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Easter adventures with the National Trust in Suffolk

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to a spring adventure with the National Trust.

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.

Designed with families in mind each National Trust Easter trail features activity stations, showcasing the cheery signs of spring, from bursting buds, daffodils in bloom to frolicking lambs and spring birdsong.

Every trail ends with a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, made here in the UK using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

National Trust Easter egg trails cost £3 per child, plus normal National Trust admission/free admission for National Trust members.

Ickworth Estate

• Easter Egg Trail | Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April | 9:30am – 3:30pm | £3 per trail
• Easter Crafts | Friday 29 March – Monday 8 April | 10am – 3pm | Suggested donation £3
• March Hare Collective Spring Fair | Saturday 13 April – Sunday 14 April | 10am – 4pm | Free
• Cycle Hub Open for cycle hire | Thursday 28 March – Sunday 14 April | 10am – 4pm (last hire 2pm) | From £4

Head to Ickworth Estate for an Easter adventure for the whole family. Discover our nature and spring-inspired Easter Egg trail that explores the Albana and Geraldine’s Walks and take part in ten different interactive activity stations before collecting your chocolate prize at the end. Can you guess the poo, spread your arms out wide and compare to the wing span of birds of prey, have a go at welly wanging, and more!

Head indoors to make your own Easter and Spring inspired crafts to take home, and discover what life was like for servants living and working at Ickworth in the hands on basement experience.

Bring your bike or hire one of ours and head out to explore what the wider parkland has to offer on our multi-use trail. Can you spot the Fairy Lake, the Monument and the canal? Take a picnic with you to enjoy whilst admiring the views back to the Rotunda, or treat yourself with tea and cake at one of our cafes.

Normal admission applies, free for National Trust members.

Orford Ness

Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April

Experience an Easter adventure on Suffolk’s secret coast! Record what you can see, smell and hear as you explore Orford Ness, a former top secret military site now left to nature. Help the rangers monitor the landscape by counting the hares and Chinese Water Deer and then identify whose poo is whose Find out more about the Ness’ resident sheep by spinning some wool and then head out towards the shingle and its mysterious, lunar-like landscape. Play ‘pin the ear tag on the sheep’ and measure your wingspan – are you a spoonbill, barn owl, avocet or magpie? Orford Ness is home to all these and more! Find out more about it as you build a tower, make a windmill and collect your chocolate egg* before returning back to the mainland by boat.

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April

Come along to Dunwich Heath and Beach this Easter and enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

Measure your wingspan to find out which of Dunwich’s resident birds you are most like, take part in a game of pin the tail on the bunny and decipher the facts from the fiction in our nature-themed trivia quiz. Race like a hare, make a pledge to nature and go WILD with our creative craft activities – then join us for a bit of welly wanging!

Sutton Hoo

Friday 29 March – Sunday 14 April

Travel back in time this Easter with a family trip to Sutton Hoo, home to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of all time. Helped by local schools and community groups, we’ll have loads of fun activities to keep little explorers busy over the holidays as the estate awakens for spring.

Measure the ship sculpture in the courtyard with your footsteps, try on a warrior’s helmet for size and get creative as you make your very own Anglo-Saxon beast.

See if you can find the six hares hidden in Top Hat Wood and find out whether you’re more like a kestrel or a buzzard – two birds of prey that can often be spotted soaring in the sky above the Royal Burial Ground.

Learn more about Anglo-Saxon textiles, dynasties and swords, map your journey along the river and even build a den – but make sure it’s sturdy! Then collect your chocolate egg and finish the day at our adventure play area.


Easter adventures in nature trail | 16 March – 7 April (Weekends only in March)

Experience Easter at Flatford. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale, take in the views across the countryside whilst you and the little ones enjoy quality family time in the outdoors surrounded by golden daffodils and blossom bursting from the hedgerows. When you’re finished, collect your chocolate egg before stopping by our riverside tea-room for a well-earned spot of lunch.

Car park admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.

Melford Hall

Easter adventures in nature trail | 29 March – 7 April

Join us for an Easter Adventure at the historic Melford Hall. New for 2024, chose between a trail in the gardens or bring your four-legged friend with you on a trail in open parkland. Enjoy a selection of fun activities along the way while you spend time with the family in the great outdoors. When you’ve completed one (or both) of the trails make sure you pick up your chocolate egg before heading home.
Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg.