Paddington Basin Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an outdoor socially distanced Easter Bunny Hunt on 2nd April (Good Friday) at Merchant Square, Paddington. Easter themed carrot icons will be hidden around Paddington Basin for you to find.

Using your free map to guide you, simply take a photo of each carrot you find on your smartphone and show the events team when you return to the registration desk. Find 15 or more (out of a possible 20) to win a Merchant Square chocolate bunny.

Music lovers can enjoy live performances from local Busk in London musicians. Sing along or dance at the fountain area or simply relax on the lawns or amphitheatre steps.

If you’re peckish there’s delicious, fresh street food located in the West Plaza; Mexican street food from Hola Guacamole, Chinese comfort food from Rice Guys, and handmade salad wraps from Simply Falafel. There’s also take away from family favourite Pizza Express and lots of distanced deck chairs along the waterfront to sit and eat.

The Easter Bunny Hunt event is aiming to raise money for COSMIC – the children’s ward at St. Mary’s hospital adjacent to Merchant Square. To donate you can either speak to a COSMIC team member on the day or use the Just Giving link on the event page here.

The event is free but you will need to pre-register to reserve your timed slot – this is to aid social distancing and also track and trace. Each booking counts as one household (up to 6 people living together).

Timings on the day:

  • 12:00PM – 1:45PM: Registration for Easter Bunny Hunt (Fountain area)
  • 12:00PM – 2:00PM: Street Food in the West Plaza and Music from Busk in London (Fountain area)
  • 12:30PM: Watch the Heatherwick Rolling Bridge lift up
  • 1:30PM: Watch the Paddington Basin Fan Bridge lift up

COVID-19: Please remember if taking part in the Big Bunny Hunt or attending the event to keep social distancing, wash your hands, refrain from running and wear a mask if possible. Hand sanitiser will be available at event check in. Staff wearing green jackets will be on hand to help if you have any questions.

Event web page:

Donate to COSMIC link:

Booking link: