Durban Botanic Gardens
& BEACON THIS EASTER!
09h30 - 14h30
Come along and join the Easter Eggsplorer, solve the clues, complete the challenges and hunt for the giant Easter eggs that the Beacon Easter Bunny has hidden in the magnificent gardens. From the Butterfly Garden to the Sunken Garden, the Beacon Easter Bunny has been super busy finding the best hiding places for his giant treasures and it's up to you to help us find them...
FIND THEM ALL TO CLAIM YOUR DELICIOUS BEACON CHOCOLATEY SURPRISE.
In addition to the Hunt, the main event arena will also feature tons of activities to keep families busy.
There will be:
3D Ceramic Painting
Meet the Beacon Easter Bunny and his Friends
Find any of the hidden golden eggs to claim your spot prize on the day
* Open to ticket holders ONLY.
THE HUNT IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HAVE SOME FUN AND OF COURSE SOME CHOCOLATE.
To ensure the safety of our little Eggsplorers, we have implemented the following:
Eggsplorers aged 1-3
Hunt will take place within a defined event area in a safe controlled environment. Hunts takes place throughout the event.
Eggsplorers aged 4+
Each participant will receive an Eggsplorer Map and will have to follow the trail, solve the clues, complete the challenges and spot the eggs hidden throughout the Gardens. Once all eggs have been located, you make your way to the Egg Redemption stands based in the Information centre hall to claim your Beacon chocolate surprise! Hunts take place throughout the event.
It's fun for the whole family!
A portion of the proceeds raised will also go towards the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust to fund vital conservation work to protect this special place for locals and visitors to enjoy. It turns out eating chocolate really is very good for us all.
let the hunt begin!
What time does the egg hunt start?
The event gates open at 09h30. Hunts take place throughout the day until the event closes at 14h30 so get there when you can.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE?
The Easter Eggsplorer event has proven to be so popular in the past, that tickets were sold out so we definitely recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to space limitations, we limit the number of participants who can participate in the hunts per day. We strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to be able to gain admittance to the event. We cannot guarantee admission to the event to anyone who has not purchased tickets in advance.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS TO THE EASTER EGGSPLORER AT DURBAN BOTANIC GARDENS?
Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za, or at your nearest Pick n Pay store.
Is there an admission cost for infants?
Children under 1 year old are admitted free however they will not be able to take part in the Eggsplorer hunt. If you want your little one to take part in the hunt, you would need to purchase an Eggsplorer ticket.
*Children under 1 must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.
I PURCHASED A TICKET FOR MY CHILD TO ATTEND THE EGGSPLORER EGG HUNT.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MYSELF?
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Remember the hunt is suited to the entire family so we encourage moms and dads to get in on the action and the chocolate stash too.
IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?
Yes, Parking is available at the Umphafa sporting field adjacent to the visitors centre.
CAN I BRING FOOD TO THE EVENT?
We will have food vendors on site however if you would like to pack a picnic, refreshments or a snack, you are most welcome to.
Picnic baskets and picnicking will not be allowed in the main event area however the general areas of the gardens will be open for picnicing post hunt.
Please note that NO alcohol, gazebos, weapons, balls, bikes or inflatables are allowed in the gardens.
What kind of clothes should I wear?
The Easter Eggsplorer is an outdoor event. Though the path is concrete, we suggest wearing shoes with good traction. Please come prepared for the weather conditions.
How long does it take to complete the hunt?
The duration of the hunt is dependent on fitness levels, however the general estimate time to complete the hunt is between 45-70 minutes. This time excludes activities on offer.
Are pets allowed at the Easter Eggsplorer?
Pets are permitted at this event however they must remain on leash at ALL times.
DURBAN BOTANIC GARDENS INFO CENTRE
031 322 4021
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