Get egg-cited for Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter programme of events

Dalkeith Easter Events

Dalkeith Country Park launches its Easter events and activity programme 1 to 16 April 2023.

Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter programme has officially launched with a huge variety of family events & activities. Create the ultimate Easter holiday day-out filled with egg hunting, craft workshops, Fort Douglas adventures, Bunny Fun Runs and the very first Dalkeith Country Park Duck Race.

The programme launches with the amazing Duck Race along the River Esk, kicking off the Easter holidays. Families can then head out on the Golden Egg Hunt and search The Park for prize winning eggs, or bounce on over to Fort Douglas adventure playground. Finish off the Easter extravaganza hopping off all those chocolate eggs along the 1k or 5k Bunny Fun Run.

The Fort Douglas adventure park hosts an Easter activity area. Little adventurers are invited to hop on in and take part in the scavenger hunt, down slides, along wobbly bridges and flying down zip lines to collect a chocolatey prize. Once the hunt is done, join the bunny helpers to get creative and decorate eggs to hang on the Fort Douglas Easter tree. Children should keep eyes and ears open for an extra special guest who may just hop on in to say hello.

And that’s not all! Restoration Yard will play host to an abundance of workshops for both adults and children. Adults can try their hand at the art of decoupage, creating a beautiful set of six hanging decorations or their very own unique plant pot. Scotts Apothecary are running a Spring Candle Making workshop, producing bespoke hand-poured candles that pack a blissful punch.

Easter workshops for little ones include Spring Storytelling, Easter Cookie Decorating and Easter Craft Workshops. Parents can indulge in some well-deserved ‘me-time’ in The Kitchen or The Store, while little ones enjoy the workshops.

Dalkeith Country Park’s Easter programme begins on Saturday 01 April with events, activities and workshops running throughout the Easter holidays until Sunday 16 April.


Dalkeith Country Park Easter Events Programme

Event Date(s) Booking Link
Fort Douglas Easter Activity Area Saturday 01 – Sunday 16 Apr
Dalkeith Country Park Duck Race Saturday 01 Apr
Golden Egg Hunt Saturday 01 – Sunday 16 Apr
Spring Storytelling Sunday 02 Apr – Saturday 15 Apr
Kids’ Easter Cookie Workshop Sunday 02 Apr – Friday 14 Apr
Easter Decoration Workshop Monday 03 Apr
Kids’ Easter Craft Workshop Tuesday 04 Apr – Tuesday 11 Apr
Spring Plant Pot Workshop Wednesday 05 Apr
Spring Candle Making Workshop Monday 10 Apr
Easter Bunny Fun Run Sunday 16 Apr

To book online, visit:

Easter Events Calendar –

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Notes to editors

Situated just five miles from Edinburgh city centre Dalkeith Country Park, the 1,000-acre Estate which has been home to Dalkeith Palace since its construction in 1702, has been in the Buccleuch family for more than 300 years. It is home to Fort Douglas Adventure Park, a playground of exceptional quality and Restoration Yard, an award-winning Store, Restaurant and Wellbeing Lab. The Park itself features waymarked cycling and walking routes and a regular programme of activities ensures there is plenty on offer for the entire family.

Fort Douglas is perfect for young adventurers and those young at heart, encouraging multi-generational play as adults can access all the equipment too. Entering via a bridge across the South Esk River, children can let their imaginations run wild as they explore Fort Douglas’s network of high-rise walkways, balance blocks, log walks, jungle climbers, jumping disks, climbing walls, balancing boards, suspended tyres, basket swings and tube slides.

Restoration Yard is the inspiring retail, food and wellness destination, created in conjunction with former Avoca owner, Amanda Pratt, at the heart of Dalkeith Country Park – which has been in the Buccleuch family for more than 300 years.


For further information please contact:

Amy Redmond | Content & PR Executive

Mob: 07920 839 344


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