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National Trust News: Easter Treats And Trails

"Spring has sprung so it’s the perfect time to get the family together and enjoy some fun this Easter,'' says Sally Airey.

"Across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Easter celebrations at National Trust places will be in full swing; from egg decorating and egg rolling to Easter bonnet making and duck racing, there’s something for everyone.

"But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Over 200 properties will also be running Easter trails and egg hunts and, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Cadbury, there’ll be plenty of tasty chocolate Egghead treats waiting to be won.''


But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Over 200 properties will also be running Easter trails and egg hunts and, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Cadbury, there’ll be plenty of tasty chocolate Egghead treats waiting to be won.

Here a selection of what’s on offer this Easter:

Scotney Castle, Kent

Easter egg trail and Victorian fairground, 22-25 April 11am - 4pm.

Easter at Scotney Castle will a truly impressive affair with a whole host of ‘eggciting’ activities. Everything from Victorian Fairground rides and cracking craft activities to face painting and an Easter egg trail through the picturesque gardens.

The fairground and face painting will take place on Sunday 24 & Monday 25 April only. This event is supported by Cadbury.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £2 per trail and a small charge for the fairground rides.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01892 893820.

Mottisfont, Hampshire

Egg Heads, 9-10, 16-17 April 10am – 5pm

Drop in and design your own 'Egg Head' and enter in the fun egg head festival on Easter Sunday.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £1 event charge.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01794 344020.

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Easter boredom busters, 9-21 April 11am – 4pm

Lanhydrock has plenty of exciting activities to banish boredom this Easter holiday. Take part in Easter crafts, make withy sculptures, try circus workshops and more. Something fun every day; call for a programme.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £2 per child.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01208 265950.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Awesome Easter Crafts, 12, 14, 19, 21 April 10am – 5pm

From beautiful bonnet making to fluffy bunny ears, pop in to try a different Easter craft each day.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £1.50 per Easter craft.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01483 208477.

Morden Hall Park, London

Daft Ducks, 14 April 11am – 3pm

Race a plastic duck along the River Wandle and make a splash. Then discover more about ducks and their strange behaviour at this time of year with hands on activities and crafts.

£1 per duck, family (of four) £4.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 020 8545 6850.

Saltram, Devon

Easter Bonnet Parade, 16 April 2pm – 3pm

Bring along home-made Easter Bonnets and model them in a parade in the stables courtyard – there will be a prize for the best child and best adult creation. There will also be a special visit from some furry friends to really get into the Easter spirit.
All tickets £1.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01752 333503.

Ickworth, Suffolk

Easter bunny day, 22 April 11am – 3pm

Hop over to Ickworth for a family activity day with rabbit-related fun. Meet the bunnies with experts from Pets at Home, follow the bunny trail and have a go at making bunny-tastic Easter decorations

£2.50 per child.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01284 736129.

Brownsea Island, Dorset

Easter trail, 22-25 April 10.30am - 4pm

Enjoy Easter craft activities and fun and games, including egg rolling and egg and spoon races. Then take part in a Cadbury’s Easter hunt to win a chocolaty prize. Free event (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01202 492161.

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

All Things Chicken, 22-25 April 11am - 4pm

Bring the family and join Blickling for Easter fun on the parade. There will be fluffy chicks and bunnies, delightful and delicious eggs and a chocolaty trail supported by Cadbury.

£2.50 per trail (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01263 738030.

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Easter trail, 22-25 April 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a Cadbury Easter trail, craft activities, story telling and fun and games in the pleasure ground of Kedleston.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £2.50 event charge (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01332 842191.

Erddig, Wrexham

Easter trail, 22-25 April 11am – 4pm

Come and join Erddig for an Easter ‘eggstravaganza’, including fun garden egg hunts with delicious prizes from Cadbury.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £2.50 event charge (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01978 355314.
Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd

Easter Eggstravaganza, 23 April 12pm – 4pm

Follow Penryhn’s ‘eggcellent’ Easter trail around the garden to claim a delicious chocolate egg, courtesy of Cadbury. Decorate a special Easter egg and learn how to make the perfect nest.

Normal admission charges apply, no additional event charges (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01248 353 084.

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

The Great Lode Egg-raft Race, 23-24 April 11am – 4pm

On your marks, egg-set, go…come along to decorate an egg, create a mini raft and then have a go at sailing it down the Lode. There will be an ‘eggstra’ special prize for all brave designers.

Normal garden admission charges apply, plus £2 per child.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01223 810080.

Castle Ward, Co. Down

Easter at the Barn, 23 April – 2 May 10am – 5pm

Throughout Easter week, Castle Ward has plenty of children's craft activities, table top games, ride-on tractors, a sandpit and a farmyard trail. Bring along a picnic, visit the farmyard animals and relax by the lough shore.

Normal admission charges apply.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 028 4488 1204.

Malham Tarn and Moor, North Yorkshire

Feed the Easter Lambs, 24-25 April 11am – 3pm

Come and feed the new-born Easter lambs. There will also be lamb displays and information, craft activities and a Cadbury Easter trail around Malham Cove.
Free entry. £1.50 per trail (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01729 830416.

Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire

Easter Egg Trails, 24-25 April 12pm – 6pm

Complete the Cadbury Easter trail around the gardens for a tasty chocolate prize. Decorate special Easter eggs and look out for Easter chicks and rabbits dotted around the rooms of Dudmaston Hall.

Normal admission charges apply, plus £2 per child (includes a chocolate gift).

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01746 780866.


Fell Foot Park, Cumbria
Easter Egg Trail, 24-25 April 11am – 3pm

Join in the Westmorland tradition in the egg rolling competition and have a go at the Cadbury Easter trail, where clues in the park lead to a chocolaty treat. There will also be face painters, children's entertainers and a Cadbury play area.

Child £3.50.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 015395 31273.

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Easter bonnets and trails, 24-25 April, 12 noon – 4pm

Try your hand at making a traditional Easter Bonnet, and follow a Cadbury trail around this wonderful 16th-century building on the

banks of the River Mersey.

Normal admission applies, plus an additional £1 for craft activities.

Booking is not required for this event.

For information please call 0151 427 7231.

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Easter Trail Eggstra, 24-25 April 11am – 4pm

Hunt for clues around the grounds and claim a delicious Easter egg prize from Cadbury.

Child £2.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01628 605069.

Devil's Dyke, West Sussex

Easter Egg Rolling Competition, 25 April 10.45am – 12pm

Bring a hand-decorated hard-boiled egg and enter into this Easter custom - the egg that gets furthest down the dyke valley wins. There will also be a special prize for the best decorated egg.

All tickets £1.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01273 857712.

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