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Hunt is on for dragon eggs with English Heritage this Easter

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Embark on an egg hunt with a difference at Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House this Easter.

Hunt for dragon eggs around the historic grounds and be rewarded with a tasty treat as English Heritage team up with Hotel Chocolat for the first time.

Intrepid explorers can join in the ‘Easter Adventure Quest’ every day of the Easter holidays from 4-19 April – and families looking for a day out on the Isle of Wight will be spoilt for choice with quests at both Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House. Conquer a real medieval castle as you crack the clues at Carisbrooke, and search high and low for dragon eggs amidst the stunning grounds of Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat at Osborne – before being rewarded with a certificate and delicious treats from Hotel Chocolat. A thirst for adventure, a quick wit and a taste for chocolate are a must if you want to succeed.

The Easter Adventure Quest is a great way for the whole family to get out and about on the Isle of Wight this spring. Enjoy some family fun and fresh air as the gardens spring into bloom at Osborne, climb to the top of the castle keep at Carisbrooke for breath-taking views of the island countryside, and get set for a historic day out.

You can get questing at Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne every day of the school holidays from 4-19 April. It costs just £1 per child in addition to the usual entrance fee, and there’s no need to book.

Event Details:

What: Easter Adventure Quest

When: 10am – 5pm, Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 April 2020

Where: Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY

Osborne, York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JT

Price: Easter Adventure Quest costs £1 for each child taking part, in addition to usual entry fees.

Carisbrooke Castle – Gift aid admission: Adult £12.50, Child £7.50, Family (1 / 2 adults) £32.50 / £20.00; Standard admission: Adult £11.30, Child £6.80, Family (1 / 2 adults) £29.40 / £18.10. English Heritage Members FREE.

Osborne – Gift aid admission: Adult £20.90, Child £12.60, Family (1 / 2 adults) £54.50 / £33.50. Standard admission: Adult £19, Child £11.40, Family (1 / 2 adults) £49.40 / £30.40. English Heritage Members FREE.