The Easter Bunny is coming: Easter activities for kids in Scotland

An eggstravaganza of Easter egg hunts, crafts, Faberge face paints and eggcellent family fun days

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This article is from 2015.

The Easter Bunny is coming: Easter activities for kids in Scotland

Cuddly Corgi Easter Treasure Hunt

Easter, a celebration of spring, eggs, cute baby animals and copious amounts of chocolate that once had something to do with the resurrection. Mascot to the festivities is the Easter Bunny, and unlike that pushover Santa who leaves your presents under the tree, the Easter Bunny makes you hunt out your sweet treats.

If your garden isn’t big enough to hide a creme egg then luckily venues across the country are opening their doors over the holiday weekend to offer Easter adventures aplenty for wee people.

In Edinburgh the Royal Botanic Gardens is hosting a traditional Easter Bunny Hunt , solve a series of clues to discover the gold Lindt bunny. If you prefer small dogs to lettuce lovers then Royal Yacht Britannia have catered for you with their Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt. Over at the Palace of Holyroodhouse the Fabergé Family Fun Day includes an egg hunt, an activity trail, crafts, stories of the ancient kings of Scotland and the chance to have your face painted like a fabulous Fabergé egg.

Easter theatre more your thing? Dr Bunhead’s Exploding Easter Egg Show comes to Edinburgh International Science Festival with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. If all the baby chicks and frolicking lambs are getting too cute Animation Jam’s Cartoon Animation Workshop allows you to build paper creatures such as two headed bunnies, chocolate egg monsters or Easter chicken spies and bring them to life in a cartoon.

Over in Glasgow theres a nature themed Easter Bunny Hunt at Provanhall House to locate all the rabbits hiding in Todd's Well wood and Parkhead Library are hosting Spring Fun Craft Camp where kids aged 5–11 can make bunny ears, daffodils and Easter cards. For a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself head to Hard Rock Cafe for Breakfast with the Bunny and enjoy a buffet breaky and Easter games. What would the holiday be without a few sharks and starfish? The Tallship are letting the sea creatures on board this Easter with their Under The Sea Crafts and Creatures of the Deep Challenge. Take part in a daily craft session to make fish, crabs and sharks or head out on the self-led activity hunt.

Across the country National Trust for Scotland have teamed up with chocolate giants Cadbury to offer Easter Egg Trails at 50 venues. Turn eggsplorer as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat. Elsewhere Camperdown Park are pulling out all the stops for their Easter Fun Day with an equestrian stunt show, falconry display, climbing wall, archery range, sports taster sessions, Horne's Funfair and the Radio Tay Roadshow.

It's all about the egg at Mugdock Country Parks Easter Eggstravaganza where you can put your decorated egg through its paces in the egg rolling race and egg assault course. If you’d like to meet some of spring’s new arrivals Almond Valley is alive with cheeps and bleats of small animals and there’s a springtime trail, crafts and plastic duck race along the mill lade to enjoy as well. Likewise the National Museum of Rural Life offers a chance to see lambs and calves as well as join in the Easter egg trail, meet the Easter Bunny or make a craft project or two.

This article is from 2015.

Corgi Treasure Hunt

I bet it's been a while since you looked for a selection of hidden toy corgis aboard a boat, so refresh your memory and indulge in the old pastime. There's a prize of a box of Britannia fudge to play for, after all.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Dec

£15 (£13.50; Children £8.50; Family £43.50; Under 5s free) / 0131 555 5566

Fri 9 Dec

£15 (£13.50; Children £8.50; Family £43.50; Under 5s free) / 0131 555 5566

Sat 10 Dec

£15 (£13.50; Children £8.50; Family £43.50; Under 5s free) / 0131 555 5566

…and 21 more dates until 31 Dec

Easter Eggstravaganza

All sorts of springtime activities for Easter Sunday. Put your decorated egg through its paces in the egg rolling race and egg assault course.

Easter Fun Day

An outdoor day of fun jammed full of seasonal activities. Don't forget the Easter egg painting competition!

Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring aerial acrobatic displays, street soccer installation, a circus workshop, street theatre walkabout and a sheep show which will also include a sheep race and a sheep dog and duck display. Musical entertainment from Radio Tay.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

Easter Sunday Fun Day

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the farm! See the newly arrived lambs and calves, join in the Easter egg trail, meet the Easter Bunny or make a craft project or two.

Breakfast with Bunny

Easter games, an Easter egg hunt and a buffet breakfast with an appearance from a certain bunny. Booking is essential.

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hop around on the trail of Lindt Gold Bunny. Follow the clues to lead you to the chocolatey treat.

Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. Ages 7+.

Easter Sunday Fun Day

Easter Sunday for fun kids and adults alike – including pancakes to munch in the Drawing Room, a tour of the exhibition and Easter-themed arts and crafts.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter treasure hunt for families around the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. Limited to 100 children. Drop in between 1pm and 3pm.

Faberge Family Fun Day

A day of Easter family fun where you can take part in an egg treasure trail, have your face painted, get crafty and listen to stories about the history of Faberge eggs.

Spring Fun Craft Camp

Springtime-themed arts and crafts activities for kids aged 5–11. Make bunny ears, daffodils and Easter cards.

Under The Sea Crafts and Creature of the Deep Challenge

The tallship are letting the sea creatures on board this Easter. Take part in a daily craft session to make fish, crabs and sharks or head out on the self-led activity hunt.

Easter Eggcitement

Head down to the farm to meet the new arrivals, take part in the springtime trail and get crafty making bonnets and masks.

Easter Bunny Hunt

A nature-themed Easter bunny hunt. Use the instructions to locate all the rabbits hiding in Todd's Well wood and collect a chocolate prize. Arrive by 1.30pm to ensure you have time to find all the bunnies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Animation Jam: Easter Beastie Animation Workshop

Easter animation workshop. Make your own plasticine creatures and bring them to life in an animated film. Ages 7–12.

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