Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Outstanding exhibition of the best natural history photographs from all over the world, on loan from London's Natural History Museum.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 1 Jun

Peregrine Falcon Viewing

Through the spring and summer months, Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve are offering the chance to get up close and personal with their resident wild peregrine falcons.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Thu 24 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 64 more dates until 29 Jun

Open Farm Sunday

Annual event where hundreds of farmers across the UK open their farm to the public for one Sunday. Discover what it means to be a farmer and see how British food is produced. Each farm hosts its own activities including tours, nature walks, tractor and trailer rides, mini farmers' markets and animal encounters.

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

Sun 8 Jun

Phone for prices / 01494 783 501

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01885 488099

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Jun

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tweeting Toddlers

Group for young animal lovers and their guardians. Expect songs, stories and activities, including – if the weather behaves – outside exploring. Suitable for ages 0–3.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 29 Apr

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 6 May

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 13 May

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00
…and 5 more dates until 17 Jun

Guided Walk: Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes

A ranger-led nature walk fro the village to the reserve and back again, with a lunch stop at the visitor centre (not included in price). Ages 5+. Booking is essential.

Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre

Thu 24 Apr

£3 (Concession & members £2; Children £1)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Thu 29 May

£3 (Concession & members £2; Children £1)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Thu 26 Jun

£3 (£2; Children £1)

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Harestanes Wildlife Family Fun!

Try pond-dipping, make a nest box or create your own nature art! There’s lots of activities and hands-on advice from wildlife experts too.

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedburgh

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 01835 830306

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

John Muir Bioblitz

We are identifying and recording as many species as possible. As well as the recording there are activities for adults and children and refreshments. Go green and travel to the event along the John Muir Way cycle braid!

Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Sun 4 May

Free

  • 10:00

John Muir Way Biodiversity Celebration

There are a range of educational and fun activities for you and the kids. There are practical conservation projects and surveys for lots of different animals and plants running throughout the day. You can do anything from wildflower planting, to bumblebee identification, pond dipping. If you don’t fancy getting your hands…

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve, Kilsyth

Sat 7 Jun

Free

  • 10:00

Kinneil Foreshore Mini-beast Hunt

Come along and join in with the hunt for mini-beasts at Kinneil Foreshore in Bo’ness. The walk is led by a member of Buglife staff who takes you around the foreshore showing you different bugs that can be found at the site. Everyone of all ages is welcome and, as we are outside, please dress appropriately, bringing…

Kinneil Nature Reserve, Bo'ness

Sat 24 May

Free

  • 11:00

Pond Dipping!

A spot of pond dipping (so wear your wellies!) then create a little wooden boat to sail in the water.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£5 / 0131 529 3963

  • 10:30 – 12:30
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Pony Pick-Picnic

A litter picking walk to help tidy up the place, then a picnic in the park with the ponies. Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes. Tools provided. Don't forget your picnic – ponies enjoy apples, carrots and turnips! Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sun 4 May

£2 (£1) / 01294 551776

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wild Toddlers

Little 'uns can discover the joys of nature on a ranger-led walk. Suitable for under 6s. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Wed 2 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Wed 16 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Wed 30 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

Wildflower ID Walk

Find out a little more about wildflower species at Newhailes and how to identify them. There is a question and answer session afterwards with the onsite ranger. Tea and coffee are available. Pre-booking essential, ages 10+.

Newhailes, Musselburgh

Sun 1 Jun

£6 / 0844 493 2125

  • 11:00

Wildlife Walk

Be led by a wildlife guide and discover about local birds and plants with great views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle.

RSPB Conwy

Sat 26 Apr

Free (entry fees apply to non-members) / 01492 584091

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Sat 3 May

Free (entry fees apply to non-members) / 01492 584091

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Sat 10 May

Free (entry fees apply to non-members) / 01492 584091

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 May

Winter Solstice Family Fun Day

Learn how the dark winter days affect wildlife at this family day out. Featuring children's activities, quizzes and nature trail.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Woodland Pasture Walk

Join a guided walk in which you can learn about the benefits of woodland. Bring binoculars if you have some; this is a medium-grade walk. Booking is essential.

RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, Newton Stewart

Mon 7 Jul

£4 (Members £2; Children £1) / 01988 402130

  • 10:00 – 12:00

The Big Picnic!

Enjoy the summer sun (hopefully) with food and drink and lots of family friendly entertainment.

New Lanark World Heritage Village

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01555 661345

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Biodiversity Blast: Conservation Volunteer Day

Join the rangers and get working to improve the park for local wildlife. Dress for the weather, with sturdy footwear. No experience necessary; all tools provided.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sat 3 May

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 14 Jun

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Blooming Lovely Wildflowers! Family Fun Day

Learn about flowers and plants at this family fun day with children's craft activities, quizzes and nature trails.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 17 May

Included in admission / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Included in admission / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Bowhill Holiday Club: Den Building

A chance to put your survival skills to the test by constructing your own woodland shelter, A Bowhill favourite! Part of the Bowhill Holiday Club where kids can escape from their parents for some outdoorsy fun.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Wed 9 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 23 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 6 Aug

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00
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Bowhill Holiday Club: Sensational Woodlands

A chance to explore the woodlands of Bowhill using different senses than you might normally use! Part of Bowhill Holiday Club where you kids escape from their parents for some outdoorsy fun.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Wed 16 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Bowhill Holiday Club: Yew’ve Been Framed

Time to get creative in the Bowhill woodlands! Construct your own woodland picture frame using basic bush craft skills and let your creativity run wild by making a beautiful picture within your frame! Part of the Bowhill Holiday Club where kids can escape from their parents for some outdoorsy fun.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Wed 9 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 23 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 6 Aug

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Caledonian Forest Walk

Join RSPB staff on a journey through the forest.

RSPB Loch Garten

Wed 7 May

£5 (Members £3; Children free) / 01479 831476

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 14 May

£5 (Members £3; Children free) / 01479 831476

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 21 May

£5 (Members £3; Children free) / 01479 831476

  • 09:30 – 12:30
…and 12 more dates until 13 Aug

Crocodile Rock

A chance for children ages 7–11 to engage with nature with a host of fun activities.

Seafront, Millport

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Dazzling Dragonflies and Beautiful Butterflies

Flutter into the world of dragonflies and butterflies with crafts, quizzes and nature trails.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 12 Jul

£4 (£3.50; Children £0.50; Family £7.50) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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