With the days finally feeling a little warmer, and each day lasting a little longer – now’s the perfect time to blink into the sun and celebrate Easter in style. This year, treat yourself to a weekend at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro and discover the local egg-scellent Easter activities.
1. Highland Chocolatier
Easter wouldn’t be complete without chocolate - and lots of it. The Scottish Chocolate Centre, as educational as it is mouth-watering, is dedicated to chocolate’s origins and the processes used to turn cocoa into the country’s favourite confectionary.
Adjoining the centre is the Highland Chocolatier’s Chocolate Lounge, serving up award-winning artisan chocolates with unique flavour combinations. Sample hot chocolate with thick, melted ganache or a slice of decedent Genoese sponge, enveloped in a rich fudge icing.
2. Spring Dishes by Nick Nairn
Easter is the perfect time to feast with family, and there’s no better way to indulge than with a Sunday lunch in The Kailyard by Nick Nairn – we’ll even do the washing up! Our new spring menus focus on fresh, local ingredients complemented by picturesque views.
Try the pan fried fillet of sea bass with a tomato and chorizo stew or sample our inspiring vegetarian and vegan choices. Of course, Easter lunch deserves a special dessert – treat yourself to Nick’s blackcurrant jelly, vanilla custard, crème Chantilly and toasted almonds.
3. Bridge of Allan Easter Egg Hunt
Take the little ones on an egg hunting adventure and search for specially numbered eggs hidden along Henderson Street, Fountain Road and Kenilworth Road between Saturday 1 April and Monday 17 April. Spot the colourful eggs in shop windows with a chocolately reward for completed hunts.
CALA Homes (West) are not only providing the chocolate prizes - they're also donating £5 to Bright Stars Nursery for each correctly completed search. Get cracking!
4. Sunday Getaway
If relaxation is more your thing, ease into Easter with our Sunday Saver Offer overnight break in idyllic countryside surroundings. Unwind with complimentary use of our leisure facilities as you make the most of the Easter bank holiday – and a rare Monday lie-in.
· Accommodation for two people
· Dinner in The Kailyard by Nick Nairn
· Full Scottish breakfast
· Complimentary use of our LivingWell Health Club
5. Pet Lamb Feeding
Perfect for kids big and small, step into the spirit of spring as you feed some hungry lambs at Briarlands Farm. The whole family can enjoy feeding the newborns between 12-4pm daily, with the activitiy inclusive of the admission price.
Breathe in some fresh air and keep active after indulging in Easter treats with mazes, zip wires and go-karting also at the farm. This family-friendly centre also offers a tea room and and indoor play area for smaller children.
Whether your Easter plans involve an adventure-packed weekend with the whole family, or a chance to get away from it all in the rolling Perthshire landscape – remember to book your break at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane early during this popular holiday period.