How to have an Egg-cellent Easter in the East Neuk

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Are you egg-cited for Easter? The splashes of yellow daffodils, the lighter and longer days, and choruses of birds are certainly getting us in the paschal spirit! If you’ve booked a holiday with us over the spring holidays or are feeling tempted, check out our guide to celebrating Easter in the East Neuk. There’s something for everyone, from egg hunts to roast dinners, food fayres, and card workshops! 

Whether you’re home or away this year, we’d recommend organising (or attending) at least one Easter egg hunt. All you need to do is plan your route, write your clues, and hide the treats. Then it’s ready. Steady, go! 

If you’re keen to organise a sophisticated hunt for adults in your rental property, we’d recommend heading to the Pittenweem Chocolate Company to buy your treats. They’re an independent chocolate shop that sells single-origin chocolates from hand-selected plantations. Think stem ginger dark chocolate, sun-dried figs covered in chocolate, milk chocolate pralines, gin liqueurs and more. Simply delicious. For children’s treats, we love Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and then a Lindt Chocolate Bunny as the final prize! 

Alternatively, if you’d like someone else to plan the route for you, why not make the most of the magic afternoon by The Godfather Restaurant (30th March, 12-5 pm)? Dogs are welcome at Stewarts Resort, which is ideal if you’re staying with your pooch in one of our pet-friendly properties. With live music by Frets, a family BBQ, surprises, and the extraordinary Mick Magic, and so much more, this is a great afternoon activity for the whole family!

Hill of Tarvit and Culross Palace are both good options, but we’re particularly excited about the Easter Egg Trail at Kellie Castle and Garden (29-31 March). With clues, surprises, puzzles, and a chocolate reward, this is a great afternoon activity for the whole family and a wonderful way to explore the beautiful Arts & Crafts gardens of Kellie Castle. Whilst you’re there, why not take the opportunity to wander around the beautiful property, which has crow-stepped gables and fairytale stone towers? The oldest parts of the castle date back to the fourteenth century, but the interior was renovated in the nineteenth century.

If you’re looking for a beautiful Spring walk (and are not so fussed about incorporating an egg trail), then we’d recommend checking out Scotland’s Daffodil Festival (13-14 April), which is hosted at the Backhouse Rossie Estate near Ladybank, Cupar. It promises to be a truly uplifting experience, with carpets of scented daffodils on display through the woodland walk set against the Lomond Hills. For the botanists amongst us, you’ll be able to see a wealth of unusual and rare plants — there are over 20,000 daffodils on display! 

For the crafters amongst us, we’d recommend heading to The R & A World Golf Museum (10th April),to create you own self-portait or gof themed picture. The entry is free and there will be refreshments available for adults and kids. Come along to Crail Community Hall (6th April 3-4pm),and learn about different harps, their history and the sounds they make.

On March 22nd, 2024, you can join the Luxury Easter Egg Crafting Class at Bowhouse in St Monans. This chocolate class and learn how to temper chocolate. During the class, you will have the opportunity to create and decorate your very own Easter egg. The egg will be filled with fun and delicious fillings, all made with premium organic, B Corp-certified ethical chocolate. You can choose your preferred milk and dark chocolate, which are suitable for vegan diets. Visit the event website here.

Fancy an Easter getaway? It’s not too late to secure one of our delightful properties for the Easter weekend. Book now to avoid disappointment.