The Easter Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy

When we became National Trust members we decided to truly make the most of our membership during every season. Our first event we wanted to enjoy this year was the Easter Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy which runs until 23rd April.  When we discovered the weather was going to be glorious on Sunday we knew that had to be the day we took on the hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt start

It seemed everyone in Dorset had the same idea, as when we turned up just after 10am the main car park was almost full. The egg hunt began in the woodland trail which is just a short walk from the entrance and only cost £2.50 which got you an egg hunt booklet and 3 little chocolate bunnies at the end.

Easter Egg fun sign

There were 7 numbered stations with a question and activity at each station. Some were as easy as writing down what you could hear as you stood at the number, where others needed some thinking about your answer.

Easter Egg hunt at Kingston Lacy

easter egg trail

Easter Egg hunt map reading

Easter Hunt Writing

Family at the egg hunt

Answering questions

The walk through the woods was lovely and wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be. Just over three quarters of the way round the trail there is a lovely open play area which was perfect for M to run or rather climb off some energy.

Tall boy and Mummy

through the tunnel

Climbing at Kingston Lacy

Easter bunnies

At the end of the trail M was happy to receive his egg hunt reward for completing his little booklet. We were so proud of him as he had written every answer on his own. This is the first year M has been able to read clues and write his answers down so it seemed like an extra special Easter milestone for us all.

Mama and her son

I couldn’t resist adding the following pictures M took with my camera. He really does have a talent for capturing us.

Two Mums

Two mums in love

Have you been to an Easter egg hunt at Kingston Lacy? or are you planning to attend an Easter egg hunt somewhere else next weekend?

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Cathy (MummyTravels) Reply

    We did another Easter egg hunt last year which was fantastic – and had an equally heaving car park… Kingston Lacy akways looks so lovely. #countrykids

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    I love the National Trust properties in spring and Easter is extra special with the Easter Egg hunts. the clues sound just the right level for Monkey and well done to him reading and writing them all himself. That’s really impressive. I’m doing an Easter Egg hunt with the children here on Sunday morning, keeping 20 – 30 excited kids all on task together is not easy but great fun. I hope I can grab some photos to share too. Love Monkey’s photos, he is becoming quite the expert with your camera.

  3. West Country Mum Reply

    Glad you all had a fab time. We did the trail yesterday and really enjoyed it too! #countrykids

  4. Sarah Reply

    My daughter did this one with the grandparents last week and had a great time! #CountryKids

  5. Michelle Twin Mum Reply

    I bet this was fab fun, we’ve visited Kingston Lacey a couple of times and loved it but always in the summer when we are staying in Dorset. Mich x #CountryKids

  6. Emma Tustian Reply

    We’ve never been to Kingston Lacey. I love how all the trails are a little different, and it doesn’t look like that one was too busy like some we’ve been on. #countrykids

  7. Heidi Reply

    What a lovely day out. Our youngest has been able to read and write more over the last year and it’s lovely for him to be able to take part more. He’s a great little photographer! #countrykids

  8. Merlinda Little Reply

    Awww what a sweet last photo! And what a lovely day too. We skipped egg hunting this year and this post made me miss it! #countrykids

  9. MudpieFridays Reply

    I lovely the National Trust Easter egg hunts we have done one for the last couple of years. Although Monkey only started school in sept so not quite at our milestone yet but I’m guessing we maybe next year … sob! Love the pics he took, perfect hope they make it off the camera and onto a wall #CountryKids

  10. Louise George Reply

    It’s lovely when they can start doing the clues themselves and filling in the booklet. My two can tick off things they spot but aren’t quite able to fill in the booklet yet. M looks like he enjoyed doing the Easter egg hunt and the play area looks like it was fun too 🙂 #countrykids

  11. The Mama Story Reply

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about the National Trust Easter trails but we haven’t done one ourselves. This one looks lots of fun with a puzzles to crack too! #CountryKids

  12. Cheryl Reply

    We love visiting National Trust. You’re right about making the most of all the seasons. My children have reached the stage where they feel too old for trails, but they do look fun. They are not too old for an egg hunt at home, I’ve noticed! Lovely photos. Looks like M has an eye for a good photo too. #CountryKids

  13. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash Reply

    I’d love to take the girl on Easter egg hunt. I think they would love it especially as (geo)’cache’ is firmly stuck in their vocabulary. #CountryKids

  14. mummyshire Reply

    It is a lovely stage when they start be interested in reading the clues and properly wanting to search for them themselves. The National Trust membership opens up so many great opportunities, and this Easter Egg hunt looks great. Last year we did one at Waddesdon Manor and both of mine loved it – although you looked you had much better weather!
    Popping across from #Countrykids – sorry I’m late in reporting, we were away

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