Have a “Hoppy” Easter at Tumblestone Hollow

Mar 07 2023

Stonor Park’s annual Easter Trail is returning to Tumblestone Hollow this spring, bringing friends and families together for some outdoor fun throughout the Easter school holidays.

Open from 1st to 16th April, the nature themed clues lead visitors through Stonor’s beautiful gardens and parkland and the magical woodland play area of Tumblestone Hollow, near Henley-on-Thames. Explore the mystical circle of standing stones, play on the tall treehouses and admire the glorious gardens whilst working your way around your map to solve the clues and catch a glimpse of Tumblestone Hollow’s colourful characters, receiving a chocolate treat at the end of the trail.

Lady Ailsa Camoys, custodian of Stonor Park, said: “This Easter marks the start of the third season for Tumblestone Hollow and we are thrilled to host our much-loved Easter Trail to celebrate the occasion.

“This time of year is extremely popular with visitors as spring is in the air, warm weather is on the horizon and nature is bursting into life, which makes the experience at Stonor Park even more special. We are very lucky to be surrounded by stunning wildlife and picturesque views of the Chiltern Hills.”

As well as hosting the Easter trail, story-telling sessions are taking place every day, reading from Stonor’s children’s books written by award-winning author Amy Sparkes.

It is said that five special characters, Pebble, Grit, Obsidian, Jem and Flint live at Tumblestone Hollow, guarding the magical powers of the mystical stone circle. They wander the wide forest floor and unearth the secrets of the magical place which provides an enchanting experience for its young guests, with high level walkways, lookout decks and bridges to entertain the whole family.

“Connecting the playground to the children’s books is important to us, making the experience even more unique and helping to spark imaginations whilst at Tumblestone Hollow and also, when reading the books at home. With the Easter nature trail, spring-time gardens, playground and delicious food and drink available, there’s something for everyone during the school holidays.”

After working up an appetite, guests can enjoy Tumblestone Hollow’s pizzas at The Rumble Hut, cooked in a wood-fired oven. The menu includes all the family favourites, with gluten-free and vegan pizza options available – along with creamy hot chocolates loaded with marshmallows and Italian ice cream also on the menu.

Other refreshments, merchandise and The Legend of Tumblestone Hollow and The Moon Witch and The Thief children’s story books can be purchased from the Visitor’s Centre.

Tickets to Tumblestone Hollow start from £12.50 for all visitors over 105 cm, from £9.50 for 92 cm to 105 cm and everyone under 92cm and adult carers enter for free.

Tumblestone Hollow is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit: www.stonor.com/tumblestone-hollow/

Tumblestone Hollow memberships are now available for £48 for everyone over 105cm, £40 for anyone between 92 – 105cm and free for adult carers and anyone under 92cm.


For more information contact Harriet Slinger harriet@silverpearcommunications.co.uk – 07962 009992

Editor’s Notes

The house has been the home of the Stonor family for the last 850 years, making it one of the oldest family residences in the UK. The historic building, with its 250 acres of sweeping grounds, deer park and beautiful gardens was constructed on the site of an ancient stone circle, dating back to the late Neolithic age.

Stonor Park offers a complete family day out, including Stonor House and Gardens, new state-of-the-art adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow, a restored WWII air raid shelter and walking trails along The Chilterns Way and Shakespeare Way that run through the park.

Tickets must be booked online in advance and safety measures adhered to, with entry numbers being limited per day. For more information, including full terms and conditions please visit our website.

The books The Legend of Tumblestone Hollow and The Moon Witch and The Thief, by Amy Sparkes and illustrated by Steve Pearce, are available to purchase at the Stonor Park’s Visitor Centre.

Accessibility: The house is a collection of medieval buildings on different levels, which can make it unsuitable for wheelchairs. However, everyone’s disability is individual and there are chairs at intervals for visitors to rest. The parks and grounds are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.