4th April 2020
Easter Trail: Coplestone and the Grand Tour - 4th April 2020
Paris! Venice! Switzerland! Greece! Visit them all on our fantastic Easter Trail: Coplestone and the Grand Tour.
Venture round the springtime gardens at Hestercombe visiting stop-offs inspired by locations visited by the Georgians on their European ‘Grand Tour’, and try to find Coplestone in a where’s Wally-style challenge.
Each station will give fun and interesting facts about how Easter is celebrated at each location.
On return of the ‘Grand Tour’ of Hestercombe, you will receive a chocolate souvenir treat.
Easter Trail admission
£2.50 per child, plus normal admission.
Admission free for Hestercombe members. Find out more about becoming a Hestercombe member here.
Family Craft Days: Wednesday 8th & 15th April, 10am – 3pm
Head to the Apple Loft to get creative!
17th Century Mill Day: Thursday 9th April, 11am – 1pm
Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago.
Model Boating on the Mill Pond: Friday 10th & 17th April, 10am – 4pm
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be some small radio-controlled ones for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe.
*Additional costs for some events will apply.
Get out and about during the Easter School Holidays and explore over 50 acres at Hestercombe… beautiful gardens, wild woodland as well as lakes, cascades and temples. Make sure you stop off for a lunch, home-made cake or hot drink in the Stables Cafe after your adventuring!