Easter egg hunt at Stowe
Join us for an adventure in nature at Stowe. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same.
Easter adventures in nature
1 April - 3 May (whilst stocks last), 10am-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)
Hop, skip and jump into spring at Stowe and enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden as you complete 10 nature activities. Use the activity sheet to record your family adventure and get active in the outdoors. Get ready to reach like a rainbow, join nature's band and look far and wide. Take as long as you need on this 2.5km route, have fun and take it all in! Got little legs with you? If you can't quite manage all of the route, feel free to take a right after our cascade and pick up the trail in the Elysian Fields by our Nine Muses. You'll have a map as part of your trail to find your way.
Once you have completed the trail return to New Inn to collect your chocolate egg (or allergen free) reward.
Trail packs cost £3 each and include your activity sheet and a pencil. You can pick up and pay for your trail when you arrive. Every penny helps us look after this special place.
Book your visit
The garden, parkland, cafe and shop at Stowe are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booknig isn't always necessary. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter adventures in nature trail, which can be purchased on the day.
Tickets are released every Friday, book your visit here > What's on | National Trust
Top tips to plan your Easter
Booking and arriving
To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Stowe in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. We will check you in at the entrance to the garden.
Buy your Easter trail pack
Head to our shop at the back of New Inn to pick up your Easter trail pack and head down Bell Gate drive to find the first trail point and begin your nature adventure. Don't forget to head back to the shop when you've finished to collect your reward!
We have toilet facilities available at New Inn and at Bell Gate, the entrance to the garden. There are ladies toilets, gents temporary toilets, and unisex accessible and baby change toilets at New Inn. We also have unisex temporary toilets at the entrance to the garden including accessible and baby change. These are checked by our team throughout the day.
Dogs are welcome on leads throughout the gardens and parkland. You'll find water bowls across the New Inn and by the gardens entrance.
Pop into our café
Our café is open everyday, the same times as the garden. Pop by for takeaway refreshments, including breakfast rolls, sandwiches and cakes.
Riding on wheels
We know little legs often need a wheeled vehicle to help them along their way. Children's scooters and balance bikes without pedals are welcome in the gardens. Please leave large bikes on car racks or use the cycle park in the main car park.
Take a break at Stowe House
Stowe House visitor centre will be open 11-3.30 on Saturdays and Sundays for takeaway refreshments. Why not refuel on your route?
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