With the Easter school holidays in full swing, now is the time to make the most of the longer days and extra hours of playtime with a trip to Scotland.
Caledonian Sleeper has created a list of some of the must-visit activities and events in Scotland for the whole family to take part in during the holidays.
Wander through Glasgow’s spectacular Easter Wonderland at the Quay from April 4th until 17th . Made from over 20,000 colourful balloons, this unique structure is an impressive sight for both children and adults alike. With a giant walk-through balloon garden, magic show, balloon making workshop and an Easter egg hunt, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. To find out more and book a ticket visit rainbowtwisters.com.
Take part in a weekend of family fun at Stirling Castle on April 15th and 16th. Located within the Castle’s majestic grounds, visitors can uncover its captivating past with a range of history, heritage and archaeology themed craft activities for the whole family to join.
While visiting the Scottish capital, explore the Edinburgh International Science Festival from April 1st to 16th. The festival hosts a calendar of engaging, hands-on workshops for people of all ages. Step back in time and make your own discoveries at the Dig Up Dinosaur workshop. You’ll learn techniques from scientists and the tools used to dig for bones and fossils. To find the full brochure of events visit sciencefestival.co.uk/festival.
Crathes Castle: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkin
Discover one of Aberdeenshire’s hundreds of castles. Dating back beyond the 16th century, Crathes Castle and Garden is nestled in Banchory in Aberdeenshire. Marvel at the magnificent tower house with its ornate turrets and towering ceilings and wander through the stunning walled garden overlooking the rolling countryside. It also boasts six waymarked trails with easy to moderate walking routes and offers the chance to see a variety of wildlife including roe deer, red squirrels and woodpeckers.
Discover Scotland and take part in a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy this Easter with Caledonian Sleeper.