The egg is a pagan symbol of the rebirth of the Earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.
Egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes, are hidden for children to find, both indoors and outdoors.The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning. Otherwise, they are generally put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.
When the hunt is over, prizes may be given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg.Real eggs may further be used in egg tapping contests.
Below are some of the stately home, parks, zoos and gruesome venues that your child can explore the wonders of this festive period.
MORDEN HALL PARK
LONDON BRIDGE EXPERIENCE
MARBLE HILL HOUSE