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  • Mountain Biking Taster Day

    Mountain Biking Taster Day

    Dates:Fri 1 Apr - Mon 31 Oct Location:Kintail & Morvich

    Enjoy a day of guided mountain biking exploring some of the amazing tracks and countryside of the West Highlands.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Price includes mountain bike hire and guided tuition.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Apr 2016 - 31 October 2016 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231

    Booking:

    Please contact the Kintail rangers at kintail@nts.org.uk or call 01599 511231
  • Explore Culzean's Caves

    Explore Culzean's Caves

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 16 Apr - Sat 24 Sep Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    A behind the scenes look at the caves below the Castle.

    Children must be 8 years and over and accompanied by an adult. Wear old clothes and stout footwear or wellies as the caves are very muddy. People on this walk must be able to walk over slippy rocks to get to the caves. Head torches and helmets are provided. Please note normal admission applies for entry to the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Apr 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30
    • 14 May 2016 : 13:00 - 14:30
    • 29 May 2016 : 10:30 - 12:00
    • 11 Jun 2016 : 10:30 - 12:00
    • 07 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 27 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30
    • 13 Aug 2016 : 13:00 - 14:30
    • 10 Sep 2016 : 10:30 - 12:00
    • 24 Sep 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400

    Booking:

    Booking required as places limited
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 23 Apr - Sat 30 Apr Location:Mar Lodge Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Join a ranger at one of our Black Grouse Leks.

    Please bring binoculars if you have them. Price includes breakfast.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Apr 2016 : 05:00 - 08:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 26.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential, places limited.
  • Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course

    Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 24 Apr - Fri 29 Apr Location:Kintail & Morvich Details View all events at this location >

    A multi-day course aimed at those with some kayaking experience but want to develop their skills, whilst exploring our magical north-west coast.

    Course cost includes all instruction, paddling equipment and clothing, plus camping equipment for expeditions and self-catering accommodation will be provided at our Kintail Outdoor Centre. Collection from bus and rail links can be arranged.

    Dates & Times:

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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231 or email kintail@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    please contact the Kintail rangers on 01599 511231 or email kintail@nts.org.uk
  • Sunrise wildlife

    Sunrise wildlife

    Dates:Sat 30 Apr Location:Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Experience the thrill of seeing and hearing some of the wildlife of the lower slopes as the sun rises. Rewards for the early start may include sightings of roe deer and black grouse and the songs of migrant birds returning to the hills.

    Please bring walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing and be prepared for rough ground.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Apr 2016 : 05:00 - 07:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 2.50
    • Family : £ 12.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking is essential. Book online or call 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk
  • Historical Land Rover Safari

    Historical Land Rover Safari

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 4 May - Wed 26 Oct Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    Exploring the most famous point in Glencoe’s history, this safari will transport you to many of the key sites and unravel the true history of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692.

    Duration: 2.5hours Booking Essential Suitable for: Adults and children of high school age Bring: Binoculars/Camera/Snack – Optional Meet: 1:30pm Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 May 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 01 Jun 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 06 Jul 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 10 Aug 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 14 Sep 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 26 Oct 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
    • Child : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307 or glencoe@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 5 May - Thu 3 Nov Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Nature Nippers for Children from 0 to 5 to have fun and learn all about nature and outdoors.

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

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 04 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 01 Sep 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Nov 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Culzean at Night

    Culzean at Night

    Dates:Sat 14 May Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Culzean Castle is opening its doors and welcoming visitors for evening tours and an authentic Ayrshire ceilidh in the Home Farm with the Borland Ceilidh Band.

    We are currently looking into arranging a coach for travel to and from Ayr, depending on demand. If you are interested in this please email etrimarchi@nts.org.uk or call 01655 884518.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 May 2016 : 17:30 - 23:00 (15 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884518
  • Bookbinding for Beginners

    Bookbinding for Beginners

    Dates:Sat 21 May Location:Robert Smail's Printing Works Details View all events at this location >

    Learn how to make your own lovely simple books. Books can be folded, stuck, sewn and so much more.

    11-1 and 2-4. At St Ronan’s Wells Visitor Centre, Wells Brae, Innerleithen. Spaces are limited, booking essential.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 May 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01896 830206 or e: smails@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    To book contact Smail's on 01896 830 206 or email smails@nts.org.uk
  • Teddy Bears Picnic at the Palace

    Teddy Bears Picnic at the Palace

    Dates:Sat 21 May Location:Royal Burgh of Culross Details View all events at this location >

    Teddy, our much-loved bear, will show you and your favourite cuddly toy around Culross Palace and Gardens.

    Age Suggestion: 4 to 8 years olds 11am, 1pm, 3pm Lots of activities and adventures throughout the whole tour. Tour/event will last 90 minutes. Bring your own packed lunch/snacks to eat in our activity room throughout the tour.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 May 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 21 May 2016 : 13:00 - 15:00
    • 21 May 2016 : 15:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 8.50
    • Child : £ 8.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01383 880359
  • Jacobite Re-enactment

    Jacobite Re-enactment

    Dates:Sat 21 May - Sun 22 May Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Meet the Jacobites and Redcoat soldiers in their military camps. Witness a daring raid followed by a deadly duel!

    For more information contact Crathes Estate Office on 01330 844525 or email crathes@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016 : 11:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Child : £ 1.00
    • Concession : £ 1.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844525 or email crathes@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Secure your tickets early by booking online now.
  • Muddy Puddle Club

    Muddy Puddle Club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 28 May - Sun 29 May Location:Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Be prepared to get mucky! Muddy Puddle Club activities include gruesome clay faces and slimy clay snails, exploding seed bombs and more!

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may need to be hands on, too so should be prepared. All participants to register at reception before start time as sessions will start promptly.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 May 2016 : 13:00 - 14:30
    • 29 May 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30
    • 29 May 2016 : 13:30 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 700334 or email drum@nts.org.uk
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