Seasonal things to do
Many attractions open their doors in March and April with a new spring in their step, offering seasonal experiences which keep people coming back throughout the year.
In the Scottish Borders, daffodils are synonymous with Paxton House, an 18th century stately home set within gardens, parklands and woods. Similarly, Culzean Castle on the south coast of Ayrshire is famous for its great swathes of bluebells from mid-March.
In spring you can also witness the birth of lambs at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride near Glasgow, and see thousands of migrating birds including barnacle geese flocking to Balranald in the Outer Hebrides.
If you’re keen to enjoy the lighter days and outdoor activities, there are plenty package holiday and touring options which can help you have an exhilarating break.
Or why not find somewhere to go egg-rolling? Take a look at our video below for inspiration and find out more about Scotland's mountains and hills.
Easter time events
During the Easter school holidays, country houses, parks, castles and other attractions, such as Edinburgh Zoo and the Falkirk Wheel, often hold themed events with Easter egg hunts, spring trails, craft sessions and more. Events for 2015 include:
- Easter Egg Bonanza
2 - 19 April, Castle Kennedy, near Stranraer
Follow a trail around the colourful landscapes of Castle Kennedy Gardens in Dumfries & Galloway, looking out for Easter chicks along the route, and take part in fun quizzes to win Easter Eggs.
- Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
3 - 6 April, throughout Scotland
Visit National Trust for Scotland attractions, such as J M Barrie's Birthplace or Haddo House, to follow a special Easter trail, solve tricky puzzles and win tasty treats. There are trails at 50 venues all over Scotland, each one different.
- Edinburgh International Science Festival
4 - 19 April, various venues, Edinburgh
From Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show to hands-on workshops on screen printing and coding, this fantastic festival has tons of exciting events to keep both big and little kids busy over the holidays.
- Professor Egghead and the Alien Invasion at the Scottish Seabird Centre
3 - 20 April, East Lothian
Join Professor Egghead on an interactive adventure as he takes action against the invasion of alien species. Get ready for games, challenges, experiments, and lots of fun for all ages.
Check our listings to find more Easter events around Scotland.
Where to stay in spring
There is a great range of accommodation to choose from during an Easter break, from forest cabins and camping and caravan sites, to hotels, B&Bs and self-catering options with stunning views across mountains, lochs and beaches.