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Go on hunt for Easter eggs at historic sites
6:36pm Sunday 1st April 2012 in Days Out
The good, the bad and the historic are on offer around Yorkshire at Easter as English Heritage launches a programme of events offering history, entertainment, and lots of Easter Egg trails.
Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx Abbey is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins.
Learn about the monks in medieval times – how they devoted their lives to spiritual matters and at the same time established a thriving business to become one of the wealthiest monasteries in Britain.
Over Easter you can join costumed master medieval falconers at the Abbey for demonstrations of the Sport of Kings and witness spectacular aerial displays by these birds of prey and discover how they were used by the nobles of the medieval period.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens wants you to enter the magical world of Lewis Carroll in a trail around the Victorian Garden at Brodsworth, entitled the Magic Mirror Garden and Alice In Wonderland Trail. There are six magic mirrors to find and a certificate prize for all who complete the trail.
If you manage to get to Whitby over Easter, why not drop in to Whitby Abbey, and crack the clues to complete the trail and win a yummy Easter prize.
Other Easter egg trails include one at Clifford Tower, York and Richmond Castle.
The National Trust, too, has plenty on offer to keep all members of the family happy.
East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, offers the chance to explore the gardens with an eggciting Easter trail. On from Good Friday until Easter Sunday, if you find all the bunnies hidden around the grounds, you will win a chocolate surprise.
Visit Nunnington Hall, near Yorkshire, from Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday, and you can feed a lamb and see new-born chicks. And as well as real bunnies, the East Bunny himself will be paying a visit.