Easter Egg Hunts in Aberdeen and Shire



Looking for an Easter Egg Hunt in Aberdeen and Shire? Look no further. Easter is approaching, and many of our mini guests enjoy hunting for eggs at this time of year. We don’t blame them, as usually these eggs are of the delicious chocolate variety. Here’s the latest, and a great offer to conclude with!

my John Lewis Easter Event
Right in the centre of town John Lewis is hosting Easter activities for wee ones. The fun includes an Easter bunny hunt, fashion shows, Easter crafts, live music and more. The event will run through normal store hours and the live music will be held from 10.00am-4.00pm. The event is completely free and no booking is required.
Saturday 24 March, 9.00am-6.00pm

Easter Egg Hunt and Face Painting
Banff Library welcomes children under twelve for egg hunts and face-painting fun.
Saturday 24 March, 10.30am-12.30pm

Easter at Belwade Farm
Head out to Aboyne for equestrian Easter Activities. Easter Pony Grooming and Meet the Farm Residents sessions are held at 11.30am and 1.30pm. There’s also an Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Competition (take yours along on the Day), Easter Egg decoration competition (take along on day), Egg rolling (eggs available to purchase and decorate before heading to the egg rolling hill), Easter crafts and games.
Friday 30 March

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Haddo House
Cadbury’s is collaborating with the National Trust for Scotland in this annual chocolate celebration combining children, historic locations and expansive grounds. The Easter Bunny clearly has elegant tastes.
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April and Monday 2 April, 11.00am

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Fyvie Castle
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April and Monday 2 April, 10.30am

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Drum Castle
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April, Monday 2 April, 11.00am

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Crathes Castle
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April, Monday 2 April, 10.00am

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Craigievar Castle
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April, Monday 2 April, 11.00am

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Castle Fraser
Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April, Monday 2 April, 10.00am

Easter Family Fun at the Barn
Head out to Banchory and enjoy an Easter Scavenger Hunt in the Wild Garden. Search for clues and hidden items, and engage in various activities along the way to win an Easter treat.
Saturday 31 March, 10.00am-12.30pm

Easter Family Fun
Visit Balmoral Estate to decorate your own Easter egg with local award-winning chocolatier Cocoa Ooze. Once your egg is decorated it will be packaged up for you to take home, that’s if it lasts that long.
Saturday 31 March.
[Balmoral’s Easter Egg Hunt is available over the Easter weekend. Hunt the grounds to discover the letters and put them together to reveal the magic word, then claim your prize egg.]

Easter Egg Specials 2018 at Royal Deeside Railway
Little steam engine enthusiasts will love the combination of steam trains and chocolate. Easter Egg Specials will be running all weekend, and travelling children receive an Easter egg.
Saturday 31st March – Sunday 1st April

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt – Pitmedden Garden
Nip up to Pitmedden, near Ellon to seek out chocolate and a beautiful walled garden that should attract Easter Bunnies and all sorts of wildlife.
Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, 11.00am

Easter Bunny Challenge Meet at Inverurie
Spring is on the way so collect a competition form from Inverurie Library and find the bunnies in Inverurie shop windows.
Saturday 31st March to Saturday 14th April

Aden Country Park Easter Egg Hunt
The Aden Easter Eggstravaganza will feature miniature donkeys to pet and groom, two puppet shows, a traditional Easter egg hunt around the park, children’s crafts, a bird of prey display with Bob’s Buddies, miniature train rides, inflatables and a special visit from the Easter bunny.
Sunday 1 April, 11.00am-3.30pm

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt – Mar Lodge
Mar Lodge in Braemar is certainly a glamorous and historic site for an egg hunt. Seek out the Easter Bunny in Royal Deeside.
Sunday 1 April,10.00am

Who Ate All the Easter Eggs?
Some animal has stolen the eggs from Drum Castle’s kitchen. But who could it be? Go in search of the animal’s habitat and look at the clues before deciding who did it! A fun way to learn about six animals found around Drum estate.
Sunday 1 April and Monday 2 April, 11.00am-12.00pm and 2.00-3.00pm

Easter Egg Art
Any Easter Egg packaging left over? Bring it along to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and make it into some art.
Monday 2 April, 10.30am-12.00pm and 1.00-2.30pm

Share this post with your mum and dad pals, and give the Easter Bunny a run for his money.

OFFER – Skene House Apartment Hotels are ideal for families, and we’ve got an Easter offer which may be as tempting as chocolate. Good Friday could become a Great Friday – book three nights at Skene House and receive a fourth night free. Contact the reservation team (on +44 1224 659 392 or email to check out the details.

With three city centre properties in Aberdeen, Skene House provides one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with its own fully furnished kitchen (with fridges to keep Easter Eggs chilled!). Excellent for life with little ones, Skene House even offer free laundries to wash out any unexpected chocolate stains. Close to Aberdeen’s transport links (rail, bus, ferry and a cab ride from the airport) Skene House also offers ample free, secure parking, so if you do venture into the countryside for an Egg Hunt you can return and park up no bother. Consider Skene House for your relatives or for your next break in Aberdeen.

Get in touch at +44 1224 659 392 or email

[Please contact all venues to confirm dates and times before you set off. Have fun!]



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