The Giant Easter Duck Trail at WWT London Wetland Centre

The farms are buzzing with egg-citement, the giant bunny is cleaning his whiskers, the chocolate is being piled up ready to be hidden - yes, you've guessed it - Easter is upon us.

It may feel like you have just recovered from Christmas, but clear the decks because the Easter eggs are about to arrive, along with lots of Easter themed crafts and perhaps the odd bonnet or two.

There are events and activities galore for families in Surrey over the Easter holidays - from the usual round-up of Easter trails to history workshops, arts and crafts, lots of opportunities to meet cute baby animals and more. We've put together a round-up of some of the main events here but please remember to check our what's on calendar for even more... 

Throughout the holidays

Easter holiday family fun at RHS Wisley will include hopping through the Garden with Rhyming Rabbit, acting out animal movements, story-telling, rhyming games, sow and grow and a poetry wall. These will be included in normal Garden admission. There are some bookable events for older children from £4 with all details on the website.

The Easter Eggstravaganza at Bocketts Farm will include new born lambs, meet the shepherd sessions, an Easter trail, live shows, crafts, a daily disco, animal handling, goat milking, tractor rides, pony rides, pig racing and more! Sounds like a full day out.

Egg-perience a Hopping Easter Adventure at Fishers Farm. Meet the Easter bunny, take part in an Easter Egg hunt, see newborn lambs, watch a magic show, take a tractor ride, bump around the Barrel Bug Safari and become a dare devil on our thrilling Sky Fall and more. The children will definitely sleep well that night!

Wiglets Easter Eggtravaganza at Godstone Farm promises cuteness overload, with new born lambs and chicks aplenty. You can also race a rubber duck, help braid a miniature Shetland pony and meet the farm mascots Bubbles the bunny and Shelly the sheep.

Go quackers and challenge your family look for giant yellow ducks hiding amongst reeds, trees and their real-life cousins.in The Giant Easter Duck Trail at the WWT London Wetland Centre. There will also be different daily activities for families to take part in.

The Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt returns to Hampton Court Palace for 2019, with the famous Lindt Gold Bunny hiding throughout the palace and gardens. Every bunny found reveals a new story from Hampton Court’s history, with successful hunters offered the chance to claim a delicious chocolatey prize!

Family fun at Brooklands Museum during the holidays will include an Easter trail, kids’ tours on Concorde, car rides and workshops, as well as the usual exhibits.

Children can plant and decorate an Easter container of succulent plants and take part in a hunt for clues to win a chocolate prize at Squire’s Garden Centres. There’s no need to book for either activity, simply turn up on the day. Available at all Squire’s Garden Centres excluding Chertsey.

Easter at the Weald & Downland Museum will include craft activities, games, animals and more. Check the website for extra activities during the Easter weekend.

From celestial tealight holders to metallic moon prints, follow in the footsteps of the Moonscapes artists and make it your mission to capture the magic of the Moon this Easter with a selection of activities at Watts Gallery.

Enjoy a Day out with Thomas on The Watercress Line between April 13 and 22. Little Thomas the Tank Engine fans can meet their favourite character and his friends, experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and much more.

We have some fantastic National Trust properties in and around Surrey and most of them are running some great Easter Egg hunts and trails:

Box Hill Easter is a very special time at Box Hill, with nature waking up everywhere you look. Grab your coat and wellies and explore the top of this iconic hill on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Hatchlands Park Enjoy a nature themed trail through the parkland, solve the clues and claim your chocolate prize.

Ham House 10 different bird feathers have dropped in Ham House and garden, can you work out who they came from and claim your egg reward? What other feathers can you find at Ham House? Have an egg and spoon race with the family and enjoy children's crafts in the basement.

Polesden Lacey Which animal has been using buttercups to get ready for a tea party? Which animal has been creating a dung nursery? Who has created a rather unusual hat stand? And what can't be recycled? Solve the clues to win a chocolate prize.

Claremont Landscape Gardens What's Claremont hiding? Take the Spring I-spy trail and follow nature's clues for the first signs of spring. Claremont is at its loveliest on this children's I-spy trail.

Claremont Landscape Gardens Get ready for an Easter full of discovery and delight as you search for clues around the garden on the egg-shaped boards. Follow the trail for outdoor adventure amongst nature's gifts and finish your hunt for treasure with a delicious Cadbury Easter treat.

Winkworth Arboretum A dragon's nest is hiding among the trees at Winkworth - are you brave enough to join the quest? Embark on a daring adventure and follow the clues on a very different kind of egg hunt this Easter.

Dapdune Wharf Explore the Wharf on a free trail with Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger.

Weekend April 6 & 7

Take part in some Roman activities on Saturday morning, including the opportunity to make a mosaic, a Roman armband or a Roman coin rubbing in a session at Haslemere Museum entitled: What did the Romans do for us?

Design your own beautiful Easter bonnet - sure to put a spring in your step – during a workshop at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Saturday. This is suitable for children aged five and over.

It’s the annual London Bus Museum Spring Gathering at Brooklands Museum on Sunday. There will be heritage bus trips, a huge selection of stalls and collectors market and horse bus rides (weather permitting).

Gatton Park will be open on Sunday and Monday, when visitors can find out about The Lost Words, a book celebrating 20 missing words using spells and illustrations. Follow a nature trail around the park to hear the book brought to life by the Gatton Community Theatre.

Monday, April 8

Treat your favourite teddy to a vineyard train ride and storytelling at Denbies – this is outside so wrap up warm.

Early Birds at Haslemere Museum is a special early opening for families with children who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition to enjoy the Museum, free from the hustle and bustle of the public.

Gatton Park will be open today, when visitors can find out about The Lost Words, a book celebrating 20 missing words using spells and illustrations. Follow a nature trail around the park to hear the book brought to life by the Gatton Community Theatre.

Tuesday, April 9

If you are all feeling creative, there are a few activities to choose from today. You can enjoy some Easter crafts at Denbies (sessions take place in the morning and afternoon) or join in with a photomontage workshop at The Lightbox Museum in Woking, inspired by its Women in Photography exhibition.

Wednesday, April 10

Sayers Croft is running a pond dipping session for little ones today. This is a free club for 0-6 yr olds who love to get outside and explore. Children do need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but booking ahead is required. For older children, it is Wild Wednesday at Sayers Croft, when children aged six to 10 can learn how to use a compass and follow the woodland compass trail, then explore the caving system.

Meet the Millers at Shalford Mill today. Learn to bake Easter corn muffins and mill your own muffin mix to take and bake at home. Tour the mill with our guides and discover the secrets of milling (suitable for ages 7+).

The Tropical Creepy Crawly Roadshow is at Denbies today, when children can meet snakes, lizards, mini-beasts and frogs in an inspiring Animal Encounter.

The Handy Flowers workshop at The Lightbox Museum is a family friendly drop-in event suitable for all ages. Go along to create some beautiful hand-shaped blooms from paper, card and recycled materials.

Thursday, April 11

An Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at Squire’s in Milford today. Children can hunt for eggs, meet the Easter bunny and see a magic show.

Ancient Egyptians at Haslemere Museum is a family drop-in event. Go along to enjoy a fun-filled morning of hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian art.

It’s Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre. Spend a day learning about the Home Guard, have a go at washing clothes the Victorian way or launch an air propelled rocket from the Village Green. Explore the child sized doll’s house, ‘milk the cow’ or have a go on the pole lathe.

Easter Family Fun Day at The Living Planet Centre will include an Easter trail, craft and an afternoon of discovery with an RHS Wisley gardening expert. Children will be able to learn about the flowers and herbs in the Apothecary Garden and how to grow them at home.

Be inspired to create your own theatrical tunnel book by creating images which work together to form a three-dimensional scene that helps to tell the story you want to tell. This workshop takes place at The Lightbox Museum and is suitable for eight to 12-year-olds).

Friday, April 12

An Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at Squire’s in Milford today. Children can hunt for eggs, meet the Easter bunny and see a magic show.

A Pony and Puppy Fun Day at Westcroft Park Polo Club will include Easter arts and crafts, pony rides, polo, face painting, hay bale climb, dog agility demonstration and West'crufts' charity dog show in aid of Greys for Greys.

The Easter Peg Animals workshop at The Lightbox Museum is a drop-in family event suitable for children aged four and over. Make some Easter surprises using clothes pegs and card.

Weekend, April 13 & 14

It’s Working With Wood weekend at The Rural Life Centre, when the museum will be taken over by The Rustics, who will show off their timber handling skills, running the stationary engines and demonstrating how to make useable timber from newly felled trees using the Lucas Mill.

If you had a time machine who would you like to go back and meet? Bourne Hall Museum is taking children back in time to meet Henry VIII on Saturday. Enjoy an audience with the king and listen to his tales of court, politics, and his likes and loves. Discover the truth behind his six marriages and just how many people were executed in his reign. Learn about daily life in Tudor times.

The RSPCA South Godstone Easter Fair takes place on Saturday and will include games and competitions, an Easter Egg Hunt, BBQ and homemade cakes.

The Community Drum Circle at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Saturday sounds fun. This fun, noisy, family friendly event is open to everyone and anyone. No musical experience is necessary, and all drums and percussion are provided.

It’s the Brooklands MG ERA on Sunday, when there will be MGs of all ages to see, action on Test Hill, a Concours d’Elegance and a cavalcade on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit.

Monday, April 15

Treat your favourite teddy to a vineyard train ride and storytelling at Denbies – this is outside so wrap up warm.

Tuesday, April 16

There’s some Easter Egg-citement at Haslemere Museum today with a drop-in family arts and crafts event. Get creative with lots of activities and take part in a garden trail to win a chocolate treat.

For something a bit different, why not try some flint knapping with Bourne Hall Museum. Learn to shape flints like the ancient Stone Age craftsmen and discover the lost art of making stone tools. Before making your own authentic Stone Age tool to take home.

Wednesday, April 17

Sayers Croft is offering a pond dipping session for little ones. This is a free club for 0-6 yr olds who love to get outside and explore. Children do need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but booking ahead is required. For older children, it is Wild Wednesday at Sayers Croft, when children aged six to 10 can learn how to read a map and explore Sayers Croft, then scramble and climb on the bouldering complex.

It’s the Busylizzy Guildford toddler Easter party in the morning and baby Easter party in the afternoon. There will be Easter themed fun and dancing and treats to take home. There will be bunny ears and other Easter props for everyone so great photo opportunities for you. Book in advance.

Join in with an Easter Bunny Cups workshop at The Lightbox Museum to make a creative holder for all those eggs. This is a drop in event suitable for children aged four and over.

Thursday, April 18

Desert Island Discs & More is a workshop taking place at Haslemere Museum today, where children can look at how they would survive, if they were stranded on a desert island, and what they would need to do.

It’s Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre. Spend a day learning about the Home Guard, have a go at washing clothes the Victorian way or launch an air propelled rocket from the Village Green. Explore the child sized doll’s house, ‘milk the cow’ or have a go on the pole lathe.

Enjoy the moving story of exploration and belonging - The Bear and The Piano - complete with real piano sounds played by the bear! This event takes place at The Lightbox Museum and is part of the Woking Literary Festival.

Discover how and why cave paintings were created and then try to create your own cave painting at The Bourne Hall Museum. 

Easter weekend, April 19-22

Easter is a very special time at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, with nature waking up everywhere you look. Grab your coat and wellies this weekend and explore the bowl on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to win a delicious chocolate treat.

It’s Easter Family Fun Day at Dapdune Wharf on Good Friday. There will be Easter themed races for children, mums and dads, craft activities and the Cadbury Easter egg hunt.

Super Saturday at The Rural Life Centre will include mini talks and tours to learn more about the museum and the stories it tells, demonstrations and have a go activities. On Easter Sunday and Monday, join the search for chicks around the museum with the annual Easter Chick Hunt. Find a chick in the museum’s displays and win a prize.

Easter trails will take place at Shalford Mill on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Follow a Wonderland themed trail, look for the white rabbit and find clues from Alice in Wonderland to win a Cadbury Easter egg.

It’s not Easter without a bonnet! Get creative and make an Easter Bunny hat at Painshill Park on Saturday using a mixture of craft materials and natural objects from the landscape.

The Wintershall Players will present The Passion of Jesus in Guildford town centre on Saturday. This is an authentic retelling of the story of Easter and each performance is free, lasts for 90 minutes.

There will be an Easter Bunny Hunt at Hollycombe Steam Museum on Easter Sunday and Monday, when children (and adults!) can hunt for clues around the site.

Mizens Railway will be open to visitors on Easter Sunday and Malden Miniature Railway will be open on Sunday and Monday.

The Guildford Lions Club Easter Fayre takes place on Easter Monday. This family fun day will include a car boot sale, a stunt motor and quad bike rider show, a dog show featuring TV vet Jamie Crittall, a petting zoo, a classic car show plus a food and craft market.

Please remember to check ahead with the venue before setting off to avoid any disappointment. We hope you have a lovely week.