Like the early bird who catches the worm, you’ll need to get in quick to find as many eggs as possible this Easter.
Here are six events not to be missed.
- National Trust for Scotland’s Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Dozens and dozens of Easter hunts have been organised at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic houses, glorious gardens and cracking countryside over next weekend.
For the ninth consecutive year, the conservation charity has teamed up with Cadbury to host Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts from Friday, March 25, to Monday, March 28, at its venues across the country.
Venues taking part include Crathes Castle, Haddo House, Leith Hall Garden and Estate, Brodie Castle and Inverewe Garden and Estate, plus many more.
The Easter Bunny has left clues to follow, and children can collect them, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolaty reward.
Carly Lamberty, marketing manager, said: “We’re getting cracking on our visitor season extra early this year, with lots of Easter fun thanks to our partnership with Cadbury. And every egg hunt helps us to look after the special places in our care.”
For more information and a full list of participating venues, visit www.nts.org.uk/easter
2. Hazlehead Park Easter Egg Hunt
Head to Hazlehead Park for a family day of fun searching for clues in a bid to win yourself a yummy chocolate treat.
The Easter egg hunt is being hosted by Robert Gordon University event management students and aims to raise funds and awareness for the charity Drugs Action.
It costs £3 to take part and will be held this Saturday, March 19, from 11.30am to 3pm.
3. Cala Homes Cult’s Easter Hunt
In Cults, Cala Homes will hand out hundreds of free Easter eggs to children as part of its annual Easter Egg Hunt.
The house builder has teamed up with 10 local businesses in Cults for the second year running to host the event which runs throughout Easter and the school holidays.
Special numbered eggs will be hidden in 10 store windows along North Deeside Road between Friday, March 25, and April 15. Children who collect an Easter Egg Hunt form from Cala’s Rosefield Gardens Sales Suite, located on Friarsfield Road, and correctly spot all 10 of the eggs will be rewarded with a free Easter treat courtesy of Cala Homes.
All completed forms must be handed back to the Rosefield Gardens Sales Suite by Friday, April 15, to claim a free chocolate egg.
4. King’s Community Church service
Aberdeen’s King’s Community Church will be at the Beach Ballroom for an Easter Sunday morning service on March 27.
The service, exploring the reality that Jesus has risen, will be uplifting, with the church’s band leading a time of praise
and celebration before a Bible-based message is delivered to encourage everyone to live lives in the reality of the resurrection.
The event is free and open for anyone to attend. For further information visit www.kingscommunitychurch.org or call 01224 651000.
5. Thainstone Centre Children Easter Party
On Saturday, March 26, Thainstone Centre will be the host of a children’s Easter party.
Youngsters can enjoy a disco with games and prizes, a guest appearance from the Easter Bunny, a visit from Love Rara characters Tink and Jake the Pirate plus bouncy castles, colouring competitions and giant Jenga and Connect Four games.
The party will be held from 10.30am to 1.30pm and tickets are priced £10 for children and adults go free.
Contact Thainstone events for more details on 01467 623867.
6. Banchory Lodge Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday, March 27, head to Banchory Lodge for its famous Sunday brunch or afternoon tea by the river and join in an Easter Egg Hunt. Booking is advisable on 01330 822625 and visit www.banchorylodge.com for more information.