Easter days out in Buckinghamshire

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 Stowe and Hughenden.

A mum pushes a child in a buggy with a little girl walking next to her on a path at Stowe. Beyond the path is a view of a lake and large Grecian style Palladian Bridge


Spring has sprung and it's time to get outdoors with your family over Easter between 30 March and 15 April. Enjoy walks in the garden to see the vibrant colours returning to the trees, see new born lambs bouncing and get stuck into a wide range of fun activities available throughout the school holidays whatever the weather.

Little ones enjoying the Cadbury Egg Hunt


Are you ready to hop along with Rusty, climb the tallest tree at Hughenden or discover all about about our parkland? There's so much to explore and do this Easter.

Easter 2017 at Ashridge 2 Herts


Follow the trail to discover animals that have lived at Ashridge throughout history. Find the Irish elk, the straight-tusked elephant and friends that used to roam the woods, then return to the visitor centre to claim your Cadbury's choccy treat. There are two routes, a buggy friendly trail or a longer route designed to tire little legs.

Spring daffodils on the parterre at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor 

This Easter join in our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend and then get stuck into our Wild Weather nature trail for the rest of the holidays.

Family enjoying the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt


Our annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is back. Bring young explorers for a fun trail around the estate playing springtime games and activities. Receive a special Cadbury chocolate prize at the end. Trail runs until Sunday 15 April.

Family walking dog in woods

The Chilterns countryside

Spring can be a wonderful time to get out and explore the Chilterns. We have a variety of walks to suit all abilities that are completely free to download. The latest walk joins 3 National Trust properties together, Hughenden, West Wycombe and Bradenham.

Visitors walking through car park at Cragside, Northumberland

Member car parking at Easter 

Whether you’re visiting a spring garden, exploring a historic house or joining a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, find out more about parking at our places over the busy Easter holidays.