The Easter Bunny Trail at Compton Acres

Japanese Gardens

Compton Acres is somewhere I have fond memories of visiting as a child, however, I have not been for years.

Compton Acres is one of the UK’s finest privately-owned gardens, and a magical place for families to explore, especially now spring is coming into bloom.

The kids collected their Easter Bunny Trail sheets from the entrance which challenged them to solve the mystery clues of who stole what from the Easter Bunny and where had they hidden it?

The gardens’ design takes the form of a necklace of separate gardens, each of which has its own unique style. Compton Acres is also a popular wedding venue and we were treated to listening to a fabulous choir, who were performing for a wedding in the Grand Italian Garden as we walked past the terrace.

The series of themed gardens includes the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, the rock and water garden, the wooded valley, children’s activity area, bog garden and sculpture garden. to mention just a few.

The kids loved exploring, running along the paths, climbing bridges, finding waterfalls and fun things to examine.

Following our recent holiday to Wales, Eliza is fast becoming a flower expert and really enjoyed identifying flowers. She spotted periwinkles, forget-me-nots, marsh marigolds, bluebells, primroses and more!

Our favourite areas to explore were the Sculpture Gardens, where the kids tried their best to blend in.

And the Japanese Garden, which is recognised as one of the best in Britain.

The kids loved negotiating the stepping stones and spotting the Koi Carp in the pond.

I will definitely be coming back in the summer to see all the Japanese Wisteria in bloom on the Tea House.

We spent about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and doing the trail, plus there is a small garden centre and cafe if you want to extend your visit.

The kids solved the mystery of the mystery of the Easter Bunny and their reward was a delicious chocolate lolly.

Compton Acres is set in the Canford Cliffs area of Poole and offers glimpses of Poole Harbour from some of the gardens.

A family ticket to Compton Acres costs £19.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children). The Easter Bunny Trail takes place from Saturday 6th April to Sunday 21st April. The challenge is free of charge but normal entry to the gardens applies.

Disclaimer: We were invited to Compton Acres for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

15 thoughts on “The Easter Bunny Trail at Compton Acres

  1. Renee says:

    I wish this was closer to us!

  2. its a cute theme for a garden area. it looks very nice there
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  3. Such beautiful gardens and an Easter Egg hunt is the perfect way to explore them

  4. romeo says:

    my kids would defjnitely like to go here, we will try to visit with their cousins thank u for sharing this

  5. What a beautiful place to visit. Sounds like the Easter trail was a lot of fun.

  6. what a great exploration for kids. I love that they have this my kids would love to do something like that

  7. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful garden! I’ve never heard of Compton Acres before, but it’s clearly a great Easter choice for the kids!

  8. A truly fairy place where you can find joy and the sharing of beauty!

  9. Anosa says:

    Compton Acres looks absolutely gorgeous, I know my nephew would love to go on an Easter trail.
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  10. kumamonjeng says:

    Looks like the children are having great fun in the private garden. I enjoyed the beautiful pictures, the children are very good at posing and the backdrop is stunning too.

  11. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    What a lovely place. I could sit and watch the koi fish all day! It is so relaxing to watch those beautiful fish gracefully swimming in the pond. I think the ticket price is very reasonable too.

  12. This place looks like an absolute wonderland! Love how out-doorsy and garden like it all is. I’m swooning over the Koi Pond!

  13. It looks like a fantastic family day out. We love going on Easter hunts!

  14. This looks like an amazing time for the whole family! What a beautiful garden. I only wish I lived close enough to visit!

  15. I like the theme of Easter Bunny Trail, and the idea of a bog garden. So great that Eliza identifying flowers. That is such a fun way to spend the day!

    -Soma

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