Just when we thought we were over the coldest winter yet, snow storms have once again hit the UK. Nevertheless, this weekend is Easter and whether you’re 9 or 99 there’s something for all of the family at National Trust properties across the country.
Check out this selection of Easter egg decorating, rolling, hunting and bird box making….
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 670368.
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.
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Easter trail 2-4 April 11.30am – 3.30pm
Follow the Easter egg trail that leads to your Easter prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Normal garden admission Charges Apply plus child £2.
Booking is not required for this event. For more information please call 01332 863822.
Mount Stewart House, Garden & Temple of the Winds, Co. Down
Golden Egg trail 2-9 April 11am -4pm
Follow the trail around 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.
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.
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.
Normal admission charges apply £2 per trail (including chocolate prize) and small charge for items made. For more information please call 01670 773967.
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.
Wear your wellies day 11 April 11am – 4pm
OK, so this one has nothing to do with Easter, but we LOVE IT!!!
Discover the joys of wellie wangling, 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.