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The Guide: Easter things to do

Decoration on a simnel cake
Family-friendly fun activities are happening across the region

Harestanes Easter activities

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Jedburgh

2 - 5 April

Harestanes is hosting a treasure hunt on each day of the Easter weekend. Buy a map and join the hunt to collect a prize. On 3 April and 4 April ensure you have the best Easter egg possible by taking part in the egg painting workshops. Those aged eight and over can try their hand at weaving a willow bunny on 2 April.

Costs vary

National Trust Easter Egg Trails

Threave House, Castle Douglas, Broughton House, Kirkcudbright and Priorwood Garden, Melrose

2 - 5 April

Have some fun by following an Easter trail. Collect the clues and win a chocolate egg. Entertainers, outdoor games and face painting will ensure a fun day out for all the family.

£1 per trail entry (excludes admission price to property)

Easter Eggsploration!

Old Gala House, Galashiels

3, 6 and 7 April

Pick up a map from the Pringle Room and take a wander to solve some Easter clues with a prize guaranteed for all.


Easter at Kirroughtree

Galloway Forest Park Visitor Centre

4 April, 1100 - 1530

Can you win the egg rolling competition? Remember to take a decorated egg along to find out. Take part in the Easter trails and competitions as well as picking up a goodie bag.


Easter Eggstravaganza

Traquair House, Innerleithen

4 April, from 1300

Make your way through the maze at Traquair and try to locate the Easter eggs. Under fives can enjoy a similar hunt in the walled garden. Easter bonnet making, face painting, music, a bouncy castle and an Easter parade are also on offer.

Lambs at Legerwood

Legerwood Farm, near Earlston

4 April, 1400

Mark the beginning of spring by getting close to the newborn lambs and finding out about farm life in the Borders. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Easter Fun Day

Bowhill House

4 April, 1100 - 1600

Easter egg trails and themed family-friendly activities are on the menu at Bowhill. Perfect egg rolling territory is promised on the lawns of Bowhill.


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