Easter egg hunts at Hardwick

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Hardwick. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. 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

From 2 April until stocks run out, 10am - 4pm (Hardwick closes at 6pm)

Explore Hardwick and follow our Easter trail, completing spring fun challenges on the activity sheet as you go along. Spot the bees buzzing along, discover what spring plants are growing and see the lambs across the Hardwick parkland. At the end of your trail, pick up your chocolate egg or allergen free reward.

Trail packs cost £3.

Please note: some of the Easter trail is in the gardens where assistance dogs only are permitted. 

Before visiting, please check government guidance on travelling.

Book your visit

You don't need to book for the trail but you will need to book your visit so that we can manage visitor numbers to for social distancing. Tickets are released every Friday, so you won't be able to book your Easter visit until Friday 26 March. Book your visit here.

There is plenty of fun and games to be played at Hardwick
Children playing in the Hardwick gardens
There is plenty of fun and games to be played at Hardwick

Discover spring across Hardwick

If you're looking to get outdoors and keep the family busy, follow walks across the park and gardens. We have so many spring sights to see, from crocuses to daffodils and the blossoms in the orchrds. Across the parkland, see if you spot Hardwick’s lambs along the way or ducklings at the ponds. Finish your adventure with a trip to the Great Barn restaurant and treat yourself to a takeaway refreshment.

Lambs and their mums can be spotted resting across the Park at Hardwick in the spring
A lamb and sheep rest by a tree in the Park at Hardwick, Derbyshire
Lambs and their mums can be spotted resting across the Park at Hardwick in the spring

The park has some great walks on offer; you’ll be able to find out just how much wildlife there is living around the park and along the way you’ll spot new born lambs. At this time of year there's a good chance it will be muddy so wellies are a good option.

Springtime sees apple and pear blossom fill the orchard in Hardwick's gardens
Apple blossom in the gardens at Hardwick, Derbyshire
Springtime sees apple and pear blossom fill the orchard in Hardwick's gardens