Easter events guide 2013

Posted on March 12 2013 by Jenny Linford

Easter sees a delectable range of events featuring chocolate taking place around the country. Here’s a selection of some eggsciting events!

Easter Fun event at Holkham Hall, including guess the weight of the giant Faberge-style Easter egg made by the Chocolate Deli at Walsingham
Holkham Hall
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk NR23 1AB
Good Friday 29th March – Easter Monday 1st April, 12noon-4pm
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The Big Egg Hunt
In support of Action For Children, an egg hunting, fundraising spectacular sponsored by Lindt in which 101 decorated eggs visit cities across Britain (Manchester, Mar 7-13, Glasgow Mar 15-20, London, Mar 22-Apr 1)
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The York Chocolate Festival
A range of chocolate-themed events and activities including a chocolate market, workshops and masterclasses running over the Easter Weekend in this town, rich in chocolate history. The weekend also York’s Chocolate Story celebrates its first birthday on Sunday 31ST March with a party.
28th March to Ist April, York
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Easter at Kew
Chocolate making, a fascinating journey through the history of cacao featuring Kew’s famous glasshouses with the chance to encountering Sir Hans Sloane and an Easter Sunday Easter egg hunt are among the events celebrating cacao and chocolate at Kew over the Easter holidays.
Mar 29-Apr 14, Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
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Alternative Easter Egg Hunt at the Design Museum, London
Crack the riddles and clues as you journey on a trail  through the Design Museum’s current exhibitions. The prize is a mini Rococo chocolate egg.
Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April 2013 , 10am – 4pm
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NATIONAL TRUST:
As ever, National Trust properties around the country will be celebrating Easter with a range of family activities, including Cadbury Easter Egg Trail events. Here’s a selection from around the country.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
School holiday fun – golden egg hunt, 29 March – 14 April, 11am-4pm
“Shhhhhh. There’s a tiny golden egg hidden somewhere on the estate and it’s your job to track it down. However, you must keep its location a secret. Team up with family and friends for this challenging treasure hunt. Tell staff where you saw it and we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win an eggstremely eggsellent prize.”
Normal admission charges apply.
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, 31 March – 1 April, 11am-4pm
Take part in an egg hunt at Fountains this Easter, have your face painted, join in with games and collect a chocolate ‘Egghead’ at the end.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2 per trail.
Easter egg ‘Eggsploits’, 1 April, 1:30-3pm
Get your paints and glitter out and bring along your hardboiled eggs to Fountains for an egg and spoon race, best decorated egg and egg rolling competitions.
Normal admission charges apply.
Booking is not required for any of these events.
For more information on each, please call 01765 608888.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Cadbury Easter Egg Trails – ‘Easter eggstravaganza’, 31 March – 1 April, 10am-4pm
Crack the clues around the New Inn and gardens at Stowe to claim your Easter egg prize. On the trail, discover the adventures of Greek and Roman gods and heroes, as well as the grand tours of the family who used to live at Stowe in the Georgian times.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2.50 per child’s trail.
Booking is not required for either of these events.
For more information on either, please call 01280 817 156.

Petworth House and Park, West Sussex
Bunny in a bag, 29 March – 7 April, 11am-4pm
Ever wished that you could be the Easter Bunny? Well stop rabbiting on about it and hop over to Petworth to get the ultimate bunny makeover. Pick up a bunny bag and follow a trail of woodland creatures to help build your very own bunny ears, tail and whiskers. Once your transformation is complete, you can enjoy a chocolate treat.
No admission charges apply, ticket charge £3.50 per child.
Booking is not required for this event.
For more information, please call 01798 342207.

Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, 29 March – 14 April, 10am-4pm
Find all of the clues in the garden at Lanhydrock over the holidays and win an Easter-themed prize.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2.50 per trail.
Servant stories, 2-14 April, 10am-4pm
Find out more about the Lanhydrock servants in this fun trail around the gardens and receive a small prize at the end for completion.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2 per trail.
Booking is not required for either of these events.
For more information on each, please call 01208 265950

Stourhead, Wiltshire
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, 23-28 March and 2-7 April, 11am-4pm
Join in with springtime family fun at Stourhead and take part in their Easter trail, giant games, face-painting and of course…eating chocolate. (Face painting available Easter Sunday and Monday only).
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2.50 per trail.
Booking is not required for this event.
For more information, please call 01747 841152.
Beat the egg and chase the rabbit, 30 March, 10am-1pm
Join the Eco Fitness team for some fun Easter antics at Stourhead including a beat the egg 8k run and U’16s chase the rabbit 1k run.
No admission charges apply, ticket charge £10 per adult and £3 per child.
Please visit the Eco Fitness website www.ecofitness.co.uk for more information.
Booking is essential for this event.
For more information, please call 01373 836552.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, 29 March – 1 April, 11am-4pm
The eggs-tremely popular Easter Egg Trail is back at Polesden featuring lots of activities for children including face painting, games and storytelling.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £2.50 per trail.
Easter holiday trail, 2 – 14 April, 11am-4pm
Join in the fun at Polesden Lacey this half term with their Easter holiday trail.
Normal admission charges apply, ticket charge £1 per trail.
Booking is not required for either of these events.
For more information, please call 01372 452048.

Castle Drogo, Devon
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, 29 March – 1 April, 11am-4pm
Follow the trail around the garden and grounds at Castle Drogo and collect your Easter egg prize.
Normal admission charges apply for both events, ticket charge £2 per event.
Booking is not required for this event.
For more information, please call 01647 433306.

For more chocolate events throughout the rest of the year, visit our What’s On page!

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