23 March 2016

Easter Egg Hunting with the National Trust

The Easter weekend is almost upon us (as well as the school holidays) so why not kick off the celebrations with a visit to one of your local National Trust venues for a fun packed Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny is set to deliver 362,592 chocolate bunnies to 271 National Trust places all over the country so more than plenty to go around.

For those down South the Easter Bunny has kicked off his 2016 schedule in style unveiling a show-stopping giant topiary bunny at Stourhead, in Wiltshire. The topiary bunny has been created to celebrate the ninth year of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. The hunts will be taking place at 271 National Trust locations over the Easter weekend (25-28 March). Everyone is invited to unleash their inner explorer at these adventurous hunts taking place across the country. It's sure to get the kids excited anyway, who wouldn't want to go on an Easter Egg Hunt!

There's one massive 8ft topiary bunny but the smaller topiary bunnies will be on display at Wimpole, Stowe, Killerton, Castle Ward, Fountains Abbey, Hardwick Hall and Tredegar House so if you're close by I'd definitely recommend going along for a little nosy.

A little bit about the National Trust: "it's a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does. Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than over 600,00 acres of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

For those of us up North there's the National Trust for Scotland which is also an independent charity set up in 1931 for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world. The Trust has gone on to become Scotland's largest membership organisation and a leader in conserving and promoting the nation's treasured places and collections so that they can be enjoyed by present and future generations.

Visitors to National Trust places across the Easter holiday weekend will be able to take part in these awesome Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, with every child receiving a Cadbury chocolate treat for getting involved. It'll be a great day out and about in the fresh air and beautiful scenery, here's hoping for some good weather this weekend. Finger crossed!

Laura Appleby, Senior PR Officer at the National Trust, said: “The Easter Bunny certainly has been busy this year, with Stourhead the first of many stops across the country. “We are thrilled to partner with Cadbury to offer families the chance to celebrate Easter together, take on an Easter Egg Hunt and explore some of the special places cared for by the Trust. Visits over the Easter period are so important to us, as they will help enable our continued conservation work.”

With over 270,000 people getting involved in a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt last year, and over 3 million people welcomed to participating National Trust places over the Easter weekend, the charity is hoping for another great turnout.

To find your nearest hunt head to: easter.cadbury.co.uk/find-an-egg-hunt

Over 20 million people visit every year, and together with 4.5 million members and over 62,000 volunteers, they help to support the charity in its’ work to care for special places forever, for everyone. For more information and ideas for great seasonal days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk and www.nts.org.uk.

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