An egg on top of a grass covered field

Creating a Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt #FreeTheJoy

April 13, 2017

This Easter Cadbury is bringing joy to the whole nation with Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. With the Cadbury Easter Bunny setting off around the country to deliver Easter eggs to over 300 National Trust sites ahead of the Easter bank holiday and the Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt taking place.

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!

Ahead of the Easter weekend, Cadbury has put together a series of downloadable packs to help keep the children occupied. With a selection of recipes, activities and helpful hints on how to host your own Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt – they are all available to download for free from the Cadbury Easter website.

A statue of a horse
Did you know that 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs made at the Bournville factory every day! Cadbury’s certainly know a thing or two about how to make a yummy Easter egg.

Creating a Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt

Whilst we have always attended organised egg hunts each year, this year with the help of Cadbury’s we have been organising our very own Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. With an amazing box full of delicious Cadbury goodies I could have quite happily hidden and not told the children about. Mum guilt got the better of me and decided that I should, in fact, share them with the children (reluctantly).

Creating a Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt was easier than I first thought that it would be. In my head, I had visions of it having to be an elaborate affair. When really all the children wanted to do was go looking for eggs and eat said eggs. One of the benefits of living where we do is that we are surrounded by woodland. With some lovely woodland trails, lagoons to explore and a chance to get up close with nature. It was the perfect place to hold our egg hunt, with me going ahead to hide the eggs and set up activities.

Hiding the eggs

At egg hunts, we have attended in the past each child is to take one egg from each of the collection areas. Whilst I agree that this is a good idea, they aren’t very well hidden so don’t make for a good hide and seek game. Opting to mix in some coloured egg shells that we had at home I scattered these around the woodland. Along with a selection of Cadbury Creme Eggs, Cadbury mini eggs bags, and Cadbury mini mixes. The colourful eggs highlighting them to the treats close by amongst the undergrowth.

An egg on top of a grass covered field


Whilst the main objective of an egg hunt is to try to find as many eggs as possible, it is still possible to throw in a twist or two along the way. I’d originally planned for the children to make their own egg baskets using old cereal boxes as suggested in the Cadbury Hunt Pack. However, they were a bit of a disaster so luckily we found last years egg baskets hiding in the garage.

A close up of some grass

Instead of a crafting idea, I thought that it would be fun to dress up like the Easter Bunny. After all, who can resist that little cotton tail? With some bunny ears and tails purchased from a supermarket, I hid these along the trail as an activity to complete along the way. In the hope that they would get dressed up and then showcase their bunny style moves (see our video below for how cute they look).

Peek a boo

Along the trail, I tried to have some fun with the treats that I had available with the Cadbury Dairy Milk bunnies playing peek a boo. Whilst the Cadbury Egg ‘n’ Spoon Oreo was happily being looked after by one of the soft bunny rabbits I’d brought from home.

A close up of a bird

To complete the trail one big Easter egg was left for each of the children, although with a number of chocolate eggs already hidden I’m not sure that they needed a big egg to finish.


Take a look at our Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt…


As you can see we had great fun creating our very first Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. The children had so much fun running around the woodland collecting eggs and completing activities. Here’s to next year when I think they’ll be looking for me to make it bigger and better!

A little girl standing next to a tree

Will you be organising your own Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt?

This is a collaborative campaign with Cadbury

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