Easter Egg Hunts at Ham House and Garden
Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Ham House and Garden. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance.
Easter adventures in nature
1 April to 18 April (whilst stocks last), 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Experience our gardens in new and delightful ways this Easter as you explore the signs of spring. Spotting the bumble bees, being a hedge detective, peeking into the veg patch and learning how to help nature at home are just a few of the things you will get to do as a part of our fun trail that is suitable for the whole family.
Each trail pack contains the Easter trail activity sheet and map, a special Easter adventures pencil, a special spring activity you can do at home, and to help keep everyone safe, your chocolate reward will be in the pack too. The real challenge this year is to not eat it all before you finish your trail!
Easter trail packs are £3 each
Book your visit
You don’t need to book your Easter trails, but you will need to book your Easter visit. To manage visitor numbers so that social distancing can be ensured for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, the pre-booking system still applies. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter adventures in nature trail, which can be purchased on the day.
Tickets are released every Friday, so you won't be able to book your Easter visit until Friday 26 March.
Book your visit here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden/whats-on
Can’t visit us this Easter?
More things to do outside
You'll find space for the kids to let off steam while you take in the different parts of the historic garden.
There is plenty close to the house if you don’t want to walk too far and the garden is enclosed so ideal for a rest on a sunny bench whilst youngsters explore.
Enjoy the Outer Courtyard to discover lots of creepy crawlies, and the maze-like Wilderness which is perfect to play in and is where many animals and birds also make their home.
If you feel like a longer walk, there are circular walks from the garden or why not start your day with a stroll to Ham House and Garden?
It’s just a half hour gentle walk on the flat to us if you take the stunning riverside path from Richmond station and you’ll pass ancient Petersham Meadows. Then, at the end of the day, there are bus stops close by for the return journey to Richmond or Kingston.
Tasty homegrown treats and eats
Worked up an appetite? They Orangery Café is a great place to pick up a drink and a snack.
Open every day for take-away, it is currently serving hot and cold drinks, kids lunch boxes, and a selection of sweet treats. Or on busier days, we also will be having our Ice-Cream Parlour open which will offer all sorts of frozen goodies as well as chilled drinks.
The outdoor seating by the cafe has been removed to help keep everyone safe but you are free to enjoy your drinks and snacks anywhere in the gardens. Please help us keep the gardens free of litter and ensure you put all your rubbish in the bins provided or take them home with you.
Family friendly checklist – plan your visit
Enjoy a stress-free day at Ham House and Garden with all the information you might need here to plan a great day out.
• Prams can be used all the way through our grounds, and there is level access to all parts of the gardens.
• Ask at visitor reception for a level access guide to the gardens if you would like one, so you can find your way step free.
• The paths in the garden are mostly gravel and historic cobbles which can be difficult to scoot on. Our friendly team at visitor reception are happy to keep an eye on your scooters and balance bikes while you have fun. Bike racks to lock your bikes to are also available.
• Baby changing facilities are available in the women’s, men's, and disabled (gender neutral) loos opposite the shop.
• You can enjoy all the special places the National Trust cares for, for a whole year, with National trust family membership, from just £6.50 a month.