Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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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

Sat 19 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 69 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

Easter Extravaganza

Two Easter egg hunts: a small one, and one that takes over most of the estate. Also plenty of other activities such as egg colouring, bunny feeding and a duck race.

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Largs

Sat 19 Apr

Normal admission charges apply / 01475 568685

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 20 Apr

Normal admission charges apply / 01475 568685

  • 11:00 – 17:00

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

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
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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

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

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 41 more dates until 1 Jun

Your Adventure Starts Here!

There are fun, free activities for the whole family, indoors and out, so do come prepared for the great Scottish summer weather. A wide range of exciting activities explore nature and the role we can all play in caring for butterflies, bats, badgers, birds and more. Experts are on hand to answer all those niggling…

Callendar House, Falkirk

Sat 17 May

Free / 01324 503798

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01324 503798

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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
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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 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

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

Busy Buzzy Bees and Bugs

Explore the world of bees and bugs with crafts, quizzes and trails.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 7 Jun

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

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 8 Jun

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

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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
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Children's Nature Club

Local nature club for kids with a whole load of different activities throughout the year. Booking is essential.

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

Sat 7 Jun

£1 / 01555 665262

Help the Scottish Wildlife Trust celebrate their 50th birthday. Warm clothing and sturdy footwear essential.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 5 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01555 665262

Summer field trip to be decided by club members. Please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear and contact venue for further details.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£1 / 01555 665262

Can you fly as fast as a peregrine or hold your breath as long as an otter? Find out in the Animolympics! Warm clothing and sturdy footwear essential.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

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

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Discover Trees Walk

Take a walk in the woods and learn how to tell one tree from another. Booking is essential.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 20 Sep

£3; £2 (Children £1) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Easter Bunny Hunt

Search for the hidden bunnies that are planted around the park – there may well be chocolate treats involved.

Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 01236 422257

  • 12:00 – 14:00
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Forest Schools

Outdoor activities including spring colour catchers, collages, wreath making, seed planting and helping to weave a giant bird’s nest.

Compton Verney, Warwick

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 645500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 645500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 645500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Friday Moth and Bat Night

The RSPB will be putting out moth traps and bat detectors, to see what nocturnal winged beasties are in the area.

RSPB Crook of Baldoon Nature Reserve, Wigtown

Fri 4 Jul

£3 (Members £1.50) / 01988 402130

  • 09:30 – 11:30

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
…and 3 more dates until 25 Sep

Guided Walk: Get To Know Flowers

Learn about your local wildflowers and plants on a guided walk with the ranger. Outdoor clothing needed.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 17 May

£3 (£2; Children £1) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Handsome Herons

Front row seats to the heron's breeding season with the RSPB on hand with telescopes and binoculars to explain it all.

Verulamium Park, St. Albans

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Sun 27 Apr

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:30
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