February 24, 2020 3.50 pm This story is over 50 months old

Lincolnshire National Trust sites scrap chocolate Easter egg hunts

They are trying to move the focus away from chocolate at Easter

National Trust sites in Lincolnshire will no longer hold their traditional Easter egg hunts in a bid to make the outdoors more of a focus than chocolate.

Belton House, Gunby Hall, and Tattershall Castle have all hosted the national hunt for the last 13 years, but 2020 will be the final one.

It comes after the National Trust and Cadbury ended up coming to a “mutual decision” to end their partnership.

Cadbury, in the meantime, has claimed that they are now making sure this year’s Easter Egg Trail will be the “best ever.”

A spokesperson for the National Trust said: “We have enjoyed 13 years with Cadbury, which has helped make our Easter trails such a success.

“It has encouraged hundreds of thousands of families to enjoy the outdoors at our places.

“However, now is the time for change as we look to increase our emphasis on nature and the outdoors.

“To reflect that in our Easter activities, from next year we will be making chocolate less of a focus.”

Cadbury has now said that it will look for ways to bring Easter egg trails to more families across the country.

A spokesperson said: “This year’s Easter Egg Trails will go ahead as planned, but Cadbury and the National Trust have come to a mutual decision that this year the partnership will draw to a close.”