The Best National Trust Easter Egg Hunts 2024

Colorful Easter eggs in basket. Kids hunt for eggs outdoors.

North East National Trust EASTER EGG HUNTS

As the promise of spring fills the air and with Easter holidays just around the corner, families are eagerly looking forward to a well deserved break.  At Coast & Country Stays we offer a charming selection of self catering holiday cottages in various locations along the Northumberland Coast, perfect as the ideal setting for your next break away.  There’s so much to see and do in the region and during the spring holidays, an extra treat is exploring some of the fantastic Easter Egg hunts and trails available in the area.     

Whilst organising your own egg hunt can be lots of fun, the idea of attending an organised event, where the whole family can take part together becomes very appealing.  With this in mind, we’ve curated a selection of Easter Egg hunts in the North East region, all centered around National Trust properties. These historic sites, set against the backdrop of  beautiful landscapes, provide a perfect setting for families to come together, explore and create lasting memories during the holidays.

Easter egg hunts at the national trust

This Easter, the National Trust invites you and your family to delve into the great outdoors and discover the wonders of North East’s historic sites. With open spaces ideal for exploration, coastlines teeming with wildlife, and historic houses filled with captivating stories, there’s no shortage of adventure and fun for families looking to make the most out of the holiday season.

For those eager to try something new this Easter, the National Trust has a range of activities lined up, from spotting little lambs around Wallington,  joining spring nature trails at Gibside, and of course the Easter Eggs hunts.  

Top Picks for Easter Egg Hunts

There are numerous National Trust properties in the North East with fantastic Easter Egg trails – with the added bonus of being within historic houses and plenty of outdoor space with play areas, so once you’ve taken part in the Easter Egg hunt, there’s still plenty more to explore! 

The National Trust provide a trail sheet to guide you on the adventure and Easter bunny ears to wear along the way.  They also cater for those with dietary needs too so is fantastic that dairy free / vegan / Free From options are available (always advisable to double check with the venue first to ensure there is still availability).  We’ve selected and listed a handful of fantastic properties which also have Easer Egg trails below:  



There are 10 activity stations to find together with games and activities along the way. 

There’s plenty to see at Cragside too, labelled Britain’s original smart home, it’s filled with Victorian gadgets and has fantastic outdoor space with an extended play area and labyrinth. 

29th March to 1st April 


 Seaton Delaval Hall

Enjoy an Easter trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. 

Seaton Delaval Hall is Manor house with a history of mischief and drama, with plenty of activities for families to enjoy. 

From Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 14th April 



Presents an Easter trail with nature inspired activities along the way, set against the beautiful landscape.

Gibside is ideal for those wanting to explore the great outdoors with wildlife spotting, picnic spots, exciting play areas including zip lines, building dens, low ropes.  

Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 2nd April



The trail at Wallington explores the Courtyard and West Wood with numerous fun activities along the way. 

The Wallington Estate is a vast 13,500-acre site, and highlights for families include the house and outdoor areas with four play areas, woodland, river walk and hidden walled garden.   

29th March to 1st April


 Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Provides an Easter adventure with a trail along the coastline and nature inspired activities along the way. 

Souter Lighthouse is an iconic beacon, situated on the coastline between the Tyne and the Wear.  The Leas is a stretch of cliffs, rocky bays and coastal grassland for over two miles providing a home for wildlife.

29th and 30th March 


Washington Old Hall

 Follow the trail and find spring inspired activities along the way.  

Associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA, Washington Old Hall is a stone manor house set in lovely gardens, including a wildlife rich nut orchard and small play area  

29th and 30th March 


For more information about the National Trust Easter Egg hunts and trails, please visit their website at:  

Enrich the easter holidays

Easter at the National Trust properties is not just about the egg hunts; it’s about making connections with nature, history, and each other. These events offer a blend of fun, education, and adventure, making them the perfect choice for families looking to enrich their Easter holiday with meaningful experiences.

For more details on these events and to plan your Easter adventures, visit the National Trust website dedicated to the North East. This Easter, create new traditions and memories with your loved ones.  

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