The Bodiam Castle Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2020

Bodiam Castle Easter trail illustration by Claire Fletcher

Following updated government advice in relation to coronavirus, we have had to cancel this event until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. The promise of springtime and warmer weather is a great opportunity to get out and about. During the Easter holidays we've fun for all the family at Bodiam Castle with the return of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is running from Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April 2020 and is £3 per hunt (normal admission applies).

Bring the family to Bodiam Castle this Easter and join in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Help Princess Acorn and Sir Knight Oakley spot baby animals around the grounds then claim a chocolatey prize.

The Easter trail, Princess Acorn, Sir Knight Oakley and their animal friends have been brought to life by two local artists, based in Hastings Old Town. Peter Quinnell and Claire Fletcher.

The illustrator Claire Fletcher at work
The illustrator Claire Fletcher at work
The illustrator Claire Fletcher at work

Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt sheet on arrival and set off on your hunt. For all those who complete their Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt there a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat awaiting you as a prize* or an alternative non-chocolate prize.*  

  • Available from Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April 2020

  • £3 per hunter

  • 10am to 4pm

  • Normal admission charges apply

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is very popular and the property will be busy, particularly on weekends and over the Easter weekend, Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April. For a quieter visit that beats the crowds we recommended visiting weekdays before the Bank Holiday.

Be prepared for an adventure throughout the grounds and don't forget your wellies as some of the grassy areas and woodland can get muddy.

*while stocks last.

Storytelling for the family

Throughout the Easter holidays our storytellers will be in the castle to enchant you with their tales from days gone by.

  • Available daily between Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April inclusive
  • 11am-1pm and 2-3pm.
  • Suitable for any age from 5 upwards, including adults
  • Free event
  • Normal admission charges apply

Family visits

With its massive towers and broad moat, Bodiam Castle is a great place for children to explore and imagine themselves as a bold knight or princess coming across the bridge for a magnificent feast in the great hall. 

Bodiam Castle
The portcullis and badge and shields of the Dallingridge family above the entrance to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
Bodiam Castle

There's plenty of medieval features to spot and explore, including the murder holes above the entrances where all kinds of gruesome treats would have rained down on unwelcome visitors. For those families with a head for heights you can climb up the spiral staircase in the postern tower and marvel at the view across the Rother Valley below and don't forget to take a peek into the well room and ponder what the water in the well would have been used for?

Eating with us?

You have a choice when it comes to eating with your family at Bodiam Castle. Grab and go from the Wharf tea-room or enjoy lunch in the tea-room all year round. There's children’s lunch boxes, which include a sandwich, crisps, a piece of fruit and a carton of juice. We also offer half portions of some of the main meals on our menu.  You can also try our dog friendly Castle-view cafe, which is opposite the castle.

Bring a picnic

Our café can get very busy on the Easter weekend as well as school holiday weekends. Queues are to be expected during these peak times.

Why not bring along a picnic instead? Grab a blanket, find a spot on the slopes by the moat or on one of the dedicated picnic benches and enjoy the view whilst you eat.

Treat yourself to a tasty mug of hot chocolate
A girl drinking a mug of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
Treat yourself to a tasty mug of hot chocolate

Good to know

  • Baby changing facilities can be found in the accessible toilet near to visitor reception, in the car park.
  • Bottles and baby food can be warmed up in our Wharf tea-room. 
  • High chairs are available in the Wharf tea-room.
  • If you fancy a picnic, you’re welcome to picnic in the grounds.  

Are you a member?

If you’re not already a National Trust member, why not enjoy the benefits of family membership? You’ll be able to explore over 500 special places like Bodiam Castle for free and if you join as part of your visit to Bodiam, you’ll have helped support the conservation of this incredible place.

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Bring the whole family together in March and April for fun and nature-filled discoveries as you spot the first signs of spring at the places we care for. Follow the bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.