Hunt for Easter fun is on in Dumfries and Galloway with the National Trust for Scotland and Cadbury


Easter hunts will take place in Dumfries and Galloway at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic Broughton House, the spectacular gardens of Threave, and one of Scotland’s most scenic nature reserves, this Easter.

The Easter Bunny has left clues to follow, and children can collect them, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolatey reward.

Visitors can hop along to Broughton House, an 18th century Georgian house and the former home of Scottish artist E.A. Hornel, situated in the heart of Kirkcubright. It is packed to the rafters with his paintings and those of his contemporaries and has a vast library too. The garden, heavily influenced by his love of Japan, is a delight to explore offering a curious and colourful mélange of Eastern and Western horticulture and sculpture.

At Threave Garden, there’s much to see and explore including rock and patio gardens, a secret garden, water features, a walled garden and glasshouses. Follow the bat trail on Scotland’s only bat reserve.

Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve is best known for its magnificent waterfall, the fifth highest in the UK.

Carly Lamberty, Marketing Manager said:

“We’re getting cracking on our visitor season extra early this year, with lots of Easter fun thanks to our partnership with Cadbury. And every egg hunt helps us to look after the special places in our care.”

Almost 50 Easter hunts will take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic houses, glorious gardens and cracking countryside over the Easter weekend.

For the ninth consecutive year, the conservation charity has teamed up with Cadbury to host dozens of Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts all over the country from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March, from Dumfries and Galloway to Wester Ross.

Highlights include the beautiful formal gardens at Greenbank Garden in Glasgow, and the rugged coastline and woodland at Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayrshire.

Then there’s Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire, where amongst the woods and gardens you might find red squirrels, woodpeckers and herons. At Newhailes in Musselburgh, there is lots to explore and even the remains of an 18th-century tea house to discover.

Or, why not follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and lord it up like a Stuart king in the Renaissance gardens at Falkland Palace in Fife.


Broughton House and Garden
Fri 25 to Mon 28 March, 12 to 4.30pm.
Usual entry plus £1 per hunt.
Tel. 01557 330437

Threave Garden and Estate
Fri 25 to Mon 28 March, 10.30 am to 4pm.
Usual entry fee applies plus £1 per hunt.
Tel. 01556 502 575

Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve
Sat 26 March, 11am to 4pm.
£2 per hunt.
Tel. 07713 786 230

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