Easter egg hunts at Brockhampton
Join us for an Easter adventure at Brockhampton. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance.
Inspired by the ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ guide, this year’s Easter trail at Brockhampton leads families around the orchards to look for nature-related activities. The orchards are lovely this time of year, with various fruit and flower blossom. Our Easter trail will be available daily from Friday 2 to Sunday 18 April.
You can pick your trail pack up from Visitor Reception, when you arrive. To minimalize human contact, we’ve prepared everything you need to grab and go, inside your trail pack you’ll find an activity sheet, pencil and chocolate egg, non-chocolate alternative prizes will also be available upon request. Our Easter egg trails will be priced at £3 each. Please note we are only able to take payments by card and are not currently accepting cash.
On the wider estate, tenant farmers the Hawkins’ lovely Hebridean sheep have lambs in springtime and by Easter are normally strong enough to venture outdoors. Although Hebrides are very small, they are incredibly hardy and will happily stay out year-round. The lucky sheep here get to spend their lives grazing in the orchards and pastures, they help us maintain the land by eating problem weeds, keeping the grass down and helping trample wildflower seeds into the ground with their hooves.
Families can enjoy following a way-marked walk on the estate when they visit this Easter. The woodlands in springtime are simply delightful with wildflowers, blossom and wildlife, revitalised after a long winters rest. The woods become a hive of activity in spring as this is mating season for many species, birds busy themselves nest building and just outside of the woods, hares begin to box.
Easter-time wildflowers here include lesser celandine, wood anemone, cowslip, wood sorrel and wild garlic followed later in the month by carpets of bluebells.
Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling.
You don’t need to book your Easter trails, but you will need to book your Easter visit. To manage visitor numbers so that social distancing can be ensured for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, the pre-booking system still applies. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter activities in nature trail, which can be purchased on the day.
Tickets are released every Friday, so you won’t be able to book your Easter visit until Friday 26 March. When the time comes, you can book your visit here.