The boys are getting older and not so keen on a family day out although they really enjoy it when they can be tempted!
However the thought of an Easter Hunt can persuade anyone right?!
Belvoir Castle is located in beautiful Leicestershire countryside overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. It is a modern castle, inhabited partly by the Manners family – the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The entrance and car park is at the bottom of a hill from the castle and it is around a ten minute walk up to the Rose Garden and castle.
This weekend there are lots of Easter activities for children including a nursery rhyme themed Easter Egg hunt. Four of the clues are in the gardens and four are inside the castle.
In exchange for their hard work hunting kids are rewarded with a choice of full size Easter eggs given to them by no other than the Easter bunny!
The castle is really stunning from the outside and the inside with incredible art works and historical artefacts.
Capability Brown designed the gardens, which are extensive, covering almost 15000 acres!
There are a variety of short walks you can take up ranging from 10 minutes to a hour.
The castle has been used in lots of TV and film locations and it’s easy to see why with its beauty and charm.
Belvoir Castle reminds me of Windsor castle so it was no surprise to soo it has been used as a substitute for Windsor in The Crown (can’t wait for Season 3!).
The idea of afternoon tea was invented here at Belvoir Castle when in the 1840s, Anna, Duchess of Bedford was visiting and fancied a light snack to keep her going from lunch to dinner!
After all the walking I was ready for a cup of tea – this is the Duchess blend which is a delicious floral Earl Grey!
As well as the Easter egg hunt there is face painting and Easter biscuit decorating as well as the chance to hold baby animals.
What a perfect way to spend Easter Sunday!
If you are free tomorrow and in the area why not pop along and have some fun in the sun!