Easter Weekend is just a few days away and Cadbury Bunny has already started on his journey from Bournville, he has collected lots of yummy chocolate and he’s on a mission to deliver it across the nation, spreading joy along the way.
A recent survey of 2000 parents carried out on behalf of Cadbury showed that two-thirds of those questioned (59 percent) said that their favourite thing to do over the Easter holidays was to spend quality time with their friends and families. Having time off work (46 percent) and eating Easter chocolate (44 percent) were close runner ups.
Although the majority claimed that spending time with their loved ones is their favourite part of the Easter season, the findings revealed something different, the survey showed that the average family only spends two days out of the whole Easter holidays with their wider family. The survey also revealed that one of the biggest problems they faced was having no idea of things to do together at this time of year (27 percent).
The survey also showed the activities that UK families voted as essential when celebrating Easter. The top 5 activities they voted for are:
1. Eating Easter chocolate (56 percent)
2. Seeing family and friends (55 percent)
3. Giving Easter chocolate to family and friends (47 percent)
4. Going on an Easter Egg Hunt (percent)
5. Baking (22 percent)
In response to the survey, Cadbury is providing families across the nation with easy tips and tricks to enable them to make the Easter weekend a joyful and unforgettable one. There are ideas for Easter baking, and there are some tips on how to make your Easter Egg Hunts lots of fun. Recipes, Egg Hunt Packs and other Easter activities can be found on the Cadbury Easter website – https://easter.cadbury.co.uk/easter-fun-at-home.
Do you have anything planned for your little ones this Easter? If not then why not consider going on an organised Easter Egg Hunt or create one of your own at home. If you’re thinking about going to a hunt look out for your nearest Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. There are over 300 egg hunts planned nationwide over Easter weekend. We are hoping to hop along to our nearest event which is going to be held at Nostell Priory which is just a few miles away from us. We are hoping that the boy’s grandparents and younger cousins will join us for the day too.
Along with going to our local egg hunt, we are going to be hosting our own egg hunt too and have invited the boy’s cousins. But before they arrive on Easter Monday we have had a test run to make sure that our clues and hiding places are adequate (I will be hiding eggs in different places and using other clues as well as the ones we used today – we don’t want to make it too easy for them do we?)
Our hunt didn’t take long to set up and I’m hoping that our hunt on Monday takes less than 30 minutes to set up too. The boys hunted for 30 minutes looking for all the eggs but were soon bored after this as they couldn’t find any more of the hidden treats. I definitely think that the boy’s favourite prizes were the ones that they received in the final hiding place – Chicks filled with chocolate buttons.
If you’re planning your own egg hunt you will need to consider the following:
- What clues will you leave – depending on the age of the children will you have written clues or spoken ones? or will you use arrows for them to follow a trail to the treasures?
- Where will you hide all the chocolate – if you have pets you need to make sure that they’re kept out of the way so that they can’t eat the treats (chocolate is very poisonous to dogs). If your finders are little you want them to be able to find the eggs easily and there’s no point hiding them high up if they’re less than 3 foot tall as they’ll never find them.
- How many prizes will you give out – will you have one big prize at the end for the one who collects the most eggs? or a big egg each at the end of the hunt for everyone? will you follow the children and make sure they all take the same amount? or will you just leave one egg in each location and it’s fastest legs first to find them?
- Which products to use – if you have lots of children taking part small eggs such as Cadbury Creme Eggs, Mini Egg treat size bags or Oreo Egg and Spoon are the perfect size eggs to hide in and around the home and garden. Whilst larger eggs, Popping Candy Bunnies and bigger bags of Mini Eggs are great to use as grand prizes.
- Where will you have your hunt – If it’s a nice day why not have your hunt around the garden, if it’s a miserable day then it might be best to have your hunt indoors where the eggs and other treats won’t spoil should it rain or be damp outside.
An egg hunt is an activity that can be enjoyed by all members of the family no matter how old they are. For younger children, they could go around with an older child or even relative such as a grandparent. If you just have older children you could make their clues a little harder so that they have to work for their prizes.
If you’re not planning on an Easter egg hunt it’s still nice to give Easter gifts to friends and family and why not treat them to a Cadbury Treat or Easter egg, perhaps one of their recently launched Easter products – Popping Candy Bunny, Egg N Spoon Oreo, Minis Mix, Double Decker Large Shell Egg, Roses Thoughtful Gesture Large Shell Egg, Mini Eggs, Egg Hunt Treat size Pack are sure to go down a treat with chocolate lovers young and old. Lets face it there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an Easter egg or two as part of your Easter weekend plans. I honestly think that it isn’t Easter without a bit (or a lot of) Cadbury chocolate. It would seem that I’m not alone, did you know that the top ten selling Cadbury Easter products are:
1. Single Creme Egg
2. Mini Eggs 90g
3. Medium Shell Creme Egg 138g
4. Medium Shell Mini Eggs 130g
5. Medium Shell Buttons 128g
6. Creme Egg 5 pack 39g
7. Medium Shell Freddo 122g
8. Single Mini Eggs Carton 41.5g
9. Single Caramel Egg
10. Mini Creme Eggs Bag 89g
- 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are made at the Bournville factory every day
- That is 10,625 Cadbury Easter Eggs made per hour… and 177 per minute!
- 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!
- 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
- 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!
*This post is written in partnership with Cadbury*