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Easter in Sussex: Events and the best chocolate

PUBLISHED: 15:30 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 26 March 2018


Celebrate the joy of spring in Sussex this month. We round up some of the best Easter events

Easter Egg Hunts

Get out and about in Sussex this Easter and take the kids along to one of these fantastic egg hunts!


Sheffield Park and Garden - 30 March to 15 April

Suitable for children aged three to 12, this interactive trail will lead you in a loop around the lakes and garden, testing your knowledge of nature’s amazing survival techniques. Record your scores at each of the activity points on the trail and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize at the end! Tickets: £3.50 children.


Bateman's - 30 March to 15 April

Inspired by nature, this hunt leads you through the garden at Batemen's to look for clues in order to complete a puzzle and win a chocolate treat. £3 per trail.


Birling Gap - 30 March to 2 April

This outdoor trail takes you on a trip to find clues on Belle Tout and Lookout Hill. A Cadbury bunny awaits you back at the visitor centre. Dogs on leads are welcome.


Devil's Dyke - 31 March to 2 April

An Easter egg hunt for all the family between 11am and 3pm every day. Use your quiz sheet and map to collect plastic eggs around the area and solve the clues.

More at www.nationaltrust.co.uk


West Dean Gardens - 30 March to 3 April

Follow the Easter trail around these award-winning gardens (90 acres of horticultural heaven straddling the South Downs north of Chichester) for a Montezuma's chocolate prize.

More at www.westdean.org.uk




Open Gardens - Sunday 1 April

• Jacaranda, Chalk Road, Ifold, RH14 0UE

• Dachs, Spear Hill, Ashington, RH20 3BA

• Malthouse Farm, Streat Lane, Streat, Hassocks, BN6 8SA

• Bradness Gallery, Spithurst Road, Spithurst, Barcombe, BN8 5EB

• The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Road, Brighton, BN1 4NT

• Hardwycke, Southfields Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1BZ

Full details at www.ngs.org.uk





Looking for a chocolate treat? Look no further than these Sussex-based chocolatiers.


Audrey’s Chocolates

Audrey’s beautiful luxury Easter eggs are hand decorated with unique designs and are available in white, dark and milk chocolate. They are also producing a number of chocolate chicks and bunnies.




Sussex-based ethical chocolatiers Montezuma’s offers a great range of Easter chocolates. Select from their Daffodil Easter Gift Bag, the Enormous Chocolate Honeycomb Egg (weighing 1kg!), Chocolate Cheeky Bunnies and lots more.



Cocoa Loco

If you’re a double award winner at the 2016 Celebration of Sussex Life Awards, you’ve got to be doing something right. Rory and Sarah Payne, the couple behind this café and chocolate shop in Horsham, are passionate about all things organic and Fairtrade. Their online shop stocks a mouth-watering array of chocolate-based items perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself.



Cocoa La Velvet

The produce at this Hastings-based chocolatier is made from premium ingredients which results in fine chocolate, fudge and a range of other confectionary. Cocoa La Velvet also specialise in hampers and gift boxes making them a vital place to check out if you’re looking for something for a loved one.


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