National Trust Cadbury Easter egg hunts taking place in Kent

by My Kent Family reporter

Popular Cadbury Easter egg hunts are returning to Kent.

The National Trust is bringing back the trails, which end with a chocolatey treat, to various properties in the county.

This year youngsters will be encouraged to become nature detectives and follow the clues in order to claim a tasty prize. See our round-up below of the Cadbury hunts taking place in the county:

Join an egg hunt this Easter
Join an egg hunt this Easter

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst

April 6 to April 21, 10am until 4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Edward Windsor Hussey, who lived at Scotney and loved to wander about the estate studying all the creatures that made their homes here. He loved collecting bird eggs to study, and this spring you too can uncover the secrets of Stoney’s bird life on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt trail.

Seek out specially hidden giant nesting boxes, and discover the fascinating facts inside. Will you find them all and claim your tasty reward?

Price: The trail is £3 per person but normal admission also applies.

Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks

April 6 to April 22. 10am to 4pm

Discover more about the lifecycle of Ightham Mote’s animal friends on this family nature-themed trail. On Thursday, April 11 have a go at pond dipping or on Thursday, April 18 find out more about the local mini beast population. There are crafts activities in the house, storytelling sessions and lawn games on hand to keep everyone busy.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies. Other activities are free but times and dates may vary.

Chartwell
Chartwell

Chartwell, Westerham Kent

April 6 to April 22, 10am - 4pm

Discover which leaves Randolph the Rabbit has been eating in the woodland, learn all about his favourite vegetables growing in his own kitchen garden and meet his animal family hidden around the garden. If you look hard enough you may even meet Randolph the Rabbit himself to collect your chocolate prize at the end!

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies.

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks

April 6 to April 22, 10am - 4pm

Collect fascinating facts about the amazing trees to play 'tree trumps' at the end with your friends and family. Once a sheep farm, Emmetts Garden was once home to spring lambs taking their first steps. See if you can spot Lubbock the lamb hiding in the garden during your hunt and collect your chocolate prize.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission to Emmetts Garden also applies.

Deer at Knole Park
Deer at Knole Park

Knole, Sevenoaks

April 6 to April 22, 10am - 4pm

Find the nests nestled in the wooden bird boxes around the park on this family trail in the deer park. Open up the bird boxes to see each clue; how many bird eggs will you find? Take on the challenges at each point to find out more about the birds that live at Knole. Find them all to claim your prize.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies

Smallhythe Place,

April 19 until April 22

Immerse yourself in the outdoors solving nature-themed riddles and finding hidden images around the garden, or for younger explorers, tick off the nature highlights of Smallhythe on a mini scavenger hunt across the property. Once the quest is complete you will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat from the Theatre tea room.

The trail takes place between 11am and 4pm daily over the long weekend and costs £3 each. Normal admission charges also apply.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Cranbrook

April 19 to April 22, 11am to 3pm

Follow the hints and clues to spot the hidden creatures in their homes on this family trail that will take you on an adventure around the estate. Rangers will be on hand to chat about their work and about the trees and habitats they care for at Sissinghurst.

Use the binoculars and your senses to see how many animals you can find to claim your tasty prize.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies

*There are also a range of spring holiday activities taking place at Sissinghurst from April 8 to April 22 including the chance to make bird feeders and bug hotels using recycled household items.

Quebec House, Westerham

April 6 to April 22, 10am - 4pm

Put on your explorer hats as Quebec House needs you to solve its bee trail! Explore every inch of the garden to find all the eggs, honey and spices that Mrs Wolfe needs to make her Easter treats. Once you have all the ingredients your chocolate reward will be waiting at the end.

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission applies

*To learn more about the National Trust egg hunts with Cadbury or admission prices to a property please visit www.cadbury.co.uk/easter

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