Things to do in Edinburgh this Easter
With the weather looking set to be great over Easter, what better time to get out and about and discover what Edinburgh has to offer? Whether you’re local or a visit to the capital, we’ve pulled together our list of the top 5 things to do in the Edinburgh area this Bank Holiday weekend.
What better way to celebrate Easter than with an Easter Egg Hunt at a castle. Historic Environment Scotland are hosting an Eggsplorer Trail at several of their properties, including Craigmillar Castle, Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace. Running all weekend from today until Monday, this is an ideal day out for all the family, and a chance to learn some history too!
Easter is always a great time to visit as its the time of the year that the farm welcomes its new arrival, from calves and lambs to piglets. You can also take a farm tour and get up close to all the animals. They also have a great café with home baking, so a great place to unwind after seeing the animals. There’s something here for everyone so ideal for all the family.
Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia this Easter and discover what life was like on board the Queen’s floating royal residence. Look out for Clarence the cuddly corgi and friends as they hide along the tour route. If you spot them all you’ll receive a badge at the end of the tour. There’s also the chance for children to take part in the corgi treasure hunt as well as get a selfie with one of the Cuddly Corgis!
There’s an abundance of things to see and do at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival. In a program packed with events, all designed around the theme of “Frontiers”, it will delight and inform all ages. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, it explores the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of adventure and enquiry that drives science, technology, engineering and maths. Held in different venues across Edinburgh it’s on until 21 April.
The palace is going hat crazy this Easter. Explore the palace and gardens before getting creative, trying on bonnets, fascinators, top hats and more in the Family Room. There’s also the chance to try out the family trail to hunt the wigs, hats and crowns throughout the palace as you explore. If you’re feeling creative, why not enter their competition to design an Easter bonnet and take part in a parade.
We hope you’re feeling inspired to get out and about this Easter. We’re always looking for new ideas for our blogs, so if you’ve visited somewhere that you think our guests would want to know about then just drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org