Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

25 events

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Santa's Farmyard Cottage

Visit Santa in his farmyard cottage, meet the animals and make your own Christmas decorations in the museum.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Sat 29 Nov

£5 (Santa Ticket £3.50) / 01506 414957

Sun 30 Nov

£5 (Santa Ticket £3.50) / 01506 414957

Mon 1 Dec

£5 (Santa Ticket £3.50) / 01506 414957

…and 23 more dates until 24 Dec

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to build a cool den, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC, Balfron Station

Fri 28 Nov

Prices vary / 07540 246081

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

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

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

Winter Birds

Explore this wild stretch of coast and bay towards Portmahomack for wintering waders and sea ducks including scoters off Morrich Mor.

Inver Bay

Wed 26 Nov

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

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Winter Wonderland

See Pollok Park in all its winter glory. Booking is essential.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 276 0927

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

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 6 Dec

Free / 01294 551776

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

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 29 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

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

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

Wed 26 Nov

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

Thu 27 Nov

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

Fri 28 Nov

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

…and 33 more dates until 31 Dec

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 10 Dec

£4 (Members £2) / 01387 780579

Path to the Point

An old favourite this walk, to the south-most point on the Isle of Skye via Camus Daraich (Oak Bay). Track and path most of the way with some stretches of heather moorland between.

Aird of Sleat, Isle of Skye

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

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The Power of Poetry

A ranger-led walk which focuses on discovering your creative abilities.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 276 0924

Really Wild Fest

Fun activities for the whole family, including dolphin watching (from the shore), guided walks, music and food. Children must be accompanied.

WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre, Fochabers

Mon 4 May 2015

Free / 01343 820339

Skye and Lochalsh in print (8): A Summer in Skye, Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, 1926

A visit to Coire Chatachan in the company of a man who, though signing himself off, London, May 1926, was as familiar with the minutiae of Skye life as any. A host of previous authors are mentioned in his chapter, ''Coire Chatachan: its Literary Associations''.

Broadford, Isle of Skye

Thu 27 Nov

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

Squirrel Club

Saturday morning wildlife activities with friends.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sat 29 Nov

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Sat 6 Dec

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Sat 13 Dec

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Sat 20 Dec

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Srath Beag–Srath Mòr

A circular walk, through the Red Hills to Torrin, starting and ending at Strollamus, just outside Broadford. We will start with the climb through Srath Beag to Torrin, returning via Srath Mòr to Luib and finishing by following the old road back to Strollamus.

Strollamus, Isle of Skye

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

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Whirly Birds Fun Day

A family fun day celebrating the amazing world of flight. Events include wildlife talks, a paper aeroplane competition, helicopter flights and aircraft modelling demonstrations.

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 01934 635227

Winter Walk

Take a wander around the wintry gardens and enjoy the view.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Winter Walk RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Tue 2 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Winter Walk RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 3 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Winter Walk RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
…and 118 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Winter Wetlands

This bird bus tour takes in some of Glasgow's wetland areas and the winter birds found therein. Booking is essential.

Hogganfield Loch, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0931

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0931

World Wetlands Day

Celebrate World Wetlands Day by exploring the biodiversity of Glasgow.

Commonhead Moss, Glasgow

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Free / 07504 131693

Young Naturalists Club: Health Walk with Added Bio

Young ones can get healthy and learn about nature on this 4k wander round the reservoir. Healthy snacks recommended! Meet at the cabin car park.

Crombie Country Park, Monikie

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 01241 860360

…and 6 more dates until 28 Mar 2015