Put a spring in your step at Scone Palace this Easter

7 April 2014

It’s all systems go as Scone Palace prepares to welcome visitors for an Easter Weekend packed full of fun and games for all the family, from 18th – 21st April.

Making a welcome return will be the Easter Bunny Hunt, when eagle-eyed treasure-seekers can ‘hop to it’ and hunt for the bunnies hidden throughout the Palace State Rooms. There are great prizes on offer for those who spot them all.

Then it’s on to the Murray Star Maze for an Easter Egg Hunt with a difference. Come along and search for the Easter Eggs surreptitiously hidden in the Maze’s labyrinth of passageways, before attempting to follow your trail back to that elusive exit!

Once you’ve found your way out, head off on the special Easter-themed trail through the Palace grounds to see what surprises you can uncover.

Then join in the fun as competitors take to the slopes of historic Moot Hill for the great Easter Egg Roll, an exciting race to see who can roll their eggs down the hill in the fastest time. Bring along your own decorated eggs to join in the mayhem!

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, get arty with our fabulous face painter, pick up a sparkly a glitter tattoo, design your own masterpiece at our creative pottery painting workshop, take part in some riotous outdoor games, and get your photograph taken with the Easter Bunny who will be hopping by to say hello. Additional charges apply for some activities.

Easter Sunday also looks set to be the stuff of fairytales, with a glittering Prince and Princess-themed fancy dress competition, so it’s time to dust off your tiara and jewels to see if you could be the best dressed Prince or Princess.

To tempt the tastebuds, there’ll be a sizzling hog roast and BBQ on Saturday and Sunday. The Old Servants’ Hall Coffee Shop will be open each day, serving a range of delicious Easter home baking, or you could choose to browse the exclusive giftware in the Food and Gift shops, take a tour of the magnificent Palace State Rooms or stroll through the grounds to enjoy the vibrant spring colour.  

Heather McArthur, Events Manager at the Palace said: “Easter Weekend is one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in our events calendar and we’re looking forward to welcoming old friends and new visitors alike as we celebrate spring in style.”

The Palace and grounds will be open from 9.30am - 5.30pm each day.

£10.50 adults, £9.80 concessions, £7.60 children, £33 family. £5 per family for season ticket holders.