Crathes Castle Easter events

Join the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate for a full Easter programme.

The fun begins with the ever popular Cadbury Easter Egg Trail between March 30 and 1 April 1.

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has teamed up with Cadbury to put on activities to keep all the family amused over the Easter weekend. Follow the Easter trail, collect the clues and win a delicious Cadbury Easter egg.

There will be plenty of fun activities for all the family throughout the day including face painting on Sunday and Monday, and the chance to design your very own Cadbury Egghead. The winner may even see their design appear as a new Cadbury Egghead in 2014!

Gareth Clingan at Crathes Castle said: “We’re kicking the visitor season off in style this year with an Easter eggstravaganza. Come along and explore Crathes with the family, try our Easter trail and you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury treat! We hope to see you there.”

The trail runs from 10.30am-4pm

Another highlight will see Head Gardener Chris Wardle hosting the Herbaceous Plant Workshop on April 20. Join Chris for a practical afternoon to learn all about the plants in your garden and how to tend them.

“Let me take you through the principles and practicalities of growing an herbaceous border for maximum colour and effect. I will cover a practical session on lifting and dividing along with the growing of herbaceous plants.”

The month keeps going with a number of walks to keep the little ones occupied:

It’s a Frog’s Life - Ranger Guided Children’s Walk - April 2 – 10.30am-12noon. Frog games and crafts, and a glimpse of tadpoles, if we are lucky. For 5 - 12 year olds. Tickets cost £1 for adults and £3 for children.

Spring: Ranger Guided Pre-School Children’s Walk - April 3 – 2-3pm. Find out what our woodland creatures are up to at this time of year. This walk is aimed at 3-5 year olds. Tickets cost £1 for adults and £3 for children.

Tracks & Signs: Ranger Guided Children’s Walk - April 9 - 10.30am-12noon. Find out who or what is living in the forests at Crathes by following their tracks and signs. Search for footprints, fur and feathers. The clues are there if we can find them. For 5 - 12 year olds. Tickets cost £1 for adults and £3 for children. Booking is essential for all events and can be done by calling 0844 493 2167. Crathes is a stunning 16th century tower house standing on the estate granted to the Burnett family in 1323 by King Robert the Bruce.