Visit Mrs Claus this Christmas

Get Christmas off to a magical start and bring the children to meet Mrs Claus at Pollok House. Each room in the house is decorated in a different theme and stuffed full of festive treats.

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Visit Mrs Claus this Christmas

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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Grab Christmas by the antlers!

Give hundreds of great days out

Worried about Christmas delivery? Buy National Trust for Scotland Gift Membership online now and we'll send you a Gift Certificate by email so you can print it right away!

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Give hundreds of great days out

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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Bannockburn wins 'Best Visitor Experience’ award

Renewables scheme launched at Mar Lodge Estate

A groudbreaking new renewable energy scheme launched at Mar Lodge in November when the new biomass boilers were fired up for the first time. The money-saving scheme will reduce CO2 emissions by 450 tons per year on heating alone.

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Renewables scheme launched at Mar Lodge Estate
  • Pop Up Christmas Shop and Magical Christmas Wishing Tree

    Pop Up Christmas Shop and Magical Christmas Wishing Tree

    Dates:Sat 1 Nov - Tue 23 Dec Location:Gladstone's Land

    This festive season give the gift of 'Glad'. Support the National Trust for Scotland and buy some gorgeous goodies, a gift membership or just make a Christmas wish come true.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Open Daily in November and December.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Nov 2014 - 23 December 2014 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932120 or email gladstonesland@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
  • 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
  • Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

    Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

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

    Homecoming Scotland and South Ayrshire Council present the finale of Homecoming 2014 - Ae Spark o' Natures Fire. This yuletide season journey into Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire, a unique fire garden experience in celebration of Scotland’s poet, Robert Burns, created by Walk the Plank.

    Price includes an evening of Burns entertainment with Ayrshire food and drink for sale, a timed fire garden walk, entry to the Auld Kirk graveyard and a hot drink from pedlars on the Brig o’ Doon

    Book tickets today

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Dec 2014 : 16:00 - 19:00
    • 29 Dec 2014 : 20:00 - 23:00

    Contact:

    01292 288235
  • Garden Walk - Winter Pruning

    Garden Walk - Winter Pruning

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 10 Jan - Sat 10 Oct Location:Greenbank Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Join the team for the regular garden walk to see what is doing well in the garden now and get advice on what you should be doing in your own garden.

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Jan 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00
    • 10 Oct 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932201
  • Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Dates:Tue 13 Jan Location:Haddo House Details View all events at this location >

    An adaptation of this classic fairy-tale by acclaimed Olivier Award winning children's playwright Mike Kenny.

    Suitable for 6+.

    Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes with an interval of 15 minutes

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Jan 2015 : 18:30 - 20:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 30.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932179
  • North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre Burns' Supper at Haddo House

    North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre Burns' Supper at Haddo House

    Dates:Fri 16 Jan Location:Haddo House Details View all events at this location >

    Bring along your friends to celebrate Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns.

    Price includes a reception, three course dinner, haggis address, and musical entertainment by the famous violinist Raemond Jappy.

    Dates & Times:

    • 16 Jan 2015 : 18:30 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 33.00
    • Concession : £ 33.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932179

    Booking:

    Contact: Margaret Alexander, Tel: 01651 872659
  • The Big Haggis Feast and Ceilidh

    The Big Haggis Feast and Ceilidh

    Dates:Fri 23 Jan Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    The birthplace celebrates the Bards birthday in style with a Haggis Feast and Ceilidh(featuring the dynamic Scotch Bonnet Ceilidh band).

    Traditional 3 course supper (vegetarian options available on the night)

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Jan 2015 : 19:00 - 23:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 32.00
    • Child : £ 32.00
    • Concession : £ 32.00
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    Contact:

    0844 493 2601
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 6 Feb - Fri 4 Dec Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    Nature Nippers is a pre-school nature group for under 5’s and their parents. Join us every month for a chance to explore and enjoy nature through games and play.

    Suitable for: Under 5’s and their parents

    Duration: 1 hour

    Cost: Adult n/a, Children £1.50 – No booking required

    Bring: Outdoor clothing and wellies.

    Meet: 10:30am Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Feb 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 06 Mar 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 10 Apr 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 01 May 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 05 Jun 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 03 Jul 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 07 Aug 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 04 Sep 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 02 Oct 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 06 Nov 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 04 Dec 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 1.50

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932222
  • Garden Walk - Early Bulbs

    Garden Walk - Early Bulbs

    Dates:Sat 14 Feb Location:Greenbank Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Join the team for the regular garden walk to see what is performing well in the garden now and learn more about the early flowering bulbs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Feb 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932201
  • Winter Pruning Workshop

    Winter Pruning Workshop

    Dates:Sat 21 Feb Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    A day workshop on the practicalities of tending your garden and getting the most from your woody plants

    The day includes a soup and sandwich lunch. This day is part of the Scotland's Gardens Scheme and all proceeds will be distributed to charities accordingly

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2015 : 10:00 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932166

    Booking:

    Prior booking essential as places are limited to a maximum of 15 participants
  • Snowdrop and Winter Walk

    Snowdrop and Winter Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 21 Feb - Sun 22 Feb Location:House of the Binns Details View all events at this location >

    Come along and learn all about House of the Binns Snowdrops and the other winter species that is on the estate.

    Booking Essential

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15
    • 22 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential online
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