When you think of Easter you immediately think of chocolate eggs and hunting them down around the garden as a child. Those happy memories shouldn’t have to be kept to the children in us - adults should have fun too!
With Easter just around the corner, we’ve pulled together some quirky treasure hunt ideas that will help you entertain your loved one while on holiday, whether the end goal is chocolate, wine or choosing where to eat out!
Easter egg hunts aren’t just for children. Hide chocolate eggs around the house and garden, and set your partner off to find them. Make it a challenge that any they don’t find you get to eat – holidays are all about over indulging!
Follow the riddle
Find places where you can hide clues and write some riddles leading your partner from one to the next. When they finally reach the last clue, you can present them with their prize. If you won’t be in your cottage for long before you want to do the hunt, write clues that link to your own belongings and unpack carefully so they know where to find these items.
Write sweet love notes and place them around the cottage for them to find throughout the day - that way it’ll last longer than a one-off hunt and you’ll get brownie points all day long!
Instead of physically getting your partner to search for something, when you’ve planned your break away, plan a detailed itinerary of activities and then write some clues for them to guess what they are going to be doing each day. Maybe the clues are directions to the place for them to hunt it down, or maybe it’s just a teaser of the day to come!
Get a collection of coloured plastic eggs and associate a prize with each one. Give the list of prizes to your partner saying they have to find the right coloured eggs to claim their prizes. This is nice and easy to prep in advance of your holiday, and then you have the fun of hiding the eggs while they unpack the cases!
Who said you have to create the clues? Geocaching apps have already created a perfect treasure hunt for you. If you want personal prizes, why not find them first and replace the goodies inside so they are personalised when you get there? Just do it close enough to the time of sending your partner out to find them, or you risk someone else picking up your gifts and replacing them with their own!
Come up with a list of items that mean something to you both and send them off to find them. The good thing is you can pick things that will be around anywhere, so you don’t have to prepare anything in advance – maybe the first flowers you got were daisies, maybe the first food you ate was fish and chips; they don’t have to buy the things but could just take photos. It’s even better if you’re heading on holiday to a place that also means something to you, like where you first met.
Food treasure hunt
Plan a romantic night in with your partner’s favourite foods. Leave the ingredients around for them to find and when they’ve got them all you can tell them your plan. Everyone loves a full tummy! You can even include a movie, chocolates and their favourite drinks too.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate Easter, it’s the being together that matters, and if you’re searching for that perfect cottage for the two of you, we have thousands of cosy and inviting cottages to choose from across the UK.