Before 12pm, Kids, Nature

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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

Clumber Eggsplorer

Join the egg hunt to find the missing eggs and you may well be handsomely rewarded.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 19 Apr

£3

  • 10:30 – 16:00

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

Acorn Club

Monthly nature club for ages 7–11. Applications accepted from 1 Aug. Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sat 20 Sep

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 18 Oct

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 15 Nov

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00
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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

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

Kid's Birdwatching Club

Explore the reserve through the seasons, learning about the birds that visit and live there. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

RSPB Rainham Marshes, Purfleet

Sat 10 May

£5 (Members £2.50) / 01708 899840

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Pause For Paws!

Family fun day with children's craft activities, quizzes and nature trails as well as an introduction to Scotland's charismatic mammals, including otters, pine martens and more.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 9 Aug

Included in admission / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Included in admission / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Pony Pick-Picnic

A litter picking walk to help tidy up the place, then a picnic in the park with the ponies. Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes. Tools provided. Don't forget your picnic – ponies enjoy apples, carrots and turnips! Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sun 4 May

£2 (£1) / 01294 551776

  • 11:00 – 13:00
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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

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Big Hare Day

A whole load of hare-themed crafts for kids aged 4+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedburgh

Sun 25 May

£2 / 01835 830306

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Mammoths of the Ice Age

Ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth? This interactive touring exhibition (from The Field Museum, Chicago) allows you to feel mammoth fur, have a close look at their tusks and meet Lyuba, a detailed replica of a 42,000 year old baby mammoth.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£9 (£7.50; under 16s £5; under 5s free; Family £25; Members free) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 20 Apr

£9 (£7.50; under 16s £5; under 5s free; Family £25; Members free) / 0300 123 6789

Wild Toddlers

Little 'uns can discover the joys of nature on a ranger-led walk. Suitable for under 6s. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Wed 2 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Wed 16 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Wed 30 Jul

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 11:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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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

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

Brockhill Country Park Open Day

A day of activities with children's crafts, stream dipping, self-guided trails and a chance to explore the forest school area.

Brockhill Country Park, Hythe

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0845 468 0899

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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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

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

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

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

Fleeced!

Hands-on activities for all the family to discover more about the Borders' famous tweed, starting with the sheep right up to the factories that export it.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles

Sat 17 May

Free / 01721 724820

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Free / 01721 724820

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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