Easter holiday fun in Kent

This Easter there are nature-themed trails throughout the school holidays at our special places in Kent. Visit Chartwell, Emmetts Garden and Scotney Castle across the two-weeks to find Cadbury Egg Hunts brimming with clues and challenges. With themes including everything from birds to rabbits, the egg hunts offer the chance to get into the outdoors and celebrate nature.

Little girl studies a map as she completes a trail

Chartwell 

Join the Young Naturalists trail at Chartwell this Easter. Follow in Sir Winston Churchill’s footsteps, looking for signs of different creatures like butterflies, insects, ants, birds and fish all around the gardens. This trail is packed full of activities like using a map and compass, drawing different types of leaves and making a den, and there’s a tasty chocolate prize to collect at the end. Sat 28 March-Mon 13 April, 10am to 4pm. Normal admission applies, £3 per egg hunt.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

What's on this Easter

Easter is packed full of family fun over the holidays this year. Join the Cadbury Easter egg hunt and learn all about pollinators or discover the oast house which will be transformed into a nature hub. Thurs 2 - Monday 13 April, 10am to 4pm. Normal admission applies, hunt cost £3.

Little boy reads a trail marker

Scotney Castle 

With two trails to choose from at Scotney Castle this year, your kids won’t be bored. Little ones can hunt around the garden for signs of nature waking up. Older children can venture out onto the parkland to find a series of large-scale animal homes. Whatever their age, a chocolate prize is waiting for them at the end. Thurs 2-Sun 19 April, 10am to 4pm. Normal admission applies, hunt cost £3.

Two large families walk along a nature trail in spring

Ightham Mote 

At Ightham Mote this Easter, children can take part in a trail to discover wild animal clues. Look out for the special wooden animal tracks placed around the garden, which might also include clues such as the creature’s pellets or the food they eat. Figure out which animal the tracks belong to and a tasty chocolate prize awaits. Sat 28 Mar-Mon 13 Apr, 10am-4pm, £3 per egg hunt.

Little girl runs through the daffodils on a nature trail

Emmetts Garden 

Join the Spring Awakens family trail at Emmetts Garden this Easter. This interactive trail will get little ones exploring this beautiful Edwardian garden using all their senses as they discover the bee-related clues. A chocolatey prize awaits once they’ve completed the trail. Sat 28 Mar-Mon 13 April, 10am to 4pm. Normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Little girl stands in a field of daffodils

Smallhythe Place 

Overnight a mystical storm has made spring disappear from the gardens at Smallhythe Place. Can you help break its spell and save the season? See if you can find all the ingredients for the perfect spring remedy and bring back its magic. Once the quest is complete there’s a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. Fri 10-Mon 13 April, 11am - 3pm. £3 per child.

Child in a tree poses for a photograph

Quebec House 

This Easter Quebec House is running Henrietta’s Horrible Trail. All sorts of revolting Georgian homemade remedies were said to cure a wide range of ailments back then. Explore the herb garden and discover how horse dung, snails and green earth worms were used to create medicines that are bound to turn your stomach! Fri 10-Mon 13 Apr, 11am - 4pm. £2 per egg hunt.