Egg-cellent weekend in store at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor will host another Cadbury Easter Trail this weekend
Waddesdon Manor will host another Cadbury Easter Trail this weekend

Waddesdon Manor has joined forces with chocolate giants Cadbury to put on another Easter Egg Hunt trail in the picturesque grounds this weekend.

Looking for somehwere to take the kids this Easter weekend? Well Waddesdon has lost going on.

Waddesdon Manor at Easter. Picture by Peter Greenway. Copyright National Trust.

Waddesdon Manor at Easter. Picture by Peter Greenway. Copyright National Trust.

Can you help Bunny find his eggs? There might be some help from Manor staff and the collection around the grounds - but they also might know more than they’re letting on!

The Manor is putting on a day of delightful detection as you help Bunny find his missing eggs and earn a Cadbury chocolate prize as a reward. Taking place on the North Front through the formal gardens, there will be three different routes to choose from for Under 5s, 5-9 and 9+.

You can also enjoy the Easter craft activity - making a daffodil suncatcher £1 per child.

Running from tomorrow (Good Friday) to Easter Monday March 28, 10am-4pm, last trail at 3.30pm

£3 per route, cash on the day. £1 for craft activity. Normal ground admission charges apply.

While you’re there why not venture into the famous Manor just like a 19th-century house guest would have done. The Red Drawing Room is the central room of the house, connecting the main door with the formal gardens to the south. Baron Ferdinand’s guests congregated there before going into dinner in the adjoining Dining Room.

For the 2016 season the 17th -century Savonnerie carpet, commissioned by Louis XIV, will be substituted with a reproduction, allowing visitors to circulate more freely in the room and to see paintings and furniture close-up. New blinds bring light and the landscape back into the room while filtering out UV radiation. These developments in conservation technology bring the interiors of Waddesdon Manor back to life without damaging the precious textiles and light-sensitive materials.

Elements of Baron Ferdinand’s original arrangement of the room will be reinstated, including a folding screen painted with monkey scenes, an important set of tapestry seat furniture and a fireplace full of ferns.

For more information visit http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/