The region’s biggest Easter egg hunt proved to be a cracking day out for children of all ages at the weekend.
The Easter Egg Extravaganza event at Traquair House saw no child leave empty handed as more than 5,500 mini eggs were retrieved from their hiding places within the ground’s maze and walled garden.
With organised hunts and an egg scramble for the children, as well as competitions, Easter bonnet making and face painting, the event proved as popular as ever with families travelling from as far as Newcastle and Midlothian to take part.
And it was worth the effort as stilt man Michael Angelo entertained the crowds, lead the afternoon’s Easter procession and helped the children decorate the gigantic six foot egg.
Catherine Maxwell Stuart, the 21st Lady of Traquair, who organised the event, said: “The Easter Eggstravaganza has become quite an institution at Traquair having been the first Historic House to stage a mass Easter egg hunt in the Scottish Borders way back in 1989.
“We were delighted with how well the event went, despite the weather. The children seemed to take no notice of the rain at all and once they were into the maze carried on with their hunt regardless.
“The maze is always a perfect location to hide the eggs in the hedges and children absolutely love it!”