Before 12pm, Kids, Nature

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Foodie Quine presents Wild Food and Coastal Foraging with Mark Williams

Grab some waterproof footwear and a basket and head out into the woods with food blogger Foodie Quine and forager Mark Williams in search of wild edibles. Plus, snack on a few foodie treats along the way.

Skatie Shore, Stonehaven

Sun 27 Apr

£45 (Children aged 8–16 £20)

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

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

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

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
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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

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

John Muir Bioblitz

We are identifying and recording as many species as possible. As well as the recording there are activities for adults and children and refreshments. Go green and travel to the event along the John Muir Way cycle braid!

Lionthorn Woods, Falkirk

Sun 4 May

Free

  • 10:00

Kinneil Foreshore Mini-beast Hunt

Come along and join in with the hunt for mini-beasts at Kinneil Foreshore in Bo’ness. The walk is led by a member of Buglife staff who takes you around the foreshore showing you different bugs that can be found at the site. Everyone of all ages is welcome and, as we are outside, please dress appropriately, bringing…

Kinneil Nature Reserve, Bo'ness

Sat 24 May

Free

  • 11:00

Kite Making Workshop

Make a kite in roughly 30 minutes and then use the map given to find the meadow to see if it flies.

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

Mon 5 May

£5 per kite / 01555 665262

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Create your own lantern at the workshop, which runs 10.30am–2pm, then take part in the lantern parade at 4.30pm, which wends through New Lanark and then back to the visitor centre. Refreshments provided.

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

Sun 9 Nov

£5 / 01555 665262

  • 10:30 – 15:00

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

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

Spring Dig

Meet the archaeologists, see the finds, and tour the trenches.

Petworth House

Mon 26 May

Free / 01798 343929

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 27 May

Free / 01798 343929

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 28 May

Free / 01798 343929

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

Spring Fling

Enjoy some special family activities at Bowhill House & Country Estate to get you out in the fresh air! Plus, enjoy our Chair ‘o’ Plane ride in the courtyard (additional charge applies). Bowhill House will also be open for tours, 11-4.30 pm (Last tour 3.30pm)

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Sat 3 May

Normal admission / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Sun 4 May

Normal admission / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Mon 5 May

Normal admission / 01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 16:30
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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 Apr

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 6 May

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00

Tue 13 May

£4 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:00
…and 5 more dates until 17 Jun

Wild About Aden

Lots of activities for the whole family, including outdoor nature sessions, animal handling, bushcraft activities and treasure hunt.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Tue 15 Jul

Free / 01771 620132

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wed 16 Jul

Free / 01771 620132

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wild Child Birding

Learn how to identify bird varieties and make a log book to record them in. Test what you have learnt with lots of fun activities and games. For ages 6–14.

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Sat 31 May

£6 (Members £3) / 01798 875951

This session is for ages 10–14.

  • 10:30 – 13:00

£6 (Members £3) / 01798 875951

This session is for ages 6–9.

  • 11:30 – 13:30

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

Your Adventure Starts Here!

A celebration of the Festival of Museums, Scotland’s Nature Festival and, the opening of John Muir Way. Join us for an adventure through Callendar House and Park with fun and activities for all the family, both indoors and outdoors, come sunscreen or welly boot weather! Explore heritage, nature, biodiversity and…

Callendar House, Falkirk

Sat 17 May

Free / 01324 503798

  • 10:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01324 503798

  • 10:00
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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

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

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

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

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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