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I have received this press release from the National Trust giving details of special events at its properties over the Easter period.
“Easter adventures with the National Trust
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust.
From getting active in the great outdoors, to spotting the signs of spring, and experiencing nature bursting into life at the places the National Trust cares for there are over 190 Easter trails to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Every single National Trust Easter trail is different and celebrates nature, history and beauty. Follow winding garden paths, crash along muddy woodland trails or time travel with adventures to castles, towers, and mansions.
And of course, each National Trust Easter trail ends with a chocolate egg, or vegan and free from egg, made here in the UK using cocoa that’s responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
National Trust Easter egg trails cost £3 per child, plus normal National Trust admission/free entry for National Trust members.
To discover your nearest National Trust Easter trail, visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/easter-egg-hunts
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
- Easter adventure trail: Saturday 1 – Monday 17 April
Blickling’s breathtaking Jacobean mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows. Treat your little ones and celebrate Easter with an adventure at Blickling Estate this spring. Make your way along the trail, finding activities for the whole family. Explore the garden with its beautiful displays of daffodils and notice the bluebells coming to life across the estate. Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a tasty chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.
- Bee for Blickling: 1 April – 4 June
A multi-sensory exhibition in the Long Gallery highlighting flowers and nature within the collection and the important role bees play. Two children’s trails around the house will encourage them to explore their surroundings – spotting bees and to look for the shapes of flowers in carpets, paintings and furniture.
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk
Easter adventure trail: Saturday 1 – Monday 17 April
The daffodils will be carpeting Felbrigg yellow this April and the lambs will be gambolling in the fields, which means a visit to Felbrigg this Easter will certainly put a spring in your step. This year the trail takes you on an adventure around the whole outside of the Hall through different gardens and habitats as you try your hand at seed planting, building giant bird nests, hunting for bugs and trying a human agility course. Standard parking charges apply plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. Make the most of your day and explore the inside Felbrigg Hall, one of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. Can you spot the golden eggs in each room? The Hall is open daily over the Easter holiday between 12-4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.
Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
Easter adventure trail: Saturday 1 – Monday 17 April
There’s plenty of Easter fun to be had at Horsey Windpump this spring. Discover our family-friendly trail with 10 nature-inspired activities for you to do along the way. Build a bird nest, find your bird wingspan and forage through the willow tunnel are three of the fun challenges to try. Parking charges apply, £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. The iconic windpump will be open daily between 10am – 4pm throughout the Easter holiday. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/horsey-windpump
Morston Quay, Norfolk
Easter adventure trail: Friday 7 April – Monday 10 April
Head up to the north Norfolk coast over the long weekend for an Easter adventure in nature trail at Morston Quay. Take in the big wide skies, muddy creeks, and pristine salt marsh as you complete the 10 fun activities on the trail. You might even catch a glimpse of a marsh harrier, avocet or little egret! Parking charges apply, £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/morston-quay
Oxburgh Estate, Norfolk
- Easter adventure trail, 1-16 April
- Natural play area
It’s hard not to fall in love with Oxburgh, when you catch your first glimpse of the imposing brick manor house reflected in the tranquil moat. In the gardens and wilderness, drifts of snowdrops and aconites are returning to the soil and daffodils are arriving to herald the start of spring. The orchard and kitchen garden are filling with delicate pink and white blossom from a variety of heritage fruit trees, whilst wild versions brighten up the woods. As well as the Easter trail, families will find plenty of adventure at the Home Covert natural play area. Created from a 17th century wood and 18th century pasture and fenland, Home Covert is a great place for a family walk, to build a den or spot wildlife.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or vegan and free from Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-estate
Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Easter Adventures: 1 April – 17 April
Wander through Sheringham Park and you’ll discover why it became the personal favourite of its 19th century designer, Humphry Repton. The undulating Easter trail will take you into the wilder areas of Sheringham Park. Explore the Park and look for the sights, sounds and smells of Spring. Each trail station will encourage you to connect with nature using your senses at this special time of the year. Standard parking charges apply plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/norfolk/sheringham-park”