Grab Christmas by the antlers!

Get in a snowball fight, become an elf, then storm a castle at a National Trust for Scotland event this Christmas.

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Celebrate St Andrews Night in style

Put your dancing shoes on and come along to the Burns Museum in Alloway as we celebrate Scotland's patron saint with a ceilidh and a supper.

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Bannockburn wins 'Best Visitor Experience’ award

The Battle of Bannockburn Experience has won the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions “Best Visitor Experience” Award 2014. Visit to find out for yourself why it's won.

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  • Young Naturalists' Club

    Young Naturalists' Club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 27 Sep - Sat 29 Nov Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park

    Join us for excitement and entertainment this Winter at Culzean Castle with the Young Naturalist Club.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Winter membership £10
    Meet at Visitor Centre at 10am
    No booking required.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Nov 2014 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932148

    Booking:

    Winter membership £10. No booking required
  • Nature Nippers at Newhailes

    Nature Nippers at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 6 Nov - Thu 4 Dec Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    A very popular event for the under 5’s and their parents If you want your child to enjoy playing outside and discovering the natural world then Nature Nippers is for you!

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be outside so wellies and warm, waterproof clothes are a must.

    Booking essential: 0844 493 2124 or lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Dec 2014 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Christmas Gift Shop

    Christmas Gift Shop

    Dates:Fri 7 Nov - Tue 23 Dec Location:Robert Smail's Printing Works Details View all events at this location >

    Smail’s Christmas Gift Shop will be opening in the run up to the festive season.

    Open from Thursday 6th November.

    Opening hours as follows: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday, 9am – 3pm.

    Also open Sunday 8th December as part of Switched on Sunday.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Nov 2014 - 23 December 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    Contact Robert Smail’s Printing Works on t: 0844 493 2259 or e: smails@nts.org.uk for further information
  • Enchanted Castle 2014

    Enchanted Castle 2014

    Dates:Wed 19 Nov - Sun 23 Nov Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    A spectacular sound and light show will light up Crathes Castle as you have never seen it before with a dazzling new display of video projections across this iconic historic property.

    Visit www.theenchantedcastle.info for further details.

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Nov 2014 - 23 November 2014 : 17:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 6.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932166

    Booking:

    Please note that a booking fee applies
  • Nature Detectives – Bird feeders

    Nature Detectives – Bird feeders

    Dates:Sat 22 Nov Location:Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre Details View all events at this location >

    Come along and discover the life of winter birds and make a bird feeder to take home too.

    For further information or to book please call 0844 493 2139 or email Bannockburnlearning@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

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    Prices:

    • Child : £ 1.50

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932139
  • Exclusively Highlands Craft and Food Fair

    Exclusively Highlands Craft and Food Fair

    Dates:Sat 22 Nov - Sun 23 Nov Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Exclusively Highlands Christmas Fair of Fine Arts, Crafts and Foods at Castle Fraser for 2014.

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Nov 2014 - 23 November 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Concession : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932164
  • A Celebration of Contemporary Craft at Holmwood House

    A Celebration of Contemporary Craft at Holmwood House

    Dates:Sun 23 Nov Location:Holmwood Details View all events at this location >

    Join us at Holmwood House on Sunday 23rd November from 11-4 for an exclusive shopping experience and to meet local craft makers.

    This is a free event open to the public on Sunday 23rd November. Doors open 11am - 4pm

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Nov 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please contact community fundraising on 0844 493 2696

    Booking:

    Free event open to the public
  • Ayrshire Makers BIG Christmas Market

    Ayrshire Makers BIG Christmas Market

    Dates:Wed 26 Nov Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Forget the High Street queues this Christmas and head to RBBM for an evening of relaxing Christmas retail therapy and entertainment.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Nov 2014 : 18:00 - 20:30

    Contact:

    0844 493 2601
  • Brodie Castle Christmas Craft and Food Fair

    Brodie Castle Christmas Craft and Food Fair

    Dates:Sat 29 Nov - Sun 30 Nov Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    Beautiful crafts, wonderful foods, mulled wine, mince pies and music all within the beautiful setting of Brodie Castle.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Nov 2014 - 30 November 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932156
  • St Andrews Night Ceilidh and Supper

    St Andrews Night Ceilidh and Supper

    Dates:Sat 29 Nov Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Let's celebrate Scotland's Patron Saint and also Scotland's national dish with a good old fashioned Ceilidh!

    The Borland Ceilidh Band play traditional Scottish music with a dynamism and vitality that people have come to expect from one of Scotland’s premier ceilidh bands. Unlike most other ceilidh bands, The Borland Ceilidh Band sound is based around fiddles instead of accordions, offering a different sound to your ceilidh.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Nov 2014 : 19:00 - 23:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 18.00
    • Child : £ 18.00
    • Concession : £ 18.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    0844 493 2601

    Booking:

    Online only
  • Mrs Claus is Keeping Christmas at Pollok House

    Mrs Claus is Keeping Christmas at Pollok House

    Dates:Sat 29 Nov - Wed 24 Dec Location:Pollok House Details View all events at this location >

    Enjoy a truly magical family Christmas when you bring the children to meet the award-winning Mrs Claus at Pollok House!

    To book tickets please visit www.hubtickets.co.uk

    Tickets to visit Mrs Claus are £6 per child which includes a gift. Children must be accompanied by an adult – entry is £6.50 per adult, £5 per concession (over 60s, unemployed and student).

    Over the festive season Pollok House is open daily, except 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 Jan from 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm). The house is decorated for Christmas until 6 Jan 2014.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Nov 2014 - 24 December 2014 : 11:00 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 6.50
    • Child : £ 6.00
    • Concession : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 473 2000
  • Exploring patterns in nature.

    Exploring patterns in nature.

    Dates:Thu 4 Dec Location:Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Part of “Talk, tea & torte” the autumn/winter programme of informal talks for the public.

    Suitable for an adult audience. Entry fee includes cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Dec 2014 : 10:30 - 11:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Concession : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932158

    Booking:

    Tickets from Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum
  • Christmas at Harmony House

    Christmas at Harmony House

    Dates:Sat 6 Dec Location:Harmony Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Harmony House in Melrose.

    Tickets are limited - please buy early to avoid disappointment.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932257
  • Newhailes in Hibernation

    Newhailes in Hibernation

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Dec - Sun 14 Dec Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see the house in hibernation.

    Please dress warmly - conservation heating levels only in the house.

    Please book on line or by calling 0844 4932125 to avoid disappointment

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 07 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 13 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)
    • 14 Dec 2014 : 12:00 - 15:00 (60 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Concession : £ 8.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
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