Join the hunt to help Easter Bunny and his Toy friends find all of the lost eggs, at our fun-filled trail at Wilton House near Salisbury this Easter holiday.
The Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail is being organised by Julia's House, from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 30 March, from 11am to 5pm (last entry, 4.30pm).
All money raised from the trail will support our lifeline of care for families of the most seriously ill children across Wiltshire and Dorset.
Running for the third year, the Easter trail will take children on a new trail route 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 password to collect their chocolate reward. There will be 11 large and colourful eggs to hunt for in total – all of which were accidentally lost by Easter Bunny’s dear Toy friend, Rocco Robot.
Beautifully illustrated by Wiltshire-based artist and book designer, Chantal Bourgonje, the colourful and whimsical characters which can be found along the trail have been created especially for the event.
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 few days of activities at our Julia’s House tent on the lawn, and of course we’ll have piles of chocolate eggs to collect as well. We hope everyone will come along to help poor Rocco Robot and all the Toys find Easter Bunny’s lost eggs!”
Chantelle added, “Around 1,500 egg-seekers joined our hunt last year and helped us to raise an incredible £9,000 to support our compassionate care for seriously ill children and their families. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on kind donations to fund our vital hospice service, and events like our Easter Trail are a wonderful way to fundraise and have lots of fun at the same time.”
The Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail will run in the first week of Wilton House Grounds opening for 2024, 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 our Easter event page to find out more and enter >>
Easter Bunny and the Lost Eggs Trail runs from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 30 March, from 11am to 5pm (last trail entry at 4.30pm).
Trail entry costs £4 per child, including chocolate egg prize, with all proceeds going to Julia’s House children’s hospice charity. No need to pre-book. Normal admissions to Wilton House Grounds apply.