Easter at Dinefwr

Cadbury Easter egg hunt at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Spend your Easter with us, spot the spring flowers and frogspawn, meet our cattle, hunt for clues on our Cadburys Easter egg hunt and make some spring crafts.

Have you seen the portrait of Henrietta and the hare at Newton House? The hare has decided to enjoy the delights of spring at Dinefwr and we need your help to find him.

Grab your explorer boots and trace his hops by seeing how he may be celebrating nature’s awakening in the 800 acre estate, followed by some active storytelling in the house. The trail is £3 and encourages you to explore the estate and get closer to nature. The price also includes storytelling tickets for you to get active with Henrietta and the Hare.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

19-22 April

Chocolate hunters are invited to Dinefwr this Easter-but with 800 acres to explore, where do you start looking? Luckily, Bunny's left some clues to help.
To claim the chocolatey prize you will have to crack the nature themed clues. The trail costs £3 which includes a chocolate prize and storytelling tickets.
 

Cattle return

15 April, 11am (ish)

A sure sign that spring has sprung at Dinefwr when our wonderful White Park Cattle return to graze the fields in front of Newton House. Keep an eye of for the new additions to the herd, it's calving season throughout spring and summer at Dinefwr.
 

Tractor Trailor Tours

Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday

All aboard the tractor trailer!. These tours allow you to get close to our rare breed White Park Cattle and learn more about these amazing animals. Tickets cost £2 per adult and £1 per child. Tickets are available from the Visitor Centre on the day.

House tours

Daily 

We'll be running our popular House Tours at Newton House throughout the Easter holidays. Book your place on arrival to find out all the family history and gossip.  
 

Fill your bellies

Across the Easter holidays the newly refirbished Billiard Room Cafe (Inside Newton House) will be serving hot drinks, cakes and lunches. Ice-cream will be available via a pop-up parlour in the Inner Coutyard where there are picnic benches for alfresco dining if you'd rather bring your own packed lunch.
 
The Old Slaughter House will be open for business serving tea, coffee and cake for families in need of a quick pit stop during their visit. Situated on the route to Dinefwr Castle,The Old Slauter House opens as a pop-up cafe dudring busy periods at Dinefwr but is available as a rented space during quieter times.

 

The usful bits

  • Before you visit - Make sure that you check our opening times, event details, directions, prices, parking and catering facilities before you visit.
  • Follow us - Keep an eye on our social media accounts for information about local weather, parking capacity and more.
  • Parking – We are expecting to be busy over the Easter holidays so we will be using the overflow car park, weather permitting. Over the Easter Weekend there will be staff on hand to help you find a space.
  • Rain or shine - Some of our footpaths might be muddy so make sure that you’ve got wellies and raincoats.
  • Avoid busy times – We are running our Spring Nature Trail throughout the Easter holidays, so why not visit during the week when we are likely to be less busy. Try visiting later in the day for more parking spaces and to avoid queues.
  • Take shelter – If the Welsh weather prevails, Newton House is open every day until 5pm and there will be daily house tours.