Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Carpets of crocus at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

The Easter holidays are a great time to get the whole family outdoors with longer and warmer days sure to put you in the mood for some fresh air fun.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 24 March – Friday 6 April, 10.30am to 5pm.

£2 per hunt. Normal admission prices apply. There is no admission charge for Under 5s and National Trust members.

Here at Lacock, spring is a time when we welcome lots of new arrivals out in the grounds, from beautiful carpets of flowers to tiny lambs bouncing about the fields. But some of our baby creatures are a little harder to find…

We all know about Easter eggs, but that crafty bunny has hidden eight eggs of a different nature around the abbey grounds. Follow the clues on your Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt map, and solve the clues to work out which animal laid the egg. Don’t forget to hop back to the courtyard to claim your prize when you’re finished.

Discover more in the great outdoors
Discover more in the great outdoors at Lacock this year
Discover more in the great outdoors

The Explorer’s Guide to Lacock family trail
All year round. During opening hours.

Free trail. Normal admission prices apply.

Join the adventure this Easter and see what you can discover with our Explorer’s Guide to Lacock family trail – new for 2018. You can explore the grounds and get close to nature as you set out to become a Lacock explorer over the Easter holidays.

*The useful bits

We are expecting to be very busy over the Easter weekend but don't worry, we will be running the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt every day from Saturday 24 March – Friday 6 April, and it might be less busy during the week.

When parking, please follow the signs and instructions to the Hither Way car park. Our volunteers and staff will be happy to help you with any queries you may have. If you need priority parking, freeing up as many accessible spaces as possible to those that really need them.

We have our lovely Stables café in the village serving hot drinks, cakes, ice-creams and hot and cold lunches as well as our new Courtyard tea-room which will also be open for refreshments. If you have young ones that may struggle with waiting times, we recommend bringing a picnic. You are welcome to dine al fresco in the pound in the village, or on benches in the grounds. 

The Cadbury Egg Hunt is along a wheelchair and buggy-friendly route.

We will have a limited number of non-chocolate prizes available for children who can't eat chocolate.

Upcoming events

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Sun 22 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is our second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.

Healing herbs family trail

Sun 22 Jul 2018
10:30-17:30
800 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey couldn't just pop down the doctors to buy their medicine, so they grew their own. Find out more on our fun family trail.

Summer holiday family crafts - sun catchers and sundials

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for fun family craft activities. Our first week’s activities involve celebrating the summer sunshine through sun catchers and sundials.

Illyria present Adventures of Dr Dolittle

Fri 27 Jul 2018
19:00-21:00
On Lacock's beautiful South Lawn, Illyria will bring to life Hugh Lofting's 'The Adventures of Dr Dolittle'. A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.

Summer holiday family crafts - family crest

Mon 30 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a week of family craft activities. This week we are decorating shields, our Great Hall has lots of individual shields on the ceiling and each one is for a different family. Join us to make your own.

Summer holiday family crafts - watercolour painting

Mon 06 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a week of watercolour painting, a faithful Lacock favourite, in honour of the Talbot family who produced over 600 paintings during their time at Lacock Abbey.