Easter Adventures & Activities

Spring is in our step! Snowdrops and daffodils are lining the drive, the resident pheasant family are strutting their stuff round the gardens and it won't be long until we start to see the first lambs in the nearby fields. And with that comes the anticipation of the Easter bunny!

We're busy putting the final touches to our Spring and Easter holiday itineraries for guests.  Here are a few highlights of what's going on around Aikwood:

  • Melrose 7s - Saturday 8th April is the perfect day for any rugby fan in the heart of Scottish Borders rugby land. The world-famous Melrose 7s dates back to 1883, making it the oldest rugby sevens competition. It has attracted teams from as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong, Uruguay and South Africa. Will Edinburgh retain their champion's trophy this year?

  • Bowhill Holiday Ranger Club - held throughout the school holidays, this is a fantastic opportunity for children aged 6+ to get out and have adventures in the woodlands of Bowhill. They can try their hand at den building, pond dipping, bush craft, woodland games and fire lighting. Places must be booked.

  • Traquair's Easter Eggstravaganza - the biggest Easter Egg Hunt in the Borders. Held on Easter Sunday (16th April) with 5,500 eggs. There are egg hunts in the Maze, scrambles, bonnet making, storytelling and face-painting. Check website for times of the Egg Hunts.

  • New! Grass-sledging at Born in the Borders - who needs snow - this is probably the best fun we've had in a long time! And they've just opened the first Gin distillery in the Borders. That, their beautiful walks, play fort and great lunches, cake and coffee make this a fun day out for the whole family. Book your sledging slot early!

Plus, we'll be providing all our Easter holiday guests with special hampers filled to the brim with chocolate treats, Easter eggs, hot cross buns and celebratory fizz!

Contact us for availability and prices.