Easter holidays at Mottisfont

A woman and child work out the puzzles on a trail sheet

Become a countryside explorer and discover the hidden world of nature that’s all around you, with a delicious Cadbury Easter egg as your reward.

A woman and child work out the puzzles on a trail sheet

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt cancelled

Mottisfont is now closed to help restrict the spread of coronavirus, and this year's Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is sadly cancelled.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 4 - Sunday 19 April, 10am-5pm. £2.50 per trail, normal property admission applies (free for National Trust members and under 5s). Please note that we charge our peak season entry prices over the bank holiday weekend.

There are loads of fun challenges for older children, from spider web limbo and touchy feeling boxes, to giant nest-building. For little ones there are simpler ‘spotter’ activities to enjoy. And everyone can have fun making seed bombs to take home and throw in the garden. 

Our Easter hunts are extremely popular: please be aware that our car park can fill up quickly on busy days, especially on bank holidays or if the weather is good, and we may need to close for short periods if full. You may prefer to visit later in the day - if you're paying on entry, we charge an off-peak entry price from 3.30pm, even on bank holidays.

Daffodils in bloom in front of the font stream at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Plan your Easter visit 

We’re delighted that so many people choose to visit Mottisfont every year – we rely on your support to fund our vital conservation work. But this means we can get busy, particularly during the Easter holidays. Here are our top tips to help you plan around our busiest periods and make the most of your day.

Visiting Mottisfont with your family

There’s plenty of space to run, jump and play around our grounds, and always something for families to do.

As well as challenging yourself with our Easter trail, you can explore our Wild Play areas when you visit, including Boggy Climbing and Pump, Pool and Paddle.

Family friendly checklist

  • Free entry for under 5s.
  • Baby-changing facilities in access friendly toilets.
  • Children’s menu available from The Old Kitchen and Coach House Café.
  • Highchairs and baby food warming facilities available in The Old Kitchen and Coach House Café.
  • Picnic tables around the grounds.
  • Pocket money gifts and children's books available in the shop. There are children's books in our second-hand bookshop, too.
  • Pushchairs admitted around the grounds and in all cafés, though not in the showrooms of the house due to space restrictions. Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan in the house.

Other Cadbury Easter Egg hunts near you

Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt this Easter

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts near you 

Bring the whole family together in March and April for fun and nature-filled discoveries as you spot the first signs of spring at the places we care for. Follow the bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.