Easter at Dyrham Park

Family visitors walking down the slope towards the east front at Dyrham Park

What does it mean if you spot six magpies? Were blackbirds really baked in a pie?

Find out about some of the myths and legends from nature in the seventeenth century in a Easter trail.

The trail, which involves finding facts to fill in gaps in a collection of well-known nature phrases, will take you all around the 270-acre ancient parkland to get you out and about this spring.

On completing the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt you'll be able to claim your chocolate treat.  

The trail is running for the whole two weeks of the school holidays from Sat 6 to Mon 22 April from 10am until 3pm.

It costs £2.50 per trail on top of normal entry. 

We're expecting to be busy over the Easter weekend so if you prefer a quieter time we'd recommend coming mid week.

Senior Visitor Experience Officer Emma Aldred said: 'Easter's a brilliant time to be out in the fresh air and our family trail will be filled with interesting facts and information about stories linked to nature that we're still familiar with today but that date from way back in the seventeenth century.'