Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in the garden at Nymans, West Sussex

Easter Adventures with the National Trust in Sussex

Easter Adventures with the National Trust in Sussex

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust.

There’s plenty of fun and discovery to be had as you spot the signs of spring, and experience nature bursting into life at Bateman’s, Lamb House, Nyman’s, Standen House and Garden and Petworth House.

And of course, each National Trust Easter trail ends with a chocolate egg, or vegan and free from egg, made here in the UK using cocoa that’s responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

National Trust Easter egg trails cost £3 per child, plus normal National Trust admission/free entry for National Trust members.

To discover your nearest National Trust Easter trail, visit:

Bateman’s, Burwash, East Sussex

Discover an Easter Adventure trail at Bateman’s, the former home of Rudyard Kipling. As you make your way along the trail, join in with Edwardian children’s games that the Kipling children might have played, and enjoy the blossom and blooms in the spring garden.

1 – 16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail.

Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Hop along to medieval Bodiam Castle this Easter to find a frog themed Easter trail around the castle and grounds. Can you throw the flies into the frog’s mouth or guess the true frog facts? With plenty of jumping, leaping and family friendly activities, you’ll have an adventure to remember.

1 -16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex

Calling all super-spies! Can you solve the clues and crack the case to win the chocolate egg at Lamb House? Nestled in the heart of Rye, the house boasts literary links with former residents including Henry James and E.F. Benson. Outside, the walled gardens will be bursting into life as the spring bulbs bring colour and fragrance.

1 -16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Nymans, West Sussex

On the Springfest Easter trail at Nymans celebrate spring by taking in blossom trees and bug hotels, and spotting butterflies and bluebells. The festival fun continues in the Play Glade where games, musical instruments and a play tent can all be found. Plus, there’ll be plenty of photo-ops with the selfie points around the garden too, and don’t forget to pick up your Easter egg prize.

25 March – 16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Standen House and Garden, West Sussex

It’s time for ‘All the Fun of the Fete’ this Easter at Standen. On the trail this year, you and the kids can enjoy traditional activities like sack races, boules, hook a duck, hula hooping, and tug of war. In the house, spend time spotting the hidden Easter Eggs in the Arts and Crafts interiors of this much loved family home.

25 March – 16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

Have a quacking good time this Easter at Sheffield Park and Garden. Adventure awaits as you follow the trail around the gardens taking in fresh bursts of colour from vibrant yellow daffodils to spectacular pink rhododendrons. Don’t forget to head over the parkland to Ringwood Toll to discover the natural play trail nestled in the woodland – make dens, climb trees, explore and let your imagination run wild.

1 – 16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth’s Easter trail takes you on a spring adventure through its glorious 18th-century Pleasure Garden. Collect your map and get cracking to find ten fun activities to complete. There are winding paths and spring flowers, old stone monuments to explore and amazing views to discover as you track down animal- and flower-themed games, crafts and puzzles.

1 – 10 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail

Uppark House and Garden, nr Petersfield, West Sussex

You’ll be exploring through woods, gardens and meadows at this beautiful place high up on the South Downs. Uppark’s Easter trail is jam-packed with activities for fun family challenges. Can you jump as far as a deer on the lawn, or hula hoop for thirty seconds in the scented garden? Who’s best at racing just like a rabbit, or playing Bug Bingo in the woods?

1 – 16 April, normal admission applies, £3 per trail