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Hop along to Dalkeith Country Park for Easter eggs-stravaganza

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

An action-packed Easter activity programme is planned for Dalkeith Country Park promising lots of egg-cellent family fun during the holiday. 

From Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April, visitors to the Park can join in with a host of cracking activities taking place in Fort Douglas, including face painting and Easter games such as the egg and spoon race, egg rolling and bunny hop racing.

Throughout the long weekend, an Easter egg hunt will take place with special eggs hidden throughout the playground. Those lucky enough to find an egg can swap it for a chocolate one at the Park’s ‘eggs-change’ station.

Younger visitors can join the fun with an Easter bunny trail. Follow footprints left by the Easter bunny to find out more about the wildlife that can be found in the Park and crack the code to discover the Easter Bunny’s favourite food.

Julie Merrilees, Visitor Services Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, said: “Last year’s Easter event went down a treat with visitors and this year’s activities are set to be just as egg-citing.

“There will be lots of chances to win spot prizes and hunts and trails to keep the entire family amused during the holiday. Plus the horse boxes will be stationed in Fort Douglas serving up tasty snacks and refreshments.

“Our popular den building sessions are also set to return during the Easter school holidays, with our Ranger showing youngsters how to make a den using woodland materials.”

Visitors can also try out thrilling new Fort Douglas Zip Wires in Fort Douglas. Suitable for young adventurers aged five plus and even adults, the three Zip Wires are perfect for racing friends and family.

The Zip Wires are accessed via a new high rise walkway which connects the Zip Wire Hub, modelled on the Park’s 19th century Orangerie, to the existing Fort Treehouse.

Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter weekend celebrations take place between 10am and 4pm daily, from 30th March to 2nd April.

The den building workshops take place between 2pm and 3pm daily between 9th and 13th April. The sessions cost £3 per child with advanced booking essential. Places can be secured by calling 0131 654 1666 or emailing dalkeithranger@buccleuch.com.

The sessions are suitable for children aged five and over and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more info on what’s on at the Park, visit www.dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk and www.restorationyard.com or check out the Park’s social media channels: Facebook @DalkeithCountryPark, Twitter @RestorationDCP, and Instagram @Restorationyarddcp.