Join Erddig for a cracking Easter

Easter egg hunt

It’s almost that time of the year, when the Easter bunny hops over the wall into our 13.5 acre garden, to offer families the ultimate day out with a Cadbury Egg Hunt and more.

Spring nature trail

2017 is a special year for Erddig and we are celebrating #Erddig40, forty years since we first opened to the public after a four-year restoration. 

Erddig garden was derelict and overgrown when the National Trust stepped in to save the crumbling stately home in 1973, with a small flock of sheep which the last Squire Philip Yorke III called his ‘gardeners’.

Enjoy a walk in Erddig's blossoming garden
Erddig cherry blossom in spring

The Easter holidays will see a new a new flock of ‘gardeners’ return to Erddig; each wooden sheep carrying a different fact about the transformation of the garden and the nature you can find today.  

Our spring nature trail runs from 1 April until 23 April when visitors can also tick off another of their #50Things to do before 11 ¾ and enjoy campfire cooking in Wolf's Den (excludes bank holiday weekend).

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Welsh

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Visitors are invited to unleash their inner explorer to find the hidden rabbits around the garden and outbuildings from 14 to 17 April. Each rabbit is hiding a letter, so collect them all to earn a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. Cost: £2.50 per hunt and normal admission applies.

Every single Cadbury Egg Hunt helps to support the special places we look after for future generations to explore.

While bunny was hiding his clues for the Cadbury Egg Hunt, the Easter chicks have wandered off to explore inside the house. See if you can spot them on a visit to our historic home; they’ll be hiding from 1 April to 23 April.

Take a walk on the wild side in Erddig's natural play space
Child walking on natural obstacle course with a little help from mum

Find the signs of spring

The Easter holidays are the perfect opportunity to get outdoors to spot the signs of spring at Erddig and our neighbours Chirk Castle and Powis Castle are all within an hour's drive of each other.

Whether you love daffodils, bluebells, lambs or swallows at spring, you can spot them all with us.

Swallows return to Erddig every spring
Erddig swallow in the wagon shed

Download the Chirk, Erddig and Powis trail

Download our signs of spring trail here to follow this season's highlights across our three special places.

Signs of spring trail (PDF / 3.8MB) download

We'd love to see your signs of spring pictures, share them with us or our National Trust Wales Facebook page using the hashtag #NTFirst.

A family flying a kite at Wembury, Devon.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾  

Fancy exploring the outdoors, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start ticking off some of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.