It feels like we’ve had to wait forever for Easter this year… as anticipation and excitement build, spring is most definitely in the air at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. We cannot wait to dive into a fun-filled holiday at Beningbrough packed full of nature themed family activities planned throughout the Easter break.
Little explorers are in for a treat this Easter with the National Trust team leading on a whole host of adventures. Outside of the bank holiday weekend itself, on selected days, the great outdoors is calling with activities specially designed to bring you closer to nature. Whether it’s with a magnifying glass on one of the tiny things treks or with a net in the wildlife pond, there are lots of opportunities to keep your nature loving adventurers happily entertained. For green fingered types, join the garden team in planting up a vegetable patch, ready to be sampled later in the season. The daily nature trail is the perfect way to discover what Beningbrough has to offer, exploring the gardens as you go, hunting out all the wildlife waking up from its winter slumbers.
“Spring is such a special time in the garden as everything starts to reappear and open up from bulbs to blossom and this in turn welcomes wildlife.” Says Liz Beaumont, Gardener at Beningbrough Hall. “Each day I enjoy seeing what has changed and the school holidays are a great opportunity to share the nature in the garden with visiting families.”
During the bank holiday weekend, returning for another year is the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. This has become something of a tradition at Beningbrough with a new trail planned for 2019. Running over the four days, little adventurers are challenged to track down clues in the garden and earn a chocolatey treat at the end of the trail.
No need for the enjoyment to stop there over the bank holiday; take on the family and with an egg and spoon race across the south lawn or if after all that fresh air you fancy heading inside, join one of the Artrageous Easter craft workshops. With the Easter Bunny kindly agreeing to pick the winning entry, you can enter your masterpiece into the competition for a chance to win a prize.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away, tucked just behind the Minster in the centre of York, Treasurer’s House also promises some chocolatey treats with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt running from Saturday 13 – Monday 22 April. An indoor trail, perfect should the weather not be as obliging as one would like. Follow the Easter Bunny’s trail to find flowers, animals and mythical creatures that live at Treasurer’s House. Afterwards enjoy self-led games in the garden or get creative with Easter themed colouring and decorating bunny ears. Keep your energy up with a delicious hot cross scone in the Below Stairs Café; a National Trust take on a seasonal favourite.
Entry is free to National Trust members and under-fives or normal admission charges apply with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt costing £2 per trail. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough for full details.