Easter egg hunt at Stowe
Join us for an Easter 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. While you can pay and pick up the Easter trail when you are at Stowe, we ask that you support your local property and book your tickets to visit in advance.
Easter adventures in nature
1 - 18 April (whilst stocks last), 9am-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)
Hop, skip and jump into Easter at Stowe and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring as you complete 10 nature activities around the garden. 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.
Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling, and book your tickets to visit in advance.
Book your visit
You don't need to book your Easter trails, but you will need to book your Easter visit. To manage visitor numbers so that social distancing can be ensured for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, the pre-booking system still applies. 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, so you won't be able to book your Easter visit until Friday 26 March. Book your visit > What's on | National Trust
Top tips to plan your Easter
Booking and arriving
Please book your tickets to visit Stowe, new tickets are released every Friday for the following week and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. The timeslot you book is your arrival time only, please arrive within that timeslot.
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.
From 1 April unisex toilets are open at the New Inn, on arrival, including disabled and baby change facilities. Temporary unisex toilets are available at the entrance to the garden too, including baby change and disabled facilities.
Our Potting Shed café kiosk is open for takeaway hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. Located next to New Inn just on your way to the gardens, pick up some snacks to keep you going on your adventure or re-fuel with coffee and cake after you've finished.
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 time as the garden. Pop by for takeaway refreshments, including breakfast rolls and freshly baked Easter goodies
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 from 1-18 April for refreshments. Why not refuel on your route?
Don't forget to collect your treat
When you've finished your Easter trail head back to the summerhouse in the plant centre to collect your treat!
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