Celebrate Easter with the National Trust in Hampshire

Celebrate Easter with the National Trust in Hampshire

Credit: Stuart Cox

Credit: Robert Morris

First published in Leisure News

CADBURY and the National Trust are joining forces to bring chocolate-flavoured fun to the Easter holidays in Hampshire.

This year, the theme is discovery, with families invited to unleash their inner explorer on adventurous trails taking place in some of most beautiful locations in the county.

Each trail is unique to its location so your young Eggsplorers will be finding out about each special place as they take part in the trails, which lead to a chocolatey treat. Every Cadbury Easter Egg Trail helps support Trust properties.

In addition to the Cadbury eggsplorer trails, many historic houses, gardens and countryside spots are offering all sorts of additional holiday excitement, from egg and spoon races to Easter bonnet-making and bushcraft.

To join in with the fun, visit eastereggtrail.co.uk.

Mottisfont 

The open spaces, and nooks and crannies at Mottisfont provide the perfect location for exploring and hunting. This Easter, the property is hosting an entire fortnight of free Cadbury fun. Help solve the clues as you follow the special Cadbury trail to become an eggspert and receive a delicious chocolate ‘egghead’.

There is more family entertainment over the Bank Holiday weekend, with free face painting and egg and spoon races.

Easter egg trail: 5 – 21 April, normal admission charge only, all activities FREE, but donations welcome. Call 01794 344020 for further information.

Face painting and egg and spoon races: 18 – 21 April. For more information call 01794 344020.

Winchester City Mill

This medieval working watermill is using its own stone-ground flour and other locally sourced ingredients in two special Easter-themed baking demonstration days. Enjoy the warming aroma of spices at the Mill’s Hot Cross Bun day, or find out how different types of chocolate can be used in baking to make a variety of indulgent treats.

Visitors can taste the results, buy a bag of the Mill’s flour, and take home recipe cards to create their own baking sessions at home.

As well as baking, there are free Easter-themed activities every day from 7 to 21 April, and a delightful Cadbury Easter Egg Trail over the Bank Holiday weekend (18 to 21 April).

Chocolate Indulgence Baking: 12 April, normal admission charge only. Hot Cross Bun Baking: 18 April, normal admission charge only. Easter-themed activities: 7 to 21 April, normal admission charge only. Cadbury Easter Egg Trail: 18 to 21 April, normal admission charge only.

Call 01962 870057 for further details.

The Vyne

Younger visitors can follow in the footsteps of our most notorious king and his huntsmen on this special Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. The route winds through the extensive grounds of this former Tudor palace, and there are Cadbury eggs for all participants.

20 & 21 April, normal admission charge plus £2. Call 01256 883858 for further information.

For details of all National Trust events and activities, visit nationaltrust.org.uk. Cadbury eggs are only available whilst stocks last.
 

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