We will be inviting guests to find 12 special eggs, that have been decorated to look like some of the UK’s favourite wildlife, including otters, owls and foxes, all of which can be found living at our country estates.
Both of the Easter egg hunts will be set in acres of stunning British countryside on our beautiful lakeside estates.
At the end of each of the Easter egg hunts, guests will have the chance to decorate and hang their own sustainable wooden or papier-mâché egg. Remember to bring some craft supplies and colours on your holiday, as we’d love to see an array of designs.
We will pick a winner of each estate’s hunt at random and each winner will receive an artisan food hamper. There will also be a small sweet treat for all children who take part.
All guests who are staying with us over the Easter weekend will receive invites to the events at the end of March, which will include full details of how to register.
Ready-made Easter picnic hampers will be available at both estates for £35 per hamper, based on two people sharing (additional portions can be added for £10 per child, £17.50 per grown up). Hampers will be made up of scrumptious, homemade picnic foods, including sausage rolls, English cured hams and quinoa, pomegranate, hazelnut, fennel & dill dishes. There are beautiful picnic spots on the nature reserves, throughout our estates in The Cotswolds and Dorset, offering beautiful views and opportunities to observe the local wildlife.
For guests staying with us during the Easter holidays at Lower Mill Estate, we will be offering some delectable delights from our onsite restaurant, Ballihoo. Our Easter lunch kit will include new season Cotswold spring lamb, along with all the trimmings, including potatoes with thyme, rosemary and garlic, carrots, spring greens, homemade gravy and Ballihoo’s allotment mint sauce. Each kit has been designed for a family of four and will be priced at £49 (additional portions can be added for £10 per person).
Details of how to pre-order Easter picnic hampers and Easter lunch kits will be available soon!
For our pick of the best holiday cottages for an Easter break in the Cotswolds or Dorset, visit our Inspiration section. Prices start from £889 for a four night stay in a rental property that sleeps up to six guests.