Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter


Posted 1st Mar 2018


The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is returning (30 March-2 April) this year, and will be inviting families to join in the fun through muddy woodlands, mystical lakes, along nature trails and through spring gardens which are blooming with life

Here are some of the stand out locations

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

30 Mar – 2 April, 10am – 5pm

This Easter, discover the exciting stories of the Goddess of Venus and other female myths and legends as you follow the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt all around the gardens. Once you complete the trail you can tuck in to a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat to reward you for your efforts. Afterwards why not stick around and explore the rest of Stowe’s secrets with a special spring spotting guide? You’ll find out the best places for wildlife spotting and can test yourself on which bird lays which egg.

Price: £3. Normal admission applies

Uppark, West Sussex

30 March - 15 April, 10am – 4.30pm

Spring is a time for everything new, and that includes wildlife. Uppark’s Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will take you around the gardens to seek out baby animals, and learn loads of new facts about them along the way. Solve word scrambles, unleash creative drawing skills and tackle other puzzles to progress through the trail, and secure your delicious Cadbury reward. Why not visit house afterwards to see if you can find the hidden chicks inside as well?

Price: £2 per trail. Garden ticket

Scotney Castle, Kent

30 March- 15 April, 10am-4pm

Fancy becoming a nature detective? Follow in the footsteps of Edward Windsor Hussey, who lived at Scotney and loved to wander about the estate studying all the beetles, birds and beasts that made their homes here. He loved collecting bird eggs to study, and this spring you too can uncover their secrets on the Cadbury Easter Egg trail. Seek out specially hidden bird boxes, and discover the fascinating world of the creatures that lived inside. Will you find them all and claim your tasty reward?

Price: per trail £3 Normal admission applies

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

30 March – 15 April, 10am - 3pm

When Mrs Greville lived at Polesden Lacey she used to bring back all sorts of pets from her travels to distant lands. This spring she is bringing a new friend back from her adventures around Asia, but no one knows what it is. Can you help the animals of Polesden Lacey to find a cosy woodland bed for Mrs Greville’s mysterious guest?  You’ll even receive a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat in return for your help.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies.

South West

Avebury, Wiltshire

30 March – 2 April, 11am – 4pm

Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? Daffodils are blooming, lambs are leaping and birds are singing in the trees. Now you can celebrate along with them as you explore Avebury and discover the great outdoors on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Don’t forget to collect your Cadbury chocolate reward at the end.

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies

Stourhead, Wiltshire

30 March – 13 April, 11am – 4pm

The Easter Bunny is back, and he’s been busy setting two special nature trails around the garden at Stourhead. Follow the clues and take a peek into the world of the creepy crawlies, birds and beasts that live on the estate. Once you solve all the puzzles you’ll be able to collect your special Cadbury chocolate reward.

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies

Tyntesfield, near Bristol

24 March – 8 April, 10am – 5pm

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in the Victorian era? As you explore Tyntesfield you’ll uncover the story of the Gibbs family, who did just that. You can even have a go at being a Victorian explorer on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, and uncover ancient relics, mysterious creatures and fascinating geology to win yourself a tasty Cadbury treat.

Price: £3 per trail. Normal admission applies

Dunster Castle, Somerset

24 March – 8 April, 10am – 4pm

Where better to have an adventure than a real life castle? The Easter Bunny has been busy setting a trail all around Dunster, and he's left some yummy chocolate for anyone who completes the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Venture forth to discover the castle towers and gatehouse, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for clues.

Price: £2 per trail. Normal admission applies

Saltram, Devon

24 March – 8 April, 10am – 4pm

Saltram was once home to the Parker family, but these days the estate makes the perfect home for a whole range of wild animals. Can you follow the trail to track down their homes and habitats hidden within the garden? There’s plenty to learn along the way, such as why squirrels live over ground and badgers underground. As you reach of the end of the trail don’t forget to seek out the Easter Bunny’s holiday home at Saltram, before claiming your Cadbury prize.

Price: £2 per trail. Normal admission applies

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

30 March – 15 April, 11am-4pm

Whether you’re rambling through ancient woodlands or following the riverside paths, you’re never far from the natural world at Lanhydrock. This Easter the whole family can get stuck in to discover more about the estate’s plant and animal life by following a special trail through the garden. There’ll even be a chocolatey Cadbury reward waiting for you at the end.

Price: £3 per trail. Normal admission applies

East of England

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

March 30 – April 2, 10.30am – 5pm

From lambs taking their first steps to daffodils bursting in to life, it’s a real hive of activity at Sutton Hoo in Spring. You can celebrate the season by helping the Easter Bunny track down his treasure eggs. Ramble through the woods and around the ancient burial mounds, keeping your eyes peeled for clues. After all that effort you’ll have earned your Cadbury chocolate reward.

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies

Midlands

Attingham Park, Shropshire

24, 25 & 30 March – Mon 2 Apr, 10am - 4pm

Winter is over for another year, and the woods at Attingham are beginning to wake up again. Explore among the gnarled branches and tree trunks on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, and seek out all the hidden clues along the way. Once you’ve found them all you can collect your delicious Cadbury chocolate prize.

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Peak District

30 March –2 April, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring by exploring the sights and sounds of the season on the Longshaw estate. With plenty of fresh air and the promise of a delicious Cadbury treat at the end, it’s the perfect way to get stuck in to the great outdoors. Grab a map, choose between the long or short Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and then set off into the wild to seek your reward.

Price: £3 per trail. Normal admission applies

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

30 March – 2 April, 10:30am – 3:30pm

The nights are lighter, the days are longer and it’s the perfect time to head out on an adventure around Clumber Park. The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will lead you around the Park. Once you’ve completed the trail and picked up your Cadbury prize, why not hire a bike to whizz through the woodland, or have a go at some of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾ activities?

Price: £3 per trail. Normal admission applies

Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire

30 March – 15 April, 11am - 4pm

Visit Brockhampton this Easter to discover the stories of people who lived here during the First World War. This year the Cadbury Easter Egg trail will have a special Wartime Nature Survival theme, where you’ll learn all the skills you need for your own outdoors adventure. There will even be a tasty Cadbury treat for you as a reward for all your hard work. 

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies

North

Allan Bank, Cumbria 

30 March – 2 April, 10.30am – 4pm

This year the Easter Bunny has had help from Allan Bank’s resident red squirrels. Follow the special trail of these fluffy creatures and find all of the eggs they’ve hidden to win a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize.

Price: £2 per trail. Normal admission applies.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

29 March – 22 May, 10.30am - 4pm

Can you imagine what it would be like to have the sharp eyes of an owl, or the big ears of a rabbit? Lots of wildlife species rely on their senses, and this special Easter Egg trail will put all of yours to the test as you breathe in scents, see colourful flowers and hear the sounds of spring all around you. With a special Cadbury chocolate reward at the end, your taste buds will be happy too.

Price: £2 per trail. Normal admission applies.

Wallington, Northumberland

30 March – 2 April, 11am – 4pm

Bees do a lot of important work at Wallington, helping to pollinate flowers and trees so they grow up big and strong. This Easter, buzz along to the West Wood and follow the special honeycomb trail to discover more about these buzzy friends.  Once you reach the end of the trail you’ll be a fully-fledged bee expert, and can collect your sweet Cadbury chocolate treat. 

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies.

Nostell, Yorkshire

30 March – 2 April, 10am – 4pm

Bunny's been bouncing around the gardens as Nostell's wildlife wakes up for spring To claim your yummy Cadbury chocolate prize, follow in Bunny's footsteps through the wild woodlands and alongside the lakes and  complete the challenges and games along the way.

Price: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies.

Wales

Erddig, Wrexham

30 March - 2 April, 10am to 4pm

Spring is in full swing and Erddig’s 13.5-acre walled garden is brimming with nature in all its glory. This year to earn your chocolatey Cadbury treat you’ll need to look up at the trees towering overhead and solve clues about the creatures that live in them. Are you up to the challenge of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt?

Price: £2.50 per trail, normal admission applies

Tredegar House, Newport

30 March – 2 April, 11am – 4pm

Spring is a time of new life, with flowers blooming and baby animals being born. The team at Tredegar have discovered a set of eggs hidden around the garden, and they need your help to work out who each egg belongs to. Can you solve the puzzle and collect your Cadbury chocolate reward?

Price: £2.20. Normal admission applies

Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd

24 March - 8 April, 10.30am – 4pm

With Easter on the way, the busy Penrhyn bees have been helping Bunny hide his clues amongst the flowers and trees around the castle. Can you solve the puzzle to claim your Cadbury chocolate reward? 

Price: £2 per hunt, normal admission prices apply.

Plas Newydd, Anglesey

30 March – 2 April, 11am - 3.30pm

Spring has sprung and all the creatures at Plas Newydd have been up to their old tricks and are hiding from Bunny. Can you help him find and identify his wildlife friends around the garden to claim your Cadbury chocolatey prize?

Price: £2 per trail. Normal admission applies

Northern Ireland

Mount Stewart, County Down

30 March – 3 April, 11am – 4pm

Hop on down to Mount Stewart this Easter to help Bunny find the clues dotted around the lake.  Solve the clues to uncover the magic word and claim your prize. Complete this year’s Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and leave with a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize as a reward!

Price: £1.50. Normal admission applies

The Argory, County Armagh

30 March – 3 April, 11am – 4pm

Hop along for a day of family fun exploring The Argory’s secret nooks and crannies. Follow the Easter Egg Hunt along the Blackwater River and solve the nature-themed clues to win a special surprise: a delicious Cadbury treat. Afterwards, make the most of your visit with a bit of wild time in the adventure play park, or enjoy Easter crafts and games in the courtyard.

Price: £1.50. Normal admission applies





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