Woohoo – the Easter Bunny is on the way – armed with a basket load of chocolate treats!

The Easter weekend is our favourite time of year for having lots of family fun. We certainly aren’t alone as research shows 59% of Brits agree the Easter break is the perfect time to enjoy time with family. However the findings revealed the average family only spends two days out of the whole Easter holidays with their wider family. This is probably true for us as we don’t see our wider family more than that at Easter as they don’t live close by.

The research findings also revealed that one of the biggest barriers faced with enjoying the Easter fun is having a lack of inspiration when it comes to undertaking activities at this time of year (27 per cent); combined with finding it hard to keep the family entertained (25 per cent). With many parents busy balancing work and family life and the  weather can be unpredictable we can always do with some help for ideas to keep everyone busy!

Ideas for Easter Fun!

Cadbury have got some great ideas of fun things to do at Easter to make it special and so everyone enjoys themselves. These ideas include getting creative in the kitchen to cook up some Easter treats (Cadbury Creme Egg traybake anyone?) or download the crafts and activities pack including outdoor fun, activity sheets, jokes and lots more. Plenty to keep you busy if you are stuck for ideas!

I absolutely love this Russian doll Easter egg idea- going to have a go at this! 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sojnjc7wzd39v71/MON2821-1e_The-russian-doll.mp4?dl=0

It cannot be denied though that children (and adults) love a good Easter egg hunt and they are such a brilliant thing to do at home or in the garden whatever the weather. There are lots of chocolate egg packs perfect for using on an egg hunt and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Cadbury have thought of everything and some of the egg hunt packs even come complete with signs to cut out giving instructions as to how to find eggs.

It is not just mini eggs that are available in mini sizes now- Daim, Oreo and good old fashioned Creme Eggs are all available prewrapped – perfect for hiding away for small fingers to find!

Make your own Easter Egg Hunt with Cadbury

We used the Cadbury Egg Hunt Pack to make our own little egg hunt in the back garden!

The pack provides you with signposts to guide hunters in their quest for hidden chocolate eggs and you can make it as hard or easy as you like depending upon the age of the participants. We also added in a few tricks to keep people on their toes!

If you are feeling more creative you can always make up your own clues (or get the children to create the clues for their family and friends). You can also use plastic eggs in the garden for the children to collect and then get their chocolate treat on their return!

It is always nice to have a bigger treat at the end of the hunt such as a full sized chocolate egg or bag of chocolate eggs! Great fun for everyone!

Did you know?

1. 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are made at the Bournville factory every day

2. That is 10,625 Cadbury Easter Eggs made per hour… and 177 per minute!

3. If you stacked every Cadbury Easter Egg made at Bournville every day on top of each other you’d have a tower of Cadbury Eggs as high as 98 Eiffel Towers’, 76 Empire State Building’s, 305 Big Ben’s, or 11,590 Sultan Kosen’s – the tallest man in the world!

4. Over 83 million* Easter Eggs are sold in the UK over the Easter season, with the Cadbury Creme Egg 138g Easter Egg being the most popular variant

5. The first Cadbury Easter egg hatched onto the production line back in 1875. These Cadbury Easter eggs were made of dark chocolate with a plain smooth surface and filled with dragées, sugar coated chocolate drops. The earliest decorated eggs were plain Easters enhanced by chocolate piping and marzipan flowers, a far cry from the exciting varieties now available on shelves!

Cadbury and the National Trust Easter Hunts

Cadbury have teamed up again this year with the National Trust in England and Scotland where a series of clues will lead you to a delicious chocolate treat! These run over the Easter weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday from 11am to 3pm. Cost varies depending on the NT place you visit so check the website!

Last year we took part in the Cadbury Easter Hunt at Clumber Park. It was a beautiful day and following the clues to crack the code was a brilliant way to explore the park and keep the boys busy having fun at the same time. It is also a great opportunity to meet up with wider family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors together.

This year we are going to try a different National Trust site as each hunt is personal to the location so will be different. Look out for our Instagram pics!

What do you like to do at Easter? Would love to hear your ideas for family fun!

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