Easter is a fantastic time for a family getaway to Edinburgh and we have some surprises waiting for you!

Stay in Old Town Chambers or Merchiston Residence this Easter and enjoy all that’s happening around the city, read on for our top 5 recommendations for spending Easter with us, including details on how to enter our Easter competition!


The Botanics Bunny and the Hunt for the Golden Egg

Thursday March 24th- Sunday April 3rd

Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens offer a great family day out and even better when there is a golden egg to hunt for! All you need to do is pick up a trail map from the reception desk (£1 per trail) and you’re all set to find those eggs.

Easter Explorers

Sunday March 27th

On Easter Sunday you can also take part in Easter Explorers from 1pm- 4pm. Get hands-on as you decorate your Botanical Easter Egg and then follow the Botanical Gardens’ top tips trail on discovering the best that nature has to offer this Easter.


Easter at Edinburgh Zoo

Saturday March 26th

Get creative this Easter at Edinburgh Zoo, join the Zoo keepers in making some Easter themed features for the animal enclosures. Free participation with your Zoo admission, this event will run from 10am- 4pm.

This is a rather unique family option for Easter, entertain a number of species as you make your way around the Zoo: 11:30 Meerkats, 11:45 Chimps, 12:00 Otters, 12:30 Vultures, 12:45 Barbaries, 13:00 Warty Pigs, 14:00 Living Links, 14:30 Sun bears, 15:00 Monkey House, 15:30 Birds Aviary behind Rhino house and 16:00 Rhino.



Meet the Cast at Edinburgh Castle

Saturday 26th- Sunday 27th March, 12pm-4pm

This Easter weekend, take a walk through history at Edinburgh Castle as you meet the cast, relive Scottish tales and see the castle’s rich history come to life before your eyes. For some extra fun join in with the jester to take part in the castle’s Easter quiz.


Egg Rolling On Arthur’s Seat

Fancy some traditional Easter egg rolling on an extinct volcano? Design your egg together in one of our apartments at Old Town Chambers or Merchiston Residence and then take a short hike up Salisbury Crags and Aurthur’s Seat to enjoy some Egg rolling with 360 degree views as your backdrop.


Enter our Easter Competition!


This Easter you could win an indulgent Milk Chocolate Organic Easter Egg  from Edinburgh’s own Chocolate Tree, our dedicated chocolate supplier.

We have hidden 6 virtual Easter eggs around the main website, find 2 of the 6 to enter the competition. Fill in the contact from letting us know where you found them and we’ll deliver the goodies to the lucky winners!

Be sure to have a read of our Easter Competition Terms and Conditions prior to entering.

Start Easter Egg hunting –> www.lateralcity.com

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