Easter Holidays at Hardwick

Family in the orchard surrounded by daffodils

We’re celebrating all things spring at Hardwick this Easter holidays. From 25 March- 23 April (excluding Easter weekend) we’ll have lots of things going on across the property to keep all of the family entertained. We'll also be holding a Cadbury Egg Hunt over the Easter weekend, 14- 17 April.

If you're looking to blow off the cobwebs and keep the family busy, follow our brand new trail across the estate, which points out all the spring highlights including the flourishing borders and ever-popular fairy houses – see if you spot Hardwick’s lambs along the way. Finish your walk with a trip to the Stableyard restaurant and treat yourself whilst supporting our vital conservation work.

Follow the walk here- Discover Spring at Hardwick

Paper copies are available from visitor reception.


Activities taking place within the Hall will require normal admission charges. Wednesday- Sunday, when the Hall is open indoor family activities are available. We’re celebrating the art of storytelling this spring. Celebrate spring indoors and enjoy a nature-themed storytelling activity along with lots of spring stories to read. Throughout the holidays we’ll even have some story reading for all the family to enjoy, taking place in the shop Monday and Tuesday, and the Hall Wednesday- Friday (normal admission applies). If you want to get hands- on, visit the Hall below stairs and make a nature-inspired Easter card to take home too. Donations to our vital building works to the Hall are very welcome. 


As well as discovering nature, you can discover lots more about the Hall too. See the collection being deep cleaned and find out why it’s so important.  Discover hidden meanings in our paintings and why portraits are really the ‘selfies’ of their day. We would love to see your portrait. Take your own photo and share it with us using #HardwickSelfie.


Over the Easter weekend, join the Cadbury Egg Hunt around the Hall, Garden or Lady Spencer’s Wood. Discover more about Hardwick’s nature, find all the clues and pick up your well-earnt Cadbury prize at the end. There's no need to book and its just £3 per child. Normal admission applies to the Hall or Garden trail.