Thousands of families trekked to Tattershall Castle over the Easter Weekend for the annual Cadbury Easter Egg Trial.
After a damp and grey start, the weekend redeemed itself with glorious sunshine.
This year, budding ‘Eggsplorers’ were given the task of spotting Lord Cromwell’s rabbits and red eggs around the castle and grounds to receive a chocolate Egghead as a reward.
“Many a child left with a skip in their step and a chocolate covered mouth having devoured their eggs before reaching the bridges on the way out,” said Paul Robinson, the castle’s visitor experience manager.
In addition to the trail, Tattershall Castle had other activities to keep youngsters amused.
There was castle building in the sandpit, with new softplay shapes in the ground floor and with wooden blocks.
“Some mighty creations were carefully built, only to be destroyed with even greater joy,” Paul continued.
For the first time this year, visitors could watch the castle’s centenary celebration projection on a screen in the parlour, showing 800 years of the castle’s history, and make use of the new medieval tents to shelter visitors from the weather.
The next event at Tattershall Castle is a Knights and Princesses Day on May Day Bank Holiday Monday (May 4) from 11am to 4pm.
Children can become a knight or princess for the day and enjoy a fun trail, themed children’s crafts, dressing up and face painting.
On May 25, Tattershall Castle stages Archaeology Uncovered. Castle regional archeologist Rachel Hall will uncover the past with plenty of activities including examining artefacts found at the Castle. Visitors can handle the artefacts and uncover bones in the sandpit.
Tattershall Castle is a National Trust property ten miles south of Horncastle on Sleaford Road, Tattershall. It was restored between 1911 and 1914 and these day’s you can explore every floor of the castle, from the basement, to the battlements.
For more information, Tel 01526-342543.