Easter days at Stowe
Spring has sprung and it's time to get outdoors with your family over the long Easter weekend, 14 - 17 April. Enjoy walks in the garden to see the vibrant colours returning to the trees, see new born lambs bouncing and get stuck into a wide range of fun activities available throughout the school holidays whatever the weather.
This Easter, delve into a lost world of chivalry. Follow in the adventures of Redcrosse, a brave knight on a quest to find his love Una. Avoid the tricks of the deceitful witch Duessa and conquer the ferocious dragon. Take on the quest to collect your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.
Every month there’s a different theme for your family to enjoy whilst having a go at some of the 50 Things to see and do before you’re 11 ¾. Borrow a free family explorer guide when you arrive or download it here to print and bring with you. In March it’s spot the signs of spring and in April it’s beautiful birds. This time of year is perfect to see lots of our species return and nest in the gardens. Available daily throughout the month, normal admission applies.
Our theme for April’s Wild Wednesday is ‘Plant it, grow it, eat it’. Book your tickets here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/whats-on
50 things at Stowe - spring favourites
There are 37 of the things to see and do at Stowe to kick start your adventure. You can pick up the pace, running in acres of space or take your chances swinging from the branches of our trees.
• Go bird watching – spot Swans, Robins, Lapwings, Mallard ducks, Greylag geese, Blue tits sweeping across the lakes
• Find some frogspawn – with ponds dotted down Bell Gate Drive and in the Lamport Garden, you'll find some speckled friends in the water
• Hunt for bugs – a whole universe is waiting for discovery hidden amongst the garden growth, lift a log or stone and find lots of creepy crawlies
• Explore inside a tree - with several mystical trees that are hollowed out in the gardens, venture inside to get up close with nature
Here are our top tips for embracing the rain and having fun at Stowe for fearless families.
• You can complete these 50 Things: No.6 running around in the rain, No.5 Skim a stone, No.13 make a mud pie, No.22 explore inside a tree. Pick up a free ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ scrapbook from New Inn and start your adventure today. It’s full of hints and tips for success.
• To dodge rain showers, use the temples as shelters: The Lake Pavilions, Concord and Victory, Ancient Virtue, The Grotto, The Cascade (there are small nooks to sit in), Queens Temple, The Fane of Pastoral Poetry are all good ones to use to stay dry.
A year to make memories
Become a member of the National Trust when you visit Stowe and your money will help us to care for the gardens whilst you get to enjoy a whole year of family fun.