Easter at Tredegar House

A family completes the spring trail at Tredegar House

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Tredegar House. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail before collecting your chocolate egg.

General information 

We've got a variety of eggciting Easter activities planned below, but this is what you can expect every day when you visit us... 

  • A historic house and elegant formal gardens with centuries of tales to tell. You can find our prices and opening times on our homepage.  

  • A vast parkland transforming as the seasons change. The parkland is free to enter and open every day from dawn to dusk.  

  • Our cosy Brewhouse café offering a selection of light bites, cakes and treats, as well as hot and cold drinks, so you can recharge whenever you need. The café is open from 10am daily.  

  • Our second-hand bookshop, nestled in the corner of home farm, with a collection of stories to take home for a quiet evening in. The bookshop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, so we cannot guarantee it will be open every day. 

You are no longer required to book to visit us.

Easter Adventures in Nature

Date: 11 - 18 April, 10.30am - 4pm.

Where: The formal gardens.

Price: £3 per trail pack, in addition to our usual entry fees for the formal gardens and house. 

Our Easter trail runs from 11 – 18 April, between 10.30am – 4pm, and costs £3 per trail pack, so come and explore the hidden corners and spring blooms in the formal gardens at Tredegar House. 

At the start of your Easter adventures in nature trail, pick up your activity pack to find the bespoke trail you’re going to follow. Find and complete the 10 nature-inspired activities that are hiding along the way. Searching for trees from around the world, hopping like an Easter bunny and hunting for spring colours are just some of the activities you can enjoy when you visit. 

Collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative once you've finished your trail (while stocks last). Please ask our team for further dietary information.

Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling. We ask everyone to follow Welsh Government guidance when visiting. 

Self-led Easter crafts 

Date: 15 - 18 April, 11am - 3pm.

Where: The Orangery.

Price: Free, but donations to Tredegar House are greatly appreciated. Our usual entry fees apply. 

Spark your creativity with free springtime crafts over Easter weekend. We’ll provide everything you need to make your own creations, all you need to do is have fun and let your imagination run wild.

*Please note, this is a self-led activity and adult supervision is advised. This activity is run by volunteers and timings may be altered in the unlikely event of low volunteer availability.

Create your own stories about the history of Tredegar House with our ready-made puppets in the Morning Room.
A family enjoy a puppet theatre at Tredegar House
Create your own stories about the history of Tredegar House with our ready-made puppets in the Morning Room.

Explorer backpacks 

Date: Every day from 11 April onwards.

Where: The formal gardens (available to borrow from visitor reception).

Price: Free to enjoy, but entry frees apply to the formal gardens. 

There’s so much to discover in the formal gardens, whether it’s new life growing in the flower beds or burrowing insects in wet weather. These backpacks are designed to help young explorers get closer to the natural world and include useful tools to use around the gardens on your adventures. 

Explorer backpacks contain a pair of binoculars, a compass, a magnifying glass, insect observation equipment and a seasonal spotter book. There’s also a storybook to read when you’re taking a break from your discoveries. 

Feel free to use these backpacks for the duration of your visit, before returning them to visitor reception. Backpacks are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Sensory backpacks 

Date: Every day from 11 April onwards 

Where: The formal gardens and mansion house (available to borrow from visitor reception) 

Price: Free to enjoy, but our usual entry fees apply to the house and formal gardens 

Our colourful sensory backpacks are available for anyone to borrow and are designed for families with additional support needs. They contain a variety of sensory items, including fidget toys, ear defenders, a magnifying glass, a story book and soft toys.

Sensory backpacks are a new addition to Tredegar House and our team have carefully developed them, following guidance from several sensory-focussed organisations. We’d love to hear your feedback so that we can continue to enhance the backpacks over time. Please chat to our team if you have any comments or suggestions to share with us. 

Feel free to use these backpacks for the duration of your visit, before returning them to visitor reception. Backpacks are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Go the Eggstra Mile! 

Date: 11 - 24 April 

Where: The parkland

Price: Our Eggstra mile activity is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Entry fees do not apply. 

If you’re visiting the parkland, you can take part in our Easter activities by going the eggstra mile! The parkland is bursting with wildlife this spring, so take time to wander through the grounds and appreciate the natural world that’s waking up around you. As you watch for signs of wildlife, keep a look out for the hidden eggs that the Easter bunny has left behind. Can you find all eight?