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!

Carice and her rabbit Peter Easter hunt 

Elgar’s daughter Carice had a pet rabbit called Peter. She loved her rabbit very much as did her Father.

Carice and her rabbit Peter
Carice and her rabbit Peter
Carice and her rabbit Peter

He used to call him Pietro d’Alba which means Peter Rabbit in Italian. When he was travelling he would often write letters addressed to his good friend Pietro d’Alba for Carice to read. He even wrote a piece of music for the rabbit called ‘Owls’.

A letter to Peter rabbit
A letter to Peter rabbit
A letter to Peter rabbit

Can you follow Peter’s trail around The Firs to find him? He may have left some interesting clues like nibbled carrots and footprints to help you track him. 

Once you have found Peter 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!

So pick up your map from reception for £2 to start your hunt today. Running everyday from Saturday 4 April onwards until our May holiday trail starts. 

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.

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

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