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.

Find gift inspiration, plan a festive meal and enter our competition!

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Treat someone special this Christmas

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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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  • 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
  • Pop-up Christmas Shop

    Pop-up Christmas Shop

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 18 Dec - Sun 21 Dec Location:Georgian House Details View all events at this location >

    Grab Christmas by the antlers! Support the National Trust for Scotland and buy some gorgeous goodies, perfect pressies or a gift membership from our gift shop in Charlotte Square.

    Telephone: 0131 225 2160

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Dec 2014 - 21 December 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932118
  • Santa’s Family Holiday – There’s no place like Burns Cottage?

    Santa’s Family Holiday – There’s no place like Burns Cottage?

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 20 Dec - Sun 21 Dec Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Santa, Mrs Claus and the rest of the family have once again decided to go on a pre-Christmas holiday – the problem is they can’t decide on where!

    Each individual journey lasts approx 45 min. Check in desks close 10 minutes before your journey time. Suitable for all the family. Babies in arms free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:30 (15 min intervals)
    • 21 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 16:30 (15 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 6.00
    • Child : £ 6.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    www.nts.org.uk
  • Ayrshire Makers Christmas Markets

    Ayrshire Makers Christmas Markets

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 20 Dec - Sun 21 Dec Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Looking for that special gift? Then come along to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire crafters individual gifts.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Dec 2014 - 21 December 2014 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    0844 493 2601
  • Festive Feast

    Festive Feast

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 18 Dec - Sat 20 Dec Location:Pollok House Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for a 4 course Festive Feast in our atmospheric Edwardian Kitchen.

    Doors open at 7:30, last orders at 8:30.

    View the menu >

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Dec 2014 - 20 December 2014 : 19:30 - 23:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 440 7907

    Booking:

    £10 deposit per head required
  • Christmas Wreath and Home Decorations Workshop

    Christmas Wreath and Home Decorations Workshop

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 13 Dec - Wed 17 Dec Location:Kellie Castle & Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Welcome guests to your home this Christmas with a colourful festive wreath on your front door or a stunning display indoors.

    Dates & Times:

    • This event appears to have passed

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 45.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932184

    Booking:

    Price includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.
  • Elf Training School - 20 & 21 December

    Elf Training School - 20 & 21 December

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 20 Dec - Sun 21 Dec Location:David Livingstone Centre Details View all events at this location >

    Calling all wannabe elves! Santa is extra busy this year - so why not help him out by coming to train at Elf School!

    Booking essential.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 15:30 (30 min intervals)
    • 21 Dec 2014 : 11:00 - 15:30 (30 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932207
  • 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
    • buy online

    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
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932179

    Booking:

    Contact: Margaret Alexander, Tel: 01651 872659
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