The Easter Holidays are upon us and keeping the kids occupied is on every parent's mind.

As usual, the National Trust is on hand to make sure you and your youngsters have a cracking time at properties in Dorset.

Trying to keep little ones happy can be eggs-hausting (sorry) at the best of times which is why we’re sharing a little inspiration on things to do at historic venues across the country this Easter.

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National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

If you are after some traditional Easter entertainment, then an Easter egg hunt must be at the top of your to do list.

National Trust locations across the country are offering the opportunity to do just that in beautiful surroundings.

These family-friendly Easter Adventures in Nature Trails include spring-themed activities to get little ones interested in their natural surroundings.

The trails cost £3 per participant and includes a trail map, pencil and a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end.

Visit the National Trust website to search for your nearest Easter activities.

Bournemouth Echo: Corfe Castle near Wareham is hosting The Castle and the Dragon Family Trail. Picture: PACorfe Castle near Wareham is hosting The Castle and the Dragon Family Trail. Picture: PA

National Trust Easter activities in Dorset

Properties in Dorset hosting the Easter Adventures in Nature Trails include Hod Hill near Blandford Forum, Kingston Lacy in Wimborne Minster, and Studland Bay near Swanage.

In a twist to the egg hunt theme, Corfe Castle near Wareham is hosting The Castle and the Dragon Family Trail where you collect your prize from the Dragons nest.

For more information on these and other events happening at these venues, vsit the National Trust website.

Easter craft ideas

Bournemouth Echo: Colourful Easter eggs in Easter crafts set. Credit: CanvaColourful Easter eggs in Easter crafts set. Credit: Canva

If the weather is less than egg-cellent this Easter, there’s still fun to be had with the National Trust’s craft tutorials.

Videos on the website show you how to make Easter crafts including Easter baskets and a bean-bag Easter chick.

You can watch the videos here and find out more about the National Trust’s Easter activities and things to do via its website here. 

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How to buy a National Trust membership

With National Trust membership you can enjoy free entry to more than 500 historic places, free parking at most National Trust car parks, a National Trust Handbook, National Trust Magazine three times a year and access to the online Members’ Area, full of first look previews and behind-the-scenes features.

There’s a variety of memberships available such as Joint, Family, Individual, Senior, Junior and Life membership.

Prices can be found when you choose the membership you’d like, here.

To buy a membership or to find out more about them, you can visit the National Trust website here.