Visitors to Mannings Heath Estate in Horsham, West Sussex, can enjoy an Easter Sunday Lunch and Egg Hunt on April 9th, 2023. The three-course lunch is served between 12:00 and 15:00 at £32.50 per adult and £16 for children, with a complimentary Easter egg hunt.
Guests can also book an Easter holiday stay on the 500-acre estate at Fuller’s Cottage, which dates from the 17th century, in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Just three miles away, sister estate Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is planning an afternoon tea with classic and savoury menu options and a range of chocolate Easter treats, from April 6th until 16th. This can be enjoyed with a glass of sparkling ‘Joie de Vivre’ MCC from the owner’s vineyard at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in South Africa.
Chef Jean Delport’s Michelin Starred team at Restaurant Interlude in Leonardslee House offers a multi-course tasting menu for dinner in the evening. Guests are welcomed in the ornate hallway of the 19th century Italianate mansion by a self-playing piano, before enjoying cocktails and a first course in the bar. They are then seated in the dining room for an evening that promises a culinary adventure of some 18 courses, with many ingredients foraged from the woodland estate.
Guests can also book the Michelin Star Getaway special for Easter for two people. This includes two nights’ accommodation in one of the ten luxury bedrooms at Leonardslee House, each created by a top British designer, with dinner at Restaurant Interlude on the first night’s stay.
Guests are greeted with a three-course breakfast the following morning, prepared by the Michelin-Starred team. and can then leisurely explore the 240 acres of the Leonardslee estate and its Grade I Listed gardens. The offer also includes a classic afternoon tea for two with a bottle of sparkling wine from Benguela Cove, for £1,250 for two people.
A new ‘Hide & Sheep‘ trail this Easter at Leonardslee brings to life the much-loved character Shaun the Sheep, developed by Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit.
Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the Grade I Listed woodland gardens as they follow the trail and discover markers along the way, from 25th March until 23rd April. Using a bespoke app, visitors can then reveal Shaun in augmented reality hiding out in a farmyard scene and pose alongside him, capturing their family day out to share with family and friends.
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