Easter Egg Hunting at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy

When the National Trust put on events locally they always go all out and you are guaranteed a day out filled with family fun and their Easter Egg hunts are no exception.  The only difficulty we had was deciding on the venue as there are a fair few locally.

With the weather today being a bit and miss today I decided to go to the nearest venue to home, Kingston Lacy.  It is a large stately home that is set in stunning grounds of both formal and informal gardens.  The Easter Egg Hunt sign up point was just inside the entrance so we paid our £2.50 each for Isaac, Eliza and our friends and her children, got our books and headed off in search of clues.

Kingston Lacy

The booklets we were given contained clues for us to find the eggs as well as a map to follow which was challenging enough to keep the kids interested but not too difficult to follow.  Every now and again we came across a pink egg or marker to let us know that we were still on the right path and I we all got to enjoy the many flowers that were already in bloom as we progressed around the trail.

Kingston Lacy

The eggs we had to find were not of the chocolate variety which Eliza was a little perturbed about at first.  Thankfully, once we had explained that she got a chocolate egg if she answered all the clues, she was much more eager to find them, although she did get distracted by exploring Rhododendron bushes and jumping in muddy puddles.

Kingston Lacy

All the eggs were made with materials from the gardens which they were positioned in and the kids had to identify what they were made from which helped them learn about the world around them.

The walk must have been almost 2 miles long and with the exception of Sebastian who only managed half way before admitting defeat and falling asleep in the buggy, they all made it without moaning their legs hurt.

Kingston Lacy

It took 2 hours to find all the clues, but we did it and the kids were eager to go and collect their chocolate reward.  I had hoped that they would save them for home but it was clear that the walk had made them all hungry so we found a bench and let them tuck in to their prize.

Kingston Lacy

Thank you for all your hard work Kingston Lacy – we had a muddy ball!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

17 thoughts on “Easter Egg Hunting at Kingston Lacy

  1. Jaime Oliver says:

    wow i so need to look at what is going off round us, i tend to be too lazy! … *must try harder* .. this looks like a really fantastic outing
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  2. Heidi says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all!
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  3. Micah says:

    Great pics. The kids looks like they had a lot of fun.

  4. It looked as though there were some beautiful egg hunts around this year, including this one. Unfortunately our children were poorly so we were confined to the garden, but we’ll try one of the National Trust ones next year if they’re still running them.
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  5. We did the same at a different National trust property over the weekend. It was our first trail and we had so much fun. Kingston Hall looks like a gorgeous place.
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  6. Jenny says:

    Aww, so lovely watching them find the eggs! My little A has that fox suit too, it’s so sweet. 🙂

  7. We did this today and my son loved it! Your trip looks like so much fun! So many happy faces! #countrykids
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  8. Ah such wonderful photographs – I always find looking back on Easter photos funny as it is either glorious sunshine or children are wrapped up! LOL! This time 3 years ago it was 22 degrees in Northumberland! Today it was very much like your egg hunt – very muddy! #countrykids
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  9. Coombe Mill says:

    National Trust really do go all out on their themed events, and those weren’t small chocolate eggs to win either! It looks like the kids all had a great time once they realised what was actually going on with the hunt. I love the photo of Isaac and Seb holding hands, just adorable. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.
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  10. Looks like a great day! I love the NT for putting these hunts on, we had fun with one this week, too, and they always feel so special. Kingston Lacy looks beautiful x
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  11. Sounds like a lovely few hours in the fresh air, and looks like you got lucky with the weather, made even better by chocolate at the end. We have never visited Kingston Lacey, but it is very close to my parents…. #countrykids
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  12. It looks great fun and what good value! Lovely photos 🙂
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