Easter days out in Berkshire

This article was about Easter in 2017. We’ll be updating this with 2018 event information nearer the time. Bunny’s nose is twitching, nature is waking up after the long sleep of winter. This Easter holiday, at a special place near you, there’s a spring trail brimming with clues and challenges. The trails test your powers of observation and deduction and lead to intriguing new discoveries about the places you visit. When you follow a spring trail, you help us look after special places like Basildon Park and Cliveden for those who follow.

Basildon Park Spring

Basildon Park 

Take in a spring trail around the grounds at Basildon Park all through the Easter holidays and discover what's happening in nature. There's a special waymarked route to find the Basil Den where you can tick off 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 fun too. Or from 14 - 17 April you can follow the Cadbury Egg Hunt of giant eggs left by a very special bunny for a yummy chocolate treat at the end.

Family enjoying the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt


As part of the Cliveden Entertains programme, an exciting new game comes to Cliveden this spring. Crack the clues and follow the trail to solve this game of 'whodunnit'. And if you're looking for Easter eggs, there's the Cadbury Egg Hunt too - follow the clues to find a yummy choccy prize.

Little girl studies a map as she completes a trail

The Vyne 

Keep your eyes peeled for special ‘log boxes’ hidden around the grounds, on this Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Each one contains a picture of a wild animal that lives here, such as frogs and kingfishers. Collect a stamp for every one found and claim a yummy chocolate prize. 30 March to 15 April, 10am – 4pm, £3 per trail.

Purple flowers with moon bridge in the background

Greys Court 

There's a great opportunity for getting out and about in the holidays on the estate walk around Greys Court. With spring flowers to spot along the route, and natural play spots for the kids to discover along the route, this makes for an ideal family outing to get everyone out of the house. Or from 14 - 17 April, explore Greys Court whilst hunting down clues to claim a yummy chocolate treat on the Cadbury Egg Hunt.

Oak tree on Cock Marsh, Berkshire

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

Discover oak trees, wildflower meadows, bluebells and meandering marshes on walk around Maidenhead Thicket or Cookham Commons