For the sixth year running, Cadbury and National Trust are teaming up to help families celebrate Easter weekend (29th March – 1st April) together by offering fun Easter Egg Trails at six special National Trust places throughout Derbyshire.
Taking place in some of Derbyshire’s most beautiful outdoor spaces, the Cadbury and National Trust Easter Egg Trails add an element of joy to the traditional egg hunt in the county, with plenty to see, do and learn. Whether you're a child or simply young at heart, adventure is sure to lie ahead...follow cryptic clues around the picturesque gardens, complete fun-filled challenges and explore the beauty of the Derbyshire’s most spectacular places to hunt down a delicious Cadbury prize.
Each trail is totally unique to its location and offers a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy such as:
• Design Your Own Egg Head – at all National Trust places with Cadbury Easter Egg Trails in Derbyshire, children can also enter the competition for the chance to see their own design come to life on a real Cadbury Easter Egg Head.
• Giant size games – grandparents, parents and siblings can challenge each other to a game of nail biting thrill at Hardwick Hall.
• Face painting – a sure fire winner with people of all ages, coming to Calke Abbey, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Longshaw Estate and Ilam Park.
Brand new this year, on Easter Monday (1st April) at Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick and Ilam Hall families can take part in a traditional Easter favourite – the egg and spoon race! Cadbury and the National Trust are calling all racers, young and old, to join in with the fun and come armed with their lucky spoon to kick off the race of the season, it’s a great way to end the Easter weekend. Start times and more information can be found at www.eastereggtrail.com. And don’t forget to bring a spoon!
Beccy Speight, Regional Director for the National Trust in the Midlands, says: “Easter is a great time of year for families to get together and have some fun. By Easter weekend our places in Derbyshire are starting to bloom again after the winter, providing a gorgeous backdrop for games and Easter egg trails. Easter is always a popular time for families to visit our places and we look forward to greeting as many people as possible again this year.”
To join in with the Easter fun, simply visit www.eastereggtrail.com where you can find your nearest Cadbury and National Trust Easter Egg Trail and Egg and Spoon race, along with tips on how to make the most of the Easter weekend at home. For those who want to continue the experience afterwards, there is also a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Pack, the perfect kit for exciting egg trails at home.