A cracking Easter weekend is just a train ride away!

3rd April 2023

  • 1 in 3 families in the UK believe Easter is just as important as Christmas
  • 4 in 10 people think it’s important to do something special as a family on Easter weekend
  • Railcard.co.uk reveals the top 3 Easter Egg hunts in the UK

Soon children across Britain will be setting off on a hunt at their homes in search of chocolate eggs. For many families, Easter is just as important as Christmas (33%), and unsurprisingly, almost half say their children would be disappointed if they didn’t get to do an Easter Egg hunt (48%).

Research from Railcard.co.uk suggests that for four in ten people, it’s important to do something special as a family on Easter weekend (40%), so this year, why not take the hunt out of the home and arrange an egg-cellent day of fun? To make it easy, Railcard.co.uk has uncovered three of the best places to search out as many foil-wrapped chocolate treats as possible.  


1. Easter egg hunt at Charlecote Park, Warwick – A grand 16th century country house surrounded by its own deer park on the banks of the river Avon

Nearest Station: Warwick

2. Easter Adventure Quest at Scarborough Castle, North Yorkshire - Explore the castle grounds to hunt for clues and challenges. 

Nearest train station: Scarborough

3. Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace – Run free in the 60 acres of Henry VIII's gardens to find the hidden Lindt gold bunny.

Nearest train station: Hampton Court

To save money on travel, and therefore have more money in the bank for what matters most (chocolate!) consider traveling with a Family & Friends Railcard. Doing so means that up to four adults can benefit from 1/3 off train fares and four children aged between 5 and 15 can get an egg-squisite 60% off, saving you an average of £150 per year. 

Even better, when purchasing through Railcard.co.uk, families can enjoy a variety of deals that can be used on Easter weekend and beyond. These include:

  • Tastecard - 3month tastecard membership for free. Get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food at thousands of big name and local independent restaurants nationwide with tastecard; the UK’s biggest dining club.
  • Haven Holidays - Save up to £50 on top of Haven's best direct prices with your Railcard.
  • Virgin Experience Days - Save 20% with your Family & Friends Railcard on Virgin Experience Days.


For more information and to buy a Railcard today, visit Railcard.co.uk


Notes to Editors

For more information RailcardPR@raildeliverygroup.com

Research conducted by the Rail Industry

Consumer research was conducted with Censuswide between 18th – 20th January 2023. The research surveyed 2,015 UK consumers and was nationally representative. Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.

About National Rail

Rail Delivery Group manages National Rail products and services on behalf of the rail industry. National Rail provides customers with journey planning, real time, fares, and rail-related information. National Rail also helps customers save 1/3 on most rail journeys (and 60% on kids’ fares) with Railcards. The range of Railcards consists of 16-25, 26-30, Family & Friends, TwoTogether, Senior, Disabled Persons, Veterans and Network Railcard. There is also a 16-17 Saver that saves customers 50% off their rail journeys, including season tickets. For more information visitwww.railcard.co.uk. For more information on journey planning, fares and booking travel assistance visitwww.nationalrail.co.uk.