Monday 6 April 2015

Elliot and the egg trails - Easter 2015

We have made the most of the long weekend and managed to pack in lots of fun things but mostly we have enjoyed spending time together as a family...and eating lots of chocolate of course ;)

We were planning an Easter Egg hunt in the garden but the weather was so dreadful on Good Friday - drizzly horrible rain. It did clear up after lunch but everywhere was too soggy so we did the hunt inside. Elliot went down for his nap so we put a trail of little eggs leading from his bedroom - he was so excited when he woke up!! We bought way too many eggs so my husband and I had to eat a fair few of them before the hunt as we ran out of spaces to hide them....or that's my excuse anyway! Elliot loved looking for the eggs and he was pleased as punch to find a Gruffalo Easter egg hidden away in his toy kitchen.

The lovely people over at Primula sent us over an Easter Party pack filled to the brim with yummy tubes of Primula and Easter goodies. We decided to have a little party tea on Good Friday so the Primula went down a treat with the rest of the buffet. You can't beat a bit of cheese and chive Primula on crackers....mmm mm! We also got to sample the Easter nest cakes that Elliot helped me make athough he was more interested in the mini eggs on top. Because he hadn't got enough chocolate already!

Saturday saw us driving up to Wembley Arena for the Justin & Friends - Mr Tumble's Tour. We had a brilliant time (even Daddy!) - you can read all about it here.

We didn't get home until 10pm so everyone was a bit tired when we got home. It was a late night for Elliot and we hoped he'd have a nice lie in but nope, 7am on the dot and he was shouting "Mummy! Wake Up!".....sigh!

Easter Sunday breakfast was weetabix and some chocolate - if you can't have chocolate for breakfast at Easter when can you!? After a morning of lego building and blogging we decided to visit one of our local National Trust properties - the sun was shining so we thought we might as well make the most of it :)

We visited Kingston Lacy which is a rather impressive country mansion set in acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. We have been here before but it's a great place to take Elliot, he can run around and we don't have to worry about roads or cars! We discovered that National Trust were running Easter egg trails too so as soon as we arrived at Kingston Lacy we paid our £2.50, picked up a question sheet and off we went!

There were 8 different eggs hidden around the estate and it was our job to locate them and describe them on the sheet. The trail was really thought out and was great because it encouraged us to follow a path we might not have done otherwise - and the hidden eggs were all really creative, top marks to whoever designed the trail!

After finding all the eggs, rolling down some hills, saying hello to some pigs, playing on the toy tractors, finding a big stick and taking lots of photos it was time for us to head back to the start of the trail so Elliot could pick up his prize, another chocolate egg!

Bank Holiday Monday promised to be a nice day and we woke up to blue skies and that shiny blob in the sky - yay! My husband was away with work so Elliot and I went to my parent's house where they had laid on a brilliant Easter Egg hunt...yes another one, he's a lucky boy! The weather was absolutely gorgeous and it was so nice being able to spend some time in the garden without jumpers or coats. Elliot loved the egg hunt, especially the little plastic eggs filled with toys :)

We have had such a lovely Easter weekend - probably eaten too much chocolate but it was great to get outside and even better spending time with family! :)

Mami 2 Five


  1. A lovely post, it brings back wonderful memories of bank holidays in the UK the rain and shine of it all :)

  2. Oh what fun - looks like he had a great time #MagicMoments

  3. aww looks like you all has a great weekend we went up to kingston lacy on wednesday the egg hunt was great wasn't it! thanks for sharing on #sundaystars xx

  4. aww this sounds like a really amazing Easter weekend! ... Elliott is such a blooming cutie!
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments


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