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Easter Fun at Saltram House National Trust

For us as a family, Easter wouldn’t be the same without a visit to one of our favourite national trust properties to follow an Easter trail.  The children love them, it’s great to be out in the fresh air and there is always a pleasant atmosphere at the national trust properties.  We visited Saltram House in Plymouth last weekend for the children to follow their Easter trail.

saltram 1Once the children had their maps they were off, running along the paths looking for the clues.  It didn’t take long for Miss M to spot the explorer hat hanging from a bush and Mister B found the magnifying glass hanging from a tree on the lawn.

saltram 4On the lawn we spotted a small marquee tent and ventured inside to find a couple of sand pits arranged as an “archaeological dig”.  Each sand pit had the pieces of a puzzle which we needed to find and then complete the puzzle.  My two couldn’t wait to start digging and were soon passing me pieces of puzzle – a really fun activity!

saltram 3Back onto the Easter trail and Mister B was the first one to spot the spade stuck in the ground.  He loved looking for the objects and carefully marked them off as he found them on his trail map.

saltram 5I just love the beautiful plants and flowers that can be found in National Trust gardens and here are just a few that I saw here today.

saltram 2And this tree was simply stunning!

saltram 6We had a wonderful day wandering round and the children loved the trail, especially at the end when they collected their chocolate eggs!

saltram 7

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  1. That sound so fun! What a beautiful place to visit!
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  2. Ah, this looks like a really fun day out. I love how well the NT cater for their younger visitors

  3. Angela Spicer says:

    The sandpit puzzle idea is a great one. I love the NT egg hunts.

  4. Looks like the National Trust came up trumps with a great Eeaster hunt. I love the idea of the marquee with activities inside too, a good precaution for a less than perfect day, looks like that was not a concern for you though. thank you for sharing a fun trail on Country Kids

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  6. Mummy of Two says:

    Great photos! It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  7. Kel (@MoolBoots) says:

    Looks like such a pretty place to have a lot of fun. Love the idea of the archaeological digs in the sand! 🙂

  8. Lovely baby! Looks like angels.

  9. We’ve only ever been to one National Trust place since we moved to Devon. I think we are missing out! This place looks lovely, I’ll have to add it to our ‘must visit’ list.
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