Easter trails and treats with the National Trust

April 1, 2010toApril 11, 2010

Spring has sprung so why not get all the family together and enjoy some fun this Easter?

EggsAcross England, Northern Ireland and Wales we’ll be throwing ourselves into Easter celebrations; from Easter egg decorating and egg rolling to making bird boxes, there’s so much going on that no matter where you visit we promise it’ll be time well spent.

Click to find your nearest Easter egg trail

Here’s some of what’s on offer:

Corfe Castle, Dorset
April fool’s jester day, 1 April 11.30am – 3.30pm

  • Come and make a fool of yourself at Corfe Castle with Jigsaw the Jester. There will be a stilt-walking jester from 11.30am-12.15pm, a juggling jester show at 12.50pm – 1.20pm and fools’ school – juggling and circus skills workshop at 2.00pm – 3.30pm.
  • Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.
  • Booking is not needed for this event.
  • For more information please call 01929 481294

Winchester City Mill, Hampshire
Hot cross bun making, 2 April 11am – 4pm

  • Families can make delicious hot cross buns for Good Friday using City Mill flour with help from our volunteer bakers. This is the first of the mill’s ‘Eat into Green Living’ events which also features flour milling demonstrations (12pm – 4pm). Free recipe cards will also be available.
  • Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional charges.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01962 870057.

High Peak Estate, Derbyshire
Make your own Easter egg, 2 April 2pm – 4pm

  • Why not make your own chocolate Easter egg at the Cocoadance workshop, Mam Farm in Castleton, home to makers of delicious handmade Peak District chocolate?
  • All tickets £10.
  • Booking is essential please call 01433 621334.

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
Children’s Easter activities, 2-3 April 11am – 4pm

  • Get creative and join a craft session or be a detective and hunt for gnomes around the gardens.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus child £2.50 for craft session, £1 for gnome Hunt or £3 combined event ticket.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01704 821254.

Attingham Park, Shropshire
Cadbury Easter egg trails, 2-5 April 10am – 4pm

  • Join us for family fun. Hunt for clues and chocolate around the estate, have your face painted, draw on our colouring wall and lots more. Easter egg trails kindly supported by Cadbury.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus £2.50 event charge.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01743 708123.

Mount Stewart House, Garden & Temple of the Winds, Co. Down
Golden Egg trail, 2-9 April 11am -4pm

  • Fun for all the family. Follow the trail around the magical garden to find Mount Stewart’s golden eggs. Easter prizes for everyone.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus egg trail £1 per child.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 028 4278 8387.

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire
Easter fun around the Mill, 2-5 April 12pm – 4pm

  • Easter-themed trail with a Cadbury egghead prize suitable for children of all ages. Easter egg trails kindly supported by Cadbury.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus £1.50 event charge for each trail.
  • Booking is not needed for this event.
  • For more information please call 01625 527468.

Wallington, Northumberland
Easter Eggstravaganza, 2 – 5 April 11am – 4pm

  • Enjoy Easter fun at Wallington with a fantastic children’s trail, craft activities, games and races. Krafty Kidz will also be here on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April, giving you the chance to make lovely Easter items. Easter egg trails kindly supported by Cadbury.
  • Normal admission charges apply £2 per trail (including chocolate prize) and small charge for items made.
  • For more information please call 01670 773967.

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire
Eggtastic Easter, 3-4 April 11am – 4pm

  • A family favourite – join in the hunt for clues around the stunning garden. Solve the puzzle and then claim a chocolate prize. Activities include a face painter, story telling and craft activities. Easter egg trails kindly supported by Cadbury.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus child £1.50.
  • Booking is not needed for this event.
  • For more information please call 01223 810090.

Devil’s Dyke, West Sussex
Easter egg rolling competition, 5 April 10.45am – 12pm

  • Bring your own hand decorated hard boiled egg and try your luck at this Easter custom – the egg that gets furthest down the Dyke valley wins. We will also judge the ‘Best Decorated Egg’; there’ll be prizes for all.
  • All tickets £1.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01273 857712.

Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Llama trekking, 7 and 14 April 11am – 3pm

  • Come and find out all about llamas and lead them on a mini trek around the parkland. Weather permitting; please phone to confirm event is taking place.
  • Normal admission prices apply plus charge for trek, £10 per family group / per llama.
  • Booking is not needed for this event.
  • For more information please call 01483 222482.

Castle Drogo, Devon
Holiday activities: create a cookie, 7 April 11am – 4pm

  • Now that all the Easter chocolate is finished, why not have fun decorating your own biscuit? It’s up to you whether you save it for later or eat it straight away. Sessions from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus £2 event charge per child.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01647 433306.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
It’s a monk’s life, 7-9 and 14-16 April

  • Join us at this World Heritage Site for a family tour of the Abbey. Dress in authentic monks’ robes and learn all about their daily life.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus £1.50 event charge per child.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01765 608888.

Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight
Wildzone: for children: Easter lambs and eggs, 7 April 10am

  • Wildzone is a fun-packed programme of activities and events suitable for children aged 5 -13 and introduces them to different aspects of wildlife and nature. Have fun meeting the sheep and seeing if the gulls have laid eggs at Newtown. Plus why not make an Easter lamb, with real wool from a National Trust sheep? Activities last two hours and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Booking essential please call 01983 741020.
  • Normal admission charges apply plus £3 event charge per child aged five and over.

Erddig Wrexham
Wear your wellies day, 11 April 11am – 4pm

  • Discover the joys of wellie wangling and gumboot dancing and take part in a glamorous wellie parade. There’s also a woodland trail, tree trail talks, seed planting and worm charming all to take part in too.
  • Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional charges.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01978 355314.

Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire
Twilight woodland walk, 14 April 6pm – 8pm

  • Discover what comes out at night in the woods as the light fades and darkness falls. Enjoy a fascinating family-friendly evening walk in conjunction with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, led by community ranger Kiri Howells. Hot drink and biscuits included.
  • Wear clothes suitable for the weather conditions and bring insect repellent and wear stout footwear or wellies.
  • Adult £3.50 and children £2.
  • Booking is essential for this event.Please call 01834 811885.

Dunster Castle, Somerset
1940s Games with Heuristics, 13-14 April 11am – 4pm

  • Come and join Heuristics on the Castle’s Green Court for a day of WW2 and 1940s games plus escape and evasion themed activities.
  • Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional charges.
  • Booking is not required for this event.
  • For more information please call 01643 821314.

Find out more at
www.nationaltrust.org.uk