Traquair’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Press release…

Traquair’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire

Easter Sunday April 16th 2017

Grounds Open 11.00am

Activities from midday

The Biggest Egg Hunt in the Borders!

The Easter Egg Extravaganza at Traquair is the biggest event of its kind in the Borders. With over 5,500 mini eggs hidden in the Maze and an egg scramble in the old walled garden it is guaranteed no child shall leave empty handed.

But the event is not all about a mad rush for chocolate! There are lots of other fun hands on activities for families including Scavenger Hunts with Big Egg prizes, Spot the Egg in the House Competition, Easter Bonnet making, musical instrument making and face painting.

There are also lots of opportunities to decorate your own egg with eggs kindly donated by Glenrath and you can also join in with the communal decorating of the gigantic 6ft Egg which definitely is not one to be cracked!

Catherine Maxwell Stuart who organizes the event commented: “ The Easter Eggstravaganza has become quite an institution at Traquair having been the first Historic House to stage a mass Easter Egg Hunt in the Scottish Borders way back in 1989. As the Maze had only recently been planted we had eggs hidden all over the grounds which proved difficult to manage! Now, the Maze is a perfect location to hide the eggs in the hedges and children absolutely love it!”

Michael Angelo, the extraordinary stilt man will be entertaining the crowds and leading the Easter procession at 3.00pm for everyone to show off their bonnets!

This year there are three egg hunts planned for the under 10’s.  At 1.30pm the first hunt will be for 5-6year olds in the Maze. Then at 3.30pm there will be an under 5’s egg scramble in the Old Walled Garden and at 4.00pm a hunt for 7-9 year olds will be held in the Maze.

Light meals, a hog roast and delicious home baking will be available from our award winning 1745 Cottage Restaurant and Traquair House is open to the public from 11.00am – 5.00pm.


Admission: Adults £6.00 Child/Concs. £5.00 Under 5’s free

House entry is additional

All enquiries Tel; 01896 830323