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Easter egg hunt at Mottisfont

Saturday 23 March - Sunday 14 April: treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Mottisfont on our Easter trail, inspired by the classic village fete.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 23 March - 14 April 2024, from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

Experience all the fun of a spring fete with our energetic Easter trail. Have a go at welly wanging, 'egg-sercises', bunny bowling and hoopla. There'll be a craft activity to make and take home and a spring-themed selfie station, too.

Peak admission applies on bank holidays (29 March and 1 April), otherwise normal property admission applies (free entry for National Trust members and under 5s).

Easter can be a busy time at Mottisfont, particularly over the bank holiday weekend. We open at 10am, and mornings tend to be busier than afternoons - most of our visitors arrive before 2pm, which can cause congestion in the car park. If you arrive after 2pm, there’s still time to enjoy the trail.

If you have the flexibility, a weekday visit is generally quieter than a weekend, even during school holidays. If you can only visit over the weekend, Saturdays are usually less busy than Sundays.



Event prices

Ticket typeTicket category
per trail£3.00
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The basics


This event is aimed at families, but everyone is welcome.

Meeting point

Pick up a trail sheet at Visitor Reception. The trail takes place around the grounds.

What to bring and wear

The trail takes place outside, so dress appropriately for the weather. Pathways can be uneven, so sturdy footwear is recommended.


Free parking adjacent to welcome centre, including accessible spaces. Toilet & changing facilities around the grounds. Pushchairs welcome in the gardens. Gently-sloping areas and wide pathways around much of the grounds. Ground can be uneven and muddy in wet weather. Volunteer-driven mobility buggy service available.


Drinks, snacks and light lunches with family-friendly options are available from the café and additional outlets.

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