13th April, 2017


Wednesday 12 April 2017


Dispose of your Easter eggs and fluffy bunnies responsibly and get a horrible reward

What would it take for you to part with your Easter egg? Do you have a soft toy bunny at home you no longer want?

This Easter, the Edinburgh Dungeon invites children to part with unwanted (ahem!) Easter eggs or soft toys – they will gain FREE entry to the Dungeon as a horrible reward.

From 14– 30 April, Dungeon admission staff will be collecting your unwanted Easter eggs and fluffy toys. Just bring them in to their site at 31 Market Street, and they will pass them on to local charities. We welcome all toy donations – board games, action figures, anything! – and kids will still get in to the Dungeon free of charge.


Edinburgh Dungeon will to be donating to the Edinburgh Headway Group and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Headway Group supports adults with acquired brain injuries and their families. The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, or the ‘Sick Kids’, as it is affectionately known, provides a comprehensive range of dedicated children’s services, including its own accident and emergency department.

PHOTOCALL Thu 13 April 10.00 @ Edinburgh Dungeon, 31 Market Street, EH1 1DF
Dungeon devils Sawney Bean and Agnes Finnie want to get their hands on your kids’ eggs!


Notes to editors:

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 

Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you back to the city’s most perilous past. The chillingly amusing characters from the bad old days will come to life before you, including the Cannibal Clan of Sawney Bean, Dr Knox, Burke and Hare, the Ghost of the Green Lady, and, new for 2017, Agnes Finnie, Edinburgh’s most powerful and prolific witch.

Children are 15 and under at the Edinburgh Dungeon. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Witch Hunt opened on the 10 February to the public, and was the result of over £500k worth of investment by Merlin into the Edinburgh Dungeon. It is now a permanent feature of the Edinburgh Dungeon experience. For more information on Witch Hunt or the Dungeon, please contact Francesca Dymond, Marketing Manager.

Edinburgh Headway Group aims to empower and enrich the lives of adults who have survived an acquired brain injury.They do this by providing high quality person-centred rehabilitation services which support both adults with brain injuries and their carers. As a specialist organisation based in Edinburgh, supporting the longer term needs of those with a brain injury after discharge from hospital, the demand for the service continues to grow. They work closely with Scottish Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Edinburgh hospitals including the Robert Ferguson Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, GPs and social workers to identify those individuals and families who need their support.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been caring for children and young people in the Lothians and beyond for over 150 years. ‘The Sick Kids’, as it is fondly known, provides a comprehensive range of dedicated children's services, including its own accident and emergency department. The hospital is currently based at Sciennes, near Edinburgh city centre, and offers services including acute medical and surgical care, specialist surgical and medical care, haematology and oncology, day care and critical care. A busy outpatient department cares for more than 34,000 patients a year.


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