EASTER wouldn’t be Easter without a treasure hunt and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to search for bunnies, chickens and Easter eggs around the county.

At Eastnor Castle near Ledbury, the Eggstreme Easter Treasure Hunt invites you to search the castle and grounds in pursuit of bunnies and chickens from Friday, April 2, to Monday, April 5.

The treasure hunt runs daily from 11am to 4pm, with tickets available on the gate. The cost is adults, £8.50; child (five to 15) £5.50 and family (two adults and three children) £22.50.

The National Trust, too, is running Easter Egg hunts at its Herefordshire properties – Croft Castle, Berrington Hall and the Brockhampton Estate. The search for chocolate eggs is on on Sunday, April 4, and Monday, April 5. For details of opening times, visit nationaltrust.org.uk.

Elsewhere in the county, Hampton Court offers an Easter trail, with arts and crafts on display, over the Easter weekend. For further details of the event, call 01568 797777.

From Friday, April 2, to Monday, April 5, Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, is also running an Easter trail with a chocolate prize for everyone completing it. For details, visit english-heritage.


Further afield, Warwick Castle promises more than a chocolate egg as River Island is transformed into a medieval battle scene, recreating the famous Battle of Barnett. For four days reenactors will eat, sleep and live the conditions of a real battle, while visitors tour the site to see how an encamped army would live, cook, amuse themselves with arts and crafts and prepare their weapons for the battle.

From March 27, visitors wandering the castle grounds are also likely to bump into some legendary figures, including Queen Elizabeth I, her late, great father, Henry VIII and Robin Hood.

To discover the wealth of entertainment on offer at Warwick Castle over Easter, visit warwick-castle.com.