Easter Adventures with the National Trust

Living Magazines National Trust Easter adventures trail ©National Trust ImagesTrevor Ray Hart

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust.

From getting active in the great outdoors, to spotting the signs of spring, and experiencing nature bursting into life at the places the National Trust cares for there are over 190 Easter trails to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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

To discover your nearest National Trust Easter trail, visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/easter

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
Easter adventure, Orange Bowling 3-10 April

The Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate is a wonderful place to visit to experience the peace and quiet of the outdoors. Experience great views from one of the highest points in south east England. In the wildflower meadow and chalk downland you can relax and listen to the migratory birds returning after winter. Look up to see the gliders and paragliders overhead or fly a kite in the warm spring breeze. Join in at Dunstable Down this Easter for Orange Bowling. This fun, family trail is a take on the 200-year-old local tradition of Orange Rolling.

Car park admission plus £3 per game, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstable-downs

Shaw’s Corner, Hertfordshire
Easter adventure trail 7-10 April

Edwardian country home of playwright, politician, and philosopher George Bernard Shaw, with Arts and Crafts features and collection. Tranquil garden with rolling lawns, vibrant daffodils, a blossoming fruit orchard and Shaw’s iconic rotating writing hut.

Shaw’s Corner is looking forward to opening this March. There will be a small food and beverage offer, providing opportunity for a hot drink on colder days or an ice cream in the sun. This Easter trail is all about busy bees and suitable for smaller legs. Put on your bunny ears and bounce around the garden to find out all about our buzzing friends.

Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg and bunny ears. Pre-booked timed slot online only. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner