An Easter Egg Hunt At Scotney Castle

Last week, the boys and I ventured to Lamberhurst in Kent for an Easter Egg Hunt at Scotney Castle.  It’s a National Trust property and you may remember me mentioning in a previous post that Cadbury had teamed up with the National Trust to provide Egg Hunts at various locations across the UK, so we were eager to go along and see what all the fuss was about.

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We arrived at Scotney Castle shortly before 10am and made our way through the visitor’s entrance to the start of the Easter Egg Hunt. We were greeted by a lovely lady who took the boys’ money (£2 each) and handed them both maps of the Scotney Castle estate. She told them that their naughty little terriors Badger and Pepper had been up to all sorts of fun In the garden again and this time, they’d disturbed the Easter Bunny. As he ran away he lost 7 things and it was up to the boys to find those 7 things and mark them on the map.

Scotney Castle

So, with their maps in hand, we set off to explore the grounds, including the 14th century moated castle. There was a lot of walking involved for the boys, but the clues were easy to spot and spaced out pretty evenly around the estate so there wasn’t too much time between finding each one.

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Plus, there was plenty of other things to keep them busy along the way – flowers, sculptures, bridges, an ice house, a boat house, secret steps, a Quarry Garden, a play area, ducks on the moat and of course the castle itself (currently undergoing restoration works, hence the scaffolding!).

It took us about an hour to find all 7 clues and after that we made our way back up the steep hill towards the house as we’d booked in for a tour at 11am.

It’s a stunning piece of architecture and everything you would expect from a country house. Crammed with paintings, textiles, furniture and books, it felt very homely and offered stunning views of the Castle and gardens, but we didn’t stay for long as the boys kept crossing the barriers and trying to touch everything and I could see the guides getting a little ancy about it.

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Once out, we made our way over to the Egg Hunt stand so that the boys could hand in their maps and collect a treat each – Cadbury Chocolate Bunnies all round!

Scotney Castle Egg Hunt

We had a super lovely time taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt at Scotney Castle and will definitely be returning again next year for another!

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22 Comments

    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:06 am

      A castle and chocolate – what more could you want eh?! lol! xx

  1. 24 April, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Considering we live so close to Scotney Castle it’s a bit shameful I’ve never been! The Easter Egg Hunt looked great fun!

    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:05 am

      We’d never been prior to this visit either but it’s always lovely to discover some hidden gems on your doorstep. Definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in that area lovely. xx

    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:03 am

      I completely agree, we’d never visited any National Trust properties prior to this one but have now taken out a membership so are looking forward to going and exploring some of their other sites in the summer holidays! xx

    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:02 am

      We honestly had such a great time there lovely, such a beautiful setting for an egg hunt! xx

  2. 24 April, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    What a beautiful place! We did a Cadbury hunt at Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe and it was so much fun. Looks like you had a lovely time, nice memories for you children.
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    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Yes, we did have a lovely time and made some wonderful memories in the process! We’ll definitely be returning for an egg hunt next year! xx

    • 25 April, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thanks lovely – it really was such a beautiful setting for an egg hunt! We’ll definitely be visiting again! xx

  3. 25 April, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Aww how cool! It looks like you had a lovely day and the scenery is just beautiful xx

    • 25 April, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      We had the best day, it was such a beautiful place! xx

  4. 25 April, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    That place looks amazing!! I love visiting places like that! I need to add this on my places to go!

    • 26 April, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      It was out first time visiting a National Trust property, but we such had a lovely time and will definitely be visiting some more places like this! xx

  5. 25 April, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    What a stunning location. We do the National Trust Easter egg hunts every year and love them but unfortunately this year as we were all ill we had to miss it. Looks like you had great fun!
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    • 26 April, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Oh that’s such a shame that you missed out on one this year, i hope you’re all feeling a little better now? xx

    • 26 April, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      They really did, it was the perfect excuse to get them outside for a bit! xx

    • 26 April, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      It’s the first National Trust property we’ve ever been to and it really was the most beautiful setting for an egg hunt.xx

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