Outdoor Theatre at the Trust

We've got a packed line up of outdoor theatre to help you make the most of summer. From Shakepeare’s As You Like It to David Walliams’ Mr Stink; grab a picnic and join us for some al fresco fun!

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  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 3 Jul - Fri 4 Dec Location:Glencoe & Dalness

    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.

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    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:

    • 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 01855 811307
  • Beginner Sea Kayaking Course

    Beginner Sea Kayaking Course

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul Location:Kintail & Morvich Details View all events at this location >

    Aimed at the first time paddler or those with limited experience, this course provides an opportunity to learn skills and techniques to enable you to join a group and start exploring Scotland's dramatic coast.

    Contact the NTS Kintail rangers directly for more information or to book.

    Telephone:0844 493 2231
    Email: kintail@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 28 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 29 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 30 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 31 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231
  • Ranger puffin day

    Ranger puffin day

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 6 May - Wed 15 Jul Location:Staffa National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Make your own way to the island with one of the local boat operators and find the ranger on hand throughout the day to answer your questions at Staffa’s puffin colony.

    Bring: sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01681 700659 or 07717581405
  • Buchaille Etive Beag - High Level Guided Walk

    Buchaille Etive Beag - High Level Guided Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 1 Jun - Sat 3 Oct Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    A walk along the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge taking in the two munros here. There are fantastic views from both summits and opportunities to hear all about this stunning area.

    Adults only. Please note these are full day hill walks and you should come prepared with the equipment you need for a full day out in the Scottish Hills and also have a good level of fitness. Terrain can be rough, steep and exposed in places.

    Please make us aware of any fitness/medical issues that may impact on your ability to take part in this walk at the time of booking.

    Rangers reserve the right to refuse entry onto the walk if clothing/footwear is deemed unsuitable.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Oct 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 30.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Cooking Up History

    Cooking Up History

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 6 Jul - Mon 7 Sep Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Live historic cookery in the Georgian Kitchen. Meet our resident cook, Louise, who will be breathing life back into our beautiful kitchen. Recreating recipes from the Georgian and Victorian era.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Jul 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 13 Jul 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 03 Aug 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 10 Aug 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 17 Aug 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 24 Aug 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 31 Aug 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00
    • 07 Sep 2015 : 11:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884455
  • Photosafari

    Photosafari

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 19 Jun - Fri 17 Jul Location:Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Join photography expert Jackie Newman, and learn how to get the most out of your camera and Arran's fabulous landscape

    Bring your own camera, but we can always provide you with a camera if you don't have one. Outdoor clothing required. Must be physically capable of getting into and out of a landrover.

    Dates & Times:

    • 17 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 13:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01770 302462

    Booking:

    Booking required with Ranger Service, call 01770 302462, email Goatfell@nts.org.uk
  • Buchaille Etive Mor - High Level Guided Walk

    Buchaille Etive Mor - High Level Guided Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 19 Jun - Sat 19 Sep Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    A walk along the ridge of Buachaille Etive Mor taking in both munro summits. This all day walk along the iconic ridge has stunning mountain scenery to be viewed in all directions, and fantastic wildlife to discover.

    Adults only. Please note these are full day hill walks and you should come prepared with the equipment you need for a full day out in the Scottish Hills and also have a good level of fitness. Terrain can be rough, steep and exposed in places.

    Please make us aware of any fitness/medical issues that may impact on your ability to take part in this walk at the time of booking.

    Rangers reserve the right to refuse entry onto the walk if clothing/footwear is deemed unsuitable.

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Sep 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 30.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • The Battle of Bannockburn Walk

    The Battle of Bannockburn Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 19 Jul - Sun 23 Aug Location:Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre Details View all events at this location >

    The National Trust for Scotland's 'Battle of Bannockburn Walk' is a guided tour of several areas key to the battle including the possible locations of the main action.

    On the day sturdy footwear and suitable clothing for the weather should be worn. A good level of fitness is required due to the the length of walk and the uneven terrain. Walks meet at the Battle of Bannockburn centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Jul 2015 : 10:30 - 14:30
    • 23 Aug 2015 : 10:30 - 14:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 2.50

    Contact:

    For further information or to book please call 01786 812664

    Booking:

    Booking essential, please call to book
  • Sun Burns! – Summer Fun Day

    Sun Burns! – Summer Fun Day

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 12 Jul - Sun 16 Aug Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for a day of family fun featuring a bouncy castle, kids’ activities, live music and a barbecue.

    Dates & Times:

    • 12 Jul 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 26 Jul 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 02 Aug 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 16 Aug 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01292 443700
  • Footpath Conservation Discovery Day

    Footpath Conservation Discovery Day

    Dates:Tue 14 Jul Location:Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Join our Footpath Team for a behind-the-scenes look at their important work on the slopes of beautiful Ben Lawers.

    This event is weather dependent and requires walking boots and outdoor clothing that is wind and waterproof. The upland walk will last approximately 2½ hours. Meet at the NTS Ranger Base, Lynedoch, Killin, FK21 8UW at 10.00am

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    Please telephone Michael Bauld (Legacy Officer) on 0131 458 0407 or email legacy@nts.org.uk
  • Companion Dog Show

    Companion Dog Show

    Dates:Sat 18 Jul Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Join us in the grounds of Newhailes for some doggy fun! This dog show will be entirely free for the public to observe and will prove to be loads of fun for people of all ages!

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Jul 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Rumbling Romans & Wicked Warriors

    Rumbling Romans & Wicked Warriors

    Dates:Sat 18 Jul - Sun 19 Jul Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    With danger, excitement, chariots, thrilling action, devlish jesters, gladiators, amazing battles, and a bouncy castle, Castle Fraser is in for a fantastic weekend of amazing entertainment.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Jul 2015 - 19 July 2015 : 11:00 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 9.50
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 27.00
    • Concession : £ 7.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 833463

    Booking:

    Price shown is online discount price - entry at the gate will be Adult: £11, Child/Conc: £8, Family: £30
  • An Introduction to Mountain Plant Identification

    An Introduction to Mountain Plant Identification

    Dates:Sat 18 Jul - Sun 19 Jul Location:Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    A weekend learning the basics of how to use keys to identify mountain plants on this botanically rich nature reserve.

    Self-catering bunkroom accommodation is available at £15 per night at the Ranger base in Killin.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Jul 2015 - 19 July 2015 : 09:30 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 100.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01567 820988

    Booking:

    Booking is essential. Book online or call 0844 4932 136 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk
  • Animal Detectives

    Animal Detectives

    Dates:Wed 29 Jul Location:Killiecrankie Details View all events at this location >

    An engaging ranger-led children's activity walk through the Pass of Killicrankie.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Jul 2015 : 10:30 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01796 473233

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • Heartbreak Productions' Mr. Stink

    Heartbreak Productions' Mr. Stink

    Dates:Sat 1 Aug Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Watch the fabulous characters from the infamous novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Mr. Stink.

    Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. For advanced booking order your tickets online or call 0131 653 5599

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Aug 2015 : 18:00 - 20:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 36.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
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