Nottinghamshire’s eggciting Easter round-up
MEDIA RELEASE: 1 April 2014
This Easter, children and adults alike can enjoy heaps of fun in Nottinghamshire. Events like Robin Hood’s Easter Trail in Sherwood Forest, Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at three Nottinghamshire National Trust properties and an Easter egg hunt in the historic grounds of Nottingham Castle promise to be eggciting!
Below is a round-up of fun activities you can get up to during the Easter holidays. For more ideas, visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/easter-holidays.
Design an Easter Bonnet Competition: Harts Hotel
Until 17 April 2014 www.hartsnottingham.co.uk
Show your creative flair by taking part in an Easter bonnet competition organised by Hart’s Hotel. Adults have the chance to win an overnight stay at the hotel including a meal in the Park Bar, while youngsters could get their hands on a tasty chocolate prize. Tweet your pictures to @HartsNottingham with the #HartsEasterBonnet or upload it to their Facebook page before 17th April.
Easter at Eden: Eden Hall Day Spa
1 – 30 April 2014 www.edenspa.co.uk
Throughout April, Eden Hall is offering customers an indulgent new day package including full use of the spa’s luxurious facilities and an exclusive selection of divine treats. Visitors can choose to celebrate Easter with something that will last longer than a chocolate egg. Please note- this offer is only available Monday to Friday.
Robin Hood’s Easter Trail: Sherwood Forest
5 – 21 April 2014, 11am – 3pm www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sherwoodforestcp
Visitors can explore the woodland at the legendary Sherwood Forest and follow the self guided trail. Discover fascinating facts about the forest and Nottinghamshire’s outlaw, Robin Hood. After completing all the clues, claim your delicious award.
Price: The normal price for the car park is £3. The trail costs £1 and is available from the Visitor Centre.
Easter Egg Tree: Nottingham Castle
14 – 21 April 2014, 11am – 4pm www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/Castle
Take your little ones to Nottingham Castle and they will be able to get creative and decorate an egg shape to hang on the Easter Egg Tree. Afterwards, join in the fun on an Easter Egg hunt to find hidden eggs around the historic grounds.
Price: Entry into the Castle is- Adults £5.50, Concessions (under 14s, over 60s & UK students) £4, Under 5s – FREE, Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15. The Easter Trail is a FREE activity.
Cadbury Easter Egg Trails: Clumber Park, Mr Straw’s House & The Workhouse
18 – 21 April 2014
Cadbury has teamed up with National Trust properties, Clumber Park, Mr Straw’s House and The Workhouse. Children can help solve the mystery of the missing Easter eggs and be rewarded with a tasty chocolatey prize.
Clumber Park, 18 – 21 April 2014 www.eastereggtrail.com/Clumber-Park.aspx
Price: Clumber Park has FREE admission. Trail cost is £3.
Mr Straw’s House, 19 April 2014 www.eastereggtrail.com/Mr-Straw-s-House.aspx
Price: Adults £7.10, Children (over 5 yrs) £3.55, Family £17.75.
The Workhouse, 20 & 21 April 2014 www.eastereggtrail.com/The-Workhouse.aspx
Price: Adults £8.50, Children (over 5 yrs) £4.25, Family £21.25. Trail cost is £1.50.
Bunnies and Bonnet: Framework Knitters Museum
18 April 2014, 11am – 4pm www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk
The annual Bunnies & Bonnets event returns to The Framework Knitters Museum this Easter. Wear your best Easter bonnet and help the museum find all the knitted bunnies. Any child who can help find all the knitted bunnies will be rewarded with a delicious Easter egg.
Price: Adults £4, Children without a bunny or bonnet £2, Children with a bunny or bonnet FREE.
Chocoholics Easter Afternoon Tea: Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Retford
18 – 21 April 2014 www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk
Visit Ye Olde Bell, in the pretty village of Barnby Moor near Retford, and indulge in their speciality Afternoon Tea with a twist. On Easter Sunday, Ye Olde Bell is also hosting an
Easter Sunday luncheon giving you the chance to spend time with your loved ones while enjoying delicious food.
Afternoon Tea price: £15.50pp
Sunday Luncheon: £29.50pp (Children under 12 half-price and under 2 free)
Easter Eggstravaganza onboard the Princess River Cruiser: River Trent
20 April 2014 www.princessrivercruises.co.uk
For adults and families alike, enjoy a tranquil three-hour cruise along Nottingham’s River Trent with a two course roast dinner and picturesque views. Plus all children will receive a free Easter egg!
Price: Adults £16.65, Children £12 (up to 12yrs), Concessions £15.85
White Rabbit Trail: Newstead Abbey
20 & 21 April 2014 www.newsteadabbey.org.uk
This Easter, visit Lord Byron’s ancestral home, Newstead Abbey, and get involved in heaps of fun around the glorious landscape of garden and parkland. Over the two days, families can help the Easter Bunny find all his lost eggs. Please note – Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: Entry to Newstead Abbey Gardens is £6 per car. The trail is £1 per person.