Easter always heralds that winter is coming to an end and Spring is just around the corner. The days are longer, newborn lambs scamper in fields, and chocolate eggs are the order of the day!
If you’re looking at holidays in Scotland 2023, Easter is definitely worth considering. With top attractions and Easter festivities, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
So, why not plan Easter in the Highlands with a stay at our luxury 5-star hotel in Pitlochry and explore some of our beautiful regions?
LANDMARK FOREST ADVENTURE PARK
(56 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
Voted as one of the Top 10 Adventure Parks in the UK by TripAdvisor, Landmark Forest Adventure Park provides everything that children and adults enjoy!
Walk around with life-sized dinosaurs, plunge down one of the three water coasters or walk through an amazing tropical hot-house full of stunning butterflies and exotic plants!
The Butterfly House is the Park’s latest addition!
Prices are £26 for adults and £24 for children. You can find out more at landmarkpark.co.uk.
CONIFOX ADVENTURE PARK
(88 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
The Easter Festival that takes place at Conifax Adventure Park, near Edinburg is an event that’s well worth taking the kids to. It boasts Coastland’s first Easter Bunny Grotto which is an immersive, theatrical extravaganza that kids from 3 years and upwards will thoroughly enjoy.
The Egg-stravaganza lasts from the 2nd of April right through to the 24th of April. The cast of characters includes Baxter Bunny, The Easter Bunny, the Big Bad Wolf, Professor Eggbert and friends!
Plus, you get to enjoy Easter Footgolf where Easter Eggs are the footballs!
Each ticket costs £18.50 per child, £14.50 for adults and just £6 for children under the age of two! You can book online at conifox.co.uk.
THE BOTANIC BUNNY’S EASTER TRAIL
(94 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
The Annual Botanic Bunny’s Easter Trail at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh is a real family treat. Children are invited to take part in a quest to explore new frontiers with the Botanics Bunny!
They learn about all the plants and animals and interact with the earth, wind, fire and water. Children are treated to a favourite Easter delight at the end of the trail.
You can pick up a trail booklet at the John Hope Gateway reception. This is an ideal Easter treat for children aged 3+ years old. The price is £2 per person and you can find out more at rbge.org.uk.
(94 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
There are lots of fun trails to be found in the 22 National Trust for Scotland properties and locations. Events are held from Friday 15th April right through to Monday 18th April with around 30,000 visitors enjoying family time well spent making it the best family trip to Scotland.
You get to explore the grounds of Scotland’s beautiful historic sites which include Bannockburn in Stirling, Crathes Castle in Banchory Aberdeenshire, and Culzean Castle and County Parkin in Maybole Ayrshire.
It’s the best time of the year to enjoy Springtime blossoms while searching for clues, solving puzzles and enjoying a chocolate reward at the end of the trails. Easter in the Highlands with a trip to a National Trust property is a must! You can find out more at nts.org.uk/easter
(124 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
The Easter Eggstravaganza at Traquair House in Innerleithen, Peeblesshire is another event that children adore!
Egg hunts are organised in the largest maze in Scotland. Plus, there are lots of fun children’s activities and workshops all of which have superb Easter prizes.
The Easter Egg Hunts are for children under the age of 10 and there’s an Easter Egg Scramble organised for children under the age of 5 that takes place in the Walled Garden.
With 6,000 mini eggs hidden on the trails, there’s a prize for every child who takes part!
The Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday, 17th April.
(52 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
Are you looking for Day Trips in Scotland for Families? Then why not organise a day out to Scone Palace and add a royal touch to the experience?
Many of Scotland’s kings and queens were crowned in Scone Palace and it’s also home to the Stone of Destiny!
There’s a lovely picnic area and dogs are always welcome making it a wonderful family event!
Prices are £10.50 per adult and £7 for children, with garden admittance only. Or, you could opt to visit the palace and gardens for £16.50 per person and £12 for children.
You can find more information at scone-palace.co.uk.
(117 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
What about including a visit to Kelburn Estate in your family trip to Scotland itinerary? This colourful 13th Century castle near Largs in Ayrshire is a splendid choice.
There are waterfalls and deep gorges in Kelburn Glen which is considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular trails. The Short Glen Walk/Sculpture trail provides a superb experience in a stunning setting.
Plus, the children will love the Adventure Course, Pets Corner and Playbarn!
You can find out more at kelburnestate.com.
(85 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve is found east of Ballater in Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms National Park.
Four wonderful trails start out at the visitor centre which makes for a superb family day out exploring this beautiful region. The One Mile Trail takes you to the otherworldly Burn O’Vat, which is a massive, secret geological pothole. The entrance is through a narrow gap before negotiating the stepping stones on the Vat burn (small stream).
The kids will love exploring these trails that provide splendid views of Loch Kinord and Loch Davan where there’s a good chance you’ll spot some native wildlife! You can find out more at nature.scot
ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA
(95 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of Scotland’s best visitor attractions! Follow in the royal footsteps and explore the Queen’s former residence on the water.
There’s a superb and fascinating audio tour of all five decks! Plus the waterfront views from the Royal Deck Tea Room are stunning. You’ll enjoy homemade scones, soups and sandwiches in this glorious setting.
Family entry tickets cost £49 for 2 adults and 3 children.
You can find out more at royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
MABIE FARM PARK
(178 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)
Why not spend the day meeting and feeding some friendly animals at Mabie Farm Park which is located just outside of Dumfries? You’ll get to meet Highland cattle, Shire horses, Wensleydale sheep, Vietnamese Potbellied pigs and pygmy goats!
Enjoy some refreshments in Mabie’s tearoom where there’s a range of snacks, drinks and ice cream on offer. You can also pack a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors in the picnic and barbecue area.
The price is £10 for adults and £9.50 for children up to the age of 16.
You can find out more at mabiefarmpark.co.uk.
Why not book your staycation at our splendid 5-star hotel near Pitlochry and enjoy a memorable Easter break in the Scottish Highlands.
Dunalastair Hotel Suites offers both luxury and comfort in a superb setting which ensures you relax and recharge your batteries. We’re ideally situated making our boutique hotel in the Highlands a great choice for a base when you organise an Easter break in Scotland.