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.

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Special Events

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!

Traquair has the The Biggest Egg Hunt in the Biggest Maze in Scotland! - April 1st

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!

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Festivals

Puppet Animation Festival | 25th March - 15th April 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival | TBC

Edinburgh Comic Con | 14th - 15th April 2018

Beltane Fire Festival | TBC

TradFest Edinburgh : Dùn Èideann | Scotland's Folk Art Festival | 26th April - 6th May

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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

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Sport & Charity Runs

Great Edinburgh Run | TBC

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Exhibitions

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

NOW : Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode, Markus Schinwald, Catherine Street and others | throughout April

Voyage : Garry Fabian Miller | until 7th May 2018

Hidden Gems | until 13th May 2018

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake | throughout April 2018

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood | Girl with Bears | Wendy McMurdo

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood | Girl with Bears | Wendy McMurdo

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood | Girl with Bears | Wendy McMurdo

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood | Girl with Bears | Wendy McMurdo