Easter holiday fun for everyone
With the days getting longer and hopefully warmer, it’s a great time to be outside and feel the fresh air blow the winter cobwebs away. The leaves are unfurling and bright spring flowers are a cheery sight throughout the borders, there’s so much to see and rediscover with us right now.
The garden is alive with the sight and sounds of the new season, the daffodils are out in force, the birds are singing their hearts out and everything is emerging from its winter sleep. It's a great time to get outside and there’s lots of outdoor activity here to enjoy, how about a game of tennis on our vintage court, or fly high in to the sky on our hidden swing? Then again a giant game of dominoes, quoits or skittles on the south lawn could be just what you’re looking for?
There are lots of fun things to do during the Easter holidays too, maybe stroll over to the woods for a day of den building or come along to have your face painted. A walk along the avenue will bring you to the resident artisans workshops, where you are welcome to visit, if you are feeling crafty pop in to the wood carvers studio where you can paint a specially cut wooden shape to decorate your home.
Over the four days of the bank holiday weekend, Friday 14 until Monday 17 April 11am - 4pm we have the Cadbury's egg hunt taking place in our orchard and grounds. £2 each (normal admission applies). The Easter bunny really needs your help, so hop through the grass, look behind the trees and shrubs, solve the clues as you make your way around and find your own Cadbury's chocolate prize at the end.
Venturing into the fascinating unfurnished court house takes you back in time, where you can find out how Colonel Lyle restored this amazing building, and discover intriguing stories about the people who helped him achieve this epic task. As you wander from room to room you get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful surrounding countryside from the windows and making your way up to the long gallery, you will see and hear surprising things that bring the past to life.