Easter fun around Hampshire

This Easter you’ll find nature-themed trails running throughout the holidays at our special places in Hampshire. Hinton Ampner, Uppark, Mottisfont and The Vyne are hosting a whole fortnight of Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Help build a bug hotel, search for mini-beasts, become a ranger, and discover spring's baby animals, in return for a delicious chocolate treat. At Winchester City Mill a bingo board trail introduces kids to the Mill's river wildlife. Wherever you visit, you'll be helping us to protect nature in Hampshire.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Hinton Ampner 

Hinton's two week Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt takes kids on an adventure into the world of insect homes. As they follow the trail across the ancient parkland they'll collect natural materials to add to Hinton's big bug hotel. Cadbury chocolate treats for all bug adventurers. 30 March - 15 April, 10am - 3.30pm, £2 per trail.

Little girl stands in a field of daffodils

Uppark House & Garden 

Follow Uppark’s Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens to find out about spring’s baby animals. There are lots of fun activities too, from word scrambles to drawing challenges, plus a Cadbury chocolate reward. 30 March to 15 April, 10am – 4.30pm, £2 per trail. Inside the house you can also hunt for hidden chicks (house admission charge).

Mother and daughter walking along path in spring garden, backs to camera


Kids can become Mottisfont rangers, as they study ‘mini-beasts’ under the microscope and spot river wildlife on this Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Find out about bats in the ancient cellarium too, or hunker down in a tent to listen to night-time wildlife. Chocolate treats for all. 30 March to 15 April, 10am – 5pm, £2.

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.

Easter days out at Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, National Trust  Credit:		National Trust/Anna Purkiss  Caption:		Enjoy Easter days out at Winchester City Mill  Related:		No Related Assets

Winchester City Mill 

There’s lots of Easter fun for little ones at the Mill, with a new bingo board trail. Collect stickers from ‘nests’ hidden around this ancient building to find out which animals on the Mill’s river lay eggs. 3 to 15 April, 10am – 4pm, free activity.