There are so many advantages of taking family breaks UK and for many families the Easter weekend is their first opportunity to get away. Springtime is a wonderful time for Easter camping, with the days getting longer, the gardens, fields and verges full of Spring bulbs and the countryside and East Lothian coastline alive with the sounds of nature awakening. If you are lucky, you may spot a porpoise or whale in the Firth of Forth and early Spring sees the puffins and gannets returning to the Isle of May or Bass Rock. Camping Easter weekend can bring blue skies and sunny days and crisp clear evenings, perfect for exploring everything that Edinburgh and East Lothian have to offer. The campsites and attractions can also be quieter than they would be in the Summer allowing you more space, time and freedom to enjoy.
Here at Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site we offer a range of accommodation for all the family, making us a perfect destination for affordable family breaks UK. One of only a few caravan sites open all year round in Scotland, we offer Easter camping with a choice of grass or hard-standing tent and touring pitches, all with electric, glamping pods including our themed Fairy, Adventure and Wizard Hexi glamping pods, family bothies with WC or, for those who prefer a touch of luxury, a choice of 2 or 3-bedroom holiday lodges with hot tubs Scotland.
Located just 10 minutes by train
from Edinburgh, a short walk from the shores of the Firth of Forth or a
10-minute drive to some of the most fabulous East Lothian beaches you don’t
have to travel too far on your camping Easter weekend to make the most of the
local area. Or why not relax on our caravan site in one of our recently
refurbished lodges with hot tubs Scotland? There is a dog walk and children’s playground
on our Edinburgh campsite. On our caravan site over our Easter camping weekend
we have a number of child friendly activities including an Easter egg hunt and
egg decorating. There are also lots of local events in Edinburgh and East
Lothian to enjoy without having to travel too far.
Open all year round, Drummohr is an ideal location for camping Easter weekend. But make sure you come prepared and pack for all weathers on your family breaks UK. In 2023 Good Friday falls on Friday 7th April which means that the days may be cool or there may be a Spring shower. If you don’t fancy bringing your tent our Hexi glamping pods or family bothies with WC are a great value for money alternative. All our touring and tent pitches have electric so bring a heater if you have one and we offer fire pits for hire for the evenings. What can be better than reflecting on the day with some toasted marshmallows? Warm and waterproof clothes and a blanket are also recommended. Why not check out our Drummohr CAMPING CHECKLIST to make sure you don’t forget anything? Bring some books and board games for the children, although we do have some available in our Information Room if required. Our newly refurbished amenity block has underfloor heating and plenty of free hot water and there is an indoor campers kitchen with freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle for those staying in tents on our caravan sites. If you are planning on visiting one of the East Lothian beaches, make sure you pack sunscreen.
Drummohr is ideal for Edinburgh
camping and there are many Edinburgh attractions, some of them free, that are
perfect if the weather is not too kind. The bus stop to Princes St is a
5-minute walk from the caravan sites entrance and takes around an hour. The
train station at Wallyford is about a 15-minute walk and trains run every hour
to Edinburgh Waverley.
Drummohr caravan site is located
about 2 miles East of Musselburgh and it is a pleasant and easy flat walk or
cycle road along the John Muir Way to Musselburgh Harbour and Fisherrow beach. Easter
camping in Musselburgh is always fun and the riverside town has a number of
Easter activities East Lothian.
NTS Newhailes has a number of Easter activities to enjoy from Easter Egg Trails, Big Top Circus Showcases and Newhailes Easter Afternoon Tea. There is also the innovative Weehailes Adventure Playpark for the children to enjoy. The Newhailes Estate is 3 miles from our caravan sites.
The Easter Saturday Race Day, featuring the prestigious Queens Cup in honour of Queen Elizabeth, is held at Musselburgh Racecourse on 8th April 2023. Musselburgh Racecourse is a short walk from Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site. Easter Saturday Race Day at Musselburgh is family friendly with an abundance of child friendly free activities with music, dancing and street food
Dalkeith Country Park is perfect for those enjoying family breaks UK near Edinburgh. With a Go Ape Dalkeith, the Fort Douglas Adventure Park and the Restoration Yard, offering shops and food, as well as miles of woodland walks and trails, there is something for everyone at Dalkeith Country Park, located just 15 minutes’ drive from our Edinburgh caravan site. Your camping Easter weekend at Dalkeith Country Park is also complemented by lots of Easter activities including an Easter Bunny Fun Run on Sunday 16th April, Dalkeith Country Park Duck Race on the River Esk on Saturday 1st April and plenty of Fort Douglas Easter Activities including a Scavenger Hunt, Easter bunny and egg decorating. Throughout the Easter holidays there will also be an Easter Bunny Golden Egg Hunt, Spring Storytelling, Kids Easter Crafts Workshop and Easter Cookie Decorating Workshops. For adults there is also an Easter Decoration Workshop on Monday 3rd April.
East Links Family Park at Dunbar is a
25-minute drive from Drummohr but should not be missed on your camping Easter
weekend. East Links Family Park offers a farm themed fun day out for all the
family. As well as an extensive range of farm animals there are Go-Karts, Pedal
Tractors, Crazy Bikes, 4 Level Fortress with Slides, Sand Pit, Play Park,
Sledging Slope, Hay Barn, Trampolines, Jelly Bellies, Musical Maze, 18 Hole
Crazy Golf and a Safari Train. Your entrance ticket gets you access to all the
activities. Easter weekend sees their MASSIVE Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Hunt, tickets must be purchased in advance.
As you would expect from Scotland’s Festival City there are lots of child friendly attractions in Edinburgh, some of them for free. Visit our website for our Guide to Edinburgh. Our recommendations for Easter activities when Easter camping are the Conifox Activity Centre and Adventure Park, where you can enjoy 14 different inflatables. At Laurieston Castle on Sunday 2nd April you can enjoy the Easter Week Shenanigans with an Easter Trail, Egg & Spoon Race, egg rolling and a prize for Easter crowns. Edinburgh Zoo has the Top Trumps Easter Hunt with trail maps provided free of charge with your admission and prizes on offer. The Edinburgh Science Festival runs between 1st and 16th April 2023 at the City Art Centre and is great learning for all the family with an overall theme of Let’s Experiment. The Musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on at the Edinburgh Playhouse until 15th April. The National Museum of Scotland has a special Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder Exhibition running until 1st May.
So why not check out our Edinburgh caravan site and enjoy camping Easter weekend? Tent and touring pitches, grass and hard-standing, all with electric, family themed Hexi Pods, dog friendly Easter camping family bothies with WC and lodges with hot tubs Scotland. Click HERE to check availability or book now.