Looking for Easter activities in Edinburgh in 2017? We’ve rounded up five of our favourite fun things for families to hop along to in the city this Easter.
1. The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt
Come aboard Britannia for Easter family fun – and the kids go free! All you have to do is bring your favourite cuddly toy and introduce him or her to our reception staff and we’ll give you a free ticket for the Royal Yacht. Adults have to pay for themselves! This offer runs until April 21.
There’s a great tour for children on board and our Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt is super fun. Spot Clarence the Corgi and his friends hiding all around the ship. You can try out all the different flavours of fudge which is made specially on board or visit our Royal Deck Tea Room to enjoy some delicious cakes and milkshakes.
See our Easter page for full details and our admission page for ticket information.
2. Faberge Egg Hunt at The Palace of Holyroodhouse
A very regal way to spend Easter Sunday!
Join Palace staff in the Family Room to make and decorate your own basket, then follow the treasure trail to find beautiful Faberge eggs hidden around the Palace. There will also be traditional Scottish music and dancing to enjoy throughout the day, with a family ceilidh run by local performers Ceilidh Kids.
The Easter activities take place from 11am-3pm. Admission to the event is free with standard admission to the Palace. You can enjoy free admission for a year by asking staff to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. That way you can pop back throughout the summer holidays too! Check the event page for more details.
3. Eggcellent Eggsplosions at the National Museum of Scotland
Dr Bunhead, stunt scientist from favourite kids’ TV show Braniac, takes kids on journey through the most eggciting science experiments. Easter eggs will be exploded, bunnies will fly into space and things will go boom.
This event, presented by the University of Edinburgh, runs from 4-7 April, from 11am-12pm. You’ll need to book, so call 0844 557 2686 or visit the website.
4. Easter Eggsplorer Trail at Craigmillar Castle
Are you up for a challenge? Find all the clues and follow the Easter trail around the castle. Drop in anytime between 9.30am and 5.30pm from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
This is a Historic Environment Scotland event, and it also runs at a number of their other iconic castles, abbeys, forts and palaces including Linlithgow Palace, Aberdour Castle and Garden and Fort George.
Check the Eggsplorer page for more information or call 0131 661 4445.
5. Tasty Easter Trail at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
The Botanics Bunny has invented a scrumptious chocolate bar with a very secret and very bonkers recipe. Can you help him find the missing ingredients? Complete the trail and claim your 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! Kids always go free into the Glasshouses.
The trail runs from April 1-17, 10am-4pm each day and costs £2. Check the website for more details.
We hope you enjoy all these egg-cellent Easter ideas and we hope to see you soon on board Britannia.
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