Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, 1st April

Easter Egg Hunt at Highclere Castle

Sunday 1st April, 2018.

We are delighted to announce that our Easter Trail will be in aid of the NSPCC, who are one of the worlds leading children's charities fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

The NSPCC say - “We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening..”.

Please do join us on Easter Sunday and we hope you will all enjoy following a trail through Highclere’s gardens and woodland, finding clues en route. At the end, each child will win an Easter Egg! 

We would very much welcome children to take part in our Easter Bonnet parade and hope that the children will enjoy a bouncy castle and other games on the lawns.


We would ask you kindly to pre-book adult tickets this year and tell us how many children you are bringing so that we can stock up on Easter Eggs!

The adult garden ticket is £7 per person which gives access to the Easter Egg Hunt, Gardens and Grounds, Tea Rooms and Gift Shop. We would ask each child give a donation to the NSPCC on the day (suggested donation £5) when they collect their treasure hunt map on arrival.

Entry to the Easter Bonnet parade is free with prizes awarded to the best bonnets!


The Easter Egg Trail will run from 11am until 3pm.
The Easter Bonnet Parade will take place at 2.30pm.

If you wish to visit the Castle or Egyptian Exhibition, you are welcome to upgrade on the day, subject to availability. Our "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House" is not available with this event ticket. However, our normal Tea Rooms will be open from 9:30am until 5pm, serving light lunches, snacks, cakes and scones, whilst hot dinners are also served between 12noon and 2pm.

We look forward to welcoming you all.


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