29th March – 1st April 2013 – Easter Egg Hunt – East Links Family Park - From Good Friday to Easter Monday we are having a MASSIVE Easter Egg hunt. Hundreds of coloured eggs are hidden around the park. Find a red egg to exchange for a Crème Egg, find a GOLDEN egg and exchange for an Easter Egg.
30th March 2013 – The Royal Mile Handicap Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open at 11am, first race 2pm last race 4.55pm.
30th March 2013 – Haddington Farmers Market - Haddington farmers market offers a great opportunity for stress free shopping in the historic and picturesque country town of East Lothian. Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the market, where stallholders offer you a temping selection of home produced specialties. From farm eggs, the best of cheeses, organic vegetables and tasty tomatoes to honey and ice cream. You can buy crusty bread and then purchase the butter or homemade jams and preserves to spread on it. Or, opt for some fresh trout and smoked salmon. Meat treats include local beef, lamb and pork and more unusual meats such as venison– why not give them a try. There’s a good selection of home-baking and regional drinks including liqueurs, plus a selection of handmade crafts and herbaceous plants waiting to enhance your home and garden.
31st March 2013 – Easter Sunday Family Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors Open at 11am, first race 2.20pm, last race 5.30pm
30th April 2013 – The Beltane Fire Festival – Edinburgh - The Beltane Fire Festival is a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry on Calton Hill. Come along to celebrate the start of summer during the night of 30 April. The four elements of nature - earth, air, fire and water - are brought together at the festival as both visitors and locals alike come together to celebrate this unique occasion.
13th May 2013 – Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors Open 12pm, first race 2pm, last race 5pm.
24th May 2013 – Boogie Nights Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse -
Doors Open 4.30pm, First race 6.46pm, last race 9.15pm.
1st June 2013 – Edinburgh Cup Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors Open 11.30am, first race 1.55pm, last race 5pm.
14th June 2013 – Ladies Day – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 11am, first race 1.50pm, last race 5.05pm.
20th – 23rd June 2013 – Royal Highland Show – Edinburgh – a chance to touch, taste, see and hear the very best Scotland has to offer by way of entertainment, children’s' activities, outdoor living & countryside, shopping & fashion, food & drink and the finest farmyard animals
28th June 2013 – Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2.10pm, last race 5.30pm.
23rd July 2013 – Family Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2pm, last race 5pm.
2nd August 2013 – Evening Festival Racenight – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 4pm, first race 6.10pm, last race 8.50pm.
2nd – 26th August 2013 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival - From household names to street performances, the Fringe has everything from theatre to children’s shows, exhibitions, music and comedy. Throughout the summer, the Fringe completely takes over the city’s historic Royal Mile and art house venues, with groundbreaking performances and showcase events. You will soon discover that everything and everywhere in Edinburgh becomes a venue during the Fringe, taking in large theatres, bars, restaurants, churches and even the odd caravan!
Make sure you take the time to embrace the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a truly unique and remarkable experience that has launched the careers of many big stars including Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Billy Connolly to name but a very few.
9th August 2013 – Family Day – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2pm, last race 5.30pm.
10th August 2013 – Highland Games – North Berwick -
21st August 2013 – Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2pm, last race 5.30pm
3rd September 2013 – Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2.10pm, last race 5.35pm
16th September 2013 – Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2.10pm, last race 5.10pm.
29th September 2013 – The Royal regiment of Scotland Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2pm, last race 5.15pm
14th October 2013 – Willie Park Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse –
Doors open 12pm, first race 2.10pm, last race 5.20pm.
East Fortune Sunday Market - Every Sunday
Belhaven Bay beach
A lot to do at Belhaven, the beach is free all day every day. Acres of clean sand, surfing, kiting, and if you are lucky enough you can catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming past. The beach backs on to the caravan park, and you can see the Bass Rock with the colonies of nesting birds.
Massive open air market and car boot sale every Sunday at East Fortune airfield.
National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield. East Lothian, EH39 5LF
1 April - 31 October: daily 10:00 - 17:00
|Visit East Lothian
John Muir House, Haddington,
East Lothian, EH41 3HA
Ah Ha me hearties and Shiver me Timbers, there be treasure in them attractions in East Lothian!!
This Easter why not visit some of East Lothian's top attractions and hunt for treasure, at each location you will find a QR code, scan the code to reveal a letter, put the letters together to form a nine letter word of a place in East Lothian. Don't worry if you can't read QR codes on your phone ask at the attractions front desk and they will show you the letter.
To find out more and which locations to visit, check out our website.
Visit the site for more fun ideas to do this Easter.
Visit East Lothian
John Muir House, Haddington,
East Lothian, EH41 3HA
Ask at Belhaven reception for your 20% off family admission voucher for East Links family park.
March 2012 Newsletter
Happy Birthday East Links!!!!!
East Links Family Park will be 10 years old on the 24th March! We will be having a birthday party on Sunday the 25th March. There will be lots going on that day including free giant birthday cake, 4 foot wide x 4 foot long from celebrity chef Sandy Bo-Gee. Face painting, magic tricks; sing a-longs, party games, balloon making and more……… watch facebook for more info, why not post your favourite cake.
This will be the start of our 10th anniversary year and plans are afoot for a run of celebration events throughout the year. This includes shows, competitions and the countdown to our 1,000,000th customer who will receive a super duper prize and anything else we can think of….. ideas welcome.
‘Lambing Live’ has been a great success with 125 lambs being born so far and we still have over 22 sheep yet to give birth in the Lambing Shed. The shepherds have been keeping a watchful eye over their flock with the Chief Shepherd having a few sleepless nights! We have had various school groups visiting our lambing shed to experience this educational event and each weekday evening over the two weeks we have been open from 8pm to 9pm raising money for Radio Forth’s ‘Cash for Kids’. ‘Lambing Live’ will be taking place until 11th March.
The webcam has also been popular with thousands of views of the lambing shed. Check it out at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/east-links-live-lambing 4300 views so far! The webcam will be kept running after ‘Lambing Live’ has finished and will be placed somewhere in the park so that you can see all that is going on.
Our new play equipment out in the park has been well received the Buccaneer ship, the new sand play area, the trim trail and the Super Rope Swinger have been a great success with all ages.
A new batch of Lohman Brown point-of-lay chickens has just arrived! Ask about keeping chickens when you visit the farm. The incubator is now warmed up, we have started incubating our own eggs and have chicks hatching in March.
See you all soon,