It’s easy to find your most eggciting day out this Easter, with plenty of special activities and surprises in store at Manx National Heritage attractions.
From Good Friday and throughout the Easter holiday, join the hunt for the missing Dragon Egg at Castle Rushen. Rumours in Castletown suggest the egg was stolen and hidden somewhere in the Castle by the kitchen squires who found a recipe for a special omelette! Collect your quest, follow the hidden clues to find the egg and receive your chocolate reward! The Castle is open daily 10am to 4pm.
Or for a real family favourite, join the traditional Egg Rolling Competition at Cregneash on Easter Monday 1st April from 2pm. Bring along your decorated hard boiled eggs at 2pm, where a prize will be awarded to the best decorated egg. Following that, join us on the hill for the egg rolling contest with a prize for the egg that rolls the furthest.
On Easter Monday you can also indulge in some homemade traditional Easter treats at Creg-y-Shee Cafe at Cregneash, including hot cross buns, simnel cake and Manx bonnag or warm up with some homemade soup. Watch craft demonstrations including joinery and blacksmithing and, if fine weather, you’ll have the chance to see animals taking shelter from the recent cold weather in Church Farm Barn. We advise visitors to wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear or wellies.
The House of Manannan will be hosting an Easter Trail from Friday 29th to Monday 1st April. Search the galleries for hidden clues. Those successfully completing the trail will get a chocolate treat and be entered into a prize draw for an Eggstra treat!
All Easter events standard admission – ACE cards free, kindly supported by Lloyds TSB. All other Manx National Heritage attractions are open daily from Good Friday for visitors to enjoy. Due to the recent weather, Peel Castle will be opening from Tuesday 2nd April. Visit our website for details of other activities, demonstrations and opening times.