Free for kids easter egg hunt!

Something weird has been growing at Hunters Garden Centre Surrey…. We keep finding these eggs everywhere!

Please help us find them on Sunday, March 31st from 10 am to 4 pm in an Easter egg hunt!

Free of charge, every egg found will be rewarded with chocolate!

Find out more here

 

Some suggest that the hunts’ origins date back to the late 16th century when the Protestant reformer Martin Luther organised egg hunts for his congregation. The men would hide the eggs for the women and children to find. This was a nod to the story of the resurrection, in which the empty tomb was discovered by women.

In the German Lutheran tradition the Easter egg hunt is linked to the Easter Bunny – or the Easter Hare as he was originally known. The first written reference to the Easter Hare was in 1682 in Georg Franck von Franckenau’s essay, De ovis paschalibus (‘About Easter eggs’). However links between hares and rabbits and Easter go back earlier in central Europe. Hares were associated with fertility and with the Virgin Mary, and sometimes appear in paintings of the Virgin and Christ Child, and also in illuminated manuscripts. Custom had it that the hare would bring a basket of brightly painted eggs for all the children who had been good, and these would be hidden around the house and garden for the children to find.