Hide them around the garden on Easter morning if you wish, but under no circumstances risk any of these stunning eggs or gorgeous children’s toys being left under a bush!
Hand-painted, artisan chocolate eggs
Rococo in Chester is the chocolatier’s first shop outside London, located on Eastgate where the shop front forms part of the beautiful Chester Grosvenor Hotel. While you are browsing the Easter chocolate display, be reassured that your children will be distracted from your activity by the miniature steam train running its chocolate load along a track suspended from the ceiling.
Choose from the range hand-painted, artisan Easter eggs which really do look too good to crack.
- Rococo: Eastgate, Chester CH1 1LT
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G. Wienholt, Alderley Edge
G. Wienholt in Alderley Edge is known for its fine patisserie creations and this Easter they have a fabulous selection of cakes and chocolate goodies. Note that the shop is open Wednesday – Saturday only.
Non-choc for little chicks
If you want to avoid chocolate overload, then consider a toy instead. There are plenty of cuddly options, from chicks to lambs, and of course, bunnies.
Willow Tree Bears is located in the narrow passage leading from Wilmslow’s pedestrian Grove Street. It is a treasure trove for toy lovers of all ages, with a wide range including Merrythought and Steiff. All Steiffs have the ‘Knopf im Ohr’ or ‘button in ear’ which represents Steiff’s craftsmanship, history and the highest toy safety standards in the world.
- Willow Tree Bears, 3 Grove Arcade, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1HB
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Little Peacock sells a gorgeous range of toys, clothes and gifts for babies online and at selected events around the North West. Their products are exclusively imported from Australia, including 100% organic cotton range from Sapling. Everything is beautifully packaged in cute vintage suitcases (£9), tied with a grosgrain ribbon, and personalised with a label and gift card.
For baby’s first Easter we love…
Eggs with hidden surprise
Not strictly in Cheshire but if you are looking for wow factor then try Slattery, a chocolatier / patisserie in North Manchester. Known for their indulgent, chocolate-themed, extravagant afternoon teas, the Easter range is packed with delights. The Luxury Fizz Egg is made with milk chocolate egg and contains a mini bottle of prosecco.
- Slattery: 197 Bury New Road, Manchester M45 6GE
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Easter Egg Hunt – sorted
This gorgeous hamper from Godiva contains everything you need for a magical egg hunt around the house or garden. The ideal Easter gift for children or adults!
Godiva’s signature Easter collection includes: a tasty hollow bunny, a seasonal Easter box filled with wrapped chocolate eggs and a plush bunny with more mini chocolate eggs!
This wicker hamper includes:
- Plush bunny with 8 mini choclate eggs
- Godiva Milk Chocolate Bunny
- Godiva Assorted Chocolate Mini Easter Eggs
- Godiva Small Wrapped Chococlate Treat (7 mini eggs)
Also from Godiva…
The grooves within the Pixie chocolate egg make it extra special, presented in a box decorated with a colourful butterflies print.
It also comes with an egg-stra surprise, the dark egg option comes with, six foil-wrapped Mini Eggs, 1 milk chocolate, 1 white chocolate, 1 Milk Strawberry, 1 white chocolate and hazelnut praline and biscuitine, 1 Milk chocolate and hazelnut praline and 1 Milk chocolate and spéculoos mousse – to showcase the complete trio of Godiva dark, milk and white chocolate in one perfect Easter gift.
The Mighty Ostrich Egg
If you want a really luxurious and indulgent Easter, try this mighty beast of an egg, which weighs in at 1.1 kilos! That’s plenty for everyone. Not only is it big but it’s also delicious. It’s available as a dark or milk chocolate egg, with crunchy cookies, puffed rice, and crispy feuilletine. Served with a tray of 27 chocolates – pralines, truffles, caramels, patisserie and more – plus six golden eggs hidden inside the box for you to hunt!