Easter at Stoneywell

A family explore the stone fort in the garden of Stoneywell, Leicestershire

In spring, Stoneywell’s gardens come into their own: over 150 species of rhododendrons bring a rainbow of colour and thousands of daffodils cover the ground in a carpet of gold. Discover the tranquillity of the gardens and woodland and join us for family fun this Easter.

There's loads going on at Stoneywell this Easter, from a egg hunt to some fun activites for the whole family to get outdoors and closer to nature. So, book in your visit today!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 19 - Monday 22 April

Bunny has been hiding those eggs again. Follow a fun, nature inspired trail around Stoneywell garden and cottage. There will be a yummy chocolate treat as a reward.

The cottage will be open for free flow over the weekend, so you can set your own pace as you explore. The garden and woodland are also excellent spaces for an Easter adventure.

No visit is complete without popping into the tea-room for a light lunch or sweet treat. If the weather is nice, bring along a picnic to enjoy in the garden.

Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Nature Detective Trail
Saturday 13 – Sunday 28 April

Put on your adventurer's hat as you explore the garden and woodland on a nature detective trail. On route, you will discover what wildlife and flowers flourish at this time of year. Make sure you also make our nature-inspired craft to take home with you. The trail will be £2 each, which includes the trail map, prize and craft.

A host of golden daffodils at Stoneywell
A host of golden daffodils
A host of golden daffodils at Stoneywell

As well as these activities, Easter at Stoneywell is a great time to come and unwind in the garden and woodland. Discover a myriad of spring flowers -  not least the host of golden daffodils that cover the four acres of garden. In the early 1900s Sydney Gimson had two varieties of daffodil planted here which, in the following century, have been able to seed and multiply in the rough grass, forming a vast yellow carpet of many thousands of flowers.

And if you're venturing through the hidden paths in the heather or through the oak trees of Stoneywell Woods, keep an eye out for a carved lizard and an abundance of creatures great and small as they return from hibernation.

What do I need to book?

You need to book you car park space in one of the hourly arrival times, using the normal Stoneywell online booking system.

The trails are purchased on the day at Stoneywell.

Normal admission also applies.

Families play tradition garden games at Stoneywell

What's on 

From brand new family trails to an Arts and Crafts themed workshop, there's always something exciting going on at Stoneywell.