Kingston Lacy is one of our favourite National Trust properties. Not only is the house a treasure of artwork and all things exotic but the huge grounds are perfect for letting kids roam until their hearts content.
There is a huge manicured lawn with statues to clamber on, as well as stunning flower beds full of colourful flowers. There are trails to follow, ponds to admire and even a play area filled with logs to climb on top of.
This year the trail followed the woodland path and the kids picked up their trail books and pencils and set off in search of the challenges.
Our first challenge was to find a tree and see how many of us it took to hug it………….it took 7!!!!
As we continued along the trail we had to stop as the kids spotted a huge fallen tree that was just begging to be climbed on, although Isaac did take a moment to stop and fill in his book whilst sat on top of it.
The clues we had to find were all eggs made out of natural materials…….
…….and then we had to perform tasks at each one, such as naming what animals might live in the woods, seeing what colours we could see in the woods and feeling an egg made of wooden logs to see what it felt like.
Kingston Lacy is also famed for its wild flowers and provides impressive displays of snowdrops in February and then bluebells in April. I thought we were a bit early for bluebells but half way along the trail we found a very impressive display.
The trail took us about 90 minutes to complete which also included some time in the park area.
At the end of the hunt you present your booklet to be checked and stamped by the Cadbury’s egg hunt team and are presented with a chocolate rabbit for completing it.
Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out with more than 300 Cadbury Easter Egg hunts being activated across various sites over Easter. Find your nearest site here.