtesy of the Handel House musicians, whilst the little ones run amok completing the free egg hunt. Surely a winning hunt for those who fancy injecting a little class to their gob-shoving. For more info, see handelhouse.org
The Big Egg Hunt, Covent Garden
If you felt it was a bit early to hit up Lindt’s Big Egg Hunt in the capital back in February, it’s back in town having completed its jaunt around the country. You can win a year’s worth of chocolate if you’re lucky, but if not just have a poke around all 101 of the decorated eggs which’ll be dumped all over Covent Garden. The Egg Hunt aims to raise money for Action for Children as well, so you get to eat chocolate AND be a good person. Cracking stuff.
Time Out Hidden City Easter Competition
Aaaaand we save the best ’til last. In collaboration with Hidden City, Time Out bring you the ultimate in egg-y wonder. Apply for one of 50 spots for you and your friends to take part, and follow a trail exclusively sent to you by phone, which will take you in and around the best parts of our great city. Chocolate is rewarded to all who complete the challenge thanks to Divine. One lucky winner will win a plush brekkie at The Hawksmoor for themselves and three friends, too. Happy hunting. For info, see inthehiddencity.com. Adam Bloodworth
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