Spring family adventures in the North East

Explore woods dotted with daffodils and bluebells on spring trails, try your hand at feeding fluffy lambs, get stuck into some outdoor games or simply pack a picnic and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. We’ve got outdoor adventures for the whole family this spring in the North East.

Children meeting lambs

Hands-on activities at Wallington  

Learn all about Wallington's animal families on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, take a tractor up to Broom House Farmand help out with lambing or take to two wheels for some fun on the Dragon Cycle Trail.

Family walking through the grounds at Cragside in spring

Family fun indoors and out at Cragside  

Learn more about the wildlife that calls Cragside home on the spring nature trail around Tumbleton Lake, escape April showers and head to the house where you’ll find plenty of rooms packed with special inventions before following in the footsteps of Lord Armstrong and following the engineering-themed Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Children planting seeds in flower pots, Mottisfont, Hampshire.

Spot signs of spring at Gibside  

With spring awakening there's lots of wildlife and nature to discover at Gibside. Take part in the Springo spotter challenge or track down colourful flowers in the garden on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Visit the bird hide and meet some feathery friends and preside over your very own kingdom at Strawberry Castle play area.

Children enjoying Easter crafts

Spring has sprung at Ormesby Hall  

Listen to Easter storytelling, decorate an egg, race the Easter Bunny and meet the animals from the farm this spring at Ormesby Hall. Farmer Richard is looking for his animals who are playing hide and seek, can you help him find them on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt?

A family laughing in the sunshine in front of the red and white striped tower of Souter Lighthouse

Action-packed Easter at Souter Lighthouse  

Sport, wildlife and chocolate, what more could you want? Learn how to tell your winkles from your whelks on a salty seashore safari, gather the whole family for outdoor games on Foghorn Field and join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt between 19 – 22 April to pick up a chocolatey reward.

Easter hunt fun

Find feathery friends at Cherryburn 

This year at Cherryburn is all about birds, and the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is no different. Bunny has enlisted the help of his feathery friends to hide clues all around Cherryburn that lead to a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat.

Little ones enjoying the Cadbury Egg Hunt

Nature Nuttery at Washington Old Hall 

There'll be plenty of ways to tick off your '50 things to do before you're 113/4' tasks in Nature Nuttery at Washington Old Hall this Easter. Take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and look for eggs to claim your yummy Cadbury chocolate prize. Afterwards, head to the school room to make colourful Easter crafts to take home.

Family rockpooling at Lindisfarne Castle

Conquer the Easter trail at Lindisfarne Castle  

Tackle the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt trail at Lindisfarne Castle every day of the Easter holidays to earn a chocolate treat. Discover the wildlife that call Lindisfarne their home, visit the enchanting walled garden and see if you can spot seals basking on distant beaches.

A mother and child walking through the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall

Tick off some 50 Things activities at Seaton Delaval Hall  

Things look a little different at Seaton Delaval Hall as we start our major conservation project. Visit the project hut and find out what we're doing and tick off some of your 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11¾ activities by creating the muddiest of mud pies, building a den in the woods or trying a spot of geocaching.

Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Go on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in the North East  

Unleash your inner explorer and get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery with the whole family as you sniff out spring flowers, track down farm animals, become an engineering whizz and search every nook and cranny of a castle on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at special places in the North East.