Easter Fun for all the Family in the Scottish Borders

Tree Branches with Easter Eggs hanging

Join in the Easter Fun for all the family, across the Scottish Borders. Meet the White Rabbit at Abbotsford or take part in the biggest egg hunt at Traquair in the Scottish Borders. Whatever you fancy we have something that will entice you and your family.

Dryburgh Abbey Easter Eggsplorer Trail 14-17 April 9.30-17.30

Join in the Easter Eggsploration at some of our most iconic castles, abbeys, forts and palaces. Can you find all of the clues and complete the challenge?  Drop-in throughout the day. This event is included in the Dryburgh Abbey admission price.  Sat Nav: TD6 0RQ

Easter Eggstravaganza, Traquair, Innerleithen Sunday 16 April

Grounds open 11.00am, with activities from midday. The Biggest egg hunt in the Borders with 6,000 mini eggs hidden in the maze, and lots more fun activities all day.  A cracking good Easter Sunday for all the family.  Adults £6.00. Children/Concessions £5.00 – under 5s free.  Entry to Traquair House is additional.   Sat Nav: EH44 6PW

Easter Fun at Abbotsford with the White Rabbit, Melrose TD6 9BC Sunday 16 April

Join the Walking Theatre Company for a performance of The White Rabbit’s Easter Walk through the magical Abbotsford gardens and woodlands and if you’re not ready to tumble down the rabbit hole, join in a host of other family activities and Easter fun, from arts and crafts to fun games and magical performances. Abbotsford will have a host of fun activities for all ages including an Easter egg hunt, crafts, a magician and much, much more. Ochiltree’s Café is serving roast lamb and special afternoon teas to titillate the taste buds and promises a wonderland of magical fun – make your Easter eggstra special and come to Abbotsford.

Performance times for The White Rabbit’s Easter Walk (suitable for children 4 years and over) are 12.30-14.00 or 15.00-16.30   BOOK TICKETS.  Tickets: Adult £14 Friends of Abbotsford £12.60 Child £7 Family (2 x Adults and 2 x Children) £38

Ticket includes entry to one performance, house and gardens admission and all family activities on site. Tickets can also be booked by phone on 01896 752043 or in person at our visitor centre. Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  We also recommend prebooking a table at Ochiltree’s. Sat Nav: TD6 9BC

Bowhill Easter Sunday Fun Day, Selkirk, Sunday 16 April 11.oo-16.00

Visit Bowhill for an eggs-cellent Easter with fun for all the family!  Win a small egg in the Easter trail, leap like a lamb on our bouncy castle, eggs-tend your knowledge of Bowhill on a House tour.  Plus, the Eggs-Factor Competition returns – don’t forget to enter! Bring along your decorated egg on the day.  Book onto a trailer tour to see the lambs leaping and the estate springing into action!  Price for this activity is £2.50 pp/£8 family of four on a first come first served basis.  Normal entry fees apply.  To find out more please call 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk.  Sat Nav: TD7 5ET


Floors Castle Easter Weekend & Family Fun Day, Kelso 14 – 17 April

Visit Floors Castle throughout the Easter weekend and on Sunday 16th (11.00-16.00) for a special family fun day.  Roxy Bear will visit on Easter Sunday helping you and the family enjoy your very own bear hunt through the grounds.  Additionally there will be face painting organised for the little ones as well as a bouncy castle and kids crafts (check website for details).  Plus you can bring the outdoors inside, squelch, squelch with fun storytelling including ‘We Are Going On a Bear Hunt’ in the Courtyard Cafe.  Bring along your own decorated egg to enter the competition then partake in the big egg roll down our castle mound.
Normal entry fees apply.  Roxburghe Card holders free entry.  Sat Nav: TD5 7SF


Easter Fun at Ford & Etal Estates April 16-17, 10.00-17.00

Lots to see and do over Easter weekend and during the Easter Holidays.
Easter Quiz for kids around Etal village on Easter Sunday & Monday – pick up quiz sheets from the Lavender Tearooms and return completed to win a Cream Egg.
Lavender Tearooms & Shop decorated in a Mad Hatter’s theme, with staff in costume on Easter Sunday and Monday and Easter treats in the Tearoom.
Pop-up Market in Etal Village Hall, Easter Sunday 11am-3pm.
Etal Castle – kids’ quiz around the castle with chocolate treats for completed quizzes (admission charges apply).
Heatherslaw Light Railway – Railway passengers’ bunny hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday (admission charges apply). Mad Hatter’s Tea Party display and ticket office decorated in Easter theme. Bric-a-brac table (Easter Monday) in aid of Air Ambulance. Enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, with chocolate treats for children.
Heatherslaw Cornmill, Gift Shop and Visitor Centre – Mad Hatter theme and staff in costume, Easter Sunday and Monday; also Easter Quiz for kids around the site (outdoors ) with chocolate treats as prizes. Every Monday – Wednesday between 3rd and 19th April make and bake hot cross buns in the Mill (admission charges apply; pre-booking required).
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre – Easter Farmers’ Market, Easter Sunday 10am-4pm. Demonstrations over the weekend – visit www.hayfarmheavies.co.uk for more information
Lady Waterford Hall – Easter Egg crafts
The Estate House in Ford – Easter Quiz for kids in the gardens, Easter Sunday and Monday – chocolate treats as prizes

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