Easter Eggs-travaganza of activity beckons for all ages across Stirling

A packed programme of events across the Stirling area has been organised for kids and families over the Easter holidays.

A picture of a man, dressed as a 14th century warrior, holds a sword high as he smiles at the camera in front of a monument
William Wallace will be brought to life throughout April at the National Wallace Monument.

Many of the activities are free, with Stirling Council and other partners organising events including arts, crafts and adventures and featuring popular figures from William Wallace to Spongebob Squarepants.

A full list of events, including dates, times and other entry details, can be found at www.yourstirling.com – and there’s something to keep everyone entertained over the holiday period, no matter their age.

The popular Play in the Park returns with sessions at Cornton, Raploch, Aberfoyle, Strathyre and Plean between 11am-2pm from 3-11 April.

A costumed actor will also bring William Wallace to life throughout April at the National Wallace Monument in ‘Scotland’s National Hero’.


Easter Eggsplorer Trails are being hosted at Stirling Castle and Doune Castle between 29 March-1 April, with an Easter Funday also planned for The Stirling Smith on 30 March.

Stirling Castle’s popular Unicorn weekend also returns from 6-7 April, with a chance for kids to participate in some unicorn-themed activities – and even meet one of Scotland's fabled national animals.

Meanwhile, The Engine Shed are also hosting child-friendly open days on 3 April and 9 April, free of charge, to explore Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre.

From 29th March until 21st April brick models of sea creatures will come to life in Stirling city centre. Bricklive Ocean is an event organised by Go Forth Stirling in various locations around Stirling, including The Thistles.


There will activities such as face painting, crafts, brick pit for the kids to create their very own sculptures and an ocean-themed family game night.

The Tolbooth is also partnering with Go Forth Stirling and will have a series of Bricklive events on 30 March, 6 and 13 April, where kids can combine creativity and play before settling down to watch movies including Shark Tale, Finding Nemo and Spongebob Squarepants.

The Macrobert have also organised a series of events for children throughout April, including Art Clubs, Bookbug sessions and Misty’s Magical Adventure, a brand new and enchanting tale featuring Misty the Dragon.

Stirling Council leader, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “There is an amazing range of activities for all age groups across the Stirling area this Easter as we celebrate our 900th anniversary as a burgh, with the countdown on to our official launch event in April.

“Our events team and other partner organisations work incredibly hard to make the Easter holidays as fun and accessible as possible, with many of the events free of charge at a time of pressure for hard-pressed family budgets.

“There is so much going on to keep kids busy and active over these next few weeks, which I know will be appreciated by parents and carers.”