Easter at Godolphin
The days are warmer and longer, the garden is filling with spring flowers and the Cadbury bunny has been up to mischief again hiding eggs around Godolphin – it must be Easter!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
The Cadbury Bunny has been up to his old tricks again, but this time with the help of some friends at Godolphin. See if you can find all the hidden eggs and the friends who have helped bunny, around the garden and grounds to rightfully claim your chocolatey prize!
Car Parking at Godolphin
The main car park will be open but the overflow car park is waterlogged, so to stop cars getting stuck in the mud we've decided to close it. Queues to park over the Easter weekend are likely. Sorry if this means you are waiting longer than expected to park your car. Do not fear as the Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are running everyday upto and including 15th April and we expect parking to be less busy outside of Easter weekend.
Make it a full day out
Enjoy a full day out at Godolphin with your family this Easter. Bring along a picnic and borrow a picnic blanket from reception to enjoy in the orchard. Ever taken a walk barefoot? The multi-textured barefoot trail is opening Good Friday and is a must to tick off number 24 from your 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 activity booklet. Challenge your family and friends to a game of skittles or how about a sack race? Fancy streching your legs, pick one of the 3 waymarked walks on Godolphin's estate to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
The historic Godolphin House will be open from Saturday 7 – Thursday 12 April, 10am - 5pm. Take time to wander through each room soaking up the atmosphere or perhaps get a deeper understanding of the history by asking one of the room guides a question.
In the garden
The garden is truly coming to life as the season changes and the days are growing lighter and warmer. Delicate colourful primroses can be seen popping up everywhere as you walk around the garden and grounds; in the grass, walls and even through the cobbles at your feet.
The sheltered walled King’s garden hold Godolphin’s two Magnolia trees, their big blooms capturing your vision as you enter the garden, but don’t forget to look down at the flower beds, filling with tulips and hyacinths.
The raised turf walkways in the side garden are perfect for getting your spring wildflower fix. An array of fritillary’s, daffodils and primroses all at eye level as you walk around the peaceful garden.