Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring an equestrain stunt show, falconry display, climbing wall, archery range, sports taster sessions, Horne's Funfair and the Radio Tay Roadshow.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 5 Apr

Free

Easter Eggcitement

Head down to the farm to meet the new arrivals, take part in the springtime trail and get crafty making bonnets and masks.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Fri 3 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

Sat 4 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

Sun 5 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

…and 15 more dates until 20 Apr

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 7 Apr

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

Tue 14 Apr

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

Tue 21 Apr

£3 suggested donation / 0141 276 9599

…and 38 more dates until 12 Jan 2016

Badger Bonanza 2015

Learn all there is to know about badgers! Except where they keep their money, because they're really secretive about that.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Bridgwater

Fri 3 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Sat 4 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Sun 5 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Mon 6 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to build a cool den, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC, Balfron Station

Sat 4 Apr

£45–£88 Please check on the website for price options. / 07540 246081

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Guided walk

Explore the plants of Forsinard Flows, and see if you can spot some of the animals that call the area home, on this ranger-led walk.

Ballachulish Quarry, Ballchulish

Tue 14 Jul

£5 (£3)

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Ballachulish Quarry, Ballchulish

Mon 20 Jul

£5 (£3)

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Ballachulish Quarry, Ballchulish

Forestry Commission, Kylerhea

Tue 30 Jun

£5 (£3)

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forestry Commission, Kylerhea

Mon 6 Jul

£5 (£3)

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forestry Commission, Kylerhea

Tue 7 Jul

£5 (£3)

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forestry Commission, Kylerhea
…and 6 more dates until 4 Aug

Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Mon 4 May

£5 (£3) / 01641 571225

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Tue 5 May

£5 (£3) / 01641 571225

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Mon 11 May

£5 (£3) / 01641 571225

  • 12:00 – 16:45 Guided walk Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso
…and 14 more dates until 29 Jun

Wild about Scotland Bus

Jump on the bus and explore native Scottish wildlife, including the beaver, the Highland Tiger and some minibeasts.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0131 529 3993

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0131 560 1581

Caledonian Pine Guided Walk

Experience the beauty of autumn on a ranger-led walk through the pristine pinewoods and learn more about how the area is being prepared to encourage more wildlife to take up residence. Booking is essential.

RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Boat of Garten

Wed 6 May

£5 (£3)

Wed 13 May

£5 (£3)

Wed 20 May

£5 (£3)

…and 10 more dates until 29 Jul

Easter Zoo

Visit the Easter petting zoo and make some small furry friends including rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, ducklings and a skunk. There's the opportunity to take photos with the animals, get involved in the feeding and grooming times and hear the keeper give talks. Also keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny and you might get a…

The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0121 386 4442

  • 10:30 – 16:30 Easter Zoo The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham

Heavy Horse Show

One of Scotland's biggest heavy horse shows, offering the chance to get up close to nearly 200 horses, from tiny Shetlands through to sturdy Highland ponies and giant Clydesdales. Watch show classes, donkey classes and agility courses in the ring, take a pony ride and join in with children’s craft workshops.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Sun 19 Jul

£8 (£7; Children £4.50; Family £23; Members free) / 0300 1236789

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Visit the Reindeer

Go with an experienced reindeer herder up a mountainside to see where the centre's main herd hang out. There you can hand feed the animals and spend some time with the friendly wee things.

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore

Thu 2 Apr

£40 per family / 01479 861228

Fri 3 Apr

£40 per family / 01479 861228

Sat 4 Apr

£40 per family / 01479 861228

…and 270 more dates until 30 Dec

4x4 Safari

Climb aboard one of the 4x4s and explore the Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve.

Forestry Commission, Kylerhea

Sun 26 Jul

£25 (£20)

  • 12:00 – 15:00 4x4 Safari Forestry Commission, Kylerhea

Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Sun 31 May

£25 (£20) / 01641 571225

  • 12:00 – 15:00 4x4 Safari Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Sun 28 Jun

£25 (£20) / 01641 571225

  • 12:00 – 15:00 4x4 Safari Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Affric Trees Walk

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Go for a walk to have a closer look at the pinewoods. Hear about the conservation of this National Nature Reserve and what makes Glen Affric so special. Bring good boots and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent.

Dog Falls Car Park, Drumnadrochit

Thu 25 Jun

Free / 01463 791575

Ainmean Nàdarra Gàidhlig: Gaelic Names for Nature – Woodland Plants and Trees

A series of events exploring the use of Gaelic in the natural environment. With its roots in Irish Gaelic, the Gaelic tree alphabet is well known however many of the names have changed through time. Bring yourself up to date with these and the names for a range of woodland plants on this wander through some of Skye's…

Ord River, Isle of Skye

Wed 8 Jul

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Ardersier Sunset Walk

Take a midsummer's eve walk into the sunset along Ardersier Bay to Fort George. Learn about the landscape and find what lives on the shore as we walk towards the setting sun on the longest day.

Ardersier Common

Sun 21 Jun

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

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Art in the Forest

Join us for a morning of forest art and crafts at Abriachan Forest Trust.  Try your hand at sculpture, natural dying, charcoal drawing and more. This event is suitable for all ages and creativity levels.

Abriachan Forest

Tue 7 Jul

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Bat Watch

Find out about the fascinating world of bats in the forest with this talk and guided walk. Bring a torch and outdoor clothing and footwear.

Assynt Visitor Centre, Lochinver

Thu 9 Jul

£4 (£3; Familiy £11) / 01571 844368

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Bat Watch Assynt Visitor Centre, Lochinver

Beach Clean

Muck in and help turn the tide on litter and protect the local wildlife. No need to book just join the Scottish Seabird Centre, East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service and North Berwick in Bloom on the day. Enjoy free entry to the Discovery Centre afterwards.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Sat 9 May

Free / 01620 890202

  • 11:30 – 13:30 Beach Clean Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Beinn na h-Eaglaise Mountain Walk

Climb a great but uncelebrated mountain. Rising 737 m above Loch Torridon, Beinn na h-Eaglaise has magnificent views to the surrounding sandstone monoliths and beautiful coast. A big day in wild country - hillwalking experience required.

Torridon Mountains, Kinlochewe

Tue 28 Jul

£15 (£7.50)

Bog Life in the Mossie

A chance to have an in depth look at the weird and wonderful plants and animals that call the Mossie ‘home’.

Grantown-on-Spey Town House

Wed 24 Jun

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

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Bone Caves

A walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.

Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Tue 19 May

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Bone Caves Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Thu 11 Jun

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Bone Caves Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Book Group: Ring of Bright Water

John Lister-Kaye, Mark Cocker and Linda Cracknell discuss Gavin Maxwell's 1956 masterpiece about raising an otter.

Cambo Estate, St Andrews

Sun 28 Jun

House

£8 in advance, £10 on the door / 01333 450054

Buachaille Etive Beag Guided Walk

Reward yourself with the fantastic views along the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge on this full-day hill walk. Wear appropriate footwear and bring along a packed lunch.

Glencoe & Dalness

Mon 1 Jun

£30 / 0844 493 2222

Sat 3 Oct

£30 / 0844 493 2222

Glencoe Visitor Centre

Mon 1 Jun

£30 / 01855 811307

Fri 19 Jun

£30 / 01855 811307

Bumblebee Safari

Learn to identify our local bumblebees on a guided bumblebee safari through the dunes and forest at Dunnet. See if we can find a rare great yellow bumblebee and discover how you can help these important buzzing pollinators.

Dunnet Beach, Thurso

Fri 3 Jul

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Bumblebee Safari at Farr Glebe and Farr Bay

Learn to identify our local bumblebees on a guided bumblebee safari at the wonderful Farr Glebe Bumblebee Reserve and Farr Bay in Bettyhill, North Sutherland. See if we can find a rare Great Yellow Bumblebee and discover how you can help our little pollinating friends.

Seadrift Visitor Centre, Thurso

Tue 28 Jul

£4 (£3; Familiy £11) / 01847 821531

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