Easter egg hunts at Buckland Abbey

Easter Egg Hunt at Buckland

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Buckland Abbey. 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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Pick up your trail pack from Egg HQ and hunt around the gardens to find all the giant eggs. Each spot has a different Spring time challenge for you to complete from shaking like a squirrel to bouncing around like a bunny.

Once you have found all the eggs and completed all the clues, you can get your special chocolaty reward from inside your Easter pack.

Easter egg hunt
Children running through the gardens
Easter egg hunt

Key information

The trail this year, is around the Abbey gardens and is pushchair friendly.

No dogs in the gardens during the Easter trail. But please do bring your four legged friend on any of the estate walks.

£3 per trail including a chocolate egg. An alternative prize is also available.

Normal admission charges apply, members free.

The trail will be running from Monday Monday 29th March- Monday 3rd May

How to pre-book your visit

To avoid dissapointment, please pre-book your visit to Buckland Abbey. Where there is capacity, walk up admission will be possible. On busy days such as bank holidays and weekends, you might be turned away without a booking. 

Please click on the link below to book your ticket to visit Buckland. 

Rabbit Racecourse

Join in with some Easter outdoor fun and games at the Rabbit Racecourse on the Abbey lawn.

Can you complete the grasshopper hurdles or challenge your family to a bunny hop race? 

This is a great spot for a picnic to!

Make your promise to nature

Join in with thousands who are making a promise for nature this year. From building a bug hotel in your garden to reducing your carbon footprint around the home, we're inviting you to make simple promises to help nature and wildlife thrive.

We can all work together to take care of our environment and the animals that depend on it. Whether it's a small change like switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, or making your very own bird box, there are lots of ways to get involved. 

And you won't be doing it alone. Many of our staff and volunteers up and down the country are making their own promises for nature. 

Spring flowers in the Elizabethan garden
Barn in background and wild flowers at the front of picture
Spring flowers in the Elizabethan garden

Easter Tree

Head down to the kitchen garden this Easter and see our Easter tree which has been filled with hand painted eggs by our amazing volunteers here at Buckland. 

All the materials used are eco-friendly and the eggs will be composted at the end of Easter to bring new life to the Summer borders in the garden. 

Spring colour in the gardens
Yellow flowers in the garden with the shaddow of the abbey behind
Spring colour in the gardens

Go the 'Eggstra Mile'

Why not increase your activity levels this Easter by going the 'Eggstra Mile' and heading out for a walk along the yellow route? This is a family friendly walking trail which is great for pushchairs and wheel chairs.

The walk takes about 20-30 mins to complete.

For everyone who has comepleted this extra challenge can pick up a certificate from Egg HQ. 

Autumnal colour along Beech Avenue

Walking the Estate

Discover the ancient woodlands here at Buckland Abbey by heading out on one of the 3 circular estate walks. Picking blackberries is always a highlight of Autumn and is a great family activity to enjoy with the kids, the only problem is not eating them all before you get home. Check out our best blackberry spots.