Easter is almost here so we suggest you ready your stomach for a chocolate onslaught, especially if you’re in KZN because Durban’s largest Easter egg hunt is back for another year of sweet adventure. Hosted in collaboration with Beacon Chocolates, the Easter Eggsplorer takes place the Easter weekend with two events on 31 March and 1 April 2018.

Taking place at Durban Botanic Gardens, this event is indeed the most delightful way to start off your Easter holidays – think fresh air, chocolate galore, and a whole bunch of activities for the entire family. The Beacon Easter Bunny will be available for meet-and-greets, and kids can also enjoy cupcake decorating, arts and crafts and face painting.

The event will provide maps, clues and challenges to overcome – this isn’t your traditional old Easter egg hunt! Once the ‘eggsplorers’ find all the stickers to collect by using the map and clues, they can redeem their chocolate prize from one of the locations at the gardens.

Trailing from the gardens’ Butterfly Garden to Alien Ally, the Beacon Bunny has left tons of giant Easter eggs for older ‘eggsplorers’ (over the age of three) to find. Younger visitors will have their own hunt area, ensuring safe play for everyone.

Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it and picnic in the gardens once the egg hunt is done. Make sure you take along a picnic basket for when you get the nibbles for something not-so-sweet, or if you don’t have time to pack a picnic simply bring along your picnic blanket and pay a visit to food garden for a selection of delicious eats.

There are only 4000 tickets available this year so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available via Webtickets or at Pick ‘n Pay stores for R85 (Eggsplorer tickets) and R20 (observer tickets). Children under the age of one are free. For more information click here.

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