Fort Douglas Easter Activities | Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Scotland EH22 1ST

Saturday 1st April – Sunday 16th April


Plan a fun day out at Fort Douglas with the kids and take part in the Easter-themed scavenger hunt. Collect your map in the Fort Douglas Easter activity area and search the adventure playground high and low to find the clues. Every little adventurer gets a chocolate treat for completing the hunt! Then join their bunny helpers and get creative decorating eggs to hang on the Fort Douglas Easter tree.


The Drum RDA Easter Egg Charity Treasure Hunt | 155 Drum Street, Drum Estate, Gilmerton, Edinburgh EH17 8RX

Friday 7th April / Treasure hunt taking place at varying times


Contribute to a great cause while having a fun-filled day out! Take part in an Easter Treasure hunt at The Drum in aid of Drum Riding for the Disabled Association and receive an Easter egg surprise at the end! You also get the chance to enter a raffle to win a giant Easter Egg. Tickets are £7 per child. To add to the fun, there will be face painting, human showjumping, arts and crafts, tea and coffee, juice and delicious cake for sale. *Please also bring your own mug to help save the environment.

Easter Week Shenanigans | Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh

Sunday 2nd April at 11 am


Pay a visit to Lauriston Castle for an Easter Trail with a chocolate surprise at the end. Bring your own hard-boiled egg to decorate and then race in their Egg and Spoon Race, or take part in egg rolling, with a prize for the egg that rolls the farthest. 

Alternatively make your own Easter Crown, flower or pinwheel and share online using our giant frame! You can even make a special Easter tile between 11am and 12pm. 

It’s free and there are drop-in events all day, but those who wish to give a little something can make a small donation.

  • Hotel Chocolate

7A Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 2EY, UK

Open 10am~6pm Monday Saturday / 11am~6pm Sunday


  • The Chocolate Tree


  • Coco Chocolatier


Treat yourself, your partner or kids, to some beautiful and luxurious Easter chocolates at some of Edinburgh’s best chocolatiers! With the range of flavours and all the bunnies, eggs and chocolate bars to choose from, you definitely won’t struggle to find the perfect Easter chocolate this year!

Dig Up A Dinosaur | City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Old Town, EH1 1DE

Saturday 1st April – Saturday 15th April for 20 minutes (Not Sundays)


Fancy treasure hunting this Easter but with a twist? Visit the City Art Centre for a workshop with Edinburgh Science and uncover some dinosaur remains! A special Easter treat for all the kids out there that love dinosaurs.

“Learn the techniques and tools scientists use to dig for bones and fossils, and then use your skills to brush away the sand and see what you can learn from your discovery.”