Sir David Attenborough and Bear Grylls have been voted as kids’ favourite explorers of all time.
The research, which was conducted by Cadbury to celebrate this year’s eggsplorer theme of their annual Easter Egg Trails with the National Trust, saw contemporary explorers Bear Grylls and Helen Skelton poll even higher than famous explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Christopher Columbus.
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 Ant and Dec (15 per cent)
3 Sir Ranulph Fiennes (15 per cent)
4 Helen Skelton (9 per cent)
5 Joey Essex (6 per cent) and Sir Francis Drake (6 per cent)
To celebrate this joyful feat, the eggsplorers have been immortalised onto the face of a Cadbury Egghead product and gifted to them as a tasty Easter treat.
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 nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/places/find-a-place-to-visit.