Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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Paddle Steamer Waverley

All aboard for a nostalgic trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises leave regularly from Glasgow's Pacific Quay or by coach connection from Glasgow's City Chambers.

Glasgow City Chambers

Wed 23 Jul

£29–£39 (£29–£39; Children £14.50–£19.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 11:00 – 20:45

Tue 29 Jul

£27–£31 (£25–£29; Children £13.50–£15.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs where you will sail amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Loch Long & Loch Goil, sometimes referred to as the ‘Clyde Fjords’, to view the 15th Century Tower House of Carrick Castle

  • 11:45 – 17:50

Wed 30 Jul

£29–£39 (£29–£39; Children £14.50–£19.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 11:00 – 20:45
…and 6 more dates until 20 Aug

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

£19–£29; under 5s free (£19–£25; Children £9.50–£14.50) / 0845 130 4647

Spend the afternoon in Kilcreggan or Dunoon or stay on-board and cruise to Rothesay and spend an hour ashore before returning home.

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 9 Aug

£27–£39; free under 5s free (£27–£39; Children £13.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 20:30

Fri 15 Aug

£19–£29; free under 5s free (£19–£25; Children £9.50–£14.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 5 more dates until 19 Oct

Wildlife Explorers Club

Join the Wildlife Rangers as they ring birds of prey, visit Highland Cattle and their calves, explore the forest to check on the wood ants' nests and discover what's living in our rivers. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Outdoor clothing and footwear recommended.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle

Thu 24 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Join the Rangers for a river-dipping session and make a river creature from clay to take home

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Sat 26 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Join the Rangers for a river-dipping session and make a river creature from clay to take home

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Thu 31 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Help make a huge work of Natural Art for everyone to see at The Lodge

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Pollok Family Day and Highland Cattle Show

A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Homecoming Scotland. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to light (and extinguish!) fires, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Tir Na Nog, Balfron Station

Sun 31 Aug

£45 per family / 07540 246081

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Loch A'Mhuilinn NNR

Guided walk in the most northerly oakwood in Scotland, rich in a great variety of wildlife, fine views too.

Loch A 'Mhuilinn National Nature Reserve, Scourie

Tue 9 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 10:30 – 13:30
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Summer Trasure Trail

Use your detective skills to follow the treasure trail as you explore Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum and win a summery surprise!

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 44 more dates until 7 Sep

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 Jul

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 5 Aug

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 12 Aug

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00
…and 7 more dates until 30 Sep

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 2 Aug

Free / 01241 860360

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 01241 860360

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01241 860360

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 15 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

Achmelvich Coastal Walk

Meet to find out about how this beautiful land has changed over the last 3 billion years and how wildlife and people co-exist today.

Achmelvich Beach

Thu 25 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Achmelvich Coastal Walk

We will walk along the cliff edge seeking out wildlife: otter signs, dolphins, seabirds, wildflowers, and find out about the events which formed this lovely landscape.

Achmelvich Beach

Tue 26 Aug

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Archaeological 'Buffet' at Loggie

Explore the remains of a Bronze Age Fort, Iron Age Dun, Medieval Fort, ruins of houses from the old village of Newton Loggie, a round house and a Semi-broch all in two short walks at Loggie! Plus enjoy fantastic views of Ullapool across Loch Broom and look down on pretty Loggie bay. Can be boggy in places so come prepared…

Various venues: Loggie, Garve

Thu 2 Oct

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Autumn Walk

With the grounds now closed for the winter season this is an excellent chance to enjoy the area in its full autumn splendour.

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Beinn Enaglair Hill Walk

This Corbett is well familiar in the view from Ullapool harbour. A circular route, taking in the summit (890m) and following old stalkers paths for much of the day gives us all the best views including Loch Broom and the surrounding peaks. This is a big day so hillwalking experience essential.

Corbett, Ullapool

Tue 5 Aug

£10 (£5)

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Ben Alligin Hill Walk

The 'Mountain of Beauty' is the meaning of its name in Gaelic and it certainly lives up to its name. We will aim to reach the summit of Tom na Gruagaich (922m), the Southern munro. From here prepare to have your breath taken away, and not just from the long climb! Fantastic views are in store, all the way to Harris…

Ben Alligin, Torridon

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (£5)

  • 09:30 – 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 6 Sep

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00
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Bird Walk

Guided walk looking at the birds in Mall Mire woodland.

Malls Mire Woodland, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 10:30

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)

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Bone Caves – Really Wild!

Meet together for a fascinating walk back in time to the caves where the bones of Ice Age reindeer, humans and even polar bears were discovered. Stout footwear essential.

Bone Caves Circuit, Inchnadamph

Thu 11 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Bone Caves Really Wild!

Meet together for a fascinating walk back in time to the caves where the bones of Ice Age reindeer, humans and even polar bears were discovered. Stout footwear essential.

Bone Caves Circuit, Inchnadamph

Tue 23 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Bone Caves Really Wild!

Meet together for a fascinating walk back in time to the caves where the bones of Ice Age reindeer, humans and even polar bears were discovered. Wonderful limestone wildflowers. Stout footwear essential.

Bone Caves Circuit, Inchnadamph

Thu 31 Jul

£3 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 14:00
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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 23 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 6 Aug

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 23 Jul

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 6 Aug

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Build a Bivvy

Annual bivouac adventure where you can build your own shelter and make lunch over the campfire.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Burnmouth to St Abbs

An 8 mile (13 km) clifftop walk along a beautiful section of the Berwickshire coastline. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes transport to start of the walk.

St Abbs Harbour, Eyemouth

Wed 13 Aug

£5 (Children free) / 01835 826750

Part of Borders Heritage Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Caledonian Forest Walk

Join RSPB staff on a journey through the forest.

RSPB Loch Garten

Wed 23 Jul

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

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 30 Jul

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

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 6 Aug

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

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 13 Aug

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

  • 09:30 – 12:30
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