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

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Wed 23 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Part of the Women and Power national programming theme, Lacock will be exploring the legacy of Ela the founder of Lacock. Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.

Spring flowers and family trail at Lacock Abbey

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll. All spring there are lots of things to spot in the grounds, see how many you can spot on our fun family trail.

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Sat 26 May 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

Sat 26 May 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.

Whispering Woods outdoor acrobatic theatre

Mon 28 May 2018
10:30-11:30
Family outdoor theatre with a twist, Whispering Woods bring ancient tales to life using circus acrobatics, live music and storytelling to weave a transporting journey for the audience amongst the trees.

The Daguerreotype at Lacock

Thu 21 Jun 2018
09:00-17:00
Mike Robinson will offer a three day course in the daguerreotype process using his new perfected daguerreotype plates.