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  • Chiswick House Chiswick HouseLondon

    A magnificent neo-Palladian villa set in 65 acres of beautiful historic gardens

  • Boughton Monchelsea Place Boughton Monchelsea PlaceKent, South East

    Tudor manor house near Maidstone with spectacular panoramic views

  • Athelhampton House Athelhampton HouseDorset, South West

    One of the finest 15th Century Houses in England, nestled in the Piddle Valley

  • Holkham Hall Holkham HallNorfolk, East of England

    A breathtaking Palladian mansion house with an outstanding art collection

  • Welbeck Abbey Welbeck AbbeyDerbyshire, East Midlands

    Home to the Cavendish-Bentinck family from 1607 to the present

  • Ludlow Castle Ludlow CastleShropshire, Heart of England

    The finest of medieval ruined castles

  • Harewood House Harewood HouseWest Yorkshire

    One of the finest Treasure Houses of England, in York's most beautiful landscape

  • Capesthorne Hall Capesthorne HallCheshire, North West

    A spectacular venue for weddings, corporate functions, celebrations or a fabulous day out

  • Alnwick Castle Alnwick CastleNorthumberland, North East

    Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years

  • Dumfries House Dumfries HouseSouth West Scotland A Georgian gem, nestling within 2,000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside
  • Fonmon Castle Fonmon CastleSouth Wales

    One of the few medieval castles still lived in as a home

  • Hillsborough Castle Hillsborough CastleNorthern Ireland

    Late Georgian manor and working royal palace, built in the 1770s


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01 April 2015 to 01 April 2015

EASTER HOLIDAYS FAMILY EVENT: ALL FOOL’S DAY at Fairfax HouseWed 1 Apr 2015Join us for some family fun and storytelling on All Fool’s Day. Led by Storyteller, Jenna Drury, from Mud Pie Arts.

01 April 2015 to 01 April 2015

Easter: Borderline Eggcitement at Tullie House Museum and Art GalleryWed 1 Apr 2015Pop along to Tullie House Museum for some crackin’ and ‘eggciting’ fun in our Easter holiday drop-in activities.

30 March 2015 to 02 April 2015

Easter Holidays with Lindt at RHS Garden Hyde HallMon 30 Mar - Thu 2 Apr 2015Arts and craft activities for children

28 March 2015 to 02 April 2015

Easter Family Fun! at Tredegar House and ParkSat 28 Mar - Thu 2 Apr 2015Get your Easter bonnets out and join in with our eggcelent Easter activities.

02 April 2015 to 02 April 2015

Black Mountains Falconry Day at Pembroke CastleThu 2 Apr 2015Black Mountains Falconry return to Pembroke Castle Enjoy the 15th Century brought back to life in Wales' finest historical setting

03 April 2015 to 03 April 2015

Crawl at the Hall at Abbot Hall Art GalleryFri 3 Apr 2015Our weekly event for the under fives is inspired by the exhibitions. Artists Hannah Fox and Rachel Kelly, lead fun and exciting sessions involving a range of processes.

03 April 2015 to 03 April 2015

Weekly House Talks at Blackwell, The Arts & Craft HouseFri 3 Apr 2015Join a member of our curatorial team, learning team or one of our experienced guides for an informal look at the house, collection and history.

04 April 2015 to 05 April 2015

Open Garden at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensSat 4 - Sun 5 Apr 2015In addition to being open every Wednesday and Friday in the summer, the garden and nursery is also open the first and third weekend of each month, April to September.

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Easter Fun at Holkham HallFri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Join us for four days packed full of 'egg-citing' things to do over Easter. Our 'egg-cellent' events and activities will be great fun for all the family and Holkham Hall will be open each day.

04 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Cadbury Easter Trail at Plas Newydd Historic HouseFri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Bring the family to a jam packed sporting themed Easter. The Anglesey family loved to play sports, so wear your colours proudly and compete for chocolate prizes on our Easter egg trail.

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Gregynog Easter Bunny Trail at Gregynog Hall & GardensFri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015The very popular Easter Bunny Trails returns to Gregynog! Have your photograph taken with the biggest bunnies in Montgomeryshire.

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

04 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Half Term Outdoor Fun at East Riddlesden HallSat 4 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Show off your den and mud pie making skills in the Discovery Garden.

05 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Transport Show at Weston ParkSun 5 - Mon 6 Apr 2015The Transport Show pulls up at Weston over the Bank Holiday weekend promising a great day out for all the family.

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Easter Egg Hunt at Trentham GardensFri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Pick up a voucher from the Gardens Entrance and follow the Easter Egg Hunt clues around the Gardens and lake to claim your prize courtesy of Delicious.

03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Sizergh at Sizergh Castle and GardenFri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Join us over Easter at Sizergh to follow the clues around the garden on our Easter Egg Trail to find yourselves an Easter Treat!

01 April 2015 to 08 April 2015

Easter Holiday Fun: Active Wednesday at National Trust Nostell PrioryWed 1 - Wed 8 Apr 2015Getting giddy on Easter egg chocolate? Come and burn off all that energy on Active Wednesday!

28 March 2015 to 12 April 2015

Easter Activities at Dinefwr Castle & Park (Newton House)Sat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015We'll have lots to entertain the kids this Easter with '50 things' activities and of course our Booking not needed. Easter Egg Trails supported by Cadbury

28 March 2015 to 12 April 2015

Easter Holiday Fun at Treasurer's HouseSat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015Bring Cadbury magic to your family by joining in with our Easter Egg Trail! Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find your way to a prize just for you.

28 March 2015 to 12 April 2015

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at RHS Garden RosemoorSat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015Hop through the gardens on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, for the hoppy-est Easter ever!

28 March 2015 to 12 April 2015

The Really Difficult Easter Egg Hunt at Lowther Castle & Gardens TrustSat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015Find 100 Easter Eggs in 130 Acres of Gardens! You only have to move yourself to see them, and there will be prizes.

23 March 2015 to 13 April 2015

Experience Easter at Worcester CathedralMon 23 Mar - Mon 13 Apr 2015Free family trail around the east end of the Cathedral.

28 March 2015 to 13 April 2015

Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry GardensSat 28 Mar - Mon 13 Apr 2015

17 April 2015 to 17 April 2015

Music in the Mansion at Aberglasney Mansion & GardensFri 17 Apr 2015Friday April 17th marks the RHS' first 'National Open Gardens Day'. On this day admission to Aberglasney will half price.

18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Stokesay Court RedCross Hospital Centenary WeekendSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Step back in time with a programme of house tours, re-enactment and archive exhibits to commemorate the opening of Stokesay Court as a Red Cross Auxiliary Military Hospital in 1915.

01 April 2015 to 31 May 2015

Beautiful Bluebells at Basildon ParkWed 1 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015

14 March 2015 to 07 June 2015

Canaletto: Celebrating Britain at Compton VerneySat 14 Mar - Sun 7 Jun 2015A rare opportunity to see magnificent works created by one of Italy’s greatest painters. These British views were captured whilst Canaletto was visiting Britain between 1746–55 and celebrate British architecture and engineering.

01 April 2015 to 31 October 2015

Private Tours with Afternoon Tea at Westonbirt House and GardensWed 1 Apr - Sat 31 Oct 2015Guided tours of the house with afternoon tea followed by a leisurely walk in the stunning gardens. By prior arrangement only.

20 March 2014 to 31 December 2015

Curious About Norwich at Norwich Castle Museum and Art GalleryThu 20 Mar 2014 - Thu 31 Dec 2015Have fun discovering Norwich with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

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