Enjoying an Easter hunt at Cliveden

One of the highlights of the Easter holidays was catching up with some heart family friends and taking part in the Easter hunt at Cliveden. Jessica’s friend P has a similar heart condition to her. We last managed to catch up with P and her family in the half-term holiday and my girls were looking forward to seeing their friend again. Going on an Easter hunt together was the perfect opportunity for another meet-up.


Jessica and her friend P standing behind cut out Easter bunnies at Cliveden - "Enjoying an Easter hunt at Cliveden"

As we’d expected, it was very busy. We ended up parking in the field near the entrance which meant a walk up the hill. Fortunately we had the buggy with us for Jessica and Sophie decided she wanted to ride on my back in the carrier which made for a much quicker walk to the main car park, where we were meeting P and her parents.


Jessica sitting in her buggy

It was nice to see that the Easter trail was quite different from last year’s and took a completely different route. We had to find all the different animals that had been invited to the Easter party.


The start of the trail was near the Water Garden. P wanted to visit the pagoda in the middle of the water garden, which Jessica and Sophie hadn’t explored before. The three girls stopped for a moment in the pagoda to look across the water. Jessica wasn’t keen to carry on exploring around the water garden though and wanted to return to her buggy where hubby and P’s daddy were waiting. She was quite happy to wait there while Sophie and P explored a little more.


P, Sophie and Jessica in the pagoda at Cliveden


We found the first animal, Fiona the Fox, on the other side of the water garden. There were some quoits set up nearby and the three girls had fun throwing the hoops.


Sophie playing quoits at Fiona the Fox's area


We took a little detour from the trail as the nearby playground was calling. The three girls were soon off and playing happily together until they started getting hungry and ready for lunch. We stopped for a picnic before resuming the trail and finding the next animal. This time, the girls had fun hooking ducks after ticking the duck off their list.


Sophie hooking a duck


Each time we found one of the animals on the trail, there was an activity to take part in. The girls danced with Doreen the Dormouse, played a stick xylophone, crawled through a tunnel, did some welly wanging and threw bean bags at tin cans.


Sophie dancing along at the Doreen the Dormouse stop

Sophie throwing a black welly


The last few animals were all in the same area which meant the girls could go from one activity to another quickly. Some of the activities were fairly busy so we had to queue for a while. They all made the trail a little more fun to do though.


Sophie crawling through a tunnel

Jessica throwing a bean bag at some tin cans


At the end of the trail, the girls handed in their completed sheets in return for two small eggs each. The grown-ups got to sit and relax in the sunshine for a bit while the three girls ran around and played ball together. Hubby dozed off for a few moments which was the perfect opportunity for the girls to cover him in grass!


Jessica, P and Sophie covering hubby with grass


The slight slope was also fun for rolling down which Sophie particularly enjoyed – especially when Daddy joined in too!


Hubby and Sophie rolling down the slope


It was lovely to catch up again with P and her family. The Easter trail was just the right length for the girls to enjoy. It was shorter than last year’s trail but much more interesting with all the different activities on offer.
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25 thoughts on “Enjoying an Easter hunt at Cliveden

  1. Those Easter themed activities look lovely. I think it is so nice that lots of places are getting in to putting on these things for the kids in the school holidays. Lovely to see the girls having lots of fun.

    1. It is lovely that there are so many activities to choose from in the Easter holidays. The girls had a lovely time doing this trail πŸ™‚

  2. What a perfect looking day and a great looking trail. I do like that they changed their trail from last year, doing an Easter Egg trail each year here I know how important it is to keep things varied for regular visitors. The activities at each stop is a great idea. I may have to think about something like this for one of our trails. Sounds like it was ideal for your girls enabling them to take part in everything just as they would want. The family you meet with sounds very special, I hope you always remain friends.

    Thank you for sharing your Easter fun day at #CountryKids

    1. Thank you Fiona. I loved all the different activities this year and the fact the trail was so different. It does help to keep it interesting if you come back year after year πŸ™‚

  3. This looks like a brilliant trail. Jessica’s face when throwing that beanbag is just priceless, Sounds like a brilliant visit and catch up #CountryKids

    1. I love that shot of Jessica throwing the beanbag – was so glad I managed to capture her mid-throw πŸ™‚

  4. It looks like the perfect day, I love that there were activities with all the clues, I bet the girls had a blast. What a big kid Daddy is rolling down the hill, it sounds like something my hubby would do too.

    1. The activities made it so much fun. My hubby is definitely a big kid – I think he loves the fact that having children gives him an excuse to do things like roll down hills again πŸ™‚

    1. It was so much fun – the activities were such a great way to keep it interesting πŸ™‚

  5. That’s a nice touch adding the activities. None of the trails we’ve been on over the years have done that. #countrykids

    1. I loved the activities – it’s the first time we’ve done a trail which has included something like this and it made it so much more fun πŸ™‚

  6. We have not visited Clivedon yet but its on my list of NT places and this Easter hunt looks brilliant with lots of difference activities compared to some others. Its also good that it took a different route if you intend on going back year after year otherwise it would get a bit boring! #CountryKids

    1. It is good to have the different route and the extra activities made it much more fun. Cliveden is a lovely place to visit – it’s one of our favourite NT places πŸ™‚

  7. What a wonderful Easter hunt and a break from the norm. Great to see that all the family and a heart friend got to enjoy each other’s company too. #CountryKids

    1. It was so much fun and lovely to catch up again with Jessica’s friend and her parents πŸ™‚

  8. it sounds like great fun, I love how they make it different year on year. Clivedon is on my list of places to try and I looked at the Easter egg hunt there, but we stayed more local in the end. Maybe next year! #CountryKids

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