On the trail of Easter fun

Tattershall Castle ENGEMN00120130205134729
Tattershall Castle ENGEMN00120130205134729

Easter is just around the corner and that mean we’ll all be indulging in a few chocolate eggs over the next week or two.

And Tattershall Castle has the perfect way to make this weekend fun for all the family as it hosts a series of Easter Egg Trails.

Visit the castle between Friday April 18 and Monday April 21, 11am-4pm, and take part in the trail.

Explore the castle and grounds, spot the chickens and claim your Cadbury’s chocolate egg.

All trails cost £2 and normal castle admissions also apply.

And it is 100 years since the castle was restored from ruin by Lord Curzon of Kedleston and re-opened to the public.

A spokesman for the National Trust owned property said: “People should look out for the ‘Tattershall 100’ exhibitions and events to celebrate this historic occasion.”

In May, the castle will be staging a “Knights and Princesses Day” with a fun trail, themed children’s crafts, dressing up and face painting. Visitors are invited to turn up in fancy dress.

There will also be an archaeology day. The Castle’s resident archaeologist, Rachel Hall, will be on hand to examine some of the artefacts dug up from excavations between 1912-14.

A special sketch comedy show - featuring “The Pantaloons” promises to be the highlight in June.

In July, there will be a living history fortnight from the 14-17.

Visitors will have the chance to journey back in time to the 15th century and enjoy the ultimate medieval experience.