Wednesday 29 March 2023

Easter with the National Trust - Lincolnshire!

Easter always seems to come around so quickly once January has ended and the Easter holidays start for us at the end of this week. Horoay! 

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust. From getting active in the great outdoors, to spotting the signs of spring, and experiencing nature bursting into life at the places the National Trust cares for there are over 190 Easter trails to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Easter eggs in a basket

Every single National Trust Easter trail is different and celebrates nature, history and beauty. Follow winding garden paths, crash along muddy woodland trails or time travel with adventures to castles, towers, and mansions. And of course, each National Trust Easter trail ends with a chocolate egg.

To discover your nearest National Trust Easter trail you can visit their website.

Belton House - High Rd, Belton, Grantham NG32 2LW.
3rd - 16th April.

Spring into action this Easter at Belton and discover an energetic trail through the gardens. There are ten different activities to enjoy, including locating the animal footprints and working out who they belong to and taking on the rabbit racecourse. The trail is £3 per child, and there is a chocolate egg to collect at the end.

Explore an estate with endless playing opportunities. Burn off some energy in the National Trust’s largest outdoor adventure playground or put your feet up in the indoor play area, while the children discover a miniature version of Belton to climb.

Delight in the colours of spring, with a wander through the Pleasure Grounds at Belton. Discover the grounds transformed with blankets of daffodils and bluebells, providing a stunning springtime walk. Follow the path up to the lakes and take a moment to pause and listen to nature.

Visits to Belton should be prebooked in advance for the Easter holidays. This can be done through their website.

Woolsthorpe Manor - Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham, Lincolnshire.
3rd - 16th April
Science workshops: 3rd, 6th, 13th, and 14th April.

Enjoy some science fun at Woolsthorpe for the Easter holidays. As a child, Isaac Newton used to observe the world around him and question everything, follow in his footsteps at his childhood home. Take part in the free alchemy trail running throughout the Easter holidays or get hands on with science workshops where you can make playdoh, bouncy eggs or even try making butter! These should be pre booked in advance as there is limited capacity, and this can be done through the website

Step inside the Manor House and discover more about Newton and the place where he was born. Take a moment in nature in the orchard, and marvel at the iconic apple tree where he watched an apple fall. A photograph here is an essential part of visiting Woolsthorpe Manor, made even more special by the arrival of blossom.

There is no need to book your visit to Woolsthorpe Manor. The Manor House will be operating a timed entry system and you will be given an entry slot on your arrival.

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens - Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS.
1st - 17th April

Head over to Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens from Saturday 1st to Monday 17th of April (10am – 4pm, last admission 3pm), where the Easter adventure will lead you through bountiful gardens bursting with life and special activities perfect for families on their Gunby explorations.  While you’re there, take advantage of the new 7 days a week opening of the house, meaning there’s even more opportunity to see inside this homely hall. The site and house are open 7 days a week. The trail costs £3. Check the website for opening times and more information.

Tattershall Castle - Sleaford Rd, Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4LR.
3rd - 23rd April.

The Easter Trail at Tattershall Castle will be taking place from Monday 3rd to Sunday 23rd of April (10.30am - 4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm), which is the perfect time to take the family on explorations around the castle ruins where the grounds give wonderful views of the great tower. While on your adventure, make sure to climb the steps all the way to the top of the tower. There are medieval games to play as you go up all the way to the battlements. The site is open 7 days a week in April and the trail costs £3. Check the Tattershall Castle site for more information.

Are you planning any days out during the Easter holidays?

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