Beecraigs Country Park
- Telephone 01506 844516
- Website www.beecraigs.com
Covering 913 acres of tranquil scenery, Beecraigs Country Park in the Bathgate Hills offers recreational and leisure activities ranging from abseiling, kayaking, the recently-developed Go Ape aerial adventure course to the more tranquil gentle woodland walks and trout and deer farms. Cyclists and horse-riders are welcome on the surfaced forest roads.
There are 12 events at this location
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Beecraigs Badger Watch
Go and observe the clan of badgers that live in the Country Park (as long as they're in the mood) and learn about their habitat. Bring your binoculars, and don't wear any perfume or scented aftershave. Meet at Sutherland Building. Ages 12+. Booking is essential.
Fri 31 May
Build a Bird Box
Build a des res for your feathered friends. Suitable for all ages.
Christmas Deer Walk
Help the deer prepare for their duties with Santa with some grooming, sleigh-checking and of course feeding them their all-important magic scran. Booking is essential.
Sun 15 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Creatures Of The Night
Discover the creatures that come out after dark with a park ranger. Bring a torch and be prepared in case of wet/cold weather. Booking essential. Meet at the Sutherland Building, adjacent to the Park Centre.
Fri 16 Aug
Fri 30 Aug
Family Friendly Badger Watch
After a short Ranger presentation, spend an evening in the badger hide. Sturdy footwear, binoculars and a torch are essential. Meet at the Sutherland Building. Booking is essential.
Feed the Birds
Make bird feeders for your garden to help our feathered friends. Meet at the Sutherland Building. Booking is essential.
Food for Free
A walk with a sting in its tail at this celebration of nettles. Wander through Beecraigs and find out which plants are good to eat and which definitely aren't. Booking is essential.
Follow the Rangers on this 2.75 mile (1–1.5 hours) walk along the muddy paths of Beecraigs. Booking is essential.
Take home your own handmade Hallowe'en paper lantern. All materials provided. Booking is essential.
Overnight Survival Skills
Bring out the budding Bear Grylls from within at this overnight shelter building workshop. Old clothes and sturdy footwear essential. Meet at the Sutherland Building. Booking is essential.
Ranger Environmental Activity Week
Packed five days of environmentally friendly outdoor activities. Ages 5–11. Booking is essential.
Mon 1 Jul
Tue 2 Jul
Wed 3 Jul
'Talk' with the Animals
This guided walk around the animal attraction takes in highland cattle and red deer. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Booking is essential.
Wed 17 Jul
Reviews & features
Parklife2 Apr 2009
With a family ticket to the average theme park costing close to £100, it’s worth remembering that a day out at one of Scotland’s country parks can offer just as much fun – for no money at all. None of the parks listed here charges for admission or…