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For Immediate Release

Thursday 23 March 2023

Crack open the Easter holiday fun this April – between Colourful Crafts and the Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt, there’s a fantastic day out (or two!) on the cards at Hartlebury Castle.

Create beautiful crafts brimming with colour to take home and enjoy for days to come. Children can come up with their very own designs inspired by colourful stained-glass windows, embrace springtime by making paper hyacinths, and try their hand at some fun pebble painting.

Rangoli sand art – a colourful art form which originated in India – can also be enjoyed by families during the holidays. The crafts are on during both weeks of the holidays: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 April, and Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 April; whole-site admission + £3.50.

Then, families can explore the Museum, Castle and grounds with the exciting Scavenger Hunt trail. Search through the rooms of the museum to seek out the colourful objects – can you find them all? The trail runs from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 16 April; whole-site admission + 50p (the trail is included with the crafts).

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, visitors can join the Easter Eggstravaganza, and take part in the Castle’s Easter egg hunt. Hunts are at 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm, with a ‘4 years and under’ session at 10am. All hunters receive a chocolate egg and more chocolate surprises along the way. Dairy-free options are also available.

Families can also spot the Easter bunny, listen to themed stories in the Carriage Circle and enter the competition to win a bigger chocolatey prize. The Scavenger Hunt trail will continue over the weekend, so there is plenty to explore inside and out. Tickets for the Easter Egg Hunt are £6.50 and whole-site admission tickets must be purchased alongside. Tickets can be bought on the Hartlebury Castle website.

“The Easter holidays are a really exciting time to visit Hartlebury, there’s so much to get stuck into and you can meet the Easter bunny too! The springtime grounds are a beautiful place to spend time in as well – perfect for a relaxing picnic or a run around for the children,” Rachel Robinson, Museum Manager at Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle.

Spring is the perfect time to take a walk around the moat to the fantastic play area among the trees, and visitors can refuel at Hayley’s Kitchen café on site or settle into one of the lovely picnic areas which have accessible benches. Parking is free.

Visitors can book in advance and find out full details on Hartlebury Castle’s website:




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Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm. Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm

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Colourful Crafts

From rainbows and kingfishers to jellybeans, COLOUR is at the centre of the fun this Easter!

Create beautiful crafts brimming with colour, and follow the Scavenger Hunt trail of greens, blues, reds, pinks and more around the museum.

  • Crafts: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 April (whole-site admission + £3.50, includes trail)
  • Crafts: Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 April (whole-site admission + £3.50, includes trail)
  • Scavenger Hunt trail: Tuesday 4 – Sunday 16 April, (whole-site admission + 50p)

Save some energy for the brilliant play area! Refuel at Hayley’s Kitchen café on site, or settle into one of the lovely picnic areas which have accessible benches. Parking is free.

Whole-site admission applies; booking in advance is recommended.


Easter Eggstravaganza

Explore the beautiful grounds of the Castle as you hunt for the hidden eggs and surprises! Make sure to report back to our friendly staff and the Easter bunny. Everyone who takes part in the egg hunt will get a chocolatey treat at the end to enjoy.

Got little ones? Join our ‘4 years and under’ egg hunt at 10am each day.

Dairy free? Dairy free chocolatey treats available! Just select the dairy free option at the checkout.

Egg hunt times (hunt time must be pre-booked): for all ages – 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm. 4 years and under only – 10am.

You can also:

  • Decorate your own Easter bag to take home
  • Settle in for an Easter themed storytelling in the Carriage Circle.
  • Follow the Easter Trail as you explore inside the Castle
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the Easter bunny who will be hopping around to say hello!
  • Drop by the adventure playground and have a go on the slides and zip wire

Whole-site admission + £6 per child for Easter Egg hunt (includes chocolate prize). £1.50 booking fee per transaction.


For more information or further images please contact Alice Benbow, Museums Marketing Officer: / 01905 361828.