Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Easter Egg Hunt at Plas yn Rhiw

Every Easter there is a special Easter egg hunt for children at the National Trust house near Aberdaron; Plas yn Rhiw. This year the weather was so tempting that even the Hewlett / Hughes family made it to the event which took place in the gardens and surrounding woods of this ancient manor house. For a modest fee each child was given a counting sheet and we had to count the number of given animal signs - sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, geese, hens etc. As a result there was no need to induce the children to keep walking. They were off!

All the National Trust staff and volunteers were in a jolly mood as attendance numbers peaked.

The view over Hell's Mouth Bay with the gorse in full flower was sublime. 

The event was sponsored by Cadburys and it certainly bought out the crowds. 

The hidden signs were well judged and the children did not find them too easily.

 We rated this seagull as an easy find.

We had to go back three times to find this one!

There was just enough variety to keep the children interested and on the hunt.

Plas yn Rhiw is in a very sheltered spot as Rhiw Mountain keeps away the westerlies and any wind from the north. One of the Magnolia trees was already well into flower.

One new discovery for us was a new apple orchard planted in a field just behind Plas yn Rhiw. There seemed to be a tree from every single variety in North Wales. This is definitely the place to come scrumping!


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