What’s on: 10 eggs-traordinary Easter events across Scotland

Easter Bunnies Mateusz Rozycki, Amelia Campbell, Gabriella Njuguna and Rory Hill from Hill of Banchory Primary get ready for the 10th annual Cadbury Egg Hunt at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire this Easter Weekend (14-17 April). Forty-seven National Trust for Scotland locations across Scotland will take part in the 2017 event, with over 36,000 chocolate treats on offer for participating children.
Easter Bunnies Mateusz Rozycki, Amelia Campbell, Gabriella Njuguna and Rory Hill from Hill of Banchory Primary get ready for the 10th annual Cadbury Egg Hunt at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire this Easter Weekend (14-17 April). Forty-seven National Trust for Scotland locations across Scotland will take part in the 2017 event, with over 36,000 chocolate treats on offer for participating children.

AS Easter weekend approaches we thought we’d take a look at some of egg-cellent family events happening across Scotland.

Whether you’d like to surround yourself in nature, climb aboard the HMY Britannia, cook pancakes over an open fire or release your inner pirate, there are lots of weird and wonderful ways to celebrate Easter. We hope you have a cracking time!

The RSPB nature reserve at Loch Leven (Helen Pugh)
The RSPB nature reserve at Loch Leven (Helen Pugh)

1. Easter Fun with RSPB Scotland

The RSPB have a great programme of Easter events on for children, chock-full of fun outdoor activities including nature scavenger hunts, face painting and egg decorating.

Where: Various RSPB Nature Reserves – Loch Lomond, Mersehead, Lochwinnoch, Loch Garten, Kelvingrove, Helix, Loch Leven

When: Various activites over Easter weekend

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2. Easter Sunday Pirate Fun Day

With a bouncy castle, balloon modelling, a treasure hunt and an award for the best dressed pirate, head to Scone Castle this Easter for a swashbuckling adventure.

Where: Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD

When: Easter Sunday, 12noon – 4pm

Price: Adult £6.80; Child £5.00; Concession £6.00; Family £23.00

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3. Easter Egg-stravaganza

The Scottish Crannog Centre are celebrating their 20th anniversary! Join the Easter party and cook pancakes over an open fire, bake your own bread rolls in our clay ovens and churn your own butter to spread on them.

Where: The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

When: Easter Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm:

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4. Traquair Easter Egg-stravaganza

Come along for a day of fun and take part in the biggest egg hunt in the borders. 5,500 Mini Eggs will be hidden in the maze and there’ll be an ‘egg scramble’ in the garden so there’s more than enough chocolatey goodness to go around.

Where: Traquair House, Traquair, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

When: 11am – 5pm

Price: Adults £6.00; Children/Concessions £5.00; Under 5s free. Does not include entry to Traquair House.

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Easter Bunnies Amelia Campbell, Mateusz Rozycki, Rory Hill and Gabriella Njuguna from Hill of Banchory Primary get ready for the 10th annual Cadbury Egg Hunt at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire this Easter Weekend (14-17 April). Forty-seven National Trust for Scotland locations across Scotland will take part in the 2017 event, with over 36,000 chocolate treats on offer for participating children. Press Release from Artisan PR, 07803 945043
Easter Bunnies Amelia Campbell, Mateusz Rozycki, Rory Hill and Gabriella Njuguna from Hill of Banchory Primary get ready for the 10th annual Cadbury Egg Hunt at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire this Easter Weekend (14-17 April)

5. Cadbury Egg Hunts

This Easter weekend, collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim your chocolatey reward! Each hunt is completely different – the perfect excuse to hop along to more than one!

Where: Various National Trust for Scotland properties

When: Various dates over Easter weekend

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6. Royal Yacht Britannia Corgi Hunt

Would you like a hunt with a difference? Rather than the usual chocolate egg, Royal Yacht Britannia are offering kids the chance to find friendly corgi cuddly toys.

Where: Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

When: Until April 30th

Price: Adult £15.50; Concession £13.75; Child £8.50; Unders 5s free; Family ticket £44.50

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(P.Tomkins/VisitScotland/ScottishViewpoint)

7. Easter Fun at the Scottish Seabird Centre

There’s lots going on at the fabulous Seabird Centre in North Berwick. Not only is it whale and dolphin weekend, there’s also be an interactive puppet show, scientific experiments and a special 3D film.

Where: The Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS

When: Various events, 14th -17th April (What’s for snack Puppet Show not on Easter Sunday)

Price: Adult £8.95; Child £4.95; Family (2+2) £25

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8. Easter Trail

Find the ‘missing ingredients’ of a yummy chocolate bar and you’ll be rewarded with a tasty treats from Mackie’s Ice Cream – and you might learn something too.

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

When: 10am – 4pm, till 17th April

Price: £2

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9. Easter Fun

As well as the opening of the brand-new Wildlife Warrior trail, The Highland Wildife Park is also hosting lots of family friendly Easter activities, including a bunny maze, face painting and egg decorating.

Where: Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorms National Park, Kincraig, Kingussie PH21 1NL

When: 11am – 5pm, Friday 14th- Monday 17th April

Price: Adults £15.90; Concession Adult £13.50; Child age 3 – 15 years £12.00; Concession Child £10.35; Family Ticket £36.70 – £62.50. Some extra charges apply for activities e.g face painting.

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10. The Scottish Daffodil Festival

Do you grow daffodils in your garden? There are prizes up for grabs (both for the kids and for the big kids) if you bring along some of your homegrown daffodils, as well as a Woodland Daffodil Trail where you hunt for Easter stamps, and Easter-themed putting on the lawn. Something a little different and a lovely Spring day out.

Where: Backhouse Rossie-Estate By Collessie, Ladybank, Fife KY15 7UZ

When: 10am – 5pm 15th April; 10am – 4pm 16th April

Price: Member £4; Non-member £5

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