Easter at Tigh Mor

Great fun at Tigh Mor decorating eggs, then getting out to enjoy the glorious weather.  Starting with egg rolling (and body rolling for some), which finished really quick with only one egg casualty!  This was a bit more tricky as the rules state you have to roll the eggs with your nose :-).

Next up were the egg and spoon races, separated by ages with everyone winning an egg - it's the taking part that counts eh Dad's!

Next the hunt itself.  Everyone had to find hidden clues around the site grounds, collect a magic symbol to later crack the code for the password to the chocolate egg - great fun! Interestingly the hardest clue seemed to be "Now it's time to meet the Queen"?

First back with all the clues was Miryam and her friend in about 18 minutes!
Next it was off upstairs to the family room again for face painting :-)


Happy Easter Cobleland Campsite

Wonderful weather here in the Trossachs!  Perfect for our Easter Activities which kicked off on Saturday with wand making - look at these magnificent magickal tools!  Mostly Hazel wands chose their new owners, followed by a few Silver Birch and one Holly for Mum Joyce :-).

16 wands sparkling with magick



Easter Sunday was of course the egg and spoon races, then the hunt itself - a bit more tricky this year in that the kids had to follow a number of clues around the site before cracking the code (not the egg) to find the password for the chocolate egg.

Go Mum's!
The Dad's race was a thundering one, the 'nearly' winner dropping his egg at the last minute and drop kicking it over the line - bad luck old chum!

First back cracking the code was Orla and Natasha in just 14 minutes! It didn't take long for the other 31 egg hunters to get back :-).

Next it was off to The Lodge in Aberfoyle for more wands and face painting!

Easter Colouring Competition

Thank you for all the lovely pictures that you handed in for Easter.  Always so hard to chose winners but here they are from each age category.

Winner of the first age category was from Madison, aged 3 who won some bubbles.
Next was Ellen, aged 7 receiving bonus points for the creative slugs and butterflies :-)
Winner from the older age category went to Abigail, aged 9.  Thank you too Abigail, Emily and Jess for your lovely thank you picture, we look forward to seeing you all again in August :-)
Both older winners won a wooden Cobleland Campsite egg cup with Easter chick egg warmers.

Easter Games

31 March 2013

Tags: Cobleland, Easter

Easter Games

Easter games followed the Easter Hunt, so the kids had to keep their hard boiled eggs in order to enter the races.  There were three age heats for an egg and spoon and egg rolling race, then the raw eggs came out for an 'egg chuck' competition. Entrants were playing for either a kinder egg or chocolate bunny.
We didn't really have a hill for the egg rolling but it was traditional to use either a stick or your nose to push the egg to the finish line. One young chap, already brave for wearing shorts in this chilly weather was awarded an eggstra round of applause for managing to cross the line with his progressively peeling and slippery egg!
The egg chuck game went on longer than anticipated, they just didn't want to smash! Entrants were paired up and had to throw the raw egg to each other, moving progressively further apart. Once the egg smashed you were out! After young David demonstrated a spectacular catch from a distance smashing the egg in his hand, young Madison and Mum claimed the winning prize.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter hunt kicked off at 10am after the Easter Bunny was reminded of the clocks going forward Zzzzzz!  The little ones had to find traditionally dyed eggs in 'Chocolate Wood' with their names and magic symbols on under a tree.  They were then allowed to find all the chocolate eggs that were hidden in that tree. 
The eggs were dyed in either blueberries, blackcurrant juice or paprika. The old symols indicated joy, the five pointed star for protection and the five elements and the spiral of life indicating balance, development and evolution.  There is a great source of information on symbolism at the 'What's Your Sign' website if you are intersted to find out more, also on her Facebook page.

Easter Hare is named 'Vera Ellen'

Congratulations to proud new great-grandparents Mr & Mrs Niblock who received news of the birth of their great-grandaughter, Vera Ellen.  They named the hare after her and were picked from the hat on Easter Sunday.  Best wishes to you for your visit to Eastbourne and for your naughty motorhome getting fixed asap! 
Thank you to everyone who entered raising money for Glendrick Roost Local Animal Sanctuary, which we will continue to support this season at Cobleland Campsite.

Name the Mad March Hare

We have donated a mad March hare to help raise money for Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre. Name the hare at Cobleland Campsite's reception for a chance to take the hare home after your Easter holiday. Donations are 50p a go.  The lucky winner will be drawn from the hat on Easter Sunday.