Hop Into History: With The Best National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

kids wearing bunny ears

With Easter just TWO weeks away, it’s never too late to plan your Easter weekend! With a whole of fun activities to get stuck into this school holidays, your kids definitely won’t be getting bored any time soon. If you want to get them out of the house, we recommend heading to a National Trust Easter Egg Hunt!

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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Piglets Adventure Farm

Families listen up! Get egg-cited with an Easter event like no other!

Spring is the air which means Piglets Adventure Farm’s Easter Egg-stravanganza is back! Be prepared for non-stop egg-citement and entertainment for everyone!

So, what’s in their egg basket? 

Experience the magic of lambing throughout the Easter Holidays, with 20 mummy ewes expecting the pitter-patter of tiny hooves in their undercover
lambing tent. See if you can spot the signs of a new lamb on its way and have a go at bottle-feeding their adorable lambs!

Are you egg-splorers at the ready? It’s time to take part in the famous ‘Great Easter Egg Hunt’ as you find eggs hidden in giant chicks around the farm! Psst…if you bring back the goodies, you’ll receive an egg-stra special treat – plus they’ve got a challenge for both under and over 7’s!

Bo Peep and her friends are back in their show marquee, with the baa-rilliant panto ‘She’s Lost The Flock….again!’. Can you help her find the lost flock in time? Bo Peep’s Panto is running from 23rd March – 7th April only.

Warmer weather brings the re-opening of their Beach! Splash through rock pools, feel sand between your toes & explore interactive water play. Make the most of your visit by hiring a Beach Hut for the day.

Complete your day out with outdoor adventures, like the Pink Barrel Train Rides and hop aboard the Tractor Trailer Ride to discover even more fun in their Indoor Play Barn!

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Towthorpe Grange,
Towthorpe Moor Ln,
Towthorpe,
York
YO32 9ST

Opening Times

23rd March to 14th April 2024

Pricing

Tickets from £7.95
Please pre-book online for the best entry price!

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The Postal Museum, London

Looking for an indoor attraction that is packed out with fun this Easter? We have just the place for you…The Postal Museum!

This Easter you’ll discover an unmissable family day out, packed with fun-filled activities for kids of all ages! Let’s hop into what The Postal Museum has in store for Easter!

Climb aboard the Mail Rail and uncover the story of the postal service that’s hidden beneath the streets of London. Ride the miniature train as it choo choos into the original underground tunnels and explore the interactive exhibits that bring 5 centuries of engineering and postal history to life!

Think that’s all? Think again!

During Easter, your little ones can get stuck into a range of arts and crafts that are inspired by the postal uniforms in their special exhibition: Dressed to Deliver:

  • Mini Designers: You can design your own postie board game. When? 3rd – 5th April from 10:00 – 16:00. Perfect for kids aged 5-11 & their families.
  • Mini Creators: Learn how to sew a patch. When? 10th – 12th April from 10:00 – 16:00. Best for kids aged 5-11 & their families.
  • Plus, all their Easter craft activities are included in the museum entry price! However, the places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and all kids will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Last but not least…have you heard of the Sorted! The Postal Play Space? No? Well, where have you been hiding?

At The Postal Museum, you can discover an immersive mini-town with streets, buildings, trolleys, pulleys, slides AND chutes. Everything to keep your little ones happily entertained!

You can even book your Sorted! session without visiting the museum, or you can buy your tickets for both experiences. Once you’ve added a museum ticket to your basket, you’ll automatically be able to book Sorted on the next page.

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15-20 Phoenix Pl,
London
WC1X 0DA

Opening Times

3rd to 14th April 2024

Pricing

From £10.00

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Go Laser Tag

Looking for an outdoor activity where your kids can enjoy the fresh out but have the best time ever? We think Go Laser Tag is the place to be! And guess what? You can host your kid’s next birthday party here too! With 50 acres of forest-themed battlefield to explore, it’s the perfect outdoor activity to get stuck into.

With the Kids Birthday Party Experience, you can enjoy an inclusive 2-hour session, with a minimum of 5-6 games played across various, professionally designed Game Maps! The kid’s laser tag party will have the players kitted out with 3 of the newest ‘Fortnite’-themed Laser Tag guns: Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle AND the Sub-Machine Fun! That’s taking kids’ laser tag to the extreme.

Not only will the kids have an immersive experience, but they can also switch up their gun styles. Psst…they’ll also get unlimited ammo/reloads for their guns AND they’ll get to wear their Ninja Camouflage Combat suits!

With every kid’s birthday party experience, they’ll get a FREE large Pizza Hut pizza included to share with the group, plus fresh hot food in the middle of the forest and a bottle of water per player. Making it super simple to enjoy a birthday party, without all the faff! This no-impact and non-contact activity will be fun for friends and the whole family!

What makes Go Laser Tag even better, is that there’s no minimum player numbers needed to book the birthday party. So, whether your party size is big or small, you can get stuck right in. The special birthday child will also get a FREE ‘Squad Leader’ dog tag to wear with pride all day AND you can take home too.

Please note: the minimum age is 6+

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GO Laser Tag London
GO Action Forest
Salmons Lane
Whyteleafe
CR3 0HB

Pricing

Party Package Discount for 10+ players starts from £27.50 per person (includes free pizza)

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With so many National Trust sites across the UK, you’ll find one near you!

Whether they’re holding outdoor activities like an Easter egg trail, a craft activity, or a chance to explore a beautiful historic house with a chocolate treat at the end! With an enchanting blend of adventure, mystery, and family fun, it’s hard to match. As spring unfurls its colours and warmth, these hunts become the highlight for families.

Here’s our top 10 National Trust Easter Egg Hunts:

Top 10 National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

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1. Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor transforms into a fantastical Easter wonderland, where families can delve into the history of the Rothschild’s magnificent estate!

This fun-filled hunt will have bunnies hidden inside the house to find! There will also be an Easter Adventure Trail outside where you’ll pass their newly-refurbished playground, and get stuck into lots of fun games and activities for families.

Pick up your trail sheet and make your way around the grounds!

Psst…you’ll get a chocolate egg too! 

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Waddesdon Manor,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP18 0JH

Opening Times

27th March to 14th April 2024

Pricing

£3.00 trail - but kids have free entry to the house and gardens

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family on a easter trail

2. Dunham Massey, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, located in Cheshire, is one of the many National Trust properties that host Easter Egg Hunts for families to enjoy. The historic estate, with its stunning gardens and deer park, provides the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled Easter adventure!

Kids can explore the gorgeous grounds, solving riddles and puzzles along the way to uncover hidden Easter eggs. Then afterwards you can wander through beautiful spring gardens where bright daffodils are blossoming! There’s also a medieval deer park to discover, a 400-year-old mill AND a 300-acre parkland.

Once all the eggs have been found, families can enjoy a range of additional Easter-themed activities. It’s a day of excitement and laughter that will create lasting memories for everyone involved.

Psst…every trail will include a chocolate egg (vegan eggs will also be available!).

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Dunham Massey,
Woodhouse Lane,
Altrincham,
WA14 4SJ

Opening Times

20th March to 20th April 2024
10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

£3.00 per child for the trail, normal admission applies

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3. Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Fountains Abbey provides a dramatic setting for an Easter egg hunt, with its ancient ruins and sprawling water gardens. It’s the perfect adventure!

It’s time to make your way around the Easter adventure trail, as you unravel the clues with your trail sheet and bunny ears (yes, they’re included in your trail!).

Not only that, but you can have a go at welly wanging, weave your way through the rope webs and gather all the natural materials you can find to help build a GIANT nest! Nature-inspired activities, bunny ears and a chocolate Easter egg at the end of the trail? Sounds like an egg-citing day out to me!

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Fountains,
Ripon,
HG4 3DY

Opening Times

23rd March to 7th April 2024
10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + usual admission price applies

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4. Sissinghurst Castle, Cranbrook

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, with its hidden corners and vibrant blooms, becomes the stage for a captivating Easter egg hunt. The garden’s design by Vita Sackville-West offers endless inspiration, as families navigate through its thematic rooms, each offering unique clues and stories.

But this Easter, you can wander around along the trail as you have fun with nature-inspired activities, play traditional games and discover woodland friends!

Grab your trail maps and embark on your Easter egg hunt!

Psst…there’s a chocolate treat included!

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Biddenden Rd,
Cranbrook,
TN17 2AB

Opening Times

23rd March to 1st April 2024
10:30 - 17:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + normal admission

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5. Studland Bay, Swanage

Studland Bay’s National Trust Easter egg hunt combines sea, sand, and secrets, as families explore the beautiful Dorset coastline…

The hunt encourages kids and adults alike to learn about marine life, coastal ecosystems, and the importance of conservation. All while searching for their chocolatey prize!

Build your own bird’s nest (it may get muddy!), explore beach dunes and flourishing woodland. While also learning all about the wonderful wildlife and how to make a better world for people and the nature around you!

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Studland Bay,
Knoll Beach,
Knoll Beach Centre,
Ferry Rd,
Swanage,
BH19 3AQ

Opening Times

29th March to 14th April 2024
10:00 - 15:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + normal admission price

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6. Attingham Park, Shrewsbury

Attingham Park, located in Shropshire, is a stunning National Trust property that boasts a picturesque setting for your Easter egg hunts! With beautifully landscaped gardens, a grand mansion, and lots of space, it’s perfect for families to explore and enjoy during the holiday season.

Attingham Park will once again be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt, much to the delight of families and little ones. There will be lots of spring-inspired activities for the entire family! Grab your trail sheet and explore the surroundings of the park. On the Mile Walk, you’ll find 10 themed activities at Easter trail stations – you’ll need to collect them in order to win a chocolate egg prize!

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Attingham Park,
Atcham,
Shrewsbury,
SY4 4TP

Opening Times

16th March to 7th April 2024
08:00 - 17:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + normal admission

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7. Cragside, Morpeth

Cragside, with its innovative history and sprawling estate, offers an Easter egg hunt that’s as educational as it is exciting!

As families navigate the estate’s gardens, lakes, and woodlands, they discover the wonders of Victorian ingenuity and the importance of sustainable living.

You’ll find 10 activity stations with Easter activities to take part in. From the egg and spoon race, a giant game of noughts and crosses and filling a tree with paper blossoms to building a bird’s next!

There’s also Easter bunnies to be found that are all around the grounds! Can you spot them all?

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Rothbury,
Morpeth,
NE65 7PX

Opening Times

29th March to 14th April 2024
10:30 - 15:30

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + admission prices

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8. Shugborogh Estate, Stafford

Explore this stunning National Trust property located in Staffordshire. Known for its beautiful gardens, historic mansion, and miles of scenic walking trails, it’s a favourite destination for families looking to celebrate Easter!

Each year, the National Trust hosts an exciting Easter egg hunt on the grounds, letting families explore the estate while searching for chocolatey treats… The Easter egg hunts are always a hit with kids and adults alike, as they combine fun and adventure with the beauty of nature!

The event features a variety of activities, including themed trails, games, and challenges through the stunning gardens and woodlands of the estate. Families can expect to encounter hidden eggs, solve riddles, and complete tasks that will tastily lead them to their delicious Easter treats!

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Milford,
Great Haywood,
Stafford,
ST17 0UP

Opening Times

23rd March to 7th April 2024
09:00 - 16:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + admission prices

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9. Bodnant Garden, Colwyn Bay

Bodnant Garden’s Easter egg hunt is like stepping into a fairytale, with its magnificent blooms and water features providing a magical setting for exploration. Families can discover the beauty of this world-renowned garden while engaging in a fun, interactive hunt.

Families and visitors of all ages are invited to embark on the Bug Hunt at Bodnant Garden. Where they will learn all about the importance of the tiniest of creatures in search of hidden Easter eggs. Along the way, the kids can get stuck into nature-inspired activities that are sure to bring happy smiles to everyone’s faces!

With your trial activity sheet, you’ll get bunny ears and a chocolate egg too!

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Bodnant Rd,
Tal-y-cafn,
Colwyn Bay
LL28 5RE

Opening Times

23rd March to 1st April
09:30 - 16:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + normal admission

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10. Wicken Fen, Ely

Wicken Fen, located in Cambridgeshire, is a beautiful and unique National Trust site that offers a perfect setting for Easter Egg Hunts. With its diverse habitats including wetlands, woodlands, and meadows, Wicken Fen provides an ideal environment for families to explore and search for hidden Easter treats.

This Easter, Wicken Fen is planning an exciting Easter Adventures event that will include a variety of activities for families to enjoy. From traditional egg hunts to nature walks, crafts, and games, there will be plenty of opportunities for kids and adults alike to have fun and make memories.

Whether searching for eggs hidden among the trees, crafting Easter-themed decorations, or learning about the wildlife that calls Wicken Fen home, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

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34 Lode Ln,
Wicken,
Ely
CB7 5XP

Opening Times

23rd March to 14th April 2024
10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

£3.00 per trail + normal admission

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So, are you egg-cited for your Easter adventures? If you’re thinking of a National Trust Easter egg hunt, then we hope we’ve found the perfect location for you! It’s more than just a search for chocolate; they’re an invitation to families to explore the UK’s natural and historical treasures.

Whether it’s uncovering the secrets of ancient ruins, exploring lush gardens, or wandering through historic estates. These Easter egg hunts promise a delightful and meaningful day out for families, full of joy and quality time in some of the UK’s most beautiful settings.

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