Graffham Easter Market

Empire Hall, Graffham

Saturday March 19, 10.30am-2.30pm

An annual Easter extravaganza with arts and crafts including practical demonstrations, gifts, jewellery, metal, sculptures for the garden, baskets, pottery and a selection of foods. There’s also a raffle. For details, email Jim at info@graffhameastermarket.co.uk or phone 01798 867026.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Nymans, nr Handcross:

Thursday March 24 – Sunday April 3, 10.30am-3.30pm. Normal admission charge plus £3 per trail

Explore the hidden corners and secret paths of these beautiful gardens, which are full of spring flowers. Find the brightly coloured spring birds and you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate prize. For details, phone 01444 405250.

Easter at the Museum

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum , Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester

Friday March 25 and Sunday March 27, 10.30am-4pm

Visitors can experience the Tudor (and traditional) Easter celebrations of ordinary folk in the Bayleaf farmstead with its adjoining Winkhurst Tudor kitchen. A Good Friday Bake in the Tudor kitchen begins the celebrations with the firing-up of the bread oven. The Easter activities in clued Easter cooking, egg painting, bonnet-making and a traditional Bonnet Parade. For details, phone 01243 811363 or visit wealddown.co.uk.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt:

Uppark, South Harting, Petersfield

Friday-Monday March 25-28, 10am-5pm. Normal admission plus £3 per hunt

Set on top of the South Downs, Uppark is the perfect place for an Easter hunt. Track down the clues around the garden as you follow your Easter egg hunt route, and you’ll receive a Cadbury chocolate gift once you’ve finished. For details, phone 01730 825415.

Easter Trails

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Station Road, Amberley

Friday March 25, Sunday March 27 and Monday March 28

On all three days, follow the Easter Bunny trail to win a prize, and Monday is also Museum Working Day when visitors can enjoy a working wood yard and other crafts to watch. For details, phone 01798 831370 or visit amberleymuseum.co.uk.

Cadbury Easter Hunt

Petworth House, Church Street, Petworth

Friday March 25- Sunday April 3, 10.30am-4pm. £3 per hunt

Follow Petworth House’s Cadbury Easter hunt as it takes on you an adventure through the Servants’ Quarters, House and Pleasure Grounds. Solve the clues, and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat. For details, phone 01798 342207.

Music for Good Friday

St James The Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton

Friday March 25, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

The Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra perform John Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Karl Jenkins Requiem. For details,visit edwinjamesfestivalchoir.co.uk.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Jubilee Orchard (next to the Forge shop), Reynolds Lane, Slindon village

Saturday March 26,10am-1pm. £3

The hunt starts at the Jubilee Orchard, next to the Forge village shop, then crosses pasture full of frisking lambs and enters Slindon woods, which are full of surprises, including secret dips and hidden hollows. Solve the clues to claim a Cadbury treat. The hunt ends at St Mary’s church, where there is tea, squash and homemade cake. For details, phone 01243 814730.

Easter Fun

Parham House & Gardens, Pulborough

Sunday and Monday March 27 and 28

Meet the Easter Bunny and join in with garden games, puzzles and activities. And also meet chicks and ducklings. For details, phone 01903 742021, email enquiries@parhaminsussex.co.uk or visit parhaminsussex.co.uk.

Easter Funday

Shoreham Fort, Shoreham

Sunday March 27, 11am

The details of this event are still to be announced. Visit shorehamfort.co.uk for details nearer the time.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Woolbeding Parkland, Woolbeding

Sunday March 27, 10.30am-3.30pm. £3

The parkland, valley and river at Woolbeding is a pretty location for a traditional Easter egg hunt. Throughout the day, kids can follow the Cadbury Easter Hunt and spring nature trail along the River Rother, to claim their chocolaty Cadbury prize. There’s also crafty egg-decorating fun, and competitions including egg rolling and egg-and-spoon races, face-painting, and an old-fashioned egg shy and craft activities. For details, phone 01730 816638.

NGS Open Garden for Easter

Dachs, Spear Hill, Ashington

Sundays March 29 and April 12, 2-5.30pm

This waterlogged field turned into a beautiful two-acre garden has a white garden, bog, stream and unusually designed bridges. It also has other themed beds and more than 200 varieties of daffodils, 100 of which are new this year, narcissi, snowdrops, fritillaria and iris. For details, visit ngs.org.uk.

NGS Open Garden for Easter

Rymans, Apuldram, Chichester

Saturday and Sunday April 11 and 12, 2-5pm

Surrounding a 15th century stone house (not open) is a walled garden and other gardens, with bulbs, flowering shrubs, roses, ponds, potager, and many unusual and rare trees and shrubs. For details, visit ngs.org.uk.

NGS Open Garden for Easter

The Grange, Hesworth Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough

Saturday and Sunday April 11 and 12, 2-5.30pm

In this three-acre garden sloping down towards the River Rother, formal areas enclosed by yew hedges, themed beds and herbaceous borders surround a pretty 18th century house (not open). There’s also a small potager and orchard. For details, visit ngs.org.uk.


Dragon Egg Hunt

Bodiam Castle

Daily from Friday March 25 to Sunday April 10, 11am to 4pm, admission plus £3

A mysterious hunt for eggs of all shapes and sizes will take place at picture-book Bodiam Castle this Easter. Some are rock-hard, others are as soft as putty and some even glow in the dark. Excited young hunters will be encouraged to help the castle fend off a potentially fiery dragon invasion by finding all the eggs to win a prize.

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Monk’s House

Rodmell, Lewes

Daily from Friday March 25 to Monday April 28, 12.30pm to 4.45pm, admission plus £1.50

A bunny has been hopping around the garden of Virginia Woolf’s seventeenth-century home. He and his garden gnome pals have left clues that lead to a chocolate treat. To find them all, keen-eyed hunters will have to explore the orchard, search high and low in the courtyard garden and even poke around the pond.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sheffield Park and Garden

Sheffield Park, Uckfield

Daily from Friday March 25 to Sunday April 10, 10am to 5pm, admission plus £3.50

Special tactics will be needed to discover all the eggs dotted around the acres of landscaped gardens at Sheffield Park. Hungry explorers will need to use tricks with mirrors, search high and low and find their way behind closed doors to collect all the eggs they need. A Cadbury chocolate treat awaits the successful hunter.

Easter Bunny Hunt

Alfriston Clergy House

The Tye, Alfriston

Daily from Friday March 25 to Sunday April 3, 10.30am to 4.30pm, admission plus £1.50

Bunnies will be hidden all over the grounds of this 14th Century Wealden Hall-house, which was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust in 1896.

The bunnies will be hidden in the picturesque cottage garden and anyone who can find every one will receive a delicious Easter chocolate prize.

Easter Egg Hunt

Birling Gap

Beachy Head Road, East Dean

Daily from Friday March 25 to Monday April 28, 11am to 4pm, £3.

An outdoor Easter Egg hunt around the windswept countryside around the Seven sisters National Trust property. Hunters will need to follow clues dotted around the landscape, answer questions, and complete challenges to win a Cadbury chocolate prize. The hunt starts at the Birling Gap visitor centre and a trail encompasses Belle Tout and Lookout Hill.