March 31–April 16
Livingstone’s Almond Valley heritage Centre will be hosting an Easter egg hunt throughout the on-site farm, giving children a chance to get up close to the adorable baby animals which have arrived in the Spring. Turn up during Easter weekend for the added bonus of the famous plastic duck race along the mill lade.
Step within the walls of Stirling Castle, where medieval magic awaits. Be spellbound by a wizard, have a hoot with jesters and learn about an alchemist who believed he could fly.
Easter treasure hunt
March 31–April 15
Pick up a treasure map from Calderglen Country Park in East Kilbride and join in this special seasonal trail. Children are invited to help Harriet The Hedgehog find her lost forest friends within this beautiful park and nature reserve.
March 31–April 15
Easter is the time when nature really springs back into life. Celebrate the natural beauty of the season by dropping in to Crathes Castle in Banchory for this self-led wildlife quiz, encouraging children to take a closer look at nature.
April 3, 4
Edinburgh’s Imagination Workshop will be the venue for these creative workshops, aimed at young children. Use Papier-mâché to create a mother hen and her fluffy pom-pom chicks.
Egg painting workshop
Set on Edinburgh’s outskirts, the splendid Hopetoun House will be hosting this cracking traditional workshop where children can decorate an egg then take it for a roll around the estate. Families who have worked up an appetite with the eggy antics should head to the site’s farm shop for delicious local lamb and other fruits of the summer harvest.
Easter Bunny Day
The historic Thirlestan Castle in Lauder will be hosting this fun family day with Easter crafts activites, an egg hunt and a visit from a certain white rabbit.
The Easter Express
All aboard Brechin’s Caledonian Steam Railway for a trip through the Angus countryside to the historic Bridge Of Dun, where a pleasant 20 minute stroll will lead you to the National Trusts House Of Dun. Children can get their traditional chocolate fix on the outward journey where a free Easter egg will be handed out to every passenger.