Explore - the Easter escape

Explore the site of a Norman castle, climb to a stone lookout tower and follow in the steps of the gentry - all with priceless views and a place in your history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Avoid the hustle and bustle of Easter trails and chocolate eggs for a day. Explore the fascinating estate with its natural beauty and abundant wildlife that surrounds our iconic Elizabethan mansion. Navigate your way to a selection of view point destinations that will reveal beautiful countryside and centuries of history. You'll never be a little more than a mile away.

For the less adventurous explorers, follow a route around the garden for some surprises. So, pick a route that suits!

The basics

Suitability
Children love to run and explore.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Dress for a walk in the countryside and the weather - wellington boots are always a winner for little explorers.
Accessibility
Ground may be slippery or muddy and there are gentle to medium climbs. The estate walks are not suitable for standard pushchairs or wheelchair access.
Other
Please note : Montacute House is not participating in the Cadbury's egg hunt this year.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 April 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Montacute House
Email
montacute@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01935 823289

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Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
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Sat 24 Mar 2018
10:00-14:00
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.

Explore - the Easter escape

Mon 26 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore the site of a Norman castle, climb to a stone lookout tower and follow in the steps of the gentry - all with priceless views and a place in your history.

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