Easter fun at The Firs

Girls enjoying the trail in the sunshine

With the sun shining the Easter holidays don’t seem too far around the corner!

The Spring sunshine brings new life including many new garden birds hatching from their eggs. Our Easter egg hunt leads you around The Firs’ nest boxes where our feathery friends are looking after their chicks.  Near each box there will be a nature experience for you to do from giant nest building to creating your own bird call.  What adventures will you have becoming a bird spotter at The Firs?

Bird box at The Firs
Bird box at The Firs
Bird box at The Firs

As part of the hunt you can decorate your own bird box, which you can purchase for £1.50 as a craft, to invite your own little birds to your home. Once you have enjoyed all of our nature tasks you can take away your own Elgar egg cup which you can use to grow an eggy cress head or to have an egg for your breakfast.  Over the Easter weekend you get a Cadbury chocolate egg too!

Elgar Egg cup
Elgar Egg cup
Elgar Egg cup

Remember to pick up your free bird spotter sheet and take some time to sit outside by our bird table in the sunshine. You could even make a nest using our giant Jenga set.

Bird Feeder at The Firs
Bird Feeder at The Firs
Bird Feeder at The Firs

Sit outside in the sunshine in our outdoor dining area with our new menu to celebrate the seasons. 

Visitors eating in courtyard at The Firs
Visitors eating in courtyard at The Firs
Visitors eating in courtyard at The Firs

As the smell of wild garlic fills our woods it will also fill the tea-room as our seasonal soups will be Wild Garlic or Cauliflower, Turmeric and Coconut to get your taste buds salivating.   

We now have special kids sandwiches to fuel our little visitors - smaller sandwich with either cheese or ham is available for £1.

cheese scones
cheese scones
cheese scones

The ever popular staple favourites the Cheese Scone and Ploughman’s are back on the menu this Easter and will be joined by a vegetarian roll perfect for those first picnics of the year.

To help you wake up like the spring flowers we have a delicious Coffee and Walnut Cake. Rhubarb and Ginger Cake for a taste of the Spring season and for an extra special treat our chef has baked a luxury Chocolate Easter cake just in case you don’t like your chocolate in egg form.

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake

If you want to get out and about in the sunshine and travel by bike to The Firs we can provide cycle routes around the area using our newly installed bike racks to park up. We have a special offer in the tea-room for cyclists to fuel your journey ahead. Whilst you are there, you can see The Sunbeam Bicycle suspended mid-air in the Visitor Centre alongside our brand new display on Elgar and his beloved cycling adventures.  

Lee Morris Bike Painting
Part of Lee Morris Bike Painting
Lee Morris Bike Painting

As the sun shines down on The Firs why not make use of our outdoor sound garden? Give each instrument a whirl or grab a few bandmates and wow the other visitors. Fun for all ages. Who knows, could you be the next Edward Elgar?   

Twins in the sound garden
Twins in the sound garden
Twins in the sound garden