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The Guide: Easter things to do

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

The bad weather may mean cancellation of some events - please check before setting out.

Haggis Hunting

Forfar Loch Country Park, Forfar

2 - 10 April

Join in the Tartan Day festivities and hunt for a haggis at the park! Pick up a leaflet at the visitor centre and go in search of the shy Scottish beasts.


National Trust Easter Egg Trail

Bannockburn, Alloa Tower and House of Dun near Montrose

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 Extravaganza Weekend

Scone Palace

2 - 5 April

Hunt the Easter chicks, bunnies and eggs hidden in the palace. In addition on Easter Sunday children can make Easter cards in a crafts workshop, have their face painted and marvel at balloon sculptures that Gabbi the clown will be making at the palace.

Free with admission to Scone Palace

Egg Olympics

Meet at Atholl Estates Information Centre, Blair Atholl

3 April, 1400

Can you rise to the challenge to be champion of all things egg-related? Join in the Easter fun and don't get scrambled.


Easter Revelry

Stirling Castle

3 - 5 April

Easter comedy from Baron Hardegg and Squire Softboiled comes to the castle. Puppet shows, music, dancing and a cast of characters from a jester to a juggler will make for a great day out.

Free with admission to Stirling Castle

Perth and Kinross Today

Perth Concert Hall

3 April - 10 August

Part of Perth 800, this exhibition by Perthshire Photographic Society shows 100 photographs of the people, landscapes and events of the area.


Easter at Glamis

Glamis Castle

4 April

Daffodils, an Easter bunny, egg hunts and face painting are supplemented by special Easter storytelling tours of the castle and a living history interpretation in the castle grounds by a knight from 1372.

Family ticket £25

Easter Duck Races

Barry Mill, near Carnoustie

4 April, 1200 - 1700

Hire a duck to compete in the race on Barry Burn - will your duck be the fastest on the water?

£1.50, £1 (child) per duck hire (excludes admission price to property)


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