Easter at Smallhythe Place

Girl playing amongst daffodils in the gardens at Smallhythe Place

This event was part of our 2018 activities and has now finished. In its spring glory, there is a lot to discover at Smallhythe Place this season. The carpet of daffodils and bluebells are a colourful backdrop to our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts taking place across the Easter weekend.

Wander through the orchards towards a sea of floral vibrancy and hear the garden buzzing with wildlife. Spring bulbs are surfacing around the ponds and pale pink and white apple blossom litter the orchard.

Children enjoying the daffodils at Smallhythe Place

Join in our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature at the special places we look after.

Immerse yourself in the outdoors solving nature-themed riddles to help you in your search for hidden clues, or for our younger explorers tick off our nature must-sees around the garden. Once the quest is complete you will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat from the Theatre Tearoom. 

  • Cadbury East Egg hunts run from Fri 30 March to Mon 2 April 2018
  • 11am - 4pm daily
  • £3 per trail
  • No need to pre-book
  • Delicious Cadbury chocolate treat prize per hunter

Family Theatre - 2 April

On Easter Monday join us for some family theatre at 1pm, as we explore the perplexing question of fairy tales with 'Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tales'. With laughter, music and some characterful puppets, Theatre of Widdershins investigate what really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll? Book your tickets here and unravel the mystery.

Spring activities for children

Tick off some of your '50 Things' activities at Smallhythe Place this Spring.

  • Discover what hides in the banks of our recently rejuvenated pond. Full of life and colour, it's the perfect spot for all sorts of wildlife to bask in the sun or make a home.
  • Our bug hotels, log piles and rockeries are a great place to hunt for bugs and hold a scary beast, or to find some snails to race.
  • Go bird watching and follow our resident swallows swooping in and out of the Theatre Tearoom and across the bright spring skies.
  • Relax amongst the colourful flowers in the garden and find daisies to make dasiy chains.
  • Create create some wild art with fallen petals from our apple blossom trees, acorns from the oak trees and greenery and twigs from our hedges.
Children playing by the pond

New exhibitions

The seventeenth century Barn Theatre is displaying the winning images of the Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition. Celebrating Kent’s wildlife, these photos capture flora, fauna, coastlines, and landscapes in their unique beauty. In the main house, 'The Shakespearean Lectures of Ellen Terry' are newly exhibited. Her original notes and annotations examine a successful Victorian woman's attitude to  feminism.

Why not get and about this Easter? With something for everyone, it's the perfect time to explore.

A family enjoying an Easter Egg trail at Smallhythe Place