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 will be running throughout the Easter holidays at 261 places we look after. Please note individual timings and dates vary.

    Easter traditions

    Easter bonnet parade

    Join in with egg rolling at Devil’s Dyke and duck racing at Montacute House or show off your finery in the Easter bonnet parade at Claremont Landscape Garden. Get hands on with seasonal cookery and crafts such as hot cross bun baking at Winchester City Mill and Easter decoration workshops at Barrington Court. You can also find out about rearing sheep at Arlington Court.

    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 such as the felting workshop at Buckland Abbey. Plant vegetables to grow and eat at home at Greenway or find out how to bake the perfect pizza at Cotehele. There’ll also be face painting – the perfect way to show a creative side – at A la Ronde.

    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 at Bodiam Castle or become an archaeologist to solve historical riddles at Saltram. There’ll also be the chance to dress up like one of Henry VIII’s subjects at Trerice, experience a Victorian Easter at Penrhyn Castle or step into the gross and putrid world of privies and gazundas at Birmingham Back to Backs.

    Outdoor fun

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

    Learn the skills of outdoor living with bushcraft and den building at New Forest Northern Commons or have a go at archery in historical surroundings at Corfe Castle. Go in search of nature at Bembridge Windmill, follow the spring trail at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters or gather some greenery at Cotehele to make some wild art with.