Bounce into Spring with our Easter competition

With the Easter school holidays in full swing and the sun shining in Edinburgh, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the city’s parks and attractions.

To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Edinburgh Leisure to offer an Easter holiday prize giveaway for all the family!

Our gardeners have been busy returfing the top and bottom layers of East Princes Street Gardens this week and the grass is definitely looking greener…but can you guess how many tennis courts could be turfed with the amount of grass being laid? 


If you provide the correct (or closest) answer, you could win one of three fantastic family prizes.

To take part, simply retweet our competition question on Twitter and send us a direct message with your answer, or like our competition Facebook post and leave a comment with your best guess. 


FIRST PRIZE: A chance to brush up on your strokes with tennis coaching for all the family 

Spring is in the air and it’s time for tennis. Dust of your racquets and Green Flashes and take advantage of our fabulous first prize, courtesy of Edinburgh Leisure: a weekly adult tennis coaching sessions for two adults, plus weekly junior tennis sessions for two children.

Game, set and match!

SECOND PRIZE: A family pass to the City Art Centre to swot up on science during the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Teach the children to become mini scientists next weekend with a family day pass to the flagship venue for the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015 - the world’s first celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.

Over the Easter break the City Art Centre transforms into a science playground packed full of workshops, shows and interactive activities. The day pass will get you into the City Art Centre to explore as many events and drop-in sessions as you like.

THIRD PRIZE: Tickets for four to climb to the top of the iconic Scott Monument

Win a family pass to climb 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. Look out for the 64 statues of characters from the books of the Edinburgh-born Sir Walter Scott, learn more of his story and how George Meikle Kemp designed this amazing Gothic structure, and see some of the earliest photographs ever taken which show the building of the monument in the 1840s.



The competition will run until noon on Monday 13 April 2015. Winners will be notified by social media.

First Prize is for weekly adult tennis coaching sessions for two grown-ups, plus weekly junior tennis sessions for two children. Junior courses must be taken between 29 June – 14 August 2015, and children must be aged under 17. Edinburgh Leisure’s Active Teens Camp is not included in this offer.

Second Prize can be used at any time until the Science Festival ends on Sunday 19 April 2015. The City Art Centre will be open between 9:30am-4:30pm, with last admission at 4:00pm. There is a lift available for pushchair and wheelchair access.

Third prize provides admission to the Scott Monument for two adults with two children and is valid until 1 August 2015. The Monument is open Monday-Sunday, 10am-7pm, with last admission at 6:30pm. Please note access is restricted as the monument has a very narrow spiral staircase and there is no wheelchair access. During adverse weather conditions (high winds especially) please the Twitter feed @EdinCulture before travelling as the monument may be closed at short notice for safety reasons.

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