Enjoy a wild Easter weekend in Kent and East Sussex with the National Trust and Cadbury! Once again the ever popular Easter egg hunts will be inviting families to unleash their inner explorers. With egg hunts through muddy woodlands, around mystical lakes, along nature trails and into spring gardens as they start to blossom. There are plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained this Easter!
In Kent, take a trip to Chartwell and help Bunny find the missing members of the Churchill family around the home of Sir Winston, before tucking into a chocolatey prize. Whilst at Emmets, The Lubbock lamb has escaped from his pen, can you follow the trail and find out where he has escaped to? At Ightham Mote there’s a double bill of fun, enjoy their annual Easter egg trail and also the spring activity pack, providing craft activities and the chance to go wild in the natural play area. Knole also provides double the amount of entertainment, as their Easter egg hunt is accompanied by Family Mondays, where you can create some wild art and learn to make a home for a wild animal. At Quebec House, travel back to the 18th century to collect a Cadbury bunny. Scotney Castle hosts their annual egg hunt as well as Jamie Rhodes’s exhibition inspired by his new illustrated novel. Sissinghurst allows visitors to follow an exciting trail through the grounds in order to claim the sweet-treat prize. Whilst at Smallhythe Place there has been a breakout and in order to receive a chocolate soldier, visitors must find King Bunny’s chocolate army.
In East Sussex, prepare for a dragon hunt with a chocolatey reward at Bodiam Castle, where there is a cry for help calling all brave knights and dragon hunters! And there is a Cadbury’s Egghead at the end for those clever enough to complete the quest at Bateman’s.
Every time you take part in a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, you’ll help the National Trust fund vital conservation work to protect our special places across the South East.
For more information on the Easter egg hunts and other days out in the south east visit The National Trust online.
Dates, times and prices:
Chartwell: Sat 1 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm. £2 per trail*.
Emmets: Sat 1 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm. £2 per trail*.
Ightham Mote: Cadbury Egg Hunt: Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-3.30pm. £2.50 per trail*.
Easter holiday family fun: Sat 1 Apr – Thu 13 Apr, 10am-4.30pm. Event is free*.
Knole: Cadbury Egg Hunt: Sat 1 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 10am-5pm. £3 per trail.
Family Mondays: Mon 3 Apr & Mon 10 Apr, 11am-3pm. £2 donation. (Suitable for ages 5-12)
Quebec House: Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm. £2 per trail*.
Scotney Castle: Cadbury Egg Hunt: Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 10am-4pm. £2 per trail*.
Exhibition: Sat 1 Apr-Sun 23 Apr, All day. Event is free*.
Sissinghurst: Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm. £2.50 per trail.
Smallhythe Place: Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-5pm. £3 per trail.
Bodiam Castle: Fri 1 Mar – Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm. £3 per trail*.
Bateman’s: Fri 31 Mar – Sat 18 Apr, 11am-5pm. £2.50 per trail*.
*Normal admissions apply