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Easter Egg hunt at the Palace

Although Her Majesty The Queen may have outgrown participating in Easter Egg hunts many years ago, she still brings the fun to the palace!

Taking place at three of the royal palaces, an annual East Egg hunt is held at Windsor Castle, Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

On the Easter Sunday, families can enjoy time around the Mews while decorating Easter baskets and taking in a treasure hunt to find chocolate eggs hidden around the garden.

The egg hunt at Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse follows a Faberge egg trail and the kids can also have a chance to create their own masterpiece Faberge, along with the other family friendly activities offered at the stables at Buckingham Palace.

Should you be in Scotland for the holiday, Holyroodhouse also offers a ‘ceildh’; a traditional Scottish celebration with dancing, folk music and storytelling. They also offer a family ceilidh run by CeilidhKids, a local school teaching Scottish dance and music to youth.

However, don’t expect The Queen to show up at any of the hunts. She will be busy attending a church service at St George’s Chapel, located in the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle. Joining The Queen will be the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family. The public is not allowed in the chapel but The Queen accepts flowers from waiting children after the service.

The rest of the weekend is spent privately enjoying time with her family.

The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Date: Sunday, 16 April

Time: 11am to 4pm

Admission: Free with general admission

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Date: Sunday, 16 April

Time: 11am to 3pm

Admission: Free with general admission

Windsor Castle

Date: 1 April t0 17 April

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Admission: Free with general admission




  • UF

    Thank you for beating me to it. Of course, Her Majesty could except flowers: exclude such flowers as she does not want. But I think it is more like the Queen will accept those flowers from the children. She’s a grand grand.

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