Brand-new Play Area and Half Term Events Come to Markshall Estate

Markshall is home to 200-acres of leafy woodland walks to explore, and new to April 2023 is Percy’s Adventures!

This Easter Holiday is the launch of Percy’s Adventures, a brand new “edutainment event” with the team bringing the history of the gardens back to life with special activities. Every Essex half-term, Percy’s Adventures will be available for children to let their imaginations run wild while they explore and learn.

The launch will see some of Markshall’s 1,000 years of history brought to life with a fun and engaging talk which will also highlight the importance of different types of flowers for buzzing pollinators. Families will then have the opportunity to plant their own pollinator loving seeds before taking them home to watch them grow. And of course it wouldn’t be Easter without a special guest appearance from the Markshall Easter Bunny during the Easter weekend. Those booked onto Percy’s Springtime Explorers will also be able to get creative and paint their own wooden egg to take home and display.

Visitors can feed the greedy monster fish in the lakes and take on the Easter Trail challenge, all included within the Percy’s Adventures entry fee. A new adventure play area will be opening too. Percy’s Play and Picnic Paddock will be the ideal place for little ones to go crazy on the exciting equipment whilst adults relax over a hot drink and snack from the Orchard Kitchen Cafe. Don’t worry the ever-popular Easter Egg trail will also be back from Friday 24th March for visitors to see if they can find all 20 wooden eggs hidden among the grounds.

And that’s not all. Markshall have also frozen their prices for 2023!

“We are very excited to launch a suite of improvements at Markshall. We have listened to visitors and responded. Markshall is now truly a family destination where memories can be made” Dave Finkle, CEO at Markshall Estate.

The team at Markshall look forward to welcoming families to Percy’s Adventures, a significant development in the charity’s history.