Easter at Stoneywell

The stone fort atop the gardens at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

In spring, Stoneywell’s gardens come into their own: over 150 species of rhododendrons bring a rainbow of colour. 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, with fun activites for the whole family to get outdoors and closer to nature. 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 10 - Monday 13 April

Over the Easter weekend, explore the great outdoors and follow our trail around the Stoneywell garden and woodland. The grounds are full of colour and wildlife this time of year, so it's a great time to set off on a nature adventure. 

Our beautiful cottage will be running free flow, so you can set your own pace as you discover the stories of Stoneywell. As you roam, you will need to keep your eyes peeled, as there will be objects for you to spot in the different rooms of the cottage. 

After all that nature spotting, head back to the stables where a chocolate reward will be waiting. 

The trail will be £2 each, which includes the trail map, prize and craft.

Spring and nature at Stoneywell
A butterfly perched on a magnolia at Stoneywell, Leicestershire
Spring and nature at Stoneywell

Nature Detective Trail

Saturday 4 - Sunday 19 April

Become a nature detective on our Easter trail around the garden and woodland. You'll discover what wildlife and flowers flourish at this time of year.

Don't miss out on making our nature-inspired craft to take home with you too.

Normal admission applies and the trail will be £2 each, which includes the trail map, prize and craft.

Take a stroll through the SSSI woodland at Stoneywell
A path through the woodland at Stoneywell
Take a stroll through the SSSI woodland 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 bringing beautiful colour to the garden. 

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.

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.

A carving in Stoneywell Woods in Leicestershire

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.