#EggsEverywhere at Charlecote Park

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place over the Easter holiday weekend again this year. Running on 25 – 28 March from 11am – 4pm.

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We can’t wait to see you all this Spring. The flowers are starting to bloom, the car parking team are ready in their hi-vis vests and the chocolate is stocked up in a super-secret and secure location.

Families who complete their hunt here at Charlecote, between Good Friday and Easter Monday, will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat at the end. What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy your treat knowing that every single Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is support our work* right here at Charlecote.

Normal admission applies – a grounds ticket is all that’s needed to join the Easter fun – plus £2.50 per hunt map.
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Lambing 2015

Easter is a wonderful time of year. Not only do we have thousands of you lovely lot joining us for our Cadbury Easter trail and munching on those yummy eggheads, but we also get to welcome our gorgeous Jacob lambs!

 

Our first lamb, a girl we named Lisa, was born just before the Easter bank holiday weekend and our park team have been very busy since.

'Lisa the lamb' was named after our previous Park & Garden Manager who left us earlier in the year to take up a new job at Tyntesfield.

‘Lisa the lamb’ was named after our previous Park & Garden Manager who left us earlier in the year to take up a new job at Tyntesfield.

Lambing takes place away from our main visitor area but you have an opportunity to pop along to see the team and meet the new arrivals on a park walk. We have a team of volunteers in every day up to the 19th April 2015. Up to 3 times a day they are leading groups across the parkland to the lambing area.

Why not come along? Here are some more photographs taken by Jana, our volunteer photographer, to tempt you…

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We hope to see you soon!

‘Our Day Out At Charlecote Park’ by the Reading Residence

Wondering what to do this Easter? Why not join us for our Easter activities? We know of one family who we will definitely be seeing…

“We popped down the motorway to another new National Trust property at the weekend, Charlecote Park (well, it was new to us, it’s been their since the 12th century, so not all that ‘new’!).

On walking through reception, you then go back outside and across a road, and commence the lovely walk down to the property, complete with muddy puddles to play in…

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It’s a beautiful view of the house and outbuildings, but we also got to see the herd of fallow deer they have grazing there..

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On arrival, it was time for lunch, so were straight off to the lovely orangery restaurant they have there. I had a rather delicious sausage roll ;-). Then we were back out exploring the grounds…

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< Read more about the Reading Residence’s day out here… >

Weather aside, it was a truly lovely place, and one we’ll be certain to return to. We’re thinking this may be our place of choice for the Easter Egg hunt, so we will be back. Here’s hoping our next trip out update is a dry one!

Well, we can’t promise the best weather (although we’ve put in our order for sunshine, so fingers crossed it delivers!) – we know that there will be lots of chocolate about which sort of makes up for it…

Huge thanks to the Reading Residence for sharing their blog and beautiful photos of their day out.

Easter 2011 piggy back

Why not join us yourself and wander round the grounds looking for Eggs – who knows you might even find a real one! Our trail runs for 4 days on 18 – 21 April from 11am – 4pm, extra activities will be supplied by our sponsor – Cadbury.  There are lots of details available on the Cadbury website about how you can join in the fun!

 

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