Easter at Hestercombe 2024

Visit Hestercombe during the Easter holidays for spring flowers, family walks, and baskets of activities including a visit from Exmoor Zoo and creating your own bug hotel.

Don't miss out on our Easter Egg Hunt, just £2 per child (in addition to paying garden admission) with a chocolate surprise at the end. We also have a free 'Ugly Bug Ball' trail available for anyone who has had enough of chocolate!

Come along and have a go at our family activities this Easter:

Exmoor Zoo (included when paying garden admission) - Come and see a variety of wonderful creatures in person inside Hestercombe House (11am to 4pm) - and learn a bit more about them along the way (Thursday 4th April only).

Easter Egg Hunt - Follow the Easter signs hidden around the Formal Gardens to find the 'Golden Egg' and then go claim your special prize! Just £2 per child (when paying garden admission).

Ugly Bug Ball Family Trail (included when paying garden admission) - Dress up a variety of bugs around Rook Wood to get them ready for their party! Free family trail when paying garden admission.

Bug Crafts (included when paying garden admission) - Build your own 'Bug in a Bed', as well as creating a Bug Hotel inside Hestercombe House (11am to 4pm) on Tuesdays (2nd and 9th April) and Thursdays (4th and 11th April).

Two play areas to enjoy - On your visit, stop off at either of our play areas for some extra fun. Our under-7s play area is situated by the Visitor Reception, and children both young and old will enjoy building dens up in our wild play area by the Charcoal Burner’s Camp.

Food & drink

Treat your little ones (and yourself of course!) to some delicious home-cooked food from the Stables Restaurant, which offers a child-friendly menu with full table service. Tasty light bites, cakes, drinks, ice cream (and some Easter themed goodies!) are all available from our café.

Please note: You don't need to book to attend any of the Easter events. Simply purchase standard garden admission (free for members) and drop-in at the right time. The Easter Egg Hunt trail booklets will be priced at £2 (including prize) and can be purchased at the ticket office on arrival - the chocolate prize can be claimed at the gallery or gift shop. We also have a free 'Ugly Bug Ball' trail available (when paying garden admission) for anyone who has had enough of chocolate!

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Event Details

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA2 8LG

Start Date:
23rd Mar 2024 at 10:00

End Date:
14th Apr 2024 at 16:00

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