Easter Bunny & the Lost Eggs Trail runs from 3 to 7 April, in aid of Julia’s House children’s hospice
Trail launches on first day of Wilton House Grounds opening for 2023
Beautiful illustrations created by local artist and author
Chance to win Wilton House Family Garden Membership in prize draw at Julia’s House website
Join the hunt to help Easter Bunny and his Toy friends find all of the lost eggs, in a wonderfully illustrated, fun-filled trail at Wilton House this Easter holiday.The Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail, which runs from Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April, is being organised by Julia’s House children’s hospice.All money raised from the event will support the local charity, which provides a lifeline of care for families of the most seriously ill children in Wiltshire and Dorset
Running for the second year, the Easter trail will take children on an adventure past the whispering seat, along the River Nadder and through the woodland in the enchanting grounds of Wilton House.
Children of all ages will be invited to follow a map to find the lost eggs and search for different letters to crack a secret party password to collect their Easter chocolate prize. There will be 12 large and colourful eggs to hunt for in total – all of which were hidden so well by Easter Bunny’s dear Toy friend, Squizzle Squirrel, that they are now lost and the Toys need help to find them.
Beautifully illustrated by Wiltshire-based artist and book designer, Chantal Bourgonje, the colourful and whimsical characters have been created especially for the event and are sure to bring joy to both adults and children alike.
Julia’s House Events Fundraiser, Chantelle Shave, said, “We’re thrilled to be hosting our Easter trail event for Julia’s House in the glorious grounds of Wilton House again this year. We’re planning an exciting week of activities at our Julia’s House tent on the lawn, including our ever-popular teddy tombola and a children’s book stall. We hope everyone will come along to help poor Squizzle Squirrel and all the Toys find Easter Bunny’s lost eggs!”
Chantelle added, “We rely almost entirely on kind donations to fund our vital service in Wiltshire and Dorset. This event is a wonderful way for us to create something magical and fun for local families, and raise money to support the seriously ill children who rely on our care.”
The Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail will run in the first week of Wilton House Grounds opening for 2023, and is kindly sponsored by Salisbury-based pensions company Nucleus, one of the UK’s leading, independent pensions and retirement groups.
Set in 21 acres of landscaped parkland beside the River Nadder and Palladian bridge, Wilton House is home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke. Within the extensive grounds, visitors can discover a large adventure playground, woodland walks, rose and water gardens and an airy Café and gift shop.
The country house near Salisbury is a popular filming destination, starring as multiple residences in the Netflix period drama, Bridgerton.
This Easter holiday, visitors will also discover a range of activities and fun at the Julia’s House family tent on the Wilton House lawn, where you can purchase trail maps on the day and collect your chocolate goodies.
And to celebrate this Easter event, Julia’s House is hosting a free prize draw with the chance to win Wilton House Family Garden Membership. Head to the charity’s Easter event page to find out more and enter: www.juliashouse.org/Eggs
Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail runs from Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April, 11am to 4pm (last trail entry at 3.15pm). Trail entry costs £4 per child, including prize, with all proceeds going to Julia’s House children’s hospice charity. Normal admissions to Wilton House Grounds apply. Find out more at www.juliashouse.org/Eggs