Easter egg hunts in and around West Sussex

The natural world is waking up after the long sleep of winter. This Easter holiday, at a special place near you, there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy. We've got acres of space to let off steam and our '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' will get you closer to nature. When you go on an Easter adventure, you help us look after special places like Nymans, Standen, Sheffield Park and Garden and Petworth House and Park.

Kids enjoying Mottisfont at Easter

Easter egg hunts this spring 

We're delighted that our Easter egg hunts are taking place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year. Visit our main Easter web page to find out which National Trust places are running the trails, what nature adventures they hold in store and how to book.

A family on an Easter trail amidst the daffodils


Can you help the Easter bunny find all the nature activities hidden around the garden? Find buzzing bees, spot what’s springing up in the Kitchen Garden, have a go at your own nature art and discover a spring display of crocheted flowers to celebrate the season. Don’t forget to collect your chocolate egg.

Family enjoying an Easter trail

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Join in our Easter adventures in nature as you take on the grasshopper hurdles, discover the giant bug hotel or help wake the Sheffield Park wildlife from their winter slumber now that spring is here.

Family walking in spring garden


Explore some of the wonders of spring in a nature-themed trail at Nymans. See how spring flowers grow, go cloud spotting and or hunt for colours in the garden – just some of the outdoor activities in our nature-themed trail this Easter. Find the ten trail points, take on the challenges and enjoy your chocolate prize.

Daffodils in the Pleasure Grounds

Petworth, West Sussex 

Daffodils are starting to pop up in the Pleasure Gardens at Petworth and areas of blossom from crab apple, cherry and American hawthorn trees. Journey around the Pleasure Gardens on an Easter trail and investigate nature and signs of Spring.