Have you ever been on one of the Cadbury Easter Egg trails?

They are held at National Trust properties across the country and we went along to Dunham Massey to try it for ourselves.

Easter Egg Trail

As an introduction to the trail, each child receives a ‘One Springy Day’ booklet containing a map that you can follow around the park in order to seek out different checkpoints.  There are six in all to find, and at each area, children can obtain a stamp in their ‘One Springy Day’ booklet, before moving onto the next checkpoint.

The trail leads you through the lovely garden paths, weaving around all the flowers and shrubs, while the children excitedly search out the next checkpoint.  Along the way, there are lovely wooden sculpted creatures to find, which went down extremely well with the little ones!

Once all six checkpoints have been found, and six stamps received, make your way back to the entrance where each child receives a Cadbury’s egg as a reward.

What else is on?

Percy & The Park Keeper

The story, based on the book by Nick Butterworth, currently plays a big part of the Easter event with the story being read to the children on the lawn, amongst the trail, by Percy himself.  The children sat on picnic rugs, under a gazebo, and listened to the beautifully animated tale, being included in the story at various different points.


Park Residents

Once you have completed the Easter Egg trail, take a walk through the grounds to find ducks, swan, and the resident deer walking amongst you, quietly eating.


Faces of Change – Nature’s Champions

Champions of the Natural World are currently featured in a special exhibition at Dunham Massey.  It is a celebration of the people that inspired the way we think about nature.  The portraits include William Wordsworth, Sir David Attenborough and Beatrix Potter to name but a few.

The exhibition will be at Dunham Massey from 23rd March for three months, before moving on to Shropshire on 22nd June.



Dunham Massey has great facilities including the following: –

  • Stamford Cafe is open 10am – 5pm and serves hot and cold food, drinks, pastries and children’s meals.
  • Stables Restaurant is open 10am – 4pm serving hot meals, lighter options and sweet treats.  Afternoon tea is also available but requires booking.
  • Ice Cream Parlour is open on weekends and school holidays serving a variety of delicious flavours
  • Gift Shop – selling plants, gifts, children’s toys and treats.

*Dogs are allowed in the grounds on a lead.


Easter Egg Hunt costs £2.50 per child and runs from 1st – 22nd April.

Please note entrance and parking costs also apply (free to National Trust Members).  Full details can be found HERE

Opening Times

Full details of opening times, and Easter Egg Hunt times, can be found HERE

Upcoming Events

The Treasure Hunt will be a nature inspired trail around the park taking place from 12th June – 4th September 2019.  Further details can be found HERE


Dunham Massey
Woodhouse Lane
WA14 4SJ

Local National Trust Properties

In addition to Dunham Massey, there are further National Trust properties taking party in the Cadbury Easter Egg trails as follows: –

Quarry Bank

Full details can be found HERE

Hare Hill

Full details can be found HERE


Full details can be found HERE


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