The days are getting longer, the flowers are starting to bloom and the coveted four day weekend of Easter is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some quality time with your family. Whether you are looking for something fun for Easter weekend, or you have the whole school holiday to fill; there are plenty of events in and around Edinburgh to keep your little ones entertained.
Kids often love visiting the farm, and there are few better times to go than at Easter. There will be plenty of baby animals frolicking about, some of which you might be able to hold or feed. It’s hard not to fall in love with the tiny fluffy chicks. As well as adorable animals, farm parks also tend to have plenty of other activities for kids to enjoy from climbing on hay-bales to tractor rides. Additionally some farms, such as East Links near Edinburgh will be putting even more fun for Easter including Easter egg hunts and face painting. Craigie’s and Almond Valley Heritage Trust are both also within a 45min drive of Edinburgh.
Easter Egg Hunts
As you may have heard, the National Trust is partnering with Cadburys to bring you some awesome Easter egg hunts. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and get them out in the fresh air for a couple of hours. In and around Edinburgh you will have three different Easter egg hunts to choose from at Georgian House, Newhailes Mansion House or Preston Mill Phantassie Doocot. Follow the clues to earn a tasty chocolate treat. Whichever National Trust location you choose, be sure to take a wander around and make a day out of your trip. It’s an ideal chance to spot the first signs of spring and explore somewhere new together.
Egg Rolling is a slightly obscure but traditional Easter activity. If it’s not something you usually do, this might be the year to give it a go. Each person needs a hard boiled egg and typically these are painted, with faces or Easter patterns. The egg painting is a great chance for kids to get creative. Once your masterpieces are ready, take your eggs to a local hill where you toss your egg down the hill until it cracks. Although you could use any hill for this activity, Arthur’s Seat is a traditional egg rolling spot.