Last year, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt was cancelled due to Lockdown restrictions in the UK.
We knew the National Trust event was probably going to be cancelled, but we were still sad.
At the time, Cadbury broke the news via a statement, which read: “As concerns around the spread of the coronavirus continue to increase, it is our top priority to protect the health and safety of our employees, partners and consumers in line with the latest guidance from the UK Government and local health authorities. For that reason, Cadbury and the National Trust have decided to cancel this year’s Easter Egg Hunts. We recognise that this will be disappointing news for many families, but we consider it the right thing to do.”
Will the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt go ahead in 2021?
We asked Cadbury what the deal was with this year's event, and unfortunately we've been told that, "The partnership between Cadbury and the National Trust came to an end in 2020." But where does that leave us? Will there still be an egg hunt, but without Cadbury's chocolate eggs? Well, the National Trust website says the following:
"It’s time to grab your shoes, get outdoors and join us in our 2021 spring Easter adventures.
"With nature-based Easter egg hunts taking place across the places we care for, you’re sure to find some family fun near you. There are lots of activities and Easter trails for the whole family to take part in, and the gardens are full of spring life – plus a chocolate treat awaits you at the end. What’s more, by taking part, you’re helping us look after the places you love.
"We've got more information coming soon about your nearest Easter egg hunts. As we approach spring, we're constantly reviewing government guidance with the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors in mind."
So, it's not 100% clear what the plan is for this year's event, but as soon as we know, we'll let you know.
What is the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt?
In previous years, it was a big ol’ Easter egg hunt that takes place in a number of different locations in the UK – including some beautiful National Trust parks. The description of the hunt on the National Trust website, before it was cancelled, read: “Bring the whole family together in April for fun and nature-filled discoveries as you spot the first signs of spring at the places we care for. Follow the bunny's clues and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.”
As well as an Easter egg hunt, the event offered up a load of other fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts and so much more.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt dates
Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt usually takes place at a number of different locations across a number of dates throughout April. Around Easter, of course.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts locations
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt has taken place at various locations in the past, including:
Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, Northumberland
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire
Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
Dunster Castle, Somerset
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
Hardcastle Craggs, West Yorkshire
Cliveden Gardens and Maze, Berkshire
Castle Ward, County Down
Easter egg hunts to do at home
Okay, so we might not be able to take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt this year, but that’s no reason not to get the kids – and adults – involved in an egg hunt around your house and garden. These Galaxy and Maltesers Easter Egg Hunt kits are perfect for hiding down the side of the sofa and behind the bird bath in your garden. Plus, there are a load of big Easter eggs on offer this year that you can give away as prizes.
So, who else will be honing their Easter egg-hunting skills for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt just in case it goes ahead? The National Trust won’t know what’s hit them when we all turn up; better at sniffing out chocolate eggs than ever before.
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