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The Great Rabbit Runaround

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, The Square, Royal Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG
Image is of children holding Easter eggs in a basket in front of Hillsborough Castle


A fun filled Easter trail for all the family.

Hop on down to Northern Ireland’s royal residence this Easter to enjoy the Great Rabbit Runaround.

A host of loveable Easter rabbits have returned to take over the 100-acre grounds! Can you help us find them all?

Run free in the fresh air of our spacious gardens as you discover fun facts, complete the challenges, and find out about Easter and spring traditions along the way with the help of our resident bunnies. You’ll also see thousands of tulips bloom across the gardens as part of Spring Spectacular. After all that exploring, you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate lolly* when you finish the trail, supplied by local quality chocolatiers Fosters Chocolates.

On Saturday 08 April – Tuesday 11 April, in the gardens, there will be traditional mummers’ performances by the enchanting Armagh Rhymers – back by popular demand. Test your skill against the rest of your family with our collection of traditional lawn games, then relax in the gardens with a treat from our café.

*Dairy-free alternatives available



  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Restaurant on Premises

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  • Shop

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

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Season (1 Apr 2023 - 11 Apr 2023)

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