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Cadbury's Great British Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy

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April 15, 2017

Last week I told you all about the Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt for this year and yesterday we took part in the one at Kingston Lacy in Dorset.
Kingston Lacy is one of our favourite National Trust properties. Not only is the house a treasure of artwork and all things exotic but the huge grounds are perfect for letting kids roam until their hearts content.
There is a huge manicured lawn with statues to clamber on, as well as stunning flower beds full of colourful flowers. There are trails to follow, ponds to admire and even a play area filled with logs to climb on top of.
Kingston Lacy
This year the trail followed the woodland path and the kids picked up their trail books and pencils and set off in search of the challenges.
Kingston Lacy
Our first challenge was to find a tree and see how many of us it took to hug it………….it took 7!!!!
Kingston Lacy
As we continued along the trail we had to stop as the kids spotted a huge fallen tree that was just begging to be climbed on, although Isaac did take a moment to stop and fill in his book whilst sat on top of it.
Kingston Lacy
The clues we had to find were all eggs made out of natural materials…….
Kingston Lacy
…….and then we had to perform tasks at each one, such as naming what animals might live in the woods, seeing what colours we could see in the woods and feeling an egg made of wooden logs to see what it felt like.
Kingston Lacy
Kingston Lacy is also famed for its wild flowers and provides impressive displays of snowdrops in February and then bluebells in April. I thought we were a bit early for bluebells but half way along the trail we found a very impressive display.
Kingston Lacy
The trail took us about 90 minutes to complete which also included some time in the park area.
Cadbury's Great British Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy
At the end of the hunt you present your booklet to be checked and stamped by the Cadbury’s egg hunt team and are presented with a chocolate rabbit for completing it.
Cadbury's Great British Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy
Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out with more than 300 Cadbury Easter Egg hunts being activated across various sites over Easter. Find your nearest site here.

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    Pamela Agar

    April 15, 2017

    This looks wonderful. We’ve just returned from a week in Dorset but didn’t manage to find time to visit Kingston Lacy – totally regretting it now. it looks stunning and I love the bluebells!

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    Coombe Mill

    April 15, 2017

    I just adore that photo of the three kids in the bluebells, our bluebells are really behind this year, I think we have had too many cold but clear days which has but us behind you. Your children are the perfect age for Easter trails, it looks like they are really taking the challenges seriously and enjoying them. Just as well they were rewarded with Cadbury bunnies for all their hard work. We h ave our Easter hunt tomorrow after the feed run, I hope I can make it as much fun as this.
    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    April 15, 2017

    Great idea for getting the kids outside to appreciate nature with a choc reward at the end 🙂 Love the tree hugging!

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    April 15, 2017

    I am sure little man would love this Easter egg hunt, just like your children did! 🙂

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    April 17, 2017

    Lovely idea to get out and about in such a wonderful setting. With the reward of chocolate at the end, who can falter that?

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    April 18, 2017

    This looks great. My boys are still a bit young for this but hopefully we can go in a few years time!

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    April 18, 2017

    I love to see a bluebell field, It does seem early for them doesn’t it!? Really lovely photos, and I love to see the smiles with the chocolate reward. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

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    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    April 20, 2017

    Lovely photos! And looks like everyone had so much fun with the trail too! #countrykids

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    April 20, 2017

    What a wonderful way to spend the day. Love the activity booklets. #CountryKids

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    April 20, 2017

    Easter eggs, sunshine and bluebells too – what more could anyone ask for?! #countrykids

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    April 22, 2017

    We did our Easter Egg Hunt a little closer to home but now that we’ve discovered the NT Egg hunts I’m sure it’ll be something we do every year. Your photos are lovely and it looks like you all had a fantastic time on the hunt.

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