Some FAQs

Family searching for clues on the Easter egg hunt

We want you to have an ‘egg-cellent’ day, so before you visit, we’ve put together some FAQs to help you hatch a plan.

When is the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt on?

The Easter Egg Hunts will be on from Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April 2018, 10am-4pm. The last hunt will be sold at 4pm, with the last chocolate treat collection being at 5.30pm.

How much will it cost?

All visitors, non-members and members, pay £2.50 per Easter Egg Hunt. This can be paid either by cash or card at Visitor Reception or cash only at the gazebo at the start of the hunt. 

The hunt is taking place in the woodland, and normal admission applies – so entry is free for members, and non-members will need to pay for entry.

The membership team at Visitor Reception will be happy to sign you up as you arrive, and this means you’ll have free entry on the day. If you sign up for a family membership by direct debit, you’ll even get your Easter Egg Hunt Maps for free.

Where can I park?

We do have a large car park here, but please note that over the Easter weekend, we are likely to be very busy, especially if the weather is nice. This means that there is the possibility of queues, so please be patient with us. It’s best to arrive as early as you can, or visit us outside of the Easter weekend, the Easter Egg Hunt will run until 15 April.

Is there an accessible route around the parkland?

The paths are level and smooth on the Woodland Walk and are accessible by wheelchair/motorised scooter/buggies. However, following the heavy rain there is a section of the route that is no longer passable by these modes of transport.  Please do ask at Visitor Reception if you are unsure. There are spots along the route for anyone wanting to rest. If you have a specific access need, please speak with someone reception or the gazebo at the start of the hunt. 

Where does the Easter Egg Hunt take place?

The Easter Egg Hunt takes place along the Woodland Walk. Normal admission applies.

How long does the Easter Egg Hunt take?

The Easter Egg Hunt is 1.5 miles in length. You are welcome to spend as much or as little time as you like meeting your woodland friends! There’s certainly no time limit.

Is this route suitable for my child?

We have made the activities as interactive as possible so all ages can get involved. We do ask that that adults accompany their children and can get involved as much as they want.

Where do I collect the chocolate reward from?

You can collect your chocolate treat from our shepherd’s hut situated at the end of the hunt until 4pm. After 4pm your chocolate treat can be collected from Visitor Reception. You’ll need to keep hold of your hunt map to show when you pick up your prize.

How much chocolate can my child have?

We wouldn’t want anyone to be left out. To make sure there is chocolate for everyone we can only give one egg per hunt paid for.

Is there an alternative prize for anyone unable to have chocolate?’

We have alternative non-confectionary options for anyone unable to have chocolate.

Tips to help you on your day out.

If you’re a member, please have your membership card ready to show us at Visitor Reception, as this will help reduce queuing.

If you would like an Easter Egg Hunt Map this can be purchased from Visitor Reception, but if you have cash they can also be purchased from the start point of the Easter Egg Hunt.

Where can I get updates about things that may affect my visit?

We will try our best to keep everyone updated through our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, especially over the Easter weekend and any other busy days that may affect your visit. 

Where can we refuel during our visit?

The Stables Cafe, in the courtyard close to the house, is open from 10am to 6pm (a selection of hot and cold lunches is served 12-2.30pm every day).

Over the Easter weekend (30 March – 2 April) a mobile catering van will be located close to the start point of the trail selling tea, coffee and cake.

Please bear in mind these will be busy so there will be queues. If you bring your own food, you can enjoy picnics on the Copper Beech field near Visitor Reception. Please remember to dispose of any litter in the bins provided.

Will the shop have Easter treats?

The shop is open from 10am-6pm everyday. You will find lots of fabulous Easter gifts and treats from soft toy bunnies and chicks, to yummy hot cross bun fudge, and, of course, lots of chocolate too (we recommend the chocolate rabbit!).

We hope this helps!