Easter Egg Hunting Map – Find The Top Scottish Egg Hunts Near You
Have you started planning your Easter weekend yet? If you’re looking for a scenic place to enjoy a hot cup of tea and a nice Sunday walk whilst your kids get their fill of chocolate egg-hunting, then you’ve come to the right place!
We have collected Scotland’s most fun Easter egg hunts for this year, including opening times, prices and booking information.
Find the closest children’s egg hunt near you.
Our Top Scottish Egg Hunt Picks
Traquair House, Innerleithen: 1 April, Sunday
“The Easter Eggextravaganza”, biggest egg hunt in the borders, is taking egg hunts to the limit this year. Set in the largest hedged maze in Scotland, 6,000 eggs will be waiting to be found by anyone under the age of 10 who dares to take on this dauntingly fun challenge.
The big maze hunt will take place at 4 pm and is exclusive for 7 to 9-year-olds but there will be plenty of smaller hunts to ensure every child will get their deserved chocolate fill of the day.
Besides the maze-madness, Scavenger hunts with big prizes, “Spot the Egg” competitions, creative workshops, face painting, egg-decorating and many other fun activities are scattered throughout the day. Parents will be happy to find home cooked lunches and a warming cup of tea during their break from exploring the beautiful house and its surroundings.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr: 31 March to 13 April
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is offering a wide and exciting range of Easter activities this year.
On Saturday and Sunday, children are invited to a planting workshop where they will learn about the museum’s plants and trees, decorate and planting their own pots before they watch them grow at home.
From 3rd April to 13th April, Easter Holiday Crafts sparks children’s creativity with workshops for bunny ears, stick animals or egg baskets. The one-hour long crafting session will also give accompanying adults a chance to explore the museum at their leisure.
On Tuesday 3rd only, the museum puts on an Autism Friendly Craft session, creating a pleasant and relaxing environment for children with different needs, apart from the usual business of Easter activities.
- Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh: 30 March – 1 April
This romantic castle acts as the perfect egg-hunting-background with its many hidden corners and interlaced corridors – an must-see for every young lord or lady! Learn about the fascinating history of Scotland’s castles and explore the ruin, munching on the scavenged treats.
Really easy to get to with public transportation but certainly less crowded than Edinburgh castle, this is a great experience for kids and adults alike – and chocolate makes it even sweeter.
- East Kilbride Arts Centre, Glasgow: 31 March – 1 April
For the craft-lovers, East Kilbride Arts Centre puts on an engaging, interactive Easter workshop, including pottery, decorating your own Easter eggs and lots of painting. Saturday’s theme is Oscar and Friends, while Sunday is for pirates and princesses.
Both days will include a puppet show, a chocolate egg trail and many opportunities to get creative with your kids. Make sure to call-in before hand and book a space!
- Bowhill House, Bowhill: 1 April
Bowhill House offers excitement for every age-group. The younger visitors will enjoy petting Peter Pepper, the local Easter bunny, getting their face painted and collecting eggs on one of the Easter trails. The grownups might like to try out archery or the towering climbing wall.
The Bowhill House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, is always worthwhile exploring. Marvel at the beautiful interior, fine paintings and French furniture and enjoy a warming cup of tea. If the weather isn’t on your side, escape inside and make the most of your day at the Victorian Age Exhibition and get a piece of the amazing home-made cake. A safe gamble for early-spring days!
Whichever you end up visiting, don’t forget to check opening times and prices, using our interactive map, to avoid disappointment when you get there. Many places require booking, as the Easter weekend might be rather busy, so make sure you’ve confirmed a spot beforehand.
Last of all, wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh air!