The National Trustís Cadbury Egg Hunts are back for 2019
Each year, the National Trust's Cadbury Egg hunts prove extremely popular with parents and children everywhere, and rightly so. Combining the outdoors with a chocolate treat makes for a fantastic family day out.
Ask any child what they love about Easter, and no doubt they will probably answer chocolate. Well, I'm not denying that's high up on the list of nice things about Easter, but as a mum, my favourite thing is watching the kids search for the chocolate. Nothing beats the excitement of the hunt. My childhood memories are filled, not of the chocolate I ate, but of desperately exploring the house with my brother for the chocolate eggs that the Easter bunny had hidden. So perhaps deep down, that's what children really treasure about Easter. Hide the eggs outside, and everything becomes even more exciting; which is probably why the National Trust's Cadburys Easter Egg hunts prove so popular.
The National Trust hosts Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts every year at over 250 of its properties, and readers will be thrilled to hear that the Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are back for the 12th year. Families throughout the UK can join in with the chocolatey treasure hunt throughout the grounds of castles, mills, stately homes and gardens.
Your young explorers will need to follow the National Trust bunny's clues to the end of the trail to receive a delicious Cadbury's Egg as their reward. The chocolate treasure hunts are nature-themed, giving kids the perfect chance to find out more about the natural world around them.
There are a huge variety of gardens, stately homes and houses involved in the event including the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Wordsworth House and Garden in the Lake District, Dunham Massey, Speke Hall and Lyme Park in Cheshire and Merseyside, Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, Buckland Abbey in Devon, Knole in Kent, Cragside in Northumbria, Stoneywell in Leicestershire and Fenton House and Garden in London. National Trust properties in Scotland will also be taking part, including Kellie Castle, Alloa Tower, Threave Garden and Brodick Castle.
The stunning Bodiam Castle is hosting a Cadbury Egg hunt
Most Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will take place over the Easter weekend from the 19th -22nd April 2019, although dates, as well as costs, will vary depending on the property, so check before you go. It's also worth noting that normal admission charges will apply too, so if you aren't a National Trust member, you may have to pay admission costs into the house and/ or gardens. Be warned that in the past, the Easter Egg Hunts have proven so popular, some properties have issued pre-bookable tickets so make sure you check whether you need to book in advance.
So if you're desperate to get out and about this Easter with the kids, tempt them off their tablets and into the great outdoors with the promise of a lovely chocolate reward. As always, it's great to hear about days out, so let me know in the comments below which property you take the kids to this Easter.