Easter Activities at Dalkeith Country Park

Prepare for an egg-cellent Easter packed full of activities at Dalkeith Country Park! From scavenger hunts and cookie decorating to plant pot painting sessions and spirited duck races along the River Esk, you’ll struggle to choose your favourites.

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Easter Activities at Dalkeith Country Park

Our Easter Programme

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we have an Easter programme that will blow the socks off the Easter bunny itself. There is family fun in all of it’s forms, whether that’s something for all of you to do together or activities that allow parents to relax for a moment, we’ve got them all. Speaking of adults, there’s workshops specifically for you! If like us you choose to embrace all seasonal occasions and opportunities to festive-ify your home, then boy do we have the workshops for you.

Choose the activities to suit you and build your best Easter holiday yet at the hub for all things fun…Dalkeith Country Park.

Golden Egg Hunt

Golden Egg Hunt

Saturday 01 April – Sunday 16 April

The Easter bunny has been to Dalkeith Country Park and sneakily hidden some prize winning golden eggs throughout The Park. This free fun family event will keep little ones busy during the Easter holidays – where could the Easter bunny have hidden them?

Be sure to keep a look out while visiting over the Easter holidays and if you find one,  crack it open to reveal which fantastic prize you have won. Will it be a free ice-cream or maybe Go Ape tickets? Keep hunting to find out.

Spring Storytelling || Dalkeith Country Park

Spring Storytelling

Sunday 02 April – Saturday 15 April

Hop inside our Easter workshop space and snuggle down to listen to everyone’s favourite Easter stories. Our morning storytelling is designed for children age 2 to 4 years and includes Peter Rabbit, Percy The Park Keeper and The Dinosaur that Pooped Easter stories. Afternoon sessions are for slightly older children, age 5 to 8 years and include Supertato: The Great Eggscape.

Easter Cookie Decorating

Kids Easter Cookie Decorating

Sunday 02 April – Friday 14 April

Little ones under the age of 12 can decorate pre-made bunny and egg cookies and walk away with two deliciously decorated biscuits to enjoy themselves or give as gifts to loved ones.  

What’s more, our workshop leader Katie, is PVG Certified so you can drop the kids off while you enjoy shopping our wonderful gift emporium, The Store or brunch in The Kitchen.  However, we do ask that children under 5 are accompanied by an adult.

Easter decoupage decorations

Easter Decoration Workshop

Monday 03 April

Create a beautiful set of six hanging decorations ~ the perfect centre piece for your Easter table.  Set your most creative spring spirit free, using decoupage techniques you’ll decorate six Easter baubles, with the help of our workshop leader.

We guarantee your Easter décor will be the talk of the town!

Easter crackers

Kids' Easter Craft Workshop

Tuesday 04 April – Tuesday 11 April

Create Easter decorations at Dalkeith Country Park with a fun hands-on Easter workshop for children. Little bunnies under the age of 12 can create Easter pom-pom animal decorations, Easter bunny masks and your very own Easter crackers.

Easter bunny with two children

Easter Bunny Fun Run

Sunday 16 April

Finish off the Easter holidays hopping off all those delicious chocolate eggs that have been scoffed! The Easter bunny has requested the attendance of bunny fun runners far and wide to take part in the 1k Bunny Fun Run at Dalkeith Country Park this Easter. Book now for the perfect family event to round off the Easter holidays.

Spring Plant Pot Workshop

Spring Plant Pot Workshop

Wednesday 05 April

Spring has sprung at our creative plant pot workshop. Join us to create a beautiful plant pot & tray, decorated using decoupage techniques. Then pop on your gardening gloves to plant a glorious spring bulb in your very own unique pot.

This spring workshop is for adults and a wonderful way to enjoy some well deserved ‘me time’ in the beautiful surroundings of Restoration Yard.

Candle Making Workshop

Spring Candle Making Workshop

Monday 10 April 

Create two unique hand poured candles and a therapeutic perfume oil at this candle making workshop, led by Scotts ApothecaryInfused with pure essential oils, your unique candles will be sure to pack an aromatic punch. Learn all about using natural ingredients, the art of candle making at home and how to make your own bespoke natural scents.  

This gorgeous candle making workshop is for adults and a wonderful way to enjoy some well deserved ‘me time’ in the beautiful surroundings of Restoration Yard.

DCP Duck Race

Dalkeith Country Park Duck Race

Saturday 01 April

This fantastic family event opens the Easter programme at Dalkeith Country Park and gets the holidays off to an egg-cellent start. Pick up your toy duck from the Fort Douglas cabin and watch as they race down the river. Whose duck will be the first to reach the bridge and win an Easter prize?

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