Top 10 Easter Activities & Days Out

Visit East Lothian | Wednesday 3rd April 2019 12:00pm

Puppet Animation Festival, the UK’s oldest performing arts event for children between the ages of 0-12, will be offering a diverse programme of events throughout East Lothian from 10th-20th April.  Get along if you can and experience the magical world of puppetry.  Booking and information at The Brunton.

You can also see an exciting new puppet show at the Scottish Seabird Centre from 12th-22nd April.  Join Percy the Puffin and Craig the Crab on their adventures - for kids age 2+.

Professor Egghead returns with Ro-bish Removals, a fun science activity for older children age 6+.


Further, Faster, Higher at the National Museum of Flight - discover the science behind the technological breakthroughs that allow people to travel at the speed of sound at the edge of space and take part in family challenges and activities – 15th-22nd April

Dunbar Family Hike – explore East Lothian’s countryside and find out about the wildlife along this amazing stretch of coastline. A great way to celebrate John Muir, father of America’s National Parks who was born in Dunbar on 21st April 1838 – 17th April


Easter Egg Hunts - 19th-22nd April

No matter where you are in East Lothian, there's an Easter egg hunt near you.

Bring the whole family together this Easter at Newhailes House & Garden for the annual Cadbury Easter egg hunt.  New this year, test your nerve and learn some circus skills at the Wonderland Big Top Day.

Look for red or gold eggs around East Links Family Park to win a chocolate egg!

Can you find all the clues to complete the challenge at Tantallon & Dirleton castles.

The perfect family day out at Musselburgh Racecourse Easter Saturday Raceday.  Featuring live music, entertainment, an array of exciting street food stalls and a dedicated kids zone – 20th April


The internationally acclaimed European Stone Stacking Competition returns to Dunbar bringing together stackers from across Europe to build some inspiring and breathtaking balances – 20th & 21st April

Canteen Street Food Festival, one of Scotland’s leading street food festivals with a selection of famed traders and carnival atmosphere will be at Archerfield Walled Garden on 27th April.