3 fun days out for Easter 2019
Try something different with your family this Easter holidays. Head to one of these events including treasure hunts, egg decorating and flower crown making.
- Treasure hunts at Britain’s gems
The National Trust have teamed up with Cadbury to host Easter egg hunts at over 250 of their historic properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
At Quebec House in Kent (above) you’ll be challenged to find the eggs, honey and spices, hiding in the garden, that 18th-century lady of the house Mrs Wolfe needs to make her famous hot cross buns; other sites have exotic plants or bird-themed trails, along with family-friendly craft sessions and egg rolling.
Admission applies; nationaltrust.org.uk
- Curiouser and curiouser
Lincoln Castle houses one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, but this Easter will be home to another literary heavyweight: Alice in Wonderland.
From 6-22 April visitors can take part in activities inspired by characters from Lewis Caroll’s most famous book: complete the White Rabbit’s Easter quest and receive a chocolate prize, challenge the Queen of Hearts to a game of croquet (weekend 13-14 April) and meet the Mad Hatter and learn about afternoon tea etiquette (weekend 6-7 April).
Castle Day Ticket £13.50, Easter quest additional £2; lincolncastle.com
- Spring on the farm
Tick off all your dream Easter activities on the day itself at Daylesford in Gloucestershire, from decorating eggs and making floral crowns and Easter bonnets to meeting baby lambs and chicks.
The farm, near Kingham, will host events throughout the month to welcome in spring, including a lambing tour on 13 April and a beginner’s floristry workshop on 25 April.
Easter Sunday event 21 April, £5 (proceeds to a local children’s charity), other events vary; daylesford.com/events