A CRACKING good Easter is on the cards at Traquair House next weekend with the annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

More than 6,000 mini eggs have been hidden in the famous maze.

And there will be plenty opportunities to win bigger Easter eggs as well.

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, organiser of the event, told us: "The Easter Eggstravaganza is almost an institution at Traquair.

"We have been running the event since 1991 when very few other Easter egg events were held at visitors attractions.

"We have refined the event over the year to ensure every child has a great time and everyone leaves with some eggs.”

But it's not just about chocolate at Traquair during Easter as there's plenty more fun throughout the family day.

There is a chance to make musical instruments and your very own Easter bonnet to take part in the Easter parade.

And new this year is a fairy training workshop where children can brush up on making potions, wishes and spells with the Fairy Godmother.

The Easter Eggstravaganza at Traquair takes place on Sunday, April 21.

The grounds open at 11am with activities starting at noon.

There are three egg hunts for under 10s this year - at 1.30pm the first hunt will be for five-to-six-year-olds in the Maze, at 3.00pm there will be an under fives egg scramble in the Old Walled Garden, and at 3.30pm a hunt for seven-to-nine year olds will be held in the Maze.