#CountryKids – Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust egg trail

On Monday The Constants and our friends The Effords took a trip across county to Anglesey Abbey, which is a fabulous National Trust location in Cambridgeshire and to top it off there was a Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt on for Easter weekend. We had a lot of fun!

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There is so much to do at Anglesey Abbey, but we only had time for the Easter egg hunt and exploring the gardens, next time I would love to see inside the mansion house and the mill. What we did see was fantastic, there is so much for the kids to do and see, we even had fun with the piles of leaves that had been tidied up (shhhh).

The Cadbury’s Easter egg trail

I was quite surprised at how good and how interesting the Easter egg hunt was for the little ones, it captivated them for quite a while and considering the children varied from 2 to 6, that can be quite tricky when you are in woodland and they have freedom. We went over to the marquee where we picked up our Cadbury’s/National Trust Easter eggsplorer passports which gave us a map of the 12 pictures we had to find along our way.

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There were logs scattered along the trail in the woodland that had images on, we needed to find each log and rub a crayon over the images onto our passports in order to collect our treasure at the end. Isla really enjoyed it, but didn’t quite understand what we were doing – she just liked drawing over her passport and so she needed a little helping hand.

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It was quite fun and the kids were really interested in the story about the squirrel on the way around – we counted up acorns and raindrops and got our squirrels safely back home, along with our Cadbury’s Easter eggs of course.

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Anglesey Abbey fun

There is quite a lot to do at Anglesey Abbey, we were really impressed. We walked around the woodland to do the Easter egg trail and then we had fun in the leaf piles. Throwing leaves into the air can be so much fun and the kids really enjoyed themselves. It was lovely to see them happy and being free.

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As we walked further into the woods we came across a little area where we walked on stepping stones, crossed a bridge and played with the wooden pipes, they looked like a big xylophone.

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After we had a little refresher break, we walked up to the big tree house. It is huge! It was 3 floors up and the children thought it was brilliant fun climbing to the top and waving down at Mummy.

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There are little bits to explore and do at every turn from wooden tunnels to a secret garden full of buzzy bee’s and butterflies. Here are some of our discoveries:

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With all the excitement from the day we had a little rest at what we thought would have been the old road into the mansion house, it was a big grassy road with trees either side and made for a great setting for some family photos. So we made the most out of it and here are some of my favourites:

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10 Comments
  • Angela
    April 26, 2014

    Love this post, what a great day out. love your family pictures on the grass x

  • Coombe Mill - Fiona
    April 26, 2014

    A fun day out for everyone with lots of happy family photos to cherish. The NT are fab at putting on these events for families and it sounds like they didn’t disappoint. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

  • TheBoyandMe
    April 26, 2014

    The photos of the four of you on that lawn are wonderful, so fresh and free! It looks like a great place to explore, really full of wonderful adventures.

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

  • Merlinda (@pixiedusk)
    April 27, 2014

    So in love with your photos. The color is bright and vivid and is a proof os a fine & fun day! #countrykids

  • Super Busy Mum {Debs}
    April 27, 2014

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous time and your photos are beautiful! Loving the family ones at the bottom! #countrykids

  • The Reading Residence
    April 27, 2014

    We went on an NT Easter Egg hunt, too – lots of fun! Yours looked like a great day out, and so many fantastic photos. I especially love the one in the leaves and your family shots at the end there.

  • Emily
    April 27, 2014

    seriously, how cute are these pictures?! And what a fab Easter egg hunt. I’ve always wanted to do one of these! #CountryKids

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
    April 27, 2014

    That yarn bombed bike is brilliant! I love the photos of the four of you, especially the first one, it looks straight out some kind of brochure! What a gorgeous family you are

  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    April 28, 2014

    Looks like a great place to visit. I am so in love with your photos, they are beautiful x

  • Lucy DearBeautiful
    April 28, 2014

    Oh my goodness Sonia, that first photos is gorgeous. As are all the other photos after that. And as I have a big soft spot for family photos I love how you took so many, so so cute. It looks like a great day out. x

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