Be an Eggsplorer with National Trust this Easter

National Trust gets ready for  Easter Egg Trails Please credit photography to Steven Haywood.

Cadbury team up with National Trust to offer families a cracking Easter weekend

 

Over 11,000 Cadbury Eggheads are being delivered to National Trust places across Northern Ireland ahead of the annual Cadbury Easter Egg Trails, which are taking place from 3 to 6 April.

 

The Eggheads are ready and waiting for families to unleash their inner explorer at adventurous trails across the country. From spring woodlands at Springhill and the craggy coastlines of Downhill Demesne, to the shores of Lough Erne at Crom and enchanting gardens at Mount Stewart there are lots of Cadbury Easter Egg Trails to choose from, guaranteeing a fun-filled Easter for everyone.

 

All Eggsplorers will receive a delicious chocolatey treat at the end of each completed trail, and every single Cadbury Easter Egg Trail will help support special places in the Northern Ireland.

 

To join in with the fun and find a Cadbury Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trail near you, visit www.eastereggtrail.com

 

And remember Easter is not just for kids – there’s lots of Easter treats for grown-ups too. Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with a host of special events from 30 March to 12 April. Enjoy Game of Thrones archery experience at Castle Ward, and an Easter sea safari sightseeing boat trip on Strangford Lough. Or take a guided walk around Greyabbey Bay, and see Crom from a different perspective, as we take you on a cruise around Lough Erne in Crom’s 100 year old traditional craft.

 

For more information on National Trust Easter events, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

Cot boat on the  Fermanagh lakelands, Crom, please credit Brian Morrison

National Trust Easter Events 2015

Springhill 30 March-12 April

Easter Egg Trail

Explore our fantastic Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail around Springhill house and grounds

throughout the Easter holidays. Enjoy some eggstra fun and activities on Easter Sunday and

Monday – face painting, games and children’s craft activities.

Egg trail £1.50 per child.

12 noon-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

The Argory 30 March-12 April

Easter Egg Trail

Solve the clues to help find the Cadbury’s chocolate egg on our fantastic egg trail, available

throughout the Easter holidays. Enjoy some eggstra Easter fun and activities on Easter

Monday and Tuesday – face painting, games and children’s craft activities.

Egg trail £1.50 per child.

12 noon-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Wellbrook Beetling Mill 3-7 April

Easter Egg Trail

Follow the clues along the wooded glen, crack the code and unlock the Cadbury’s chocolate

egg surprise.

Egg trail £1.50 per child.

2-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Mount Stewart 3-7 April

Easter Egg Trail

Bring the children to Mount Stewart this Easter to take part in our popular Easter Egg Trail.

Follow the clues around the Lake Walk and return to collect your Cadbury’s egg.

Egg trail £1 per child.

12 noon-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Ardress House 3-12 April

Easter Egg Trail

The Easter Bunny has made a trail around the farmyard and gardens at Ardress House.

Follow the clues to unlock the Cadbury’s surprise. Enjoy some eggstra Easter fun and

activities on Easter Sunday – face painting, games and craft activities.

Egg trail £1.50 per child.

1-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Castle Ward 3-12 April

Easter at the Barn

Join us for lots of Easter fun with children’s craft activities, table top games, kiddies ride-on

tractors, sandpit and farmyard trail. Bring along a picnic, visit the farmyard animals and relax

by the shores of Strangford Lough.

11am-4pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Murlough NNR 4 April

Easter Hunt

Come along for some Easter fun as you follow the clues on the trail over the sand dunes and

beach to discover the treasure.

Easter trail £1 per child.

2-3pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Castle Ward 4, 6 April

Game of Thrones Archery Experience

Have a go at archery in the very place where the BAFTA award winning TV show was filmed

– in our courtyard aka ‘Winterfell’. Stand in our recreated GOT archery film set tipi, dress in

GOT like costume and take aim.

Booking Essential

Contact Clearsky Adventure Centre on 028 4372 3933 or fun@clearsky-adventure.com

Castle Coole 5 April

Easter Madness

With treats and fun for all the family join us this Easter Sunday at Castle Coole.

Egg trail £1 per child.

11am-4pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Crom 5 April

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Come along for some Easter fun as you follow the trail around the estate to locate the

chocolate treasure.

Egg trail £1 per child.

11am-4pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Florence Court 5 April

Easter Sunday Treasure Trails

Enjoy a great day out as you follow the trail around the grounds to find the chocolate

treasure.

Egg trail £1 per child.

11am-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Giant’s Causeway 5 April

Easter Sunday Celebrations

Come and celebrate Easter at the Giant’s Causeway with Easter crafts, face painting,

treasure trail and much more.

11am-4pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Castle Ward 5-6 April

Easter Fair

Our Easter fun continues with the annual Easter Fair and plenty for everyone to enjoy

including Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail, local crafts and food, Mega Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm

and horse and carriage rides (weather dependant) on both days.

Egg trail £1.50 per child. Egg hunt £1 per child.

12 noon-6pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House 5-6 April

Easter Egg Trails

Fun for all the family as you follow the trail around the historic Downhill Demesne. Hunt for

clues to crack the code and unlock the Cadbury chocolate egg surprise.

Egg trail £1 per child.

Meet at Lion’s Gate.

12 noon-4pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Castle Ward 5-6 April

Easter Sea Safari Boat Trips

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and

wildlife. See the SeaGen, Angus Rock Lighthouse, surface whirlpools and some of the many

seals at Cloughey Rocks Nature Reserve. Suitable for age 3 years plus.

Runs hourly throughout the day from Strangford Pier.

Booking Essential

Contact Strangford Sea Safari on 028 4372 3933 or fun@strangford-seasafari.com

Crom 6 April

Easter Cot Cruise

Take this unique opportunity to see Crom from a different perspective on a cruise around the

lough in Crom’s 100 year old traditional craft.

Booking Essential Contact 028 6773 8118

1-5pm

Adult £4 Child £2

Member Adult £4 Child £2

Florence Court 6 April

Easter Monday Fun Day

Easter fun for all the family, with egg trails, music and much more.

Egg trail £1 per child.

11am-5pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Rowallane Garden 7 April

Easter Chick Trail

Hop along for a family fun day out exploring the nooks and crannies around the beautiful

garden while following the clues to get an Easter surprise. Fun for everyone.

Egg trail £1 per child.

10.30am-3pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Castle Ward April–September (Friday and Saturday only)

Craft Demonstrations

Something new for 2015. From April to September the Castle Ward crafters will be offering

you a chance to get up close and personal with their specialist forms of art work. Located in

the Farmyard this bespoke and eclectic group of crafters are a must see.

11am-4.30pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Murlough NNR 11 April

Spring into Action for the Beach Clean

Come and help us give Murlough National Nature Reserve a spring clean, ready to start a

new season. Suitable clothing and footwear essential. Meet at main car park.

Booking Essential Contact 028 4375 1467

10.30am-12.30pm

Mount Stewart 12 April

Greyabbey Bay Walk

A fascinating walk from Greyabbey, across the sandflats to Mid and South Island. You will

discover some of the area’s remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife

that makes Strangford Lough so special. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Greyabbey.

Suitable clothing and Wellington boots essential. Meet at National Trust car park, Greyabbey

Bay.

Booking Essential Contact 028 4278 8387

12 noon-4pm

Adult £5 Child £2

Member Adult £5 Child £2

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