Easter Sunday 1st April 2018, 11am-2pm

To celebrate 15 years of the Chelmsford Ladies Circle annual charity Easter Bunny Hunt, this year we will be returning to where it all began, Hylands House. Join us on Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 to hunt for wooden bunnies and win a chocolatey prize. It's a great Easter day out for the family in a lovely venue.

Entry opens at 11am, last entries will be at 1pm and the prize collection closes at 2pm.


Advance tickets have now sold out, but we will have a limited number of tickets available after 12:30pm on the day at £4.50 per child. Parents go free!

Organised every year by the members of Chelmsford Ladies Circle in aid of local charities, this year's bunny hunt will raise funds for Home Start Chelmsford

Home Start Chelmsford are a charity helping families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They offer friendship and support to parents with young children in a variety of situations, including isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or those who are just finding parenting a struggle – so that every child can have the best possible start in life. 

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Prizes kindly sponsored by:


Venue kindly sponsored by:

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Where can I park?

Please use the car park by the adventure play area which can be reached from Greenbury Way (A414 - Writtle bypass). For sat navs please use the postcode CM2 8FS. From this car park you can then walk up the path towards the house and take a left into the pleasure gardens. There will be signposts to guide you. 

My child has allergies do I need to bring my own prize?

We try to cater for all allergies and are happy to accommodate so your child can receive their prize with the rest of the children. Once you have purchased your ticket please email with "Dietary requirements" in the subject line and we will endeavour to find your child a suitable prize.

What's included in the ticket price?

For the ticket price your child will receive an answer sheet and a chocolatey prize. The bunnies will be hidden around the pleasure gardens for children to find.  Once they have found all the bunnies they can collect their prize. There is no cost for adults.

What do I need to do when we arrive?

When you arrive at the pleasure gardens please sign in at the desk and they will give you an answer sheet. Then all you need to do is hunt for the bunnies and hand your completed answer sheet in to claim your prize.  

Will I receive tickets through the post? 

No, please bring a copy of your PayPal confirmation as proof of purchase.  This can either be printed or on your phone.

Do parents/guardians need tickets?

No, parents/guardians come free to the event with their children's ticket. 

Is there disabled access?

There are gravelled paths around the pleasure gardens however some of the bunnies will be hidden on the grassed areas and closer to the trees.  More information about disabled access to Hylands Park can be found here

Is there anything else on at Hylands House on Easter Sunday?

Yes as well as the park and adventure play area, the house will also be open to the public and there will be a farmers market on. 

Are there toilet facilities available? 

Yes there are toilets in the courtyard next to the house as well as by Mauro’s cafe near the bottom car park. 

Will refreshments be available?

Hutton's courtyard cafe and Mauro’s in the Park cafe will both be open on the day. There will also be a farmers market. 

What does the money from the event go towards?

All profits from the event will go to our chairmanship charity of the year Home-Start Chelmsford.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

There will be limited tickets available for purchase on the day after 12:30pm. These will be priced at £4.50.

Do you offer refunds? 

All profits from this event will be donated to our chairmanship charity of the year and so unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes dogs are welcome at Hylands House however we ask that you keep your dog on a lead within the pleasure gardens while the bunny hunt is on. 

We are running late for our pre-booked time slot. Can we still attend?

The event opens at 11:00 and closes at 14:00. We have allocated time slots to regulate the number of children taking part in the bunny hunt throughout the day. Please come as close to your time slot as possible, however if you are running late but still before 14:00 you will be allowed entry. 


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