Buckinghamshire days out

Easter Egg Hunt at Hughenden

spring at Hughenden

It’s a family tradition that each year we take the kids to an Easter Egg Hunt at a National Trust property. Over the years we’ve had some amazing days out, today we were reminiscing about some of our favourites which involved Cadbury’s and the National Trust. They don’t seem to sponsor their Easter Egg Trails any more but we decided to head to our local National Trust property to see what they had to offer this Easter.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hughenden

We’re big fans of Hughenden Manor, which is our local National Trust house and gardens. It’s very dog-friendly but they also run fun events for families and we always have a good time when we visit.

Hughenden was once the home of the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, and also had a secret role during the Second World War. You can explore the house and gardens, there’s also a gift shop, cafe and second hand bookshop. The gardens are extensive although we usually stick to our favourite bits, the walled garden and the formal garden at the back of the house.


We paid £3 for the Easter adventures in nature trail. We were given a leaflet, pencil and craft stick. There were 10 wooden signs dotted around the grounds with a map showing where they all were. We decided to visit our favourite parts and found all of the signs along the way. Each side had an activity or question which related to the activity sheet.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hughenden

Little Sis enjoyed the nature trail and it was a great way to explore the gardens. It definitely made her stop and think and take notice of her environment.

nature trail at Hughenden NT

We stopped for lunch in the sunny courtyard cafe and picked up some Easter treats from the shop – hot cross bun fudge! Then we finished the trail with a walk through the walled garden.

Easter nature tail at Hughenden

Little Sis collected her Easter Egg at the end of the trail along with a runner bean seed! We are looking forward to seeing what we can go in our own garden, we love the idea of some colourful runner beans to attract the birds and maybe something we can grow and eat too!

Easter Egg from Hughenden

Easter adventures in nature trail is on until 24th April. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

You may be interested in other National Trust posts:

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lytes Cary

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Compton Castle


  • Reply
    Rhian Westbury
    April 13, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Such a nice little hunt and as you said the kids probably took in way more of what they were seeing and looking at than they normally would x

  • Reply
    April 18, 2022 at 11:59 am

    This sounds great fun, for children and their parents! I recently visited a National Trust property near me and was pleased to discover how much more normal things seem now.

  • Reply
    April 20, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Looks like you had a great day and it’s nice to see the sun starting to come out. We did a similar thing on the Isle of Wight where we live. You should come and visit the island one day, its a beautiful place 🙂

  • Reply
    Sunday Happy Things {Week 429} - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    January 1, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    […] also visited our favourite local National Trust property, Hughenden Manor, to explore their 12 Days of Christmas trail. Scenes from The 12 Days of Christmas were brought to […]

  • Leave a Reply