School holidays: National Trust announces Easter activity trails at 6 Derbyshire properties

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Spring is in the air and Easter eggs are in the aisles so many parents may already be thinking how to entertain children over the school holidays – and luckily the National Trust has just announced big plans for family activities in Derbyshire.

Taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, March 29 to April 1, and beyond, there are more than 195 National Trust Easter trails to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Every single one is different and celebrates the nature, history and beauty of its location, and each has been designed to encompass ten ‘activity stations’, showcasing the cheery signs of spring, from bursting buds, daffodils in bloom to frolicking lambs and spring birdsong.

Follow winding garden paths, crash along muddy woodland trails or time travel with adventures to castles and mansions, en route to a complimentary chocolate egg, made in the UK using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms – including options for children with dietary restrictions.

Every trail costs £3 per child, plus normal National Trust admission which is free for members. Collect a trail map from ticket offices on arrival.

For full details of your nearest trail visit or check out the gallery below to find out what is in store for Derbyshire.