Family Fun in Scotland, Easter 2017

Did someone say chocolate? Yes, Easter is almost upon us so here’s a round up of events across Scotland. Start planning…


Easter Eggcitement 1 – 17 April, Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, West Lothian With spring in the air, the Easter school break is the perfect time to see some of the new additions to Almond Valley Heritage centre. Young visitors will have the chance to meet baby animals, make springtime decorations, design Easter bonnets and tear around the farm collecting clues on a special springtime trail.

Easter Trail 1-17 April, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh The Botanics Bunny has invented a scrumptious chocolate bar with a very secret and very bonkers recipe. Complete the trail and claim a yummy chocolate reward, from Mackie’s of Scotland, and a special Golden Ticket offering £2 discount for one adult into the Glasshouses to see the most important ingredient – the chocolate tree.

Easter Wonderland 4-17 April, The Quay, Glasgow Over 20,000 balloons will be used to create an Easter Wonderland.  The show includes an Easter Egg Hunt, a walk-through the Giant Balloon Garden, a Kids Magic Show, a Balloon Making Workshop and a lucky dip to take home.

Easter Activity Afternoon 2017 12 April, Grampian Transport Museum An Easter themed afternoon for the young visitor.

Easter Eggsplorer Trail 14-17 April, various locations (including Linlithgow Palace, Skara Brae, Dryburgh Abbey, Aberdour Castle and Gardens and Caerlaverock Castle) Historic Environment Scotland is inviting visitors to embark on an Easter adventure eggsploring some of Scotland’s oldest sites. From Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries to Skara Brae on Orkney, there will be fun for the whole family as visitors of all ages search for clues and complete this eggciting Easter challenge.

Cadbury Egg Hunts with the National Trust for Scotland 14-17 April, various locations (including Glencoe and Dalness, Fyvie Castle and Brodick Castle) One of the main attractions in Scotland over Easter weekend is the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail. With over 40 different locations taking part including Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the Battle of Bannockburn, the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail is hard to miss. Let your little ones indulge their inner explorer by following clues and solving puzzles to claim a chocolatey reward! Each hunt is completely different – the perfect excuse to hop along to more than one!

Deeside Railway Easter Egg Specials 15-16 April Bring the family along for a vintage train ride. All travelling children receive an Easter egg.

Easter Weekend: When the fairies met the Easter Bunny 15 – 16 April, Archerfield Walled Garden, East Lothian In order to officially launch the Fairy Trail, Archerfield Walled Garden brings you “When The Fairies Meet The Easter Bunny!“, an Easter extravaganza including games, facepainting, a fairy quiz and even the chance to take part in fairy training with The Fairy Godmother (booking essential)

Scotland’s Daffodil Festival 15-16 April, BackhouseRossie Estate, near Ladybank, Fife Scotland’s first National Daffodil festival will be making its debut at Backhouse Rossie Estate in Fife, just in time for Easter. The UK is the biggest grower of daffodils in the world and the festival is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the charm and beauty of this traditional Easter bloom.  As well as talks and demonstration from experience horticulturalist, they’ll be guided tours, family activities, a woodland egg hunt and a daffodil walk.

Shake Hands with the Past 16 April, Braemar Castle Meet the Earl of Mar, the Black Colonel, Robert Louis Stevenson and Queen Victoria in costume, ready to show you round the Castle. Easter Egg and Quiz.

Easter Eggstravaganza 16 April, Scottish Crannog Centre, Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross Join the Scottish Crannog Centre as it kick start its 20th year anniversary celebrations with an Easter Eggstravaganza. Step back in time with expert guides who will demonstrate ancient cooking methods. Watch pancakes cook over an open fire, make your own bread rolls, baked in clay ovens and churn your own butter to spread on them.

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    March 21, 2017

    lots of Easter activities:) #citytripping

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    Cultural Wednesday

    March 21, 2017

    I like the sound of Shaking hands with the past! #CityTripping

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      March 21, 2017

      This castle is community owned so it tends to come up with quite original ideas.

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    Trish @ Mum's Gone To

    March 21, 2017

    My son would have loved these activities when he was younger. Must admit, I love the sound of them now! Great collection of ideas!

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      March 21, 2017

      Thank you. From walled gardens, to historical characters and vintage trains there’s quite a selection!

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    March 21, 2017

    I LOVE Cadbury, so I would be all over that! Lots of fun ideas, I wish I was there. #citytripping

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      March 21, 2017

      Yes, the lure of chocolate is a pretty strong one! Thanks for visiting.

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    March 21, 2017

    I do love Easter events – flowers, bunnies and chocolate are always a good combination. Some great days out to choose from. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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    March 27, 2017

    Grrr… will be coming to Scotland soon, but JUST too late for any of these interesting and fun events… What a great round-up though – nice idea! #CityTripping

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      March 27, 2017

      I often find places just as interesting to visit, and also a lot quieter, when there isn’t a special event on so perhaps take a peak at some of these destinations to see if they appeal in there own right.

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