Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust in Cambridgeshire.
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.
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire
• Easter adventure trail, 1-16 April (pre booking required)
• Woodland Play Area
Originally a medieval priory, Anglesey Abbey was converted to a country house in the 1600s and donated to the National Trust by Lord Fairhaven. On Anglesey Abbey’s Easter trail discover swathes of daffodils (there are 40 varieties found here), spot paintbox bright tulips and hyacinths as well as other signs of spring, all linked to Anglesey’s ‘Magic of Books’ theme for 2023. And if you’re after even more adventure the Woodland Play Area is the perfect place for families with its treehouse, swings, bird hide and den building area.
Booking essential for the Easter Egg trail. Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or ‘free-from’ Easter Egg.
Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire
• Easter adventure trail, 7-10 April (pre-booking required)
Set in an idyllic village location on an island on the Great Ouse River, Houghton Mill has inspired artists and photographers for generations.
Come and experience the sound and atmosphere of a traditional working mill, have a go at making flour and make your Easter trip into a springtime break with the family friendly campsite . Enjoy Easter trail activities inside the historic watermill and outside in nature surrounded by the scenic Waterclose Meadows. Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or vegan and free from Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.
Peckover House, Cambridgeshire
• Easter adventure trail, 7-10 April
Discover Peckover House this Easter with a family trail around the lavish Victorian gardens that lay behind the impressive Georgian mansion house. Enjoy traditional games such as croquet on the lawn and a nature themed egg and spoon race. For those looking for a challenge, visit the maze in the Reed Barn courtyard, test your aim with target practice and see who can get a full house in a game of Springo. Take part in as many activities as you like before collecting your chocolate egg. Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or vegan and free from Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.
Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
• Easter adventure trail, 1–16 April
• Rare breed farm
With 2,500 acres of gently rolling countryside west of Cambridge the gardens and parkland surrounding Wimpole Hall offer plenty of room for family adventure. The formal gardens include a walled garden with flower borders and orchard that’s home to 300 blossoming fruit trees.
There are also miles of footpaths around the Capability Brown-designed parks, as well as woodland, picturesque folly and chain of lakes, ands well as a rare breed farm where you can come and meet some familiar faces and new arrivals. Embark on an Easter adventure in nature and explore the gardens as you go on the hunt for Easter clues, with trails running daily you’ll spot newborn lambs in the parkland, bountiful blossom and sunny yellow daffodils in the Pleasure Grounds as you follow the trail. Enjoy nature- themed activities, including and you hop like a bunny, build a home for nature and wibble wobble like a lamb, completing the trail to pick up your chocolate egg at the end.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or vegan and free from Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
• Easter adventure trail 1-17 April
• Bike hire and trail routes on the wider reserve
• Boat trips along Wicken Lode
Wicken Fen, one of Europe’s most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are with more than 9000 species recorded.
Spot early arrivals like swallows, or look out for butterflies, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies. This Easter the trail will take place along the Boardwalk on Sedge Fen, where paths lead through the historic undrained core of the Fen, lush with wetland plants and rich in wildlife, and through the woodland walk. If you’re looking for a unique getaway Wicken Rose Cottage (sleeps 2) is uniquely placed with an abundance of wildlife and walks on the doorstep. Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate or vegan and free from Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.