Plan your Easter visit to Knole

Children doing an Easter egg trail

* This article was about the 2019 Easter trail and will be refreshed for 2020. * Knole’s bird community has been busy preparing for our Easter egg hunt. Follow the Cadbury trail through the park by finding the wooden bird boxes, then open the door to count the eggs inside, or complete the challenge questions linked to the birds found in the park.

Woodpeckers, magpies, robins, even parakeets - all are popular park dwellers here at Knole. How many can you spot?

At the end of the trail, little visitors will receive a treat - a chocolate Easter egg will be waiting in the Orangery. All ages are welcome, trail most suited to children aged 3-11. As this trail is in parkland, it will get muddy in wet weather, so please make sure you bring your wellies!

£3pp, 11am – 3pm, Sat 6 – Mon 22 Apr (no booking required)

How to avoid congestion

We are expecting an extremely busy Easter weekend, particularly in the car park, so to avoid congestion at peak times, visitors are advised to find alternative parking arrangements in Sevenoaks - read our article for our advice on planning your visit.

Visiting Knole with families

  • Baby changing facilities can be found in the Conservation Studio reception area (opposite the Brewhouse Café), or in the disabled toilets off Green Court.
  • High chairs, activity lunch boxes, cups and water jugs are available in the Brewhouse Café.
  • If you fancy a picnic, you’ll find picnic benches in an enclosed area to the left of the path leading to the Brewhouse Café.
  • If you favour a more secluded area for breast feeding, we recommend the sofas in the Bookshop’s fireplace nook, or the benches and chairs in the secluded children’s bookshop area. Please ask a member of staff if you would prefer a more private space.
  • Our children’s bookshop makes a relaxing stop-off for tired legs and wide-awake imaginations.
  • There is a dressing-up area in the Visitor Centre where children can try on tudor cloaks, hats and ruffs.
  • Story sacks for the under 5’s are also available to borrow in our Visitor Centre, complete with books to read and interactive textured play quilts designed for families to enjoy together.
  • We recommend that families with babes in arms use our baby slings or hip carriers (available at the Visitor Centre) when entering the showrooms to avoid damage.
  • Feel free to explore our insect wooden stepping stones by the large sycamore tree at the front of the house, and see how many wooden animals you can spot.
  • Bring a paper and pencils to have fun with the nature themed brass rubbing plates surrounding the sycamore tree.
  • Please note that Knole is very popular at weekends and on bank holidays, and we may have to close the car park for short periods due to congestion. Read our article about alternative ways to arrive at Knole.

Children's Bookshop

When you have completed your trail, why not visit the children's area in the bookshop? Complete with play area, benches and toys to tempt little fingers, it's the perfect place to rest feet after hunting down those Easter eggs.