Easter Fun in Dumfries and Galloway

Easter is a great family-friendly time of the year with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.  Families can partake in Easter egg hunts and seasonal events hosted by various attractions and communities throughout the region.  Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Dumfries and Galloway invites you to embrace the spirit of Easter amidst its captivating scenery and welcoming hospitality.  Discover some of the best Easter events happening in Dumfries and Galloway this year.

Easter Egg Hunt – Crossmichael Community Wood

Friday 22 March 2024, 3.10pm

Pop along and join their annual Easter Egg Hunt in their lovely community wood.

Registration held at the village hall from 3.00pm.  Hunt starts at 3.20pm.

easter fun in dumfries and gallowayP3 under will start at 3.20pm
P4 upwards will start 3.25pm
S1 upwards will start 4.00pm

£1 Entry.  All welcome.

Competition – Design your own egg.  Hard boil an egg and make it look fantastic. Prizes to be won.  Your egg can then enter the Egg Roll competition.  More prizes to be won!

Mersehead RSPB – Easter’s Egg-layer Trail

Saturday 23 March to Sunday 7 April 2024, 10.00am – 4.00pm

This family event is aimed at 5-11 year olds, but grown-ups may be required to take part too!

Get egg-cited about eggs and go in search of the different kinds or what might lay them on the trail.  Discover that it isn’t just birds and Easter bunnies that place eggs about.  Collect an activity pack and booklet at the visitor centre and then head out to places along the trail.  No chocolate involved!

Cost: £3 per activity pack/booklet (payable at visitor centre).  Additional car parking charges apply to non-RSPB members.  Booking not essential.

The road runner Easter party @ the marquee

Friday 29 March 2024, 1.30pm

The road runner will be at the Jolly Harvester on Good Friday for a one-hour fun packed Easter party starting at 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

None stop fun, party games and an Easter egg hunt.  Each child will receive an Easter egg 🐣.

Cost: £7.50 per child.  50 spaces available.

Please book your child’s space through Facebook messenger.

Open for lunch from 12.00pm if you would like to book a table beforehand.

Easter Badger Feast at Mersehead

easter fun in dumfries and galloway
Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

Saturday 30 March 2024, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Feast your eyes on badgers, as they snuffle around for a snack.  These creatures are living on the reserve and often leave tracks and signs along the trails but close views can be a challenge.

Watch them close up from the comfort of the Sulwath Centre, with hot drinks also available for the evening.  And who knows what else might turn up?

All children must be accompanied by ticketed adults.  Cost: £5.75 – £12.75.  Booking is essential due to limited spaces.

A great experience for families (though not suitable for early years <6 years old, as involves patience for 90 minutes of waiting and watching).

Easter Fun Day at Drumlanrig

easter fun in dumfries and gallowaySunday 31 March 2024, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Hop along to an eggs-cellent family day out at Drumlanrig.  In addition to the Adventure Playground and stunning Castle Gardens, they have lots of egg-citing activities and cracking crafts for the whole family to enjoy this Easter!

Usual Gardens and Adventure Playground entry applies.  Or, take advantage of an Annual Pass Ticket giving you the chance to visit the Gardens and Adventure Playground an unlimited number of times until the end of October.  Family Day Ticket also available for Easter Sunday.

Find out more and book tickets at https://www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk/event/easter-fun-day/

With lots of different events, there’s much to get egg-cited about!

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