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Easter adventures with the National Trust in Buckinghamshire

Easter adventures with the National Trust in Buckinghamshire

• Most trails taking place during the school holidays and over the bank holiday weekend (29 March–1 April)
• Explore mazes and meadows, kitchen gardens and orchards, parkland and woodland bursting with the signs of spring
• Enjoy nature-inspired crafts, egg and spoon races, welly wanging, mythical creatures, a colour run and much, much more
• Trails cost £3 plus normal admission/free for National Trust members
• Cost includes chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, made here in the UK using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms

There are 5 National Trust Easter adventures to choose from across Bucks. Dates vary, but they take place in school holidays and over the Easter bank holiday weekend (29 March–1 April).

Jam-packed with outdoor activities, games, riddles and crafts, every single Easter celebration is different. Designed with families in mind, each National Trust Easter trail features ten activity stations, some showcasing cheery signs of spring such as lambs and bunnies, others venturing off into the wonderful world of mythical creatures or movie magic. Every trail ends with a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, made here in the UK using cocoa 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 find your nearest trail visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/oxfordshire-buckinghamshire-berkshire

Stowe, near Buckingham
Feaster – 29 March – 14 April
This spring, for the first time, Stowe Gardens is hosting Feaster. This spring festival event has a variety of activities for children, families and adults including a book fair, colour run, spring wreath making, storytelling and bingo. (NB – not a traditional National Trust Easter trail with an egg.)
Stowe for families – Stowe is a vast and exciting natural playground for children. It has been a tourist attraction for more than 300 years for the scale and beauty of its garden. The landscape features have been precisely sculpted and provide instagrammable views with winding paths, wildlife-filled lakes and intriguing statues and monuments – perfect for hide and seek.
Stowe | Buckinghamshire | National Trust

Hughenden, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire
Easter trail 23 March – 7 April 10am-4pm
At Easter, encounter life-size mythical creatures, solve riddles, and discover hidden treasures at Hughenden. Challenge yourself with a mythical twist on classic games – conquer Medusa’s Snakes and Ladders or engage in a playful game of Cyclops Eye Spy on the parterre. Upon completion of the 10 activities on your quest, you will receive a chocolate ‘dragon’ egg.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Hughenden for families – There’s a natural playground for climbing, balancing and make-believe at Hughenden. It’s handily placed near the orchard, with picnic tables under the blossom for that all-important parental coffee whilst the children play. The walled garden has narrow paths for running along and there’s also a willow tunnel to wind their way through. Children are also fascinated by the interactives in the exhibition about Hughenden’s secret map-making history in the Second World War.

Waddesdon, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire
Easter trail 27 March – 7 April 10am-4pm
At Easter, Waddesdon is jam-packed with lots of fun games and creative activities. The trail starts on the North Front of the manor and makes its way around the grounds before ending at the Coach House down at the Stables where a chocolate egg is waiting.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Waddesdon for families – Waddesdon’s popular Woodland Playground has been newly refurbished so little ones can play safely on seesaws, swings and soft bark whilst older children can whizz down the giant contour slide or clamber over climbing frames. In the gardens, children love to spot the rare and exotic birds in the Aviary and learn about their conservation programme. There’s also acres of room to roam and winding paths to chase along in the garden.

A family exploring the garden in springtime at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.

Cliveden, near Maidenhead on the Bucks/Berks border
Easter trail 29 March – 16 April 9.30am-5pm
You can’t miss the signs of spring popping up around Cliveden in bursts of bright daffodils. The Easter trail celebrates these moments and more with a 10-point trail around the glorious gardens.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Cliveden for families – Little ones love to play in the Storybook Play Den with carved wooden figures and structures to run around, climb and play make-believe. Cliveden’s giant maze is great for older children to challenge themselves. In the woodlands, children can while away an hour to two on den-building, log balance beams, rope swings and more. From April to October, families can hire an electric boat or take a skippered tour of the river.

Claydon, near Winslow in Buckinghamshire
Easter trail 29 March – 1 April
Head to the lawn for the Easter adventures. With traditional children’s party games and ‘pin the tail on the bunny’, it’ll be a weekend for making memories.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Claydon for families – It’s worth visiting the house at Claydon before heading out on the Easter trail. Children tend to be as wowed by the sumptuous interiors as adults and there’s a handy trail to pick up and follow around the house to engage children. Plus, Florence Nightingale’s quarters are always a fascination for younger visitors.

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