Easter events across the country

From Cadbury Easter Egg Trails to Easter traditions, historical adventures to outdoor activities, spring crafts to seasonal cookery, there are lots of family-friendly events going on at places we look after over the Easter holidays.

By taking part you’ll not only enjoy a fun-filled day out, you’ll also be helping us to look after special places from castles to countryside for everyone to enjoy. Visit our tea-rooms for Easter-inspired treats and every purchase also helps our work.

Below is a flavour of what's on, search our events listings for Easter fun where you are.

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trails

    Kids can get in touch with their inner adventurer and become an Eggsplorer for the day as they follow clues to complete one of the Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at places we look after. The trails are a great way to explore woods, coastline, parks and gardens in springtime and enjoy the fresh air and on completing the trail there’s a delicious Cadbury Egghead as a reward.

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trails are still running at a few of our places. Please note individual timings and dates vary.

    Easter traditions

    Easter bonnet parade

    Join in with egg rolling and duck racing or show off your finery in an Easter bonnet parade. Get hands on with traditional cookery and crafts such as hot cross bun baking and Easter decoration workshops. You can also find out about rearing sheep.

    Family craft and cookery

    Fun with paper crowns

    You’ll find family-friendly craft activities at many of the places we look after this Easter. You can also plant vegetables to grow and eat at home or get stuck into baking activities. There’ll also be face painting – the perfect way to show a creative side.

    History for kids

    A mother and daughter dance as they try on Tudor-style costumes

    Discover how outlaws lived on the run from medieval justice or become an archaeologist to solve historical riddles. There’ll also be the chance to dress up like one of Henry VIII’s subjects, experience a Victorian Easter or step into the gross and putrid world of 19th century privies.

    Outdoor fun

    Have-a-go medieval archery at Corfe Castle, Dorset

    Learn bushcraft skills and how to build the perfect den or have a go at archery in historical surroundings. Go in search of nature, follow spring trails or gather some greenery to make some wild art with.