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 or fire-pits in the garden. 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 1st - 8th April 2022
Byre (sleeps 4) available 23rd - 30th April 2022
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 8th April 2022
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 | 17th April 2022 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 | 9th - 24th April 2022
Easter Eggstravaganza at Traquair | 17th April 2022
Family Easter Fun at Hopetoun House | 17th April 2022
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 | 28th March - 16th April 2022
Edinburgh International Science Festival | 9th – 24th April 2022
Beltane Fire Festival | 30th April 2022
Tradfest | 29th April - 9th May 2022
Theatre & Entertainment
Everybody's Talking About Jamie | 29th March - 2nd April 2022
Orphans | 12th - 16th April 2022
Magic Goes Right | 13th - 16th April 2022
Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby | 21st - 23rd April 2022
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever | 23rd - 24th April 2022
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny | 24th April 2022
Singin' in the Rain | 26th - 30th April 2022
Art & Exhibition
The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co. | 28th January - 11th June 2022 | Dovecot studios
H-E-L-L-O by Cauleen Smith Exhibition | 22nd January - 1st May 2022 | Collective gallery
Audubon’s Birds of America | 12th February - 8th May 2022 | National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland's Data After Dark | 21st April 2022 | National Museum of Scotland
Jupiter Artland reopens on the 14th April
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 to fork dining
Read our 'Best Edinburgh eating out & local larders for (post) Covid days' 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!