Easter is a time of year when normally, many of us would be heading out across the area to take part in all kinds of activities for children and adults alike.

Of course, the big draw of easter is always the Easter Egg Hunt, with sweet treats available for those who finish the challenge. While they may look slightly different this year, there’s still plenty going on around town.

Here’s a roundup of just some of the events you can get involved with:

Andover High Street

The town centre is playing host to a virtual trail this weekend, with families hunting for QR codes and Easter characters on the side of the high street’s shops.

There are 10 in all to find, with children encouraged to take selfies with the characters to create a ‘storybook’. This memento will then be able to be downloaded as a memory of the high street adventure.

A spokesperson for Andover BID said: “Mr Finniebaker’s Easter Factory Trail is positioned around the town centre with 10 woodland Easter factory characters, like Mr Badger who paints the egg wrappings or Mr Frog drives the Egg lorries.

“The trail takes about 45 minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a personalised, digital ‘selfie storybook’ at the end.”

Families taking part can also enter themselves into a competition to win a Nintendo Switch. For more details, visit: https://highstreetsafari.com/locations/andover


On Easter Sunday (April 4), Ludgershall Town Council will be running their own easter egg hunt around the town.

From 1pm until 3pm, tickets will be available to find around the town, in bronze, silver and gold. 30 bronze tickets, 10 silver tickets, or two gold tickets will allow the bearer to receive an easter egg from the town council’s offices between 3pm and 3:30pm.


Taking place across both Tidworth and Ludgershall, Kick Start FC have hidden eggs to be found across the weekend.

The charity encourages people taking a walk with their children to keep an eye out for the eggs and treats, with bags of various sizes secreted around the area.

All the eggs will be recognisable in bags with the Kick Start FC logo and card.

The organisers ask that families only take one egg per child so that as many children as possible can have an Easter treat this year.


The Great Whitchurch Treasure Hunt is taking place this weekend, with families able to hunt for treasure across the town.

A cipher and story sheet are being handed out at the town hall until 2pm, or can be printed online any time after that.

Families will hunt around town for clue cards, which allow them to unravel the location of the hidden riches. Easter egg prizes are on offer, with those finding the treasure entered into a prize draw a Lindt treat and also hire of equipment from The Whitchurch Party Company. There is also a prize for best effort on submitted hunt sheets.

Anyone finding themselves stuck or needing more information should email Davieswinch@sky.com for hints.