Spring family days out in the North West

With spring putting on a colourful show, it's the perfect time to get outdoors with the family and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the season. Become a nature detective and spot the signs of spring on an adventure trail, or hunt for clues on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt over the Easter weekend.

Child in spring flowers

Play out at Quarry Bank

The gardens, woods and riverside are bursting to life and there's plenty of room to run around and play. But in the past the children at Quarry Bank didn't always have the right to play like we do today. Get into the great outdoors to find out why play matters and enjoy nature-themed adventures too.

Visitors at Dunham Massey looking at an activity trail

Enjoy 28 days of Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts at Dunham Massey

You don't have to wait until the Easter weekend to find your chocolate reward as there are plenty of egg-filled days to enjoy at Dunham Massey. There'll also be Percy the Park Keeper storytelling too and you can have a go at making up your very own nature story.

A family looking at spring flowers

Get back to nature at Speke Hall

Explore the grounds of Speke Hall on an interactive nature trail. Spot the signs of spring and discover some of Speke's hidden secrets along the way. Make sure you visit the maze and play areas too for even more fun in the great outdoors.

Children Run through the Woods at Lyme

Find The Lost Words at Lyme

Inspired by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris's spell book The Lost Words, follow the trail to seek, find and speak words from nature that are disappearing. Until Sunday 1 September.

Three children running in front of Little Moreton Hall

Travel back in time at Little Moreton Hall

Discover this little hidden gem with it's wonky rooms and a moat that's home to many mini beasts and ducks. During the holidays you'll need your best explorer skills in the garden to make a Tudor remedy. If you get it right you'll receive a chocolate treat as a reward.

Family trail in Rufford Old Hall Gardens

Put a spring in your step at Rufford Old Hall

Become an explorer at Rufford Old Hall, find clues of the mini-beasts who call the gardens their home or have a go at making a den in the woodland. There are plenty of springtime adventures to be had at Rufford Old Hall and you can top off the holidays with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend.

Lamb in a field

Meet the spring lambs at Tatton Park

Say hello to newborn lambs and learn lots about lambing at 'meet the sheep' talks. Keep your eyes peeled as you might just spot a lamb being born. You can also follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail inside the mansion and enjoy magic shows and puppet shows too.

Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Go on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in the North West 

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring, and experience nature bursting into life at the special places the National Trust looks after.