Bunny’s nose is twitching, nature is waking up after the long sleep of winter. This Easter holiday, at a special place near you, there’s an Easter trail brimming with clues and challenges. The trails test your powers of observation and deduction and lead to intriguing new discoveries about the places you visit. When you follow an Easter trail, you help us look after special places like Greys Court and Nuffield Place for those who follow.
Nuffield Place is open for spring. Lord and Lady Nuffield's arts and crafts house is open from 11am to wander around at your own pace and there are car club visits throughout the year. The restoration of the garden continues - watch it wake up in spring and don't miss the bluebells at the end of April.
Sandham Memorial Chapel is open from 1 March with a new programme of art workshops. You could start spring with new skills in jewellery, linocut or wreath-making. With poetry readings, chapel talks and Stanley Spencer's visionary murals lining the walls, Sandham Memorial Chapel is definitely worth a visit this spring.
Coleshill's open afternoons start again on 8 April. On the second Sunday of every month, see Coleshill's restored mill grinding grain into flour and explore the secret underground bunker - a replica of the Second World War Operational Base on the estate.
There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.