Easter egg hunts in and around East Sussex

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature in and around East Sussex. Discover our family-friendly trails with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete a trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance.

A family walking in the woods at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

family walking among spring flowers

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

This year's egg trail will encourage little eyes to look far and wide across the estate. Make friends with nature's crawliest critters and create a new home for them. There's also a chance to listen out for the sounds and songs of springtime. Runs 29 March to 12 April (whilst stocks last). See booking pages for times. £3 per trail.

A family with a pushchair enjoying a walk through a wooded area with daffodils

Scotney Castle 

From emerging blooms to leaping lambs and a sense of spring in the air, nature has it all this Easter at Scotney Castle. Join the egg trail to discover seasonal flowers and new features on the estate. It's a feast for all the sense with sounds to listen for and - maybe the best bit - a delicious chocolate reward at the end.

A crocheted Easter wreath on display at Bateman's


Embark on an Easter adventure at the family home of Rudyard Kipling. Follow the trail for a delicious reward. Don't miss the crocheted Easter wreath on the door of Bateman’s house on the quarterdeck. Trail runs 2 to 18 April, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). £3 per trail.

A castle-shaped bug hotel at Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle 

Lend nature's smallest helpers a hand this Easter. Gather pine cones, leaves, canes and sticks as you follow the trail to a most unusual home hidden in the woods. Once you've finished your mission, claim a chocolatey reward. Trail runs 2 to 18 April, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). £3 per trail.

Visitors enjoying easter craft activities

Easter activities at home 

We have some fun nature activity packs and crafts for families to enjoy over Easter at home and in the garden. Get to know three special wildlife friends and be inspired by the great outdoors as you find out interesting facts, get creative, or do something for nature. And there's inspiration and activities for adults too.