National Trust Easter Outings in West Sussex
This year, the National Trust in West Sussex is inviting families to join a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to unleash their inner explorer.
Adventurous quests are taking place across the county, from spring woodlands and historic houses to picturesque South Downs landscapes.
It’s easy to make a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt a fun family day out to remember, in surroundings that are second to none.
What’s more, everyone will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat at the end of each completed hunt, and every single Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will help support special places looked after by the National Trust for future generations to explore.
Our favourite Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter family activities in West Sussex include:
Nymans, nr Handcross RH17 6EB, Tel: 01444 405250 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: 24 March – 3 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm, normal admission charge plus £3 per hunt.
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 hidden spring birds and you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate prize.
Petworth House, Church Street, Petworth GU280AE Tel: 01798 342207
Cadbury Easter Hunt: 25 March – 3 April, 10.30am – 4pm, £3 per hunt
Petworth House’s butler bunny has dropped some VIP eggs and they have rolled all over the huge mansion and grounds.
Can you help him to find the third Earl of Egg-remont and their team of half a dozen staff by solving the rhyming riddles? Your hunt will take you on an adventure through the servants’ quarters, house and Pleasure Grounds, and your reward will be a Cadbury chocolate treat!
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.
Uppark, South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5Q, Tel: 01730 825415
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: 25 – 28 March, 11am – 4pm, normal admission plus £3 per hunt
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 hunt.
Track down the clues around the garden as you follow your Easter egg hunt route, and you’ll receive a delicious Cadbury chocolate gift once you’ve finished. If it’s breezy bring your kite and practice your flying techniques!
The fun continues until 10 April, with Uppark’s spring trail. The Uppark hares have hidden eggs around the garden and out buildings. See if you can find them all then claim your prize at the end.
Woolbeding Parkland, Woolbeding GU29 9RR, 01730 816638 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Nature Trail, egg decorating, rolling and racing: 27 March, 10.30am – 3.30pm, £3 per hunt.
This quintessential English landscape of parkland, valley and meandering river is a pretty location for a traditional Easter egg hunt.
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 face painting, an old-fashioned egg shy and craft activities.
Throughout the day, kids can follow the Cadbury Easter Hunt and spring nature trail along the River Rother, to claim their chocolaty Cadbury prize.
Slindon village, Jubilee Orchard (next to the Forge shop), Reynolds Lane, BN18 0QT Tel: 01243 814730
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: 26 March, 10 – 1pm, £3, no additional admission charge
This hunt starts at the Jubilee Orchard, next to the Forge village shop, then crosses pasture full of frisking lambs and enters Slindon woods, which are full of surprises.
Join us in an Easter extravaganza to investigate these ancient woodlands, secret dips and hidden hollows, which in spring are brimming with bluebells and other woodland flowers.
Solve the clues to claim your scrumptious Cadbury treat – it’s a perfect way to spend your Easter Saturday morning.
The hunt ends at St Mary’s church, where tired explorers and their parents can purchase tea, squash and homemade cake.
To join in with the fun, visit www.cadbury.co.uk/easter.
For more ideas on things to see and do in West Sussex please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionlondonsoutheast/sussex.