Whether you observe Easter as a religious festival, think of it more as a celebration of Spring or simply enjoy indulging in an Easter egg or two, Crieff has everything you need to enjoy it the way you choose.

Easter eggs galore

There are so many different types of delicious Easter eggs to chose from these days, from white chocolate to dark, crème filled to perennial favourites such as Maltesers or even luxurious hand made truffles.

Probably the biggest egg in town is the 8kg whopper which Gordon and Durward are offering shoppers the chance to win. Spend £10 or more on their Easter lines to be entered into a prize draw to win it. I wonder how long it would take to eat an egg that large?

McColl’s and Crunch Munch both have an eggcellent range of big brand favourites, The Crieff Food Co has a great range of miniature treats and cute boxed chocolate animals as an alternative to all these eggs.

The hunt is on!

Assuming that it isn’t pouring with rain on Easter day, you could hide some eggs around the garden for your little ones to find. Alternatively, The Pavilion Café have an egg hunt planned for Easter Sunday which starts at 12 noon with 100 eggs to find along with the special ‘Mrs Barry crocodile egg’. The Tower also has a free to enter children’s Easter egg hunt planned.

If you can cope with a bit of mess and chaos in the kitchen you could boil up some fresh eggs and get your kids to paint them and then head to the nearest hill to roll them down – it’s good to keep these old traditions alive.

Easter fare

After eggs, the next thing that surely comes to mind when thinking of Easter must be hot cross buns. Delicious, hot out of the oven and smothered in butter. Campbell’s make a mean hot cross bun; they also have a great range of spring themed cakes and biscuits to chose from.

Easter day isn’t complete without all of the family sitting down to a traditional roast dinner. Head to Gourlay’s for a leg of locally sourced spring lamb. If slaving away over a roast is not for you then why not head out for lunch and let them do all of the hard work. The Meadow Inn, The Tower and Crieff Golf Club all have special Easter menus.

Bring Spring into your home

If you love to reflect the changing seasons within your home, then At Home Gifts has a lovely range of Easter and Spring themed items to dress your home with. Flowers and plants are also an easy way to bring the seasons in doors. Both Bluebells Florist and Victoria Bloom have brilliant selections of Spring flowers from sunny yellow daffodils to tulips of every hue.

If you’d like to give someone an Easter gift and can’t quite decide what they would like, then why not give them the gift of choice: The Crieff Card. The Crieff Card is widely accepted across the town and helps to keep money within the local economy. Buy it from Fun Junction, Red Squirrel Café or at www.crieffgiftcard.co.uk