April in the Hills starts to feel a lot more like Spring. Daffodils brighten the cottage gardens and preparation for lambing (starting at the end of the month) is underway. Easter provides the perfect occasion for a Sunday roast in the countryside.

Here you can enjoy long walks and the great outdoors while safely practicing social distancing. Get into the Easter spirit with delicious food delivered to your door by COOK, paint and roll jewel bright eggs in the hills and return to roaring fires, deep sofas and good books.

APRIL AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Steading (sleeps 4) available 9th - 30th April 2021

Byre (sleeps 4) available 1st - 29th April 2021

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 2nd - 30th April 2021

What's on around Edinburgh in April?

This month Edinburgh springs to life as usual with the International Science Festival and the Beltane Fire Festival celebrating the Winter's end with fiery theatrics on Calton Hill looking out over the city.

Painting hard boiled eggs to roll down the nearest hillside

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Celebrate

Easter Sunday | 4th April 2021 Spend Easter Sunday with the perfect Sunday roast and country walk straight from your cottage door. If certain members of the family are more interested in the Easter eggs, don't worry, we put together a great collection of Easter egg hunts in and around the Capital!

Easter Trail at the Royal Botanic Gardens | TBC

Easter Egg Hunt at the National Trust's Georgian House | TBC

Easter at the Palace | TBC

Easter Eggstravaganza at Traquair | TBC

Science festival Edinburgh, learning, adults and children

Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Festivals

The Edinburgh Science Festival aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover science in the world around them. The programme is worth a peruse, an eclectic mix of topics from 'Physics Wizardry' workshops for children to 'Cheesology' and 'the Science of Gin and Tonic' for grown ups.

We are also looking forward to Beltane, celebrating the turning of the Celtic seasons with a display of fire, drumming, and acrobatics on Calton Hill.

Puppet Animation Festival | TBC

Edinburgh International Science Festival | TBC

Edinburgh Comic Con | TBC

Beltane Fire Festival | TBC

Fire festival Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival

The Free Company : Spring Dining Series

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Food & drink

Pentland Hills Cafe Express | A fabulous place for coffee and cake at the end of long walk over the Pentland Peaks

Drift. | Cool container cafe on the coast

The Free Company : Spring Dining Series | Finest rustic farm dining

Penicuik House Supper Club | Supper in the ruins of Penicuik House

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

How about booking yourselves in to Craft Beer Kitchen. Stewarts Brewing has long invited the public in to try their hand at crafting the perfect pint. With expert guidance you can spend the day brewing your very own bespoke beer. If staying at Eastside the brewery are more than happy to send the beer on (within the UK) when it's ready. Not a bad holiday souvenir!

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Scottish Ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | TBC

Painting hard boiled eggs to roll down the nearest hillside

Science festival Edinburgh, learning, adults and children

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Fire festival Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival

The Free Company : Spring Dining Series

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