Easter days out at The Vyne

Half-term fun at Eyam

This article was about the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt that ran at The Vyne 6-22 April 2019. Revisit this page at a later date to find out about Easter egg hunts in 2020.

After paying normal admission at Visitor Reception and collecting your £3 activity sheet from the Easter tent, you’ll need to find ten wooden discs showing clues hidden in the gardens.

On average, the activity should take about 45 minutes to complete. At the end, families can show their completed sheets at the Easter tent to collect their prizes. You can collect one prize per activity sheet purchased.

Don't forget to bring your wellies and a raincoat so that you can have fun whatever the weather.

Don't forget your wellies.
Wellies splash through puddles
Don't forget your wellies.

Choose your level

On the activity sheet, you'll see there are two versions of this activity for the family to try:

Easy version for very young adventurers:

Tick off the pictures shown on each wooden disc before collecting your prize.

Harder version for eager explorers:

Write down the letter that appears on each wooden disc and work together to unscramble the secret word before collecting your prize.

The whole family can work together to find the clues and 'unscramble' the secret word.
A mum and daughter enjoy a family trail.
The whole family can work together to find the clues and 'unscramble' the secret word.

Exploring the grounds of a former Tudor palace

On your hunt you can wander past a peaceful lake, see a six centuries-old oak tree and wander by the house visited by feisty Tudor monarchs. You can even take a peek at some wildlife from our purpose-built bird hide. 

To help us look after flowerbeds and woodland undergrowth, we ask that you stick to the paths. Children must supervise their adults at all times. Thank you.

Explore the grounds of a former Tudor palace.
The Vyne
Explore the grounds of a former Tudor palace.


FAQs

Here are some pearls of wisdom to help you enjoy your family day out:


1) How can we avoid the queues?
This event is very popular, so expect the world and its dog to be here.

Get here early (10am) for a smoother parking experience.

Members can skip queues at Visitor Reception by bringing their membership cards. We can quickly scan these and let you in through a side gate.

Expect the tea-room to be heaving. It's a good idea to bring your own picnic, especially if you have small children who will need to be fed quickly.


2) Where can we park? 
Access to the visitor carpark is off Morgaston Road. The Vyne has 208 spaces on hard standing and a field for overflow.

Please note that if we have torrential rain in the weeks leading up to Easter, we may have to close the overflow because it becomes waterlogged very easily.

There is no alternative parking. For this reason it’s a good idea to get here for 10am for the best chance of a space.


3) How much will this cost?
Normal admission applies to this event. That means members can enter for free while non-members will need to buy an admission ticket at Visitor Reception.

You can check the price of normal admission here.

At the Easter Gazeebo, all visitors pay £3 per activity sheet to do the hunt.

Parking is free and the only other cost will be anything you buy in the tea-room or the shop.


4) Is the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt buggy and wheelchair accessible? 
The route sticks to hard gravel paths through the gardens. While most of the site is buggy accessible, there are two exceptions: The tea-room is rather snug, so we ask that buggies be left outside. If you would like to go into the house, slings are available at no extra cost so you can carry your child.

There is a short cut through the woods at one point on the route. Just be aware that the woodland path may be muddy and slippery and there are tree roots that cross the path making it bumpy.


5) Are there alternative prizes if my child is allergic to Cadbury chocolate? 
We have a couple of alternative prizes available which includes small toys.


6) When’s the latest we can buy our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt activity sheets?
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will be sold until 3pm each day of the hunt.


7) When’s the latest we can pick up our chocolate prizes?
You must collect your prize by 4pm. Visitors will need to show their activity sheet at the Easter tent to pick up their prize.

Parents: To comply with legislation around marketing to children, we're not allowed to give chocolate directly to your child, so please don't be taken aback when we pass the chocolate prize to you instead.


8) Where are the loos? 
Once past Visitor Reception, you’ll find the toilets up the path to your left. There is another block of toilets by the Brewhouse tea-room.


9) Where can we get updates about things that may affect our visit?
We're on Facebook (@VyneNT). Any major notifications will also appear in a red box at the top of The Vyne's homepage.


10) How much chocolate can my child have?
To ensure there is enough chocolate for everyone, we must give only one prize per child. Prizes are subject to availability and may change where necessary.


Hope this helps. Have a good day!