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.
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
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.
Edinburgh Comic Con | TBC
Beltane Fire Festival | TBC
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!
Scottish Ceilidh dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | TBC