Be a Cadbury Eggsplorer with the National Trust this Easter

Once again, two national treasures, the National Trust and Cadbury are joining forces to bring chocolate-flavoured fun to the Easter holidays in Kent and East Sussex.


This year the theme is discovery, so children are invited to become a Cadbury Eggsplorer as they follow trails to win themselves a chocolate Egghead prize.

The National Trust owns and looks after many of the most beautiful historic and unspoilt places in the country, making the Cadbury Easter Egg Trails a great way for families to enjoy a fun day out in surroundings that are second to none.

Hundreds of Cadbury Easter Egg Trails are taking place at National Trust attractions around the country. Each is unique to its location so young Eggsplorers will be finding out about each special place as they take part in the trails.

Our favourite Easter activities in Kent include:


18th-21st April


Come and explore the natural playground of the Churchill family on this new Cadbury Easter egg trail. For the first time, the trail will be focused on the newly opened and enhanced woodland area, taking inspiration from the Churchill children that have grown up and played on the estate. Collect your Cadbury chocolate Egghead and continue the fun with games for all the family.

Normal admission charges apply, each trail costs £2

Emmetts Garden

18th-21st April

Celebrate Easter on this tasty Easter trail, including a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

Normal admission charges apply, each trail costs £2

Ightham Mote

5th-21st April

Take part in some family fun with Ightham Mote’s Easter holiday activities including trail, games and crafts. Plus on Saturday 19th April from 11am-3pm, join in a fun Easter trail around the garden and win a Cadbury chocolate Egghead.

Normal admission charges apply, each Easter egg trail costs £2.50


Saturday 19th April

Become an intrepid Eggsplorer this Easter by taking part in this Cadbury Easter egg trail in the beautiful courtyards and parkland. Search high and low among ancient tree trunks and in the magical courtyards of this 600-year-old house to find all the clues before the local deer beat you to it! Everyone will be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate Egghead.

Normal admission charges apply, £2.50 per child


5th-16th April (excluding Mondays)

Easter animal house trail – look under, above, around and on top of Knole’s renowned collection of paintings, silver, furniture and textiles for cute Easter animals (suitable for children 3-6).

Normal admission charges apply, trail papers are free

Scotney Castle

18th-21st April

Eight egg baskets are lost in the garden – can you help find them? Search everywhere you can think of and make a note of where you spot them to claim your Cadbury Egghead prize.

Normal admission charges apply, trails cost £2 each

Sissinghurst Castle

5th-21st April

Follow Alice through the looking glass and into wonderland. Experience this Alice in Wonderland theme and join in the giant fun and games – literally – with giant chess to play. Grown ups might like to make a beeline for the first edition Alice in Wonderland book on display. Plus between Friday 18th and Monday 21st April there’s an Alice-inspired Easter egg trail to win a Cadbury Egghead – can you find the white rabbit?

Normal admission charges apply, all trails cost £2.50 per person

Smallhythe Place

18th-21st April

Has anyone seen a rabbit? Try and find all the eggs on this Easter trail and claim your Cadbury Egghead prize.

Normal admission charges apply, trails cost £2.50 per person

South Foreland Lighthouse

12th -21st April
11am – 3pm

An exciting new-look trail for 2014 will be launched! Join the Secret Easter Spy Trail at South Foreland Lighthouse and discover the clues and brave the challenges to uncover the code and take the prize. A minibus service will be running between the White Cliffs Visitor Centre and South Foreland Lighthouse on these dates, between 11am-4pm.

Normal car parking charges at the White Cliffs apply. £3 per trail sheet. Charges apply for the mini bus service. Free family bus ticket with every £3 trail sheet purchased

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