Morning events, Days out, Wildlife

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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

The Power of Poetry

A ranger-led walk which focuses on discovering your creative abilities.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0141 276 0924

4x4 Safari

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

Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, Thurso

Sun 31 May

£25 (£20) / 01641 571225

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

Bark Trail

A chance for those interested in trees and textures to get a little closer to the garden's collection of towering trees and learn more about their bark.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Fri 27 Feb

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 28 Feb

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sun 1 Mar

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30 Bark Trail RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
…and 30 more dates until 31 Mar

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
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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. This one's strictly for grown-ups, so no under 18s.

Glencoe & Dalness

Mon 1 Jun

£30 / 0844 493 2222

Sat 3 Oct

£30 / 0844 493 2222

Butterflies in the Glasshouse

Wander around the colourful butterfly collection.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0845 260 9000

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0845 260 9000

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0845 260 9000

…and 7 more dates until 8 Mar

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 4 more dates until 17 Jun

Celebrating Scotland's Sharks

Activity day organised by the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme.

Loch Lomond Aquarium & Sea Life Centre, Balloch

Sat 14 Mar

£13.20 / 0871 423 2110

Last admission 4pm.

Clachtoll Coastal Walk

Coastal walk with sights and stories abound. Sturdy boots and a picnic are essential.

Clachtoll Beach

Thu 14 May

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

Tue 26 May

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

Thu 4 Jun

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

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Country Fair

A celebration of all things rural with a variety of country skills and traditional crafts. You can even meet the stars of the sheep world in the 'Sheep Show'.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Sun 6 Sep

£8 (£7; Children £4.50 under 5s free; Family £23; Members free) / 0131 247 4377

All prices include museum admission.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Country Fair National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Crispy Marsh

Guided walk through parks and wildlife habitats in the south side of Glasgow.

Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

Free

  • 11:30 – 15:30 Crispy Marsh Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow

The Dark Mysteries of Blackrock Gorge

Stroll through Evanton Wood visiting the haunting chasm of Blackrock Gorge learning the history that goes with it.

Various venues: Evanton, Dingwall

Sat 11 Apr

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Dragon Walk

Do dragons really exist? There's only one way to find out! Be brave and join us for a dragon hunt. Suitable for families with children 4-10 years and a sense of adventure.

Various venues: Nairn

Sun 12 Apr

£4 (Children £3; Familiy £11)

Drumbeg Peat Road

Join the Ranger for an exploration of Assynt, its history, wildlife and dangerous stories. Sturdy boots and a picnic are essential.

Drumbeg Viewpoint, Kylesku

Tue 12 May

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

Thu 18 Jun

£8 (£4; Familiy £20)

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Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair

A fair aimed at making you more environmentally aware and informed, with information stalls on recycling, energy efficiency, green health and local wildlife as well as fun activities and games for all.

The Crichton Campus, Dumfries

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 01387 702131

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Durness Puffin Walk

Final guided walk to visit the small colony of puffins at Faraid head, walking across beautiful Balnakeil beach and returning through the amazing dunes.

Balnakeil Beach

Mon 18 May

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Mon 1 Jun

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Mon 8 Jun

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Mon 15 Jun

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Easter Egg-case Hunt at Sandside

Come along and join the hunt to see how many mermaids purses (skate, ray and shark egg-cases) we can find, especially the large common skate egg cases. Any finds will be recorded to help in the conservation effort for these rare fish. All children must be accompanied.

Sandside Harbour

Mon 6 Apr

£4 (Children £3; Familiy £11)

Faraid Head Dunes

Guided walk amongst a fascinating dune system plus a walk across beautiful Balnakeil beach.

Balnakeil Beach

Tue 21 Apr

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Farmers Helpers Workshops

Hands-on farm work sessions for ages 8–12, with plenty of opportunities to get up close to the animals – and their mess! Booking is essential.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Apr

£10 / 0131 623 7031

Tue 7 Apr

£10 / 0131 623 7031

Wed 8 Apr

£10 / 0131 623 7031

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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

£10 (£5)

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.

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 11 more dates until 16 Jun

Guided Walk

Learn more about the area's assorted flora and fauna on this guided walk with the reserve warden.

RSPB Insh Marshes Nature Reserve, Nr Kingussie

Tue 21 Apr

£5 (£3) / 01540 661518

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Guided Walk RSPB Insh Marshes Nature Reserve, Nr Kingussie

Tue 19 May

£5 (£3) / 01540 661518

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Guided Walk RSPB Insh Marshes Nature Reserve, Nr Kingussie

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

Highland Herbal

Learn about what medical practitioners of old would prescribe and see what can still be of use today.

Husabost, Isle of Skye

Sat 30 May

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

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