Scone Palace is celebrating Easter weekend with some jolly pirates, who are descending on the crowning place of Scottish Kings for a day of capers and fun on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

The action-packed Pirate Fun Day will see the Palace turned into a Pirate’s paradise for all the family. 
 
Novice pirates should come dressed in their finest pirate attire for a chance to win the coveted ‘Best Dressed Shipmate’, with a cracking prize to boot. There will also be a bouncy adventure ship, a ball pool for smaller children, swashbuckling face painting and lots of pirate adventures for kids (and adults) to get involved in including an Easter Workshop. Scone Palace are also inviting visitors to bring their own painted Easter egg to roll down the famous Moot Hill.

Having opened its gates for the tourist season on April 1st, the Palace is looking forward to welcoming visitors both locally and from all over the world to the historic visitor attraction over the summer. 
 
Stephen Brannigan, Head of Palace and Events at Scone Palace, said:
 
 “We’re looking forward to welcoming our novice pirates to the Palace for a fun-filled day of mischief with our Pirate friends. There will be several Pirate themed events throughout the day for swashbuckling families to enjoy and the opportunity to upgrade their ticket to hunt for Easter Bunnies and chicks in the stately interior of the Palace.”
 
“At Scone Palace, we pride ourselves on offering visitors an unforgettable experience and I can’t think of a more fun and memorable way for families to spend Easter Sunday.”

Scone Palace has an exciting and diverse range of events lined up throughout the summer months for visitors of all ages to enjoy, as well as the historic Palace itself and the spectacular surrounding grounds and gardens. 
 
Battle is set to commence again at Scone Palace after the success of last year’s International Medieval Combat Federation (IMCF) World Championships as the Palace gets ready to host the Braveheart Scottish Axe Throwing Open on Sunday 5th May. At least 2,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Palace for the event, which will see axe-wielding competitors from the UK, Ireland and across Europe competing.
 
The team at Scone Palace are also getting ready for a truly paw-some event at the end of June. Paws at the Palace, organised in partnership with Dog Friendly Perthshire, will feature doggy fun and games, parades of different breeds, agility classes and some four-legged demonstrations for dogs and their owners to enjoy. The all-day event on Sunday 30th June will also include food stalls (for humans and dogs), cool-down areas, and a host of stall holders selling doggy gear and gifts.
 
Scone Palace’s summer season runs from Monday 1st April to Thursday 31st October 2019. During April and October, the Palace and grounds open at 10.00am, last admission at 4.00pm with the grounds closing at 5.45pm. From May to September, the Palace and grounds open at 9.30am. 
 
For a grounds-only admission ticket to the Pirate Fun Day, admission is: Adult £7.50, Child £6.50, Concession £5.50, Family ticket £25.00   For more information about Scone Palace visit www.scone-palace.co.uk