Spring at the Estate, 2023!

Spring at the Estate, 2023!


Saturday 25th March – Monday 1st May 2023            

(Weekends and School Holidays only)

We are EGG-cited to celebrate Spring with EWE!


The Ewes are getting ready to give birth as spring is getting closer and we are incredibly EGG-cited to welcome our visitors to meet our cade lambs and celebrate spring with us. Our on-site livestock team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the lambing season, EWE can also get involved in the action and help us bottle feed our cade lambs. 

The Spring activities don’t stop there! EGG-splore the Estate and search for the hidden GIANT easter eggs. Collect the letters on your map and receive a tasty chocolate easter egg once you have completed the puzzle. GF/diary free options available. Please allow for up to 60-90mins to complete the hunt.

 You will also create a chocolate lolly with the amazing Stamford Heavenly Chocolates, covered in some of your favourite sweets. The chocolate workshop is included in your Spring passport.

 Included in your spring passport (£15.00) – 

  • A Cade Lamb Feeding session
  • The GIANT Easter Egg Hunt
  • Chocolate workshop ticket 

Your spring passport will need to be booked into a timed session, this time slot is for your Chocolate Workshop and NOT your arrival to the estate. Please allow time to get to the main visitor car park (a 10-minute walk from the Visitor Centre), getting to the Visitor Centre to collect your passport, and arrive at the Chocolate Workshop for your ticket time.

Only those completing the activities need a Spring Passport, accompanying adults do not need to have a passport. 

The Chocolate workshop MUST be completed before entering the Lamb barn, you cannot enter the Chocolate workshop once you have been in the Lamb Barn - if you need to collect your chocolate lolly after feeding the cade lambs, you can go to the collection desk at the Workshop.

It is imperative that when you leave the Lamb Barn you MUST wash your hands at the hand washing sinks provided (hand sanitiser is not sufficient) and we strongly advice that you wash them again before eating. All children MUST wash their hands with adults supervision. Please note we strongly advise if you are pregnant you do not attend any bottle feeding demonstrations or visit the lambing barn. For more information please visit - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pregnant-women-advised-to-avoid-animals-that-are-giving-birth--2.

Click here to book your spring passport 


Dog friendly Easter Hunt 


We are also very excited that this year your four-legged friends can get involved in the Easter fun, with The Chester House Estate’s first DOG FRIENDLY Easter hunt. You and your dogs are invited to explore the estate looking for GIANT dog bones, if you find them all your furry friends will get a special treat …  

For £5.00 bring your dog to the estate for a special dog-friendly easter hunt, once you have arrived to the estate head to the Visitor Centre and Gift shop to pick up your map and explore the 85 acres looking for GIANT wooden bones in the estate.  

We are working with the Blue Cross as part of this event, £2 of each ticket will be donated towards the Blue Cross Charity.

Blue Cross is a charity that provides specialist care, services and support for pets and people throughout their life together. The help they offer includes veterinary treatment, finding loving new homes for pets, behavioural advice, support with pet bereavement and education for future generations.

This ticket does not include the Cade Bottle Feeding or the Chocolate Workshop and you do not need to book a time slot to take part in the dog-friendly hunt. NO dogs are allowed into the Lamb Barn (except assistance dogs).

 Included in your Dog Friendly Easter egg Hunt (£5.00) - 

  • A GIANT Easter hunt for your four-legged friends 
  • A dog-friendly treat after completion of the trail
  • £2 donation towards the Blue Cross charity 

Click here to book your dog-friendly ticket 

Car Parking :

We have two car parks at the Estate, one for blue badge holders and those with accessibility needs and one that is our standard car park. Please ensure you park in the correct car park. 

Lime Avenue: Disabled and accessibility parking – Link to Map - two minute walk to main courtyard

Claudius Way: Main Visitor Car Park – Link to Map - 10 minute walk to main courtyard. 

Ensure you allow for the time to get to your session, your booked time slot will be when the event begins, allow for time to walk from the car park.