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.
What's on around Edinburgh in April?
Edinburgh springs to life with the annual Great Edinburgh Run, and the International Science Festival. The Beltane Fire Festival celebrates the Winter's end with fiery theatrics on Calton Hill looking out over the city.
Easter Sunday | 1st April 2018 This year spend Easter Sunday with the perfect Sunday roast and country walk straight from your cottage door, or if you can't wait for the Easter eggs we have put together the best Easter egg hunts in and around the Capital!
Dalkeith Park promise an Easter Egg-stravaganza at their fabulous childrens tree house - Friday 14th to Monday 17th April
Even the Queen is even getting in on the action inviting young egg hunters into Holyrood House on the 1st April!
Puppet Animation Festival | 25th March - 15th April 2018
Edinburgh Comic Con | 14th - 15th April 2018
Beltane Fire Festival | TBC
TradFest Edinburgh : Dùn Èideann | Scotland's Folk Art Festival | 26th April - 6th May
Music, Theatre & Ballet
Scottish Ballet : Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling | 10th - 14th April 2018
Legend : The Music of Bob Marley | 14th April 2018
War Horse | 18th April - 12th May 2018
Public Service Broadcasting | 14th April 2018
Faulty Towers Dining Experience | 27th - 28th April 2018
Rhinoceros | 23rd March - 7th April 2018
Creditors | 27th April - 12th May 2018
Sport & Charity Runs
Great Edinburgh Run | TBC
Splendours of the Subcontinent | until 15th April 2018
When We Were Young : Photographs of Childhood | until 29th April 2018
A New Era : Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950 | From 2nd December 2017 - 10th June 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year | until 29th April 2018
Modernist Jewellery | until 29th April 2018
Voyage : Garry Fabian Miller | until 7th May 2018
Hidden Gems | until 13th May 2018
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake | throughout April 2018
Tours / Events
April themed tours at the Museum of Scotland | everyday throughout April 2018
Still life drawing in the gallery : Scottish National Gallery | 13th April 2018
Beginners guide to... Bodies in Art : Modern Art Gallery | 14th April 2018
National Gallery Highlights Tour | 28th April 2018