We always have great fun at National Trust Felbrigg Hall.
It was a cold Good Friday, but we wrapped up warm and headed out for some Easter fun at National Trust Felbrigg Hall.
On arrival we were greeted by the always friendly National Trust team members (you currently have to book a time slot for your visit so they check you’re on their list); we parked up and walked over to the Hall.
The kids were eager to start the Easter Trail (well, you got a chocolate egg at the end).
So, we purchased our Easter adventures in nature activity packs and commenced our exploration of Felbrigg gardens & estate.
There were 10 trail points, each with a fun activity to do. We ‘hopped like a bunny’ and tried spotting bumblebees (it was a bit cold for them to be buzzing about, but we later found some sleeping in the daffodils at the front of the Hall).
We ‘looked far and wide’…
…said ‘HELLO! to a tree’.
…explored underneath logs for wriggly things…
…built a nest for birds, looked for animal prints in the mud and listened to the wonderful sounds of nature in the woods (wind in the trees & plenty of bird song).
The National Trust tells us that squirrels shed their winter coats in Spring, so for our penultimate task you would have see us shaking like squirrels in the Felbrigg Hall woods. Quite the sight I imagine.
We completed our ‘adventures in nature’ with a pledge – to sow wild flowers in our garden and to look after our bee visitors.
Now, for a controversial twist in the proceedings… our boys thought we would head straight back to collect the chocolatey reward. Not so! I had other plans to extend our walk to the lake and St. Margaret’s Church.
We won them around (with half our picnic lunch) and set off again.
It is a fabulous walk down to the lake. There are two main routes, which we mixed, taking the yellow, then purple and finally blue route. The routes are fairly accessible in the main, although the terrain can be bumpy at times. An off-road pushchair could probably cope but a standard wheelchair may not for the entire route we took.
We reached the lake, beautiful at any time of year, though it was all a bit on the bleak side that day.
Onwards we went, out onto the farmland, through the kissing gate, to see calves joyfully running around their mothers in the distance towards the Hall.
We do enjoy a church, and St. Margaret’s at Felbrigg is impressive. On this day, it was closed but we would love to explore inside next time. Apparently, the village of Felbrigg, which is just over 1 mile away, was once located next to this church, but was moved due to an outbreak of plague.
After a short walk and some climbing on fallen trees we arrived back at the Hall for our boys to finally collect their Easter egg rewards.
Our youngest devoured his egg straight away, while his brother saved his until he arrived home; what would you have done?
This was our first visit to Felbrigg Hall as a family of four for quite a while and we all had a fabulous day. The Easter trail was fun and it’s good to have an excuse to connect with nature. The walk set the boys up nicely for the chocolate egg at the end.
We could not leave without a visit to the wonderful Walled Garden and we also popped over to take a look into the adjacent field of sheep with their new baby lambs. There was springing a-plenty.
We always have a great time at Felbrigg – we believe it’s a ‘must visit’ place when in Norfolk. They have different trails and activities on throughout the year – a lovely way to keep the family occupied, active and engaged in nature.
Keep an eye on the Felbrigg Hall website for all the up to date information. At the time of posting, you have to book a timed entry slot prior to visiting Felbrigg Hall. Do keep an eye on their website as places can go quickly!
All details correct to our knowledge at time of visit.