APRIL'S HERITAGE INSIGHT

The trees are blossoming, the sun is making an appearance and with Easter just around the corner, we have a whole range of events to keep you and your family busy! So get planning your perfect family day out and get the kids searching for all those hidden eggs! 

Mrs Hudson is looking for a close encounter with one of the nation’s favourite mammals; horses! Take a look at her findings.

This month you could be the lucky winner of a family ticket to the winner of the Best Family Day Out (and Best Place to Shop) at the Hudson’s Heritage Awards 2017; Holkham Hall. A chance to take your family on a true adventure with sandy beaches, unspoilt landscapes and the stunning hall itself!

Don't forget to let us know what you have been up to and send us your pictures and suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter.

Events in April

CADBURY EASTER TRAIL AT BATEMAN'S, EAST SUSSEX
Friday 31 March - Tuesday 18 April
Follow the Cadbury Easter trail and receive a Cadbury chocolate surprise at the end.

BUNNY 'HIDE AND SEEK' TRAIL AT OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE, MIDDLESEX
Saturday 1 - Monday 17 April
In the House they’ve also noticed something peculiar. They've found little dinosaurs and eggs appearing in amongst all the Easter bunnies and their not sure how they got there!

CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT AT OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE, MIDDLESEX
Saturday 1 - Monday 17 April
Bunny's been up his usual tricks again, hiding eggs around Osterley's formal gardens. But this year they've noticed something odd...Yes something is a little different...well, it's just that this year they're big eggs - and we mean really BIG eggs! And given the fact we've heard dinosaurs have been spotted in the area recently means there are wondering if Bunny has left them a not-so-usual Easter Egg Hunt this year. Will you come and help them work out what these eggs are?

EASTER QUEST AT LEEDS CASTLE, KENT
Saturday 1 - Monday 17 April
Seek out Easter clues hidden around the Leeds Castle grounds on a fun Easter quest for all the family. Answer all the questions and receive a chocolate reward.

FIND THE EASTER CHICKS AT CLOVELLY VILLAGE, DEVON
Saturday 8 - Monday 17 April 
Children will receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched along the high street to the quay. If they spot at least 10 chicks they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

FIELD TO FORK TRACTOR TRAILER TOUR AT HOLKHAM HALL, NORFOLK
Saturday 1 - Thursday 13 April 
Farming without having to put your wellies on! Families, hop aboard a fascinating tractor trailer tour after a visit to the Field to Fork Experience to see exactly where your food comes from.

EASTER EGG HUNT AT EASTNOR CASTLE, HEREFORDSHIRE
Friday 14 - Monday 17 April
Our legendary Easter Treasure Hunt around the castle and grounds. Chocolate for everyone who takes part and a chance to win an enormous Easter Egg!

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY AT HARVINGTON HALL, WORCESTERSHIRE
Sunday 16 - Monday 17 April
Come and join Harvington Hall for Medieval revelry this Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The Hall will be filled with Medieval music and dancing, talented re-enactors will demonstrate the arts of archery and cookery in the Middle Ages and log fires will be roaring in the Great Kitchen.

EASTER EGG HUNT AT BEWDLEY MUSEUM, WORCESTERSHIRE
Sunday 16 April
Come and celebrate Easter in traditional style with an Easter Egg Hunt for the children just £3.00 a go around the beautiful Jubillee Gardens. There will also be a selection of children's Easter themed activities available priced £3.00 per child.

EASTER MOTORFEST AT WESTON PARK, SHROPSHIRE
Sunday 16 - Monday 17 April
Organised by Gemini Events, and with a brand new look, this popular and hugely well attended fixture on the classic vehicle calendar will welcome classic cars, motorcycles, military 4 x 4's, performance cars, classic commercials, tractors and stationary engines. Visitors to the show can take a look at over 1,000 vehicles on display, enjoy interactive arena events throughout the day, take part in the ‘Decibel Duel’ and go on an Easter egg hunt around the show. Entertainment will be provided by ‘The Glamophones’, Hobsons Brewery will produce a commemorative real ale for the show and visitors can tuck into the delicious new food court featuring Mexican street food, wood fired pizza and much more. Children can enjoy Weston’s brand new Woodland Adventure Playground, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and explore miles of woodland walks.

THE EASTER ADVENTURE AT STOCKELD PARK AT STOCKELD PARK, YORKSHIRE
Saturday 8 - Monday 24 April
The Golden Egg Hunt - 8th April - 24th April – Free With Entry Find hidden golden eggs for the chance to win a Giant Easter Egg!
Doris The Dragons Egg-cellent Easter Show - 22 & 23 April – Free With Entry Join Doris and her fiery friends in a brand new show - Interactive fun for all the family!
Chocolate Week, With York’s Chocolate Story - 10-17 April Design, create and work alongside real Chocolatiers.
Pony Handling - 17-21 April - Bookable on-line Make friends with your very own pony!
Characters – 8-24 April – Free With Entry Keep your eyes peeled for the new Easter bunny roaming around the forest!
Golden Tickets – 8-24 April Purchase a Stocklate bar in our shop or cafe for your chance of finding a lucky golden ticket!
Arts & Crafts – 8-24 April Let’s get arty this Easter! Show off your Easter bonnets at their parade on Sunday 16th April for your chance to win.
Face Painting 8-24 April A professional face painter will be available on selected dates during our Easter adventure.

Mrs Hudson's

Read Mrs. Hudson's Blog

April is the start of an assortment fun with the International Horse Trials taking place in May and the International Jousting & Medieval Tournament in July. Mrs. Hudson has been out in search of heritage places where you can have a close encounter with one of the nation’s favourite mammals; horses! Mrs. Hudsons recommendations for places to visit this month are guaranteed to be educational and fun!

Keep up to date with all our recommended places to visit on Mrs Hudson's page. Have you been somewhere recently that Mrs. Hudson and dog Walpole might enjoy? Tweet us your ideas and pictures! @HudsonsHeritage

Competition Time!

Holkham Hall Family Ticket

Family home, Holkham Hall is in an unspoilt part of the country and they are inviting you to share in its beauty, with a family ticket which admits 2 adults and up to 3 children. To get the most from this perfect spring prize, please ensure you use your ticket on a Sunday, Monday or Thursday when the hall is open.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:

Mrs Hudson’s been on the lookout for all things horses this month, so we want to know if LANDAU is a type of...

A. Carriage

B. Carrot

C. Carpet

Visit our Competition page for your chance to WIN! If you can't wait to win please click here for details on how to book your tickets.

 

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