Black and white photo of Croft Castle Herefordshire with rainbow umbrella picked out in colour

Things to do in Herefordshire Easter holidays 2023

School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in Herefordshire. Lots of attractions have Easter events taking place this year and others are reopening after a Winter break. From Easter egg hunts to celebrations of spring, there’s lots to see and do around Herefordshire. If you’re on a budget, check out my post about free things to do in Herefordshire as well.

This post covers the Herefordshire area only. If you are looking for Easter days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Things to do in Herefordshire Easter holidays 2023

Berrington Hall (National Trust)

It seems like ages since any of the National Trust properties have put on a school holiday event, so it’s nice to see them back. This year, Berrington Hall in Herefordshire will again be hosting its annual easter egg hunt. Step back in time to enjoy the Georgian gardens with everything from lawn games to interesting animals and plants. Check out ten Easter-themed activity stations and complete the trail to collect your chocolate egg. The trail runs daily throughout the school Easter holidays, from 1st to 16th April 2023. Vegan and free-from alternatives to a chocolate egg are available. Full details are on the Berrington Hall website.

Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)

Brockhampton Estate is absolutely beautiful at Easter time. Nowhere else does spring quite like it. Add in the bonus of an easter egg hunt and it makes an ideal family day out. Discover the plants and animals in the orchards, looking out for blossom, wildflowers, butterflies and woodpeckers while you follow the 10 activity trail checkpoints. Enjoy natural play areas, solve puzzles and complete activities to earn your chocolate egg. Vegan and free from alternative are available. The egg hunt runs daily throughout the Herefordshire Easter Holidays 2023 from 1st to 16th April. Full details are on the Brockhampton website.  

Brockhampton National Trust manor house in Herefordshire viewed from across a pond with reeds in foreground

Croft Castle (National Trust)

Croft Castle is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. For Easter holidays 2023 from 1st to 16th April, they will give children the opportunity to win a chocolate prize. Follow a themed Easter trail around the grounds and gardens, solving puzzles at each activity station. Grab your tasty prize at the end, with vegan and free-from alternatives available. After the trail, I highly recommend having a look around the castle and heading into the beautiful woods for a walk. Children will also enjoy the natural play area and Castle play area. For full details and to book, head to the Croft Castle website. You can also read our review of a dog friendly family day out at Croft Castle.

Two girls in blue coats, Libby and Lia, playing inside a tree trunk with a rectangular hole cut out of it at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Enjoying the natural play area at Croft Castle

Eastnor Castle

The unusual Easter treasure hunt at Eastnor Castle is all about Coronation Chicken! Search for the new monarch who is ready to be crowned. Follow clues through the grounds and the castle, then hand in your trail to win a Malteaser chocolate bunny. All visitors who complete the trail will be entered into a draw to win a huge chocolate prize. Head to the Eastnor Castle website to find out more about the Coronation Chicken Easter Treasure Hunt. You can also read my review of a family day out at Eastnor Castle.

Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire with grass and bushes in front and cloudy sky above
Eastnor Castle

Goodrich Castle English Heritage

There’s an Easter adventure quest at Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire for the Easter holidays 2023. From 1st to 16th April, visitors can hunt for challenges and clues in the gardens and grounds, as well as taking part in traditional games. Look for Easter eggs to win a tasty reward and certificate. Visitors can also learn about the castle with the audio guide, play a free family game and check out the only surviving mortar from the civil war. For more information and to book, head to the Goodrich website. You can also read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Goodrich Castle.  

View through window of Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Enjoy the beautiful views from Goodrich Castle

Newbridge Farm Park

Newbridge Farm park is now only open during school holidays. For Easter holidays 2023, they will be open on 1st, 3rd to 8th and 10th to 15th April. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt as well as both outdoor and indoor play. Swings, a zipwire, indoor and outdoor sandpits and a haybarn with rope swings and hay bale tunnels will keep kids active. They’ll also love the slides, climbing frames, go-karts, soft-play and ride-on tractors. Find out more on the Newbridge Farm Park website.

Things to do in Herefordshire Easter holidays 2023 FAQs

When are the Easter holidays in Herefordshire 2023?

Term ends on Friday 31st March and schools go back for the Summer term on Monday 17th April.

Which Easter holiday activities in Herefordshire are dog friendly?

If you’ll be having a day out in Herefordshire with your family including the dog this Easter, Berrington Hall, Brockhampton, Croft Castle, Eastnor Castle and Goodrich Castle can all accommodate your pooch.

Where to go for an Easter egg hunt in Herefordshire 2023?

Choose between Berrington Hall, Brockhampton, Croft Castle, Eastnor Castle, Goodrich Castle and Newbridge Farm Park in Herefordshire for an Easter egg hunt with a chocolate prize for Easter holidays 2023.

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