Easter days out in and around West Sussex

This Easter, at a special place near you around West Sussex, there are trails throughout the school holidays created specially for families, including Sheffield Park and Garden, Petworth, Standen and Nymans. The trails test your powers of observation and deduction and lead to intriguing new discoveries about nature, wildlife and the places you visit. When you follow an Easter trail, you help us look after these places for generations to come.

Child and father looking at a map at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Running every day of the Easter school holidays, our Cadbury Egg Hunt takes you on a tour of the garden at Sheffield Park looking for all of the Earl's lost eggs.

Daffodils in the Pleasure Grounds


Elizabeth Ilive studied potatoes while she lived at Petworth House, but her notes have gone missing. Can you help Charlotte Bunny find these lost notes and use the clues to help grow the perfect potato patch on your trail sheet? With a Cadbury chocolate egg at stake, choose your potato to grow, what month you’ll plant the seeds and how to keep the slugs away.

Children walking in spring


With beautiful hillside gardens, winding woodland paths and views across the Sussex Countryside, Standen is perfect for a family day out. Play hide and seek between the trees, visit the house and spot the first of the tulips as they begin to appear. Explore the woodland, meet some of the animals which make Standen their home and solve nature’s riddles to claim a chocolatey reward.

Boy playing with stick in the sunshine.


Explore hidden corners and secret paths on an egg hunt at Nymans this spring, inspired by nature and colour. Hidden archways reveal far reaching views of the Sussex Weald with ancient woodland for walking and wildlife spotting. Claim your Cadbury chocolate prize with trails taking place from March 30 until April 15.

Alfriston clergy house East Sussex spring orchard

Alfriston Clergy House 

Enjoy searching for clues in our Cadbury Egg Hunt around this bijou cottage garden and explore the medieval thatched Wealden hall-house, which was the first building bought by the National Trust.

View along the glorious rolling downland of Devil's Dyke

Devil's Dyke 

From walking to cycling, kite flying to taking in the views, there's lots to see and do in this mile-long valley. Find the clues on our Cadbury Egg Hunt around the Dyke to receive a Cadbury chocolate prize. Plus on Easter Monday there is our popular egg rolling competition.

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Woolbeding Countryside 

Woolbeding Common is an ancient and wild landscape, quietly tucked away in the tranquil Rother Valley. Drop in for a day of fun activities for all the family on Easter Sunday with egg decorating and rolling, a springtime Cadbury Egg Hunt along the River Rother, an egg shy and egg race.

A basket of chocolatey bunnies on show


Join us in on this year’s annual Cadbury Egg Hunt and discover the woods of Slindon. Explore their secret dips and hollows to claim your chocolate and solve all the clues to claim a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize.

A girl explores rockpools on the beach at Birling Gap

Birling Gap 

Birling Gap is a great spot for coastal walks, rock pooling and fossil hunting – all while enjoying panoramic views of one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. Follow the map to each of the Easter clues on our Cadbury Egg Hunt and find your way to a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize.

A view across a sunny bridge to Bodiam Castle


Bring your bold knights and princesses to Bodiam Castle this Easter for a Cadbury Egg Hunt throughout the whole Easter holidays. We'll also be starting up our archery lessons again and, new for this year, the chance to take a walk with and fly a bird of prey or owl.

view of Batemans Mill East Sussex


Join in the fun with our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Bateman's from 31 March to 18 April. Pick up your clue sheet from visitor reception and head out with your family to explore the garden and win a chocolate prize at the end.

Children flying a kite


Set on top of the South Downs, with amazing views and lots of space to run around in, Uppark is the perfect place to bring the family for some Easter fun. The Cadbury Egg Hunt is available from Friday 30 March until Sunday 15 April.