Easter egg hunts are brilliant fun and are a fantastic way of giving the children a bit of exercise before all the chocolate eating begins!

Here’s our top ten 2019 Easter Egg Hunts taking place in Dorset.

Corfe Castle

Take your little Easter bunnies to the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Corfe Castle. Explore the hidden places of the medieval ruins to complete the activities and claim your chocolatey treat.You will need to use all of your senses to complete your egg hunt and discover the fun facts about the bats who call the castle and wider Purbeck their home.

The Great Kimmeridge Eggcase Hunt

Join the team at the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre us for an egg hunt with a difference this Easter!  What does a mermaid keep in her purse? Find out as you hunt for empty egg capsules washed onto the beach at Kimmeridge to win a chocolate egg reward! 

Lulworth Castle and Park

Dive 'down the rabbit hole' for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed trails, Easter hunts, crafts, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!! Don't forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter in the Castle whilst you're exploring.

Visit the magnificient Lulworth Castle for a fantastic day outPhoto courtesy of Lulworth Castle and Park

Farmer Palmers Farm Park

Have an Eggcellent time at Farmer Palmers Farm Park. Spring into eggciting Easter Egg Hunts, plus look out for the Easter Bunny and lots of baby animals too!

Brownsea Island

Seek out nature's clues on Brownsea Island to claim your chocolatey prize. Join us for an Easter weekend packed with fun craft activities, self-led games, competitions and an Easter egg hunt.

Brewery Square, Dorchester

Join in the annual Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt - simply search for the eggs hidden around Brewery Square and return your form for a free Easter prize! Popular Children's TV entertainer Dr Ranj will be performing his much loved show "Dr Ranj's Teddy Bear Hospital" on 20th April.

Count Your Chickens

Count Your Chickens at Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum this Easter, with their family friendly trail. If you're feeling (peck)ish, have a go a decorating Easter Egg biscuits or get creative and join in with the craft activity.

Studland Beach

Follow a family trail from the Discovery Centre around Studland's Knoll Beach and hunt for clues to solve a mystery. Collect your chocolatey reward at the Discovery Centre.

Kingston Lacy

Enjoy an Easter adventure in the woodland at Kingston Lacy. Follow a special spring story around the woods to complete your Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Map and claim a delicious chocolate treat.

Good Friday Fancy Dress Easter Egg Hunt

Head to the Toy Barn in Sherborne on Good Friday for a fun Easter Egg Hunt in fancy dress! As well as the traditional quest for Easter eggs, your child can play on our climbing frames, swings, trampolines and Wendy houses in our orchard display and play area. There will be a prize for the best-dressed child and this year there's no theme so let your imagination run wild!


Corfe Castle
National Trust Property
Corfe Castle in spring

Adults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and the breath-taking views across Purbeck.

Lulworth Castle & Park
Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Welcome to Lulworth Castle and Park, situated at the heart of the privately owned Lulworth Estate. Follow the fascinating story of the castle and the inspiring past of its dedicated owners. Discover breathtaking views over the Dorset countryside from the Lulworth Castle tower, picnic in the grounds, enjoy a cream tea in the Castle Tearoom, wander through ancient woodlands and explore the historically significant Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Mary's. Feel free to participate in lawn games such as pitch 'n' putt, swingball, giant jenga, noughts & crosses, and boules or inside the Castle (especially for the children) you can Hunt the Bats! For special events and opening times, please visit www.lulworth.com

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Farmer Palmers Farm Park

Designed for children 8 years and under. Feed the lambs, view the animals, take a tractor-trailer ride, watch the cow being milked and have fun in the play areas - it's a world of discovery. There is also a restaurant and gift shop.

Brownsea Island
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island

A beautiful island with wonderful views, history & wildlife including rare red squirrels and birds, and is also the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding.

Brewery Square
Family Fun
Brewery Square

Brewery Square is a vibrant and stylish regeneration in the heart of Dorchester which currently boasts a variety of shops, eateries and leisure facilities including; Nando's, Carluccio's, Zizzi, Hobbs, Phase Eight, a Premier Inn Hotel, Anytime Fitness and an Odeon Cinema. As well as the well known brands of shops, eateries and leisure facilities, Brewery Square is also home to various independent businesses, such as The Deli Kitchen, Curiositea, Woods Furniture, Avenue Interiors and more.

Kingston Lacy
Historic House/Palace
Kingston Lacy House and Gardens

Kingston Lacy is an elegant 17th century Italian inspired country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland. Wander around Kingston Lacy house and discover the Spanish Room with its gilded leather and gilded ceiling brought from the Contarini Palace in Venice. Witness paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel and explore the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. Stroll around the Japanese Garden, complete with authentic tea house or take a sheltered walk through the woodland. Spot our resident herd of Devon cattle and don’t forget to pop into the restaurant to try our home made cake and scones.

Studland Bay
Knoll Beach and Studland Bay

Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds and all six British reptiles.

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Executed for arson. Transported for asking for fair pay. Given six months hard labour for stealing clothes. 200 years of justice, injustice, crime and punishment are brought to life at Dorchester’s Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum. The new immersive museum enables visitors of all ages to explore the history of law and order, as well as past and present efforts to achieve justice for all people.

Kimmeridge Bay
Natural Feature
View from flats to east side of Kimmeridge Bay

Kimmeridge Bay lies within a marine Special Area of Conservation and boasts the best rockpooling and safest snorkelling site in Dorset.



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