Easter family fun at Calke Abbey
Whether you want to stretch your legs in the open countryside, enjoy endless playtime in the woods, or take part in nature-themed activities, we’ve got some great ideas to keep the kids entertained at Calke Abbey this Easter.
Take part in the Easter trail
This Easter, embark on a self-led adventure in the great outdoors, searching for nature-themed activities along the way. To find out more about this year’s Easter trail, follow the link below.
Calke Explore is open for adventures
It’s spring! The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors on a local walk with the family. With over 600 acres of parkland, there’s plenty of space to roam – look out for waymarked walks or download a route before you set off.
Why not begin your adventures at Calke Explore? Nestled in the woodland you’ll find a car park, café, natural play area and easy access to footpaths and walking routes.
Cycling for all the family
If you’re planning to bring the bikes, the Tramway Trail is the ideal route for beginner cyclists – it’s fairly flat, and the 8km route can be tailored to make it shorter.
The Tramway Trail is a multi-purpose, accessible route, taking you through parts of the wider estate you might not have explored before, including winding woodland, farmland and peaceful pasture. We recommend parking at Calke Explore if you’re hopping on the trail – it’s signposted off the driveway, just after the park admission hut.
Go wildlife spotting in nature
Spring is a delightful time of year for wildlife. It’s lambing time at Calke, and if you visit the gardens, you might spot the rare-breed Portland lambs bouncing around the walled kitchen garden. They’re so cute, you’ll want to take one home with you!
At Calke Explore, look out for the giant bug hotel and see what type of visitors you can spot, nestling in the wood.
Book your visit
To manage visitor numbers so that social distancing can be ensured for the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and the local community, the pre-booking system still applies. We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Can’t visit us this Easter?
If you're unable to visit this Easter, we've got plenty of activities you can try at home so you don't miss out on all the Easter fun. Follow the link below to keep the kids entertained.