Family Activities for 2016
Get the whole family outdoors during the school holidays!
Our gardens for 2016 include a wonderful range of walks, wildlife and homemade teas, but here are a selection which have child-friendly features and activities. Enjoy!
NORTH OF SCOTLAND & ISLANDS
Ross, Cromarty, Skye, Inverness
Saturday 4 June Old Allangrange, Munlochy - Bee identification walk.
Sunday 26 June House of Aigas and Field Centre By Beauly - Guided walks on nature trails. Beavers, pine martins, badgers.
Sunday 21 August Skye Forest Garden Isle of Skye - Woodland walk to seal and bird islands. Otters.
Saturday 3 September Old Allangrange, Munlochy - Bee identification walk.
SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND
Sunday 14 April and Sunday 29 May Dalswinton House, Dalswinton - Life-size model of first steamboat launched in Britain.
25 March - 30 September Dunskey Gardens and Maze, Stranraer - Children's games and tree identification
1 April - 31 October Glenwhan Gardens, By Stranraer - Pond dipping, wildlife trails, moorland walks, easter egg hunt and children’s quiz
WEST AND CENTRAL SCOTLAND
Daily Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Cairndow - The only Gruffalo Trail in Scotland!
Tuesday 12 July Culzean, Maybole - Guided walks, Adventure Cove, beaches, rock pools.
Glasgow & North Lanarkshire
Friday 8 July Greenbank Garden, Clarkston - Theatre on the lawn - medieval mayhem for all the family!
Isle of Arran
24 & 26 May, 30 June, 28 July and 25 August Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran - Children's house tours. Junior garden trail. Playground.
Sunday 22 May Highwood, Kilmacolm - Duck race at 3.30pm.
Sunday 12 June Castlebank Gardens, Castlebank - Woodland garden with fairy dell, horticultural centre.
Saturday 16 July Covington, Biggar - Beekeeping display.
Sunday 31 July Beeches Cottage Nursery, Lesmahagow - Geese, ducks, chickens.
Saturday 20 August Old Farm Cottage, Lanark - Beekeeping demonstration. Observation hives. Teepee
By arrangement 16 May - 17 June Arndean, By Dollar - Treehouse.
SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND
Sunday 10 April Winton House, Pencaitland - Bouncy castle. Games on the lawn. Luca's ice cream.Lambs. Falconry demonstrations. House tours.
Sunday 4 September Athelstaneford Village - Working model train.
Edinburgh & West Lothian
Sunday 1 May 101 Greenbank Crescent, Edinburgh - Live music. Child-friendly garden.
Daily Kailzie Gardens, Peebles - Osprey watch with live CCTV. Children's play area.
Sunday 10 July Yetholm Village Town, Yetholm - Music, stalls, wood turning, produce, etc.
March – October Floors Castle, Kelso - Adventure playground.
EAST OF SCOTLAND
Sat/Sun 7/8 May Castle Fraser Garden, Inverurie - Woodland secrets adventure playground and trails.
Sunday 3 July Bruckhills Croft, Inverurie - Labyrinth. Wildlife spotting by the river.
Tuesday 26 July and Sunday 14 August Haddo House Ellon - Guided tours, garden quiz and crafts for children.
Angus & Dundee
Saturday 9 July Hospitalfield Arbroath - Children's activities
Sunday 31 July The Herbalist's Garden at Logie Kirriemuir - Children's activities
Sunday 22 May Kirklands, Saline - Three-storey tree house
By arrangement 15 Apr to 19 Jun South Flisk, Cupar - Lots of wildlife and working pottery
Kincardine & Deeside
Sunday 12 June Kincardine, Kincardine O'Neil - Children's treasure trail
Perth & Kinross
By arrangement 15 April - 15 October Delvine, Murthly - Swans, geese, peacocks, otters, beavers!
Sunday 29 May Rossie House, Forgandenny - Fantastic sculptures! Giant teapot and table ready for Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Saturday 4 June Abercairny Gardens, Crieff - Children's treasure hunt