Easter Eggstravaganza events 2010
Aside from the beautiful walks around the castle and the grounds, Blair Atholl Estate is never short of things to do whether it’s activities or bike rides. This year check out Eggy, Steady, Go! (2–4 Apr) complete with egg painting, egg rolling, a treasure hunt and children’s tours of the castle.
Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, 01796 481207, www.blair-castle.co.uk
Jump in a car, bus or train and head for the picturesque Camperdown Park near Dundee. While you’re there, enjoy the annual Easter Fun Day (4 Apr) complete with street theatre performers, radio roadshow, live bands, arts and sport activities, fairground rides and stalls.
Coupar Angus Road, near Dundee, 01382 431818, www.camperdownpark.com
Dobbies Garden Centre
A good opportunity for mums and dads to check out the garden ware while the little-uns join the Easter bunny for some festive fun with Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (2–5 Apr). Book in advance.
Melville Nursery, Lasswade, 0131 663 6778, www.dobbies.com
Deep Sea World
Dah-duh. Dah-duh. Dah-duh dah-duh dah-duh … Go enjoy the sharks, seal pools, red-bellied piranha and so much more at this popular permanent attraction out in North Queensferry. Better still, go before Sun 18 Apr with a decorated egg and recieve £2 off your admission.
Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, 01383 411 880, www.deepseaworld.com
Easter Egg Trails
The brainchild of the National Trust for Scotland, Easter egg trails will be held in a variety of Scottish locations, with Cadbury’s eggs up for grabs from 2–5 Apr.
It’s a mighty fine bit of machinery to look at and admire as the wheel raises and lowers boats from the Union Canal above to the Forth and Clyde below, but it’s also hosting Easter at the Falkirk Wheel (4–19 Apr) including egg-decorating, colouring-in, face painting and an Easter treasure hunt.
Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, 08700 500208, www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk
Come along and meet the chicks, lambs, ducklings and rabbits housed in the Glasshouse from 1–8 Apr.
Or, as part of the Queen’s Park Easter Weekend Special (2–5 Apr) head for the face painting and children’s activities.
Queen’s Park, Glasgow.
Get your thinking cap on and Search for the Holy-rood Grail (4 Apr) as the Holyrood Park education centre offers the chance to paint an egg, then roll it down the hill, as well as a history trail and puppet show.
At the foot of the High Street and Holyrood Road, www.historic-scotland.co.uk
Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton Pony Club
This equestrian centre offers a range of opportunities to get involved this Easter. Any child of 8 or above can spend two hours of their weekend at the Pony Club where they will be taught the basics of riding the four legged friend.
Ingliston Country Club, Ingliston Estate, Bishopton, 0845 301 0220, www.ingliston.com/equestrian
Kiss the Fish Studios
Get a bit handy this Easter with Easter Mosaic Workshops (Thu 8 & Wed 14 Apr) and learn how to make mosaic mirrors.
9 Dean Park Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, 0131 332 8912.
National Museum of Scotland
Take in the recent exhibitions or opt for the array of Easter-themed challenges all around the museum as part of the Easter Family Trail (3–4 Apr). Pick up the trail from level one of the museum.
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, 0131 225 7534.
Mugdock Country Park
Take part in the April Easter Eggstravaganza (4 Apr) and celebrate all things Easter at this fun packed afternoon where activities include a prize for the best decorated egg.
Craigallian Road, near Milngavie, 0141 956 6100, www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk
Pollok Country Park
This year the park’s Easter Fun Weekend (3–4 Apr) comes complete with bunny-hopping games and make your own Easter cards.
Visitor Centre, Pollok Country Park. Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow.
If you fancy a spot of culture this Easter, the Tron is showing Mish Gorecki Goes Missing (14–25 Apr), the tale of a nine-year-old girl who goes AWOL, which is aimed at teenagers.
63 Trongate, Glasgow, 0141 552 4267, www.tron.co.uk
Snowsports might not seem like the most obvious of shouts of a spring weekend but then Xscape’s uber-cool (geddit?) SNO!zone is anything but what you’d expect, and they have Easter treats galore, from an Easter Egg Hunt & Sledging (4 Apr) to the Easter Craft Table (throughout Easter).
Xscape, Braehead, Glasgow, 0871 222 5672, www.snozone.co.uk
The Water of Leith
The Water of Leith’s Conservation Trust plays host to the Eggcellent Easter Event (5 Apr) as part of their Easter programme. Book in advance.
Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, 0131 455 7367, www.waterofleith.org.uk