A jam-packed weekend of Easter fun and cheer
Families can enjoy a jam-packed day out this Easter Sunday at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate.
Team Challenge will bring an array of free activities to the Dumfriesshire Estate on April 21 from 11am-3pm for kids of all ages. This includes a large bouncy castle and ball pool, giant games, juggling jester and a 50ft assault course.
Even big kids, including parents, can get involved in the action with archery sessions and Segway tours to try out as well as helping youngsters follow the Easter Egg Hunt trail around the estate grounds.
The adventure playground will also be open throughout Easter weekend with features including an aerial runway, climbing frames, cableway and hammock swing to keep kids entertained for hours.
Claire Oram, castle manager at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “The Easter holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and our Easter Sunday Fun Day has something for everyone.
“Drumlanrig Castle is also open for guided tours throughout the Easter weekend which is an opportunity not to be missed. Especially for those looking to immerse themselves in the fascinating history, art and architecture of Drumlanrig.”
Entry to the Estate for the Easter Sunday Fun Day is by ticket or included in a season pass and under-5s go free. A small additional fee applies to take a Castle Tour. Visitor season at Drumlanrig is from 10am–5pm daily.
An Easter Egg Trail is also being held at Ellisland Farm and Museum as a nod to Robert Burns’ fondness for chickens.
It will run over the Easter weeklend from tomorrow until Monday, 2pm to 4pm.
Ellisland’s Sue Hughes said: “Robert Burns was really fond of eggs. Whilst staying at Ellisland he would send newly laid eggs to his friends.
“We still have lots of chickens and ducks on the farm today but some cheeky chap has hidden away all our eggs. Come along and have a go at our Ellisland Egg hunt but watch out that the Easter Bunny doesn’t catch you.
“Find all the eggs hidden around the farm, answer the questions and you could win a chocolatey prize.
“Our bunny may even let you have a go with his traditional penny toys.”
Team challenge At Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate this Easter weekend