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Have a cracking bank holiday weekend with the Hartlebury Castle Easter Eggstravaganza!

See how many eggs you can find in our Easter egg hunts around the beautiful springtime Castle grounds. Everyone wins a chocolate prize (Dairy Free available) – plus, don’t forget to say hello to the Easter Bunny!

NEW FOR 2024: our grown-ups session! There’s an egg hunt for everybunny at the Castle. Click here to find out more about all our sessions.

As part of the Easter Eggstravaganza, you can also enjoy stories and Easter themed activities – make a bunny mask, grow your own cress in a bunny planter and decorate your Egg hunt bag! Why not have a hop around the adventure playground while you’re eggsploring too? Plus, you can follow the holiday trail and uncover the secrets of the Bishop’s Palace, County Museum and grounds on your eggstraordinary day out.

Mother, grandma and three girls wearing bunny ears and holding Easter eggs outside in Spring

Egg Hunt Times (must be pre-booked)

Friday 29th March
10am (under 5s only), 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm

Saturday 30th March
10am (under 5s only), 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm (grown-ups)

Sunday 31st March
11.30am, 1pm (under 5s only)

Monday 1st April
11.30am, 1pm

Find out how our Easter egg hunts work from the Easter Bunny! Click here to watch the video.


Whole site admission + £6 per person entering the Easter egg hunt (includes chocolate prize and the safari trail around the Castle).

£1.50 booking fee per transaction.

Please note that Historic Houses Member passes are not valid for this event.

If you have any questions about our events, feel free to email Chantel at events@hartleburycastle.com.


It’s a lot easier to hunt for eggs as a young child when you’ve not got a load of big kids running around and grabbing them first! The Under 5s egg hunt sessions are for toddlers and young children where the pace is a bit slower, ensuring there are still plenty of eggs to be found.

If you would prefer to sign up your little one to a general egg hunt session time (eg if they have an older sibling) instead, you are welcome to do so.

Please note, children aged 5 and over are NOT allowed on this session.

Our general sessions are open for all children. Line up at the starting point in the Sunken Garden, warm up with the Easter Bunny and on your marks, get set, go! Expect music, laughter and lots of ‘there’s one!’.

Egg Hunts aren’t just for kids – now it’s your turn! Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, older sibling over 16 or friend, this is your chance to see how many eggs you can find.  Collect the eggs, see what’s inside them – empty, chocolate treats, or Easter jokes worthy of a Christmas cracker and reward yourself with your chocolate egg prize.

All this egg hunting is hard work, so maybe pop to the cafe afterwards for a cup of coffee, can of coke, or even a beer (obviously only if you’re over 18).

*This session has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Our quiet session is a calmer event with a relaxed atmosphere and fewer egg hunters. There will be no loud shouting, music or microphones and is open to children of all ages. We’ve been liaising with Museums Worcestershire and neurodivergent Castle volunteers, to ensure that your child will experience the best event possible.

The Easter Bunny will be in the Carriage Circle, providing optional egg hunt activities (eg warm up with star jumps and stretches). The Easter Bunny is a silent costumed character.

The quiet session runs until 11am, after which, other members of the public can come in. We will have a quiet area available throughout the day for you inside the Castle.

We’ll email information out in advance of the event, including a visual storyboard, so that your child can familiarise themselves with the event. This will include a step-by-step guide to what will be taking place where, and how the egg hunt will run. Key facilities, for example the toilets, will be well signposted on the day to make finding your way around the site simple. You can also find our site accessibility guide to plan your visit around the Castle by clicking here.

*This session has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

The Level Access Egg Hunt is open to children of all ages and ensures that all eggs are hidden in areas that are accessible without needing to use steps. Start your Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, and then on your marks, get set, go! Explore the Carriage Circle, Castle Terrace, Queen Elizabeth Walk and other spaces as you hunt for the eggs.

Surfaces on the hunt vary and include tarmac, gravel and grass. Music and microphones will also be in use. To read Hartlebury Castle’s full accessibility guide, please click here.

Egg hunt sessions outside of this time slot contain steps and use of the Sunken Garden. Eggs will still be on the Castle Terrace and Queen Elizabeth walk which has level access.

Not able to book online? Give us a call on 01299 250797.

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