Easter fun for every-bunny in Angus with the National Trust for Scotland.

Written by on 13/03/2024


  • The Trust will be hosting Easter egg trails at three of the special places in its care across Angus
  • 36 Easter egg trails take place from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024 across Scotland from the Highlands to Scottish Borders
  • Trail sheets costing £4 per child can be purchased at properties and accompanying adults go free

The National Trust for Scotland is going hopping mad for Easter and hosting three Easter egg trails at the special places in its care across Angus this spring.

National Trust for Scotland Visitor services assistant Hannah Brown showing off a specially made 3ft chocolate Easter egg, made by Moo Free

Scotland’s largest conservation charity has organised Easter egg trails from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024 at three popular properties in Angus: Barry Mill, JM Barrie’s Birthplace and House of Dun, with further information on each trail available on the Trust’s website.

With over 100 iconic countryside, cultural and heritage places in its care, the Trust is offering families and others across Scotland the perfect opportunity to take part in one of its Easter egg trails, stretching from Brodie Castle in the Highlands to Priorwood Gardens in the Scottish Borders, as well as exploring the many other gems the Trust looks after across Scotland.


Iain Hawkins, National Trust for Scotland Regional Director for the North East, said: “We are excited to welcome families to our Easter egg trails across Angus, with eight trails taking place at the special places in our care. Each trail offers something completely different providing the perfect excuse to experience more than one and make treasured memories with family and friends, while supporting the Trust’s work to protect and share Scotland’s nature, beauty and heritage now and for future generations to enjoy.

“Visitors can take in the beautiful spring colours and immerse themselves in nature during the trails, where they can flex their puzzle-solving skills by following clues to earn a delicious Easter treat, the perfect activity to keep youngsters entertained during the school holidays. There’s guaranteed fun for all the family, so make this Easter one to remember and share in the amazing adventures that await with the National Trust for Scotland this spring.”

Easter Egg trails taking place across Angus include:

Barry Mill: Fri 29 March – Sun 31 March, 11am–3pm (last entry 3pm)

House of Dun, Garden & Estate: Fri 29 March – Mon 1 April, 11am–4pm (last entry 3pm)

J M Barrie’s Birthplace: Sat 30 & Sun 31 March 11am–4pm (last entry 3pm)

This year, eager Easter egg trail-blazers will be rewarded with an allergen free, organic chocolate egg made by B-Corp certified Moo Free. The family-owned company based in the UK uses 100% renewable energy in its factories to make its delicious chocolate products using organic cocoa with recycled and recyclable packaging.

Those wishing to make more of their visit and explore some of the other special places in the Trust’s care, as well as discover the country’s spectacular heritage, could also consider booking one of the many holiday lets offered by the National Trust for Scotland. Holiday lets can be booked via the Trust’s website at nts.org.uk and can accommodate families and groups as well as furry canine companions, with various properties on offer to suit a variety of tastes.

The Easter events support the National Trust for Scotland’s vision to care for, share and protect Scotland’s nature, beauty and heritage for everyone to enjoy, as outlined in its 10-year strategy, launched in 2022. These events help to deliver its engagement objectives to provide access and enjoyment for everyone.

Published 12th March 2024

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