Easter is only a week away and here at Charlecote it is almost like it is Christmas again. Easter is our big event day that we all look forward too. Crates of chocolate eggs are delivered by Cadbury and they are almost like wrapped Christmas presents – they are sitting tormenting us, we can look but we can’t touch. Not until the big day!
Our Cadbury Easter Egg trails will begin on Good Friday (29 March) at 11am and will continue until 4.30pm on Easter Monday (1 April). Trails cost £2 and if you can navigate the map and solve all the clues you will be rewarded with a yummy chocolate egg!
On Easter Sunday and Monday (31 March and 1 April) we’ve some egg-stra helpers from Cadbury coming to join in the fun. They will be organising egg races, nest-ball and other games on our paddock as well as painting lots of faces!
All of these additional activities will be free (normal admission prices apply to the park).
Once you’ve devoured your egg, or saved it to take home (if you’re more self-disciplined than I am!), you can explore our house too. If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we’ve recently undergone a huge rewire and the house is a bit out of sorts. Our House Elves are continuing the jigsaw-puzzle of putting the house back together and trying to recall where everything goes! It is made an even more enjoyable job over the Easter break as they are joined by fluffy chicks who hide around the house. We’ll be asking our younger visitors if they can help us find them all.
In the days following the Easter egg-stravaganza visitors also have the opportunity to view our Heronry. Volunteers Janet and Graham will be leading visitors in to West Park to show you where the birds nest – and hopefully spotting the herons too! Did you know we have one of the largest Heronry’s in Warwickshire? Join us any time between 1.30 – 3.30pm on 8/9/17 or 18 April to take advantage of this great opportunity to get closer to nature. (Apologies, but we’ve had to cancel the tours scheduled for 2 and 3 April due to the cold weather – there is little to see but we’ll be checking again in advance of those planned for 8/9 April)
Don’t forget to continue ticking off your ‘50 Things to do…‘ when you are out and about visiting our National Trust places. The friendly reception assistants have stacks of stickers you can add to your book once you’ve completed another of the things to do.
And if you’re looking for some egg-stra ways to keep the children entertained and busy during their Easter break, check out one of our previous blog posts. We’d love to see your eggsamples of loo-roll deer!