Easter weekend is upon us. Queue the inevitable chocolate hangover and the Tuesday morning 'Easter-is-over' guilt which will quickly follow.

Lanarkshire is positively bursting with Easter fun for all the family this year. From egg hunts to carnivals and more tasty treats, here are some top events to get involved in without leaving East Kilbride

1. Easter at Calderglen

Easter fun doesn't need to happen miles away from home. Calderglen Country Park is simply brimming with fun for all to enjoy starting Thursday 24th of March. Their annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place right through to the 17th of April, offering opportunities for more than one visit over the spring school holidays.

If your family are Lewis Caroll fans, look no further than Calderglen for their very unique Mad Hatter's Tea Party event on Monday 28th of March. The event - suitable for all ages - is set to enchant visitors with stories, crafts and even a walk through the rabbit hole!

Monday 4th - Friday 8th of April is Insectivore Week at Calderglen Country Park which means visitors will get the chance to meet some of Calderglen Zoo's friendly animals and even design some food bags for the meerkats and their friends. Are you in? Or are you in?

2. Easter Egg Hunt at MacDonald Crutherland Hotel, East Kilbride

Embrace the opportunity to get crafty with young ones and create your own Easter bonnet to show off in the Easter Bonnet Parade at the MacDonald Crutherland hotel. Finish off the day with an exciting afternoon egg hunt around the beautiful hotel grounds. Hopefully you'll have secured a chocolate or two by the time you head home!

3. Easter Sunday Fun Day at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Are you ready to meet the stars of your Easter cards? The National Museum of Rural Life's annual fun day takes place on Wester Kittochside farm on Easter Sunday, giving visitors the chance to meet some of the cutest chicks, rabbits and other spring arrivals. Take part in some crafts before you go searching for the mysterious Easter bunny... How can you resist?

East Kilbride Connect: Natalia Dyner, 11, and Shannon Canny, 10, at the Aberford Park Easter egg hunt

Alternatively, Chatelherault Country Park have a jam-packed weekend instore for visitors in 2016.

The weekend begins on Friday 25th March with an exciting egg decorating session, after which visitors will be able to roll their freshly designed egg down the hill. On Saturday 26th March guests will be entertained from 10am by fun fair rides, facepainting, crafts and Easter Egg hunts within the house's pretty grounds. Chatelherault will also play host to the "eggciting" Easter "Bunnet" Race, a fun - and competative - race for all ages (including adult races of up to 10km) taking place on Saturday 26th March.