Join in an Easter egg Hunt with the National Trust for Scotland + COMPETITION…

Join in an Easter egg Hunt with the National Trust for Scotland + COMPETITION…

If you’re looking for an egg-cellent activity for the Easter Holidays, then one egg-citing option is going to one of the many Cadbury Egg Hunts on offer at National Trust for Scotland properties across the country.

There are some superb events on over the Easter holidays in Edinburgh- everyone should be checking out the International Science Festival – an Egg Hunt seems to be a crucial aspect of Easter for me.

I’ve teamed up with the National Trust for Scotland and Cadbury to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a year’s family membership worth £90 and a fantastic gift hamper packed with over a dozen delicious Cadbury chocolate treats. So you may just want to read on…

The best Easter Egg hunts…

The National Trust for Scotland wins hands down in providing Easter Egg Hunts all across Scotland. Taking place in 47 locations across Scotland, the Cadbury Egg Hunt is a great way to enjoy a fabulous family adventure and to discover more about Scotland’s amazing heritage and landscapes.

Over the Easter weekend (14-17 April), the National Trust for Scotland is inviting families from all over Scotland to join them for the 10th annual Cadbury Egg Hunts. We attended the 7th-9th hunts in local properties around Edinburgh and certainly are looking forward to attending this year!

Each hunt is different but the basic premise the same. Children use their detective skills to follow clues through beautiful gardens, magical woodlands, story-filled castles and atmospheric landscapes.

Scotland has such a rich history and it’s great to explore places that shaped our country. In my mind it’s so important for kids to be part of that and have always found our local properties to be very welcoming to the kids.

All the kids completing the hunt receive a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat, but I’m pretty certain we failed to complete all the clues last year and Katie still managed to get a prize!

Scotland’s weather may be unpredictable but we had a great time at the Newhailes Halloween Trail despite it being a bit damp. For those local to Edinburgh, I’ve visited most of the properties around the city plus a few further afield. I’d highly recommend Inveresk Lodge Garden, Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot, the Royal Burgh of Culross, the Georgian House and the House of Binns. A little further out but definitely worth the journey is Falkland Palace. That said, I’m sure no event would disappoint!

Last weekend was so beautiful we decided to head to Inveresk Lodge Garden for a Mother’s Day meander.

The gardens really feel like a series of outdoor rooms. From the conservatories to the sloping lawns, down to the wild meadows and ponds – each bit is different and the kids just loved to explore.

Inveresk garden lodge National Trust for Scotland

At going home time, Katie started to cry because she felt she hadn’t done enough running. It was still warm and the early evening light was beautiful so we went back for a few laps round the trees! Whilst it is definitely not a place for young children to roam freely (there are steps and some big drops), it was a beautiful place to spend time as a family. It’s really not far from home for us – and is a perfect location for a Cadbury Egg Hunt!

Inveresk garden lodge National Trust for Scotland

Finally to our giveaway – we absolutely adore having National Trust for Scotland membership and aside from visiting our local properties often use it on holidays throughout the UK. We visited 32 properties the first year we had membership and every single one was brilliant for families!

The year’s family membership of the National Trust for Scotland is for two adults and up to 4 children, meaning you would receive unlimited free entry to over 100 of Scotland’s iconic landscapes, wildlife and heritage sites. You would also receive a subscription to the National Trust for Scotland magazine plus a host of other benefits including the chance to explore with other National Trust organizations across the world (including the National Trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The top prize winner also receives the fabulous Cadbury Gift Hamper (worth £80).

Cadbury's hamper

To find out more about the 2017 National Trust for Scotland Cadbury Egg Hunt, including locations, dates and admission costs, visit

PS. hamper picture representative only!





  1. Harline Parkin
    March 28, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I would love to win I visit Scotland about 6 times a year I love the place I love Easter because I like to see the excitement on my grandsons faces

  2. March 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Easter egg hunts look like so much fun- I have never done one before! Can you believe it?! I must take Dex this year even though he’s a little young.

  3. Francesca
    March 28, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Not done a national trust hunt before. We have been in England last few years and have just done them in granny’s garden. Plan to be up here this year so might do one you have suggested. Thankyou!

  4. Charlene Abela Briffa
    March 28, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. iain maciver
    March 28, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    love Scotland and the people, and chocolate.

  6. March 28, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    The hamper looks amazing! We love be National Trust and did the Packwood House trail last year! So much fun!

  7. March 28, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    We are thinking of taking Piglet to one this year as there are 3 near us at various castles!

  8. March 28, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Entered!!! We’re national trust members but I don’t think this includes scotland so this would be amazing for when we plan to visit later this year!

  9. Sue McCarthy
    March 28, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Best thing about Easter – 2 days off work!! I won’t be getting any Easter Eggs this year (as usual) so would be lovely to win something

  10. March 28, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Oh wow this hamper looks AMAZING!! We love the national trust days out but we haven’t done an egg hunt before. I think we will try one this year though!

  11. March 28, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I really want to do an Easter egg hunt but my little one is away for it this year! May have to do an early one! X

  12. March 28, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Thank you I’ve entered! I love Easter as it’s a time of new beginnings as well as the added bonus of lots of chocolate! Definitely going to visit our local national trust x

  13. Michelle McLernon
    March 28, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Really need to start visiting more national trust properties! Have entered though being dairy free means no cadburys for me this year! 🙁

    • March 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Oh boo! Although moo free do some great eggs! There are some brill NTS places in our area!

  14. March 29, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I love Easter as I love to see the baby animals in the fields around our home. We have a holiday home on the Isle of Arran so visit Scotland at least once a month! Such a lovely island! I would love to win these goodies to share with my children!

  15. Caroline Pritchard
    March 29, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I would love to win thanks. I love National Trust properties for Easter Hunts xx

  16. Cherry Edwards
    March 29, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I love hiding chocolate eggs around the garden for the children to find and telling them that the Easter Bunny left them. I think the National Trust is a fantastic organisation with heritage and families in mind. Their spaces are fantastic for family outings and if you purchase a membership you can have unlimited fun and adventures for a really reasonable cost.

  17. Eleanor Beavan
    March 29, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love Easter as it’s such a lovely time for family and friends not forgetting easter egg hunts of course. I adore Scotland with its history and beautiful views and the chance to visit so many great places would be perfect !

  18. Katie Skeoch
    March 29, 2017 / 11:28 am

    We love visiting all the treasures of Scotland, our beautiful country, in the summertime.

    March 29, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I love eating lots of chocolate at easter and spending time with my family having easter egg hunts, I personally would love to win as this would be great for family days out

  20. stuart hargreaves
    March 29, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    2 great prizes – both great to win

  21. simon tutthill
    March 29, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    sounds a brilliant giveaway

  22. Pamela Gossage
    March 29, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    This would be really great

  23. Andrew Petrie
    March 29, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    What I like most about Easter is the company of my good friends and the endless supply of chocolate.

  24. Sarah Mackay
    March 29, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I like spending time with my family in what tends to be a good time of year weather wise.

  25. Gary Topley
    March 29, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I love Easter and seeing the kids faces when the Easter Bunny has been x

  26. Nick
    March 29, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    This will be my daughter’s first Easter in the UK… she normally goes to my in-laws during Easter so she’s never experienced a chocolate Easter egg before. She’s in for a treat.

  27. Lynsey
    March 30, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Looking after my niece and nephew – chocolate required. Help!

  28. Family Makes
    March 30, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I love Easter – all the signs of new life and new hope. Oh and chocolate, of course! We’d love to win this prize as we’re moving close to Edinburgh in a couple of weeks and would love to be able to explore all of the beautiful National Trust properties in the area close to our new home.

  29. Em S
    March 30, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I love the four-day weekend and I’d love to win so my family and I can visit these wonderful National trust sites.

  30. Solange
    March 31, 2017 / 3:58 am

    I love Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts and I would love to win as this would be great for family days out

  31. Chris Padgett
    March 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Looks great fun!

  32. Elizabeth Hinds
    March 31, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love the sense that Spring has finally arrived, everything feels so fresh and new 🙂 It would be great to win as we’re planning on spending quite a bit of time in Scotland over the coming year, so it would be fab to visit some of the local Trust properties! 🙂

  33. Gary Topley
    March 31, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Would love to win this for the kids x

  34. Kathryn MacKinnon Cook
    April 2, 2017 / 1:25 am

    I love seeing all of the new life crop up everywhere in the form of plants, baby animals, flowers and even people’s bumps being on show! I’ve had a few surprises in the school playground where I had no idea people were pregnant previously because of their winter coats!

  35. April 4, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    It would be wonderful to visit the historic castles and houses and chocolate is always good.

  36. Allan Wilson
    April 9, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Best thing about Easter is the chance to spend time with the extended family.

  37. Rich Tyler
    April 10, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Seeing how happy little 1s are trying to find chocolate eggs!

  38. April 12, 2017 / 8:57 am

    My kids enjoy going on Easter egg hunts and nice to see family on Easter Sunday

  39. Sheri Darby
    April 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love Hot Cross buns and the kids love Easter egg hunts

  40. Rebecca Howells (@Peanuthog)
    April 13, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    The whole family getting together and having some fun

  41. Sharon Bielby
    April 13, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Quality family time in the beautiful countryside, seeing national treasures with my little treasures!

  42. Lorna Lyons
    April 14, 2017 / 1:52 am

    I love Easter as myself and my 3 boys get creative and make lots of Easter treats & have extra fun. Easter is also great as it is when a lot of attractions open for the year & we get to go out and enjoy what Scotland has to offer.
    I would love to win this as we like to visit new places, create new memories but also educate the boys on Scotland’s history. A national trust pass will enable us to visit more places and create more family memories

  43. Allan Fullarton
    April 14, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Absolutely adore Scotland. From Ben Nevis to Edinburgh, there’s so much to do and see!

  44. Emma
    April 14, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Spending time with the family and eating lots of chocolate is my favourite part about Easter 🙂

  45. Rachel Low
    April 14, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I like Easter for spring! It means summer is closer…

  46. Donna Craggs
    April 15, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I love Scotland, so full of character and history. Edinbutgh is on my list for a visit this year.

  47. April 15, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I like having the time off work and I’d love to win the hamper!

  48. Carole Paton
    April 15, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Would really love to tke part in a National Trust Egg Hunt this year. Little granddaughter here from Canada and she would love it.

  49. rebecca foster
    April 17, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    It wouldn’t be Easter without a Cadbury’s National Trust Egg Hunt. We love having our faces painted with bunny whiskers before we join the hunt.

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