Our guide to the top 10 things to do this weekend.
Collect clues and solve the puzzle. Crathes Castle, 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday; Castle Fraser, noon to 4pm Friday to Monday; Fyvie Castle, noon to 4pm Sunday and Monday; Haddo House, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday; Leith Hall, noon to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday; Craigievar Castle, 11am to 4.30pm Friday to Monday and Drum Castle, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Easter family day at the Willows Animal Sanctuary, near New Pitsligo, 11am to 5pm Saturday. Easter Bonnet and Paint An Egg Competition, various activities, and fun sports, refreshments. Doonies Breeds Rare
Farm, Cove.Easter fun starts from noon, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
SPRING THINGS AT ADEN
View the park’s new events programme, explore the Natural History Cabin and take part in the Easter trail. Meet at the Natural History Cabin, overflow car park, 2pm to 5pm Sunday. Open for Easter weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Easter competitions on the trains. First train from Dufftown leaves at 11.25. First train from Keith leaves at 12.15. Last train from Dufftown leaves at 3.50pm. Last train from Keith leaves at 4.40pm.
HERBACEOUS PLANT SALE
Castle Fraser, walled and woodland garden. Castle Fraser, by Sauchen, The Potting Shed, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Duthie Park, Aberdeen, Easter Bonnet Parade, races and lots more, noon to 4pm Sunday. Balmoral Estate with races including 5km (12.30pm) and 10km (2pm).
Saturday. Events from 10.50am,
DEESIDE RFC CAR BOOT SALE AND FUN WEEKEND
Various vintage vehicles, steam engines, competitions and stalls, refreshments, bouncy castle and Thomas the Tank Engine train rides. Milton of Crathes events field, 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY AT HADDO HOUSE.
Come in fancy dress, join the Mad Hatter for a decidedly unique tea party and meet Alice, the White Rabbit and other Wonderland characters at Haddo House. Booking advised, noon to 1.30pm, Saturday and Sunday.
EASTER FUN: A whole range of events are on offer for the holiday weekend.