Be an egg-splorer with the National Trust this Easter

Children playing in the Pinetum at Nymans, West Sussex. �NTPL/David Levenson SUS-150128-130417001
Children playing in the Pinetum at Nymans, West Sussex. �NTPL/David Levenson SUS-150128-130417001

This Easter, Cadbury is teaming up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out, with their popular Eggsplorer Easter Egg Trails.

Kids can unleash their inner explorer with adventurous trails taking place in some of the most amazing locations across West Sussex. What’s more, all Eggsplorers will receive a delicious Cadbury chocolaty treat at the end of each completed trail, and every single Cadbury Easter Egg Trail will help support special places looked after by the National Trust for future generations to explore.

Nymans,

nr Handcross RH17 6EB, Tel: 01444 405250

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail: 3 - 12 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm, normal admission charge plus £2.50 per trail

Are you ready for a giant Easter hunt? Explore the hidden corners and secret paths of these beautiful gardens, which are full of spring flowers. Find the brightly coloured characters and you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

Uppark

South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5Q, Tel: 01730 825415

Cadbury Eggsplorer Easter Egg Trail: 3 – 6 April, 10am – 5pm, normal admission plus £3 per trail.

Set on top of the South Downs, with amazing views and lots of space to run around in, Uppark is the perfect place for an Easter trail. Follow the clues around the gardens and you’ll receive a delicious chocolate Egg Head once you’ve finished. If it’s breezy bring your kite and practice your flying techniques!

Woolbeding Parkland

Woolbeding GU29 9RR, 01730 816638 extn 1

Cadbury Eggsplorer Spring Nature Trail, egg decorating, rolling and racing: 5 April, 10.30am – 3pm, £3 per trail

This quintessential English landscape of parkland, valley and meandering river is a pretty location for a traditional Easter egg trail.

There’s so much egg-related fun it’ll be difficult to know where to start: there’s crafty egg-decorating fun, and all sorts of competitions, from egg rolling and egg and spoon races, to possibly the UK’s first ever egg shy! Throughout the day, kids can follow the Cadbury spring nature trail along the River Rother, to claim their chocolaty Cadbury Egg Head.

Petworth House

Church Street, Petworth GU280AE Tel: 01798 342207

Cadbury Eggsplorer Easter Egg Bunny Trail: 30 March – 6 April, 10.30am – 4pm, £3 per trail, no additional admission charge

Follow Petworth House’s roaming Easter rabbit as he takes you on an exciting journey through this incredible 700-acre deer park. Solve the clues, and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate bounty – your very own Cadbury Egg Head.

Petworth Park is over 500 years old; home to huge trees to hug and climb, as well lots of wildlife, including a herd of fallow deer. The park is so beautiful it was painted by Britain’s greatest landscape artist, JMW Turner; if you go into the house you’ll see the deer in one of his famous paintings in the Carved Room.

Slindon Estate village

Jubilee Orchard (next to the Forge shop), Reynolds Lane, BN18 0QT Tel: 01243 814730

Cadbury Eggsplorer Easter Egg Trail: 4 April, 10 – 1pm, £3, no additional admission charge

This trail starts at the Jubilee Orchard, next to the Forge village shop, then crosses pasture and enters Slindon woods, which are full of surprises. Join us in an Easter Eggsploration to investigate these ancient woodlands, secret dips and hidden hollows, which in spring are full of bluebells and other woodland flowers. Solve the clues to claim your scrumpious Cadbury chocolate Egghead - it’s a perfect way to spend your Easter Saturday morning.

To join in with the fun, visit www.eastereggtrail.com

For further information on all National Trust events in London and the South East, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/southeast.

Report and pictures contributed by the National Trust.