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.
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!
Thanks to all the girls that came along on a birthday faerie themed treasure hunt, it was great fun :-) Saachi, the birthday girl fancied something different for her 11th birthday so we helped her to achieve this along with her family and updated our treasure hunt at Cobleland Campsite to include tasks, clues to be deciphered, bonus treasure gifts and a final race to the treasure chest.
Pyrography named wooden necklaces
All the girls had a flashing set of faerie wings and a wooden homemade name necklace before choosing the two teams and setting off to find the first clue. They decided on Team Sprites against Team Fireflies!
On the way to Doon Hill for the next clue
The yoga pose Vrksasana, or tree pose - they were so good at this task I had to ask them to close their eyes to get a winner for best balance!
The Ultimate Aim - What's Inside??
All the girls got a wand to choose for completing all the tasks, either rowan, hazel, oak, willow, elder or ash and had lollies and jewellery prizes along the way.
Team Sprites achieved the most points and team Fireflies were first to the final clue and treasure chest. Thank you to Chillout and The Forth Inn for taking part in the clues :-) Everyone enjoyed a lovely meal at The Forth Inn after running up an appetite - literally, Anne said "this was the most exhausting birthday party she had ever been to". It was definitely exhausting for us too trying to keep up with 8 excited 11 year olds! Great fun :-)