Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

44 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Fright Fest: Crow Wood Spooky Trail

Follow the spooky trail around Crow Wood – if you're brave enough – and see if you can spot anything scary.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Crispy Marsh

Guided walk through parks and wildlife habitats in the south side of Glasgow.

Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Free

  • 11:30 – 15:30 Crispy Marsh Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow

Hallowe'en Weekend

Enjoy an underwater scare adventure at Deep Sea World with Hallowe'en themed trails, activities for kids and spooky scuba divers swimming about the tanks. Any youngsters arriving in fancy dress on Hallowe'en itself get free entry if they're accompanied by a full paying adult.

Deep Sea World, North Queensferry

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 01383 411880

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 01383 411880

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01383 411880

Nature Detectives

Children can enjoy nature through games, crafts and exploration.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Sat 22 Nov

Children £1.50 / 0844 493 2139

Bird feeders: discover the life of winter birds and make a bird feeder to take home. Ages 7–12.

Bark Trail

A chance for those interested in trees and textures to get a little closer to the garden's collection of towering trees and learn more about their bark.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Tue 2 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 3 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
…and 118 more dates until 31 Mar 2015 back to top

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 8 Nov

Free / 01294 551776

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01294 551776

Birds for Beginners

Wrap up warm for a walk along Ullapools shore and the river mouth to look at the winter birdlife. Learn the differences between the gulls, look for waders, and hunt for dippers and wagtails by the river. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Various venues: Ullapool

Wed 5 Nov

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Fri 31 Oct

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

Call of the Sea

An exhibition focusing on North Berwick harbour and the history of the fishing industry. Learn about the dangers of life at sea and the development of more sustainable fishing practices through real life stories, videos and artifacts. There's also the chance to meet Cap’n Salty Sea Dog, fisherman in residence, who hosts…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 890202

…and 14 more dates until 16 Nov

Camouflage

Camouflage helps many animals blend into the background. Hunters can sneak up on prey and prey can hide from hunters. Find out from Leisure & Culture Dundee about the different shapes and patterns that animals use, and see how some of the animals in the museum’s collection hide in plain sight.

McManus Collections Unit, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 307200

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 12:30 Camouflage McManus Collections Unit, Dundee
back to top

Citizen Science and Biological Surveying

Join Dighty Connect and survey some of the wildlife and habitats along the Dighty Burn. You will take part in surveying one or more of the following: local birds, water quality, invasive species, air quality, red squirrel habitats. Wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.

Douglas Community & Library Centre, Dundee

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01382 436932

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 01382 436932

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Deer Club

Discover more about deer by following the herd of Fallow Deer at Lyme. Don't forget to bring wellies!

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 15 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 22 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 29 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Deer Me

Learn about the deer that roam in the glen with quizzes, craft activities and trails. There is also an illustrated talk by Val Gall on Sunday at 2pm.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 1 Nov

£3.50 (£2.50; Family £7; Children free) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Deer Me Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sun 2 Nov

£3.50 (£2.50; Family £7; Children free) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Deer Me Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Derwen Water Family Adventure Trail

Enjoy fresh air, wildlife and nature as you follow the lakeside trail.

National Trust: Borrowdale, Keswick

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01768 774649

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01768 774649

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01768 774649

Dragons in Your Garden

A workshop from FrogLife designed to show you how to encourage wildlife into your garden. There will be the opportunity to find out about the benefits of wildlife and how to manage it, with a special emphasis on reptiles, amphibians and ponds.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 07972 593603

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

back to top

Eco Fair

Environmental fair with talks and stalls, outlining (among other things) the progress of Glasgow's newest park, the Dams to Darnley Country Park in Barrhead.

Barrhead High School

Sat 15 Nov

0141 577 2100

  • 10:00 – 16:00 Eco Fair Barrhead High School

Gleann Undalain–Sgùrr a' Bhraonain

A wander through the hills above Shiel Bridge. From Bealach Ràtagain we will climb Sgùrr a' Bhraonain, then follow forestry tracks to Bealachasan. From there into Gleann Undalain and down to Sheil Bridge where we thoughtfully left cars before setting off.

Shiel Bridge, Glenshiel

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10 (£5)

A Head for Heights

A circular walk from Galtrigill to Biod an Athair returning via Dunvegan Head and the craggy east coast of the peninsula. Close to Dunvegan Head is yet another of Skye's Prince's caves and further round a spectacular natural arch, Am Famhair.

Galtrigill, Isle of Skye

Wed 10 Dec

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

It's a Dog's Life

Bring your dog on a guided walk around the reserve. Leads are essential. Booking is essential.

RSPB Mersehead Reserve & Visitor Centre, Dumfries

Wed 12 Nov

£4 (Children & members £2) / 01387 780579

  • 10:00 – 12:00 It's a Dog's Life RSPB Mersehead Reserve & Visitor Centre, Dumfries

Meditate to the Autumnal Colours

De-stress on Stress Awareness Day in a mindful fashion! We'll wander through the gorgeous Revack Gardens and have a go at meditating outside - a wonderful experience! Perhaps we'll see some migrating birds too?

Revack Highland Estate, Grantown on Spey

Wed 5 Nov

£3 (£2; Familiy £8) / 01479 872234

back to top

Meet Santa and the Animals at Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Santa stops by the wildlife centre to see that the animals are fed in time for Christmas. Some traditional family fun in the festive season.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 431811

Sun 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 431811

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 431811

…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

Meet The Otters

Observe the otters playing, foraging, feeding, swimming and grooming. You'll even be able to watch them sleeping in their specially designed holt.

London Wetland Centre, SW13

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.59, child £5.91, concs £7.91, family £29.55, under 4s free / 020 8409 4400

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.59, child £5.91, concs £7.91, family £29.55, under 4s free / 020 8409 4400

Mon 3 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.59, child £5.91, concs £7.91, family £29.55, under 4s free / 020 8409 4400

…and 58 more dates until 31 Dec

Mountain Path Volunteer Day (4): Quiraing

We last undertook maintenance of this path back in 2010. This time we hope to pick up on some work further out than last time whilst clearing cross-drains etc. as necessary on the way.

Various venues: Quiraing, Portree

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Nairn Riverside Ramble

On National Stress Awareness Day we will take a meandering walk up the River Nairn from Nairn to Cawdor.

Various venues: Nairn

Wed 5 Nov

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

Off the Beaten Track

Join a guided walk and see how many different creatures you can spot. Booking is essential.

RSPB Mersehead Reserve & Visitor Centre, Dumfries

Wed 5 Nov

£4 (Members £2) / 01387 780579

Wed 19 Nov

£4 (Members £2) / 01387 780579

Wed 10 Dec

£4 (Members £2) / 01387 780579

back to top