Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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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

Wed 22 Oct

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

Thu 23 Oct

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

Fri 24 Oct

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

…and 7 more dates until 31 Oct

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

Halloween Festival

Halloween themed activities for kids during the October break. There's a witches woodland trail with plenty of creepy crawlies along the way, spooky face painting and a chance to create your own wolf mask.

Wild Place Project, Bristol

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0117 980 7175

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

Sat 25 Oct

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

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Sun 26 Oct

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

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Mon 27 Oct

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

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Walk on the Wildside

A guided walk through the reserve with a warden. Learn about the wildlife and the RSPB's conservation work. Binoculars and walking boots are essential. Booking is essential.

RSPB Crook of Baldoon Nature Reserve, Wigtown

Fri 24 Oct

£3 (Members £1.50) / 01988 402130

Mon 24 Nov

£3 (Members £1.50) / 01988 402130

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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

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 25 Oct

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01241 860360

…and 9 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

Active Arts: Walk and Create

Enjoy a short, low-level walk in the Kilmardinny area, led by a trained Walk Leader. Collect natural materials or simply absorb the atmosphere, then create something unique with the guidance of a professional artist. This course is suitable for anyone wishing to become active and takes place in a social and supportive…

Kilmardinny House, Glasgow

Wed 29 Oct

Free

Part of Luminate.

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 Autumn Walk Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

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

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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)

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

Wed 22 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Fri 24 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

…and 23 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

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.

Creepy Crawlies

Creeping and crawling animals from the insect world are on display with plenty of handling sessions and crafts for youngsters.

Edinburgh Zoo

Wed 22 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

Thu 23 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

Fri 24 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

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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 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

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01768 774649

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01768 774649

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 01768 774649

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

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.

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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

Feed the Birds

Kids' crafts and learning activity, as they get to feed the birds, make a bird feeder and learn more about our feathered friends.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 27 Oct

£2.50 / 01234 767037

  • 10:00 – 10:45 Feed the Birds Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Feed the Birds Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Fright Fest: Jumping Jack-O'-Lanterns

Carve a lantern in the Timber Yard to scare the ghosts away.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sun 26 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Mon 27 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Tue 28 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Fright Fest: Terrfiying Tales In The Cage

Have knee knocking, spine chilling fun in the medieval cage, with tales told by a professional storyteller.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 31 Oct

£2 per child; vehicle admission £7 / 01663 762023

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)

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