A Country Kids Post: Easter Egg Hunt at Trerice

It was touch and go with the weather last Easter Sunday, so we weren’t really sure whether we would manage to go to an Easter Egg hunt.  But when you’re a parent of a young child, you have to take your chances, don’t you?  Armed with wellies and waterproof coats, we decided to brace it and head for a National Trust property that wasn’t too far from where we lived.

We went to Trerice as mentioned on this post with its beautiful gardens, perfect for an Easter Egg hunt.  Although T was feeling a bit sad because her friends weren’t able to join us since they had a surprise visit from their grandparents from Somerset.  She had to make do with us instead, the grown-ups and a close friend visiting from Bristol.

The Rules:

It wasn’t an ordinary Easter egg hunt, the kids had to read the clues and find the animals with paw prints on the sheet and then tick them off. In the end, they had to name which animal didn’t leave a paw print in the park before they could get their chocolate prize.

 Here’s little T reading the clues with her dad.

And off they went to find more clues.

And this is where the trail ended.  Which animal didn’t leave a paw print?  Can you guess?

It was the rabbit!

And it’s not surprising that the price turned out to be a chocolate Easter bunny 🙂

Did you go to an Easter Egg hunt?

It’s confession time:  How many Easter egg chocolates have you devoured since Sunday?

I only ate about three small ones.  Okay, fine.  Maybe five, six errr, ten?

Do share.


  1. DadvWorld - David Shaul

    I’m definitely doing this next year 🙂 or something similar lol 🙂

  2. Rhian Westbury

    I used to love Easter egg hunts when I was a kid and this would have made me in my element. I have only eaten one so far but that’s because I was away over the Easter weekend x
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  3. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I love the National Trust and how they make such an effort for Easter and for young children. I think the prize is really generous as well – I’d definitely scoff that! I’ve been remarkably good this year and only scoffed one Easter egg. And a tiny bit of Max’s. (He said he didn’t want any more!!)
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    • We still have loads and I can’t stand the sight of them anymore. Yes, NT does it really well also during the Christmas season. x

  4. We haven’t done an egg hunt in some time, but yours sounds nicer than the ones we’ve done.

    • Weather was awful too, but we decided to risk it and lucky for us, once we started with the Egg hunt, it had cleared up. But started raining again just as we finished.

  5. Tori Gabriel

    I liked that it wasn’t your normal hunt but a bit of a treasure hunt as well. That’s brilliant.

    In answer to your question, I only got one Easter egg this year and I haven’t touched it yet. (Don’t think too highly of me though. There are two big bars of Dairy Milk in the fridge I’ve been working through instead).
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  6. That looks like fun 🙂 We’ve never actually gone on an egg hunt although we used to always hide them around our garden when the girls were small and they also did egg hunts in school. I had overdosed on mocha cupcakes the day before Easter so I actually had very little chocolate.
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    • An Egg hunt in the garden also sounds good. We actually did one with our daughter’s friends in the playground.x

    • I’m not as fond as chocolate either as my daughter and husband. But I have trouble saying no when it’s right in front of me 😉

    • Same here. They also have lovely activities for kids during the christmas season.

    • It’s a fun activity which I’m sure the whole family will enjoy. Do try it out next year 😉

  7. I love easter egg hunts. I always wanted to go on them when I was small, but never did. Now i have Evie and we’re really making the most. They’re great family activities to do together. This one sounds so lovely. x
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    • Before I had T, I think the last time I went to an Easter egg hunt I was a really young girl. It’s nice isn’t it, we get to do things again with our little ones 🙂

  8. Ana De- Jesus

    I did a National Trust Easter egg hunt when I was younger and it was so much fun! Looks like little one enjoyed it!
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    • Had the move pushed through, we were also planning an Easter egg hunt in the garden.

  9. Zena's Suitcase

    We missed out on a Easter Egg hunt this year. The weather really let us down. It looks like you had such fun and it’s a tradition we’ll be revisiting next year

    • Yes, it was touch and go that day. But managed to do it in spite the bad weather 🙂

  10. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    We love Trerice, it is a lovely National Trust property and not too big. In fact the perfect size for an Easter Egg hunt. I love the way they laid the clues out and got the kids thinking about the paw prints. What a lovely trail and hopefully like us you were lucky with the weather. I rained here early afternoon after our Coombe Mill Egg hunt and I was so thankful to have completed it in the dry! Thank you for sharing your lovely day on #CountryKids
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    • It started to rain just as we were finishing with the hunt. Although by the time we had our tea and cake, it had stopped again 🙂

  11. What an interesting spin on the norm Easter egg hunt, lovely idea indeed. Looks like a lot of fun.

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