Easter activities 2017

Here is a sample of Easter activities in and around Perthshire

Scone Palace: Falconry display  from Raptor world, 7 April 2017 – 12 noon to 4pm in the grounds outside the palace, with a fantastic flying display at 2.00pm.

Birds of Prey

Birds of prey


Cadbury’s Egg Hunts: Another year and another chocolatey and eggciting partnership between Cadbury and National Trust Scotland.

Cadbury’s eggs are hidden at National Trust properties all over Scotland .The Easter Bunny has left clues at each property to point you in the right direction.

Nearest to River Edge Lodges for the Cadbury’s Egg Hunt are :

Branklyn Garden, only a 10 minute drive from here,  Friday 14 – Monday 17 April, 11am – 49m., Tel 01738 625535

116 Dundee Road, Perth, PH2 7BB

Accessibility note  Disabled visitors can park at the garden entrance by arrangement with shop staff.

The garden is set on a hillside – some paths are accessible by wheelchair and there are benches at various points.

The shop has a ground-level entrance. The toilets have been adapted for disabled use.

Easter egg hunt

Easter Eggs

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at the Scottish Crannog Centre

On Easter Sunday take a step back in time with the Crannog expert guides who will demonstrate ancient cooking methods  making pancakes and more. Tastings will take place throughout the day. Part of the Scottish Crannog Centre’s 20th anniversary celebratory programme recognising the importance of the unique Crannog collection discovered during underwater research.

Accessibility note:
Access to the Crannog roundhouse is via an authentic round log walkway on stilts above the loch. Due to the uneven surface, access over the walkway to the Crannog using mobility scooters is not possible, sorry. Access for those with disabilities is limited but staff are willing to assist wherever possible.

I phoned the Crannog and was told that the access report below is not strictly accurate and is about to be re-written. Wheelchairs and scooters with bigger wheels can mange much better than electric wheelchairs with very small wheels. Phone for more advice +44 (0)1887 830583


Scone Palace: Easter Sunday Pirate Fun Day 16 April 2017 12 – 4pm

Pirate fun day Easter Sunday

Prize for the ‘Best Dressed Pirate’! Treasure hunt and walking the plank.

Bouncy adventure ship for smaller pirates, pirate face painting, balloon modelling (swords, pirate hats, fish, treasure),

Plus traditional Easter activities including Easter Bonnet making and  Easter Egg Rolling.

Accessibility Note:

Parking spaces close as possible to the entrance of the Palace. Ask staff on arrival and they will direct you to these spaces. More information on accessibility at the ticket hut in the car park. There is a wheelchair lift into the Palace which is accessed via the Gift Shop. the grounds and gardens have well laid out paths.

Easter at the Blackwatch Castle and Museum:

Loads of activities on at the Blackwatch: Easter Egg Gallery Trail 1 – 17 Apr 9.30 – 3.30pm. #Scotspirit giant letters 7 – 10 April 9.30-4.30. Family crafts 8 and 9th April 1-4pm drop in and weave your own tartan.

Accessibility guide click here

Brick City Lego Exhibition at  Perth Museum and Art Gallery,

A great place to visit in the holidays – especially if the weather isn’t too great.

Accessibility notes: click here

Historic Scotland Easter Eggsplorer Trails

Stanley Mills Friday 14 to Monday 17 April 9.30am – 5.30pm

Accessibility note: click here

Rspb loch leven Spring.

And Easter

Accessibility guide click here

Over the border into deepest darkest Fife, there are more Easter activities.