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Brodick Castle and Country Park will mark the start of the 2017 visitor season this weekend when it takes part in one of Scotland’s biggest Easter events – the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt tomorrow (Easter Sunday).
Forty-seven locations across Scotland have taken delivery of more than 36,000 Cadbury chocolate treats for children in readiness for what is expected to be the National Trust’s largest visitor weekend of the year.
Easter at the castle will also see the annual Easter bonnet competition, egg painting, stalls and the famous castle steps duck derby.
This year’s egg hunt marks the 10th anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland’s partnership with the confectionery brand – a venture that provides fun-filled family days out and also helps to fund vital conservation work to protect special places right across the country.
In Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the egg hunts also help the trust to showcase to families the wealth of the natural, built and cultural heritage in its care. The organisation looks after more than 100 special places all over the country, ranging from grand castles, country houses and humble cottages to imposing mountains, wild islands, a working mill and Victorian printing press.
Stuart Maxwell, Ayrshire and Arran general manager for the trust, said: ‘We’re expecting thousands of children to join us this Easter to enjoy a fun-filled, family adventure at one of our sites. As well as helping us to raise vital revenue to continue our conservation work, our unique partnership with Cadbury means we have the perfect opportunity to introduce our wonderful locations to many thousands of families up and down the country and show them what an amazing family day out a visit to one of our
Hortense Foult-Rothenburger, senior brand manager at Cadbury, said: ‘We know how important Cadbury is at Easter. We are very excited to partner with National Trust for Scotland for our 10th year and organise Cadbury egg hunts across Scotland. Discover how to get involved at Cadbury.co.uk/easter.
The fun starts at noon.
* Visitors should note that the castle is closed at present for repair work but the gardens and country park are fully open.