SIR David Attenborough and Bear Grylls have been voted as kids’ favourite explorers of all time.
The research – conducted by Cadbury to celebrate this year’s eggsplorer theme of their annual Easter Egg Trails with the National Trust – saw the contemporary explorers poll even higher than historically famous explorers such as Sir Francis Drake and Christopher Columbus.
The chosen eggsplorers have been immortalised onto the face of a Cadbury Egghead product and gifted to them as a tasty Easter treat.
When asked what made the perfect explorer, a fifth (22 per cent) of kids thought they just needed to be really cool, while others listed brave (51 per cent) or curious (29 per cent) as top traits.
Their five favourite explorers of all time were:
1 Bear Grylls (24 per cent)
2 Sir David Attenborough (17 per cent)
3 Christopher Columbus (12 per cent)
4 Helen Skelton (nine per cent)
5 Sir Francis Drake (six per cent)
Others’ which attracted votes were Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and even I’m A Celebrity contest Joey Essex and the ITV show’s hosts Ant and Dec.
Families will be given the opportunity to discover their inner explorers this Easter as the annual Cadbury Easter Egg Trails with the National Trust bring hunts to over 260 inspiring British locations, hoping to bring out the inner explorer in everyone.
From spring woodlands and coastal trails to historic homes and castles, everyone is encouraged to get out there and explore.
A kit, including a trail journal, map, passport and explorer hat, will be given to each explorer.
Although Cadbury can’t guarantee that a successful journey will result in new lands being discovered – they can promise a Cadbury Egghead.
What’s more, every single Cadbury Easter Egg Trail will help support the National Trust’s work as a charity looking after special places for ever, for everyone.
For a list of National Trust houses hosting Easter egg Trails log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/places/find-a-place-to-visit.