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The Lidl Book of Big Adventures

We’re working with our friends at Lidl to create fun family activities you can try this autumn.
A family plays among the autumn leaves in a wooded area

We’re working with our friends at Lidl to create fun family activities you can try this autumn. Pick up your free booklet at Lidl stores in Scotland and participating Trust places (see full list below).

Go geocaching

A group of children geocaching using a mobile phone in the forest

Are you inspired to get out and explore? Geocaching is a fun way to start an adventure – turning every walk into a treasure hunt! We’ve put together a worksheet to get you inspired – but here are the first steps for getting out there:

  1. Visit the Geocaching website – it's full of tips and advice
  2. Download the app
  3. Make an account
  4. Get exploring!

The lovely people at Geocaching have a great video on how to geocache safely and respectfully:

Download

Get into geocaching

pdf (3.13 MB)

Download our geocaching sheet - and discover geocaches at our amazing places!

Spot the difference

A child enjoys the 'spot the difference' picture puzzle

Can you find the 10 differences between these two pictures of fruit orchards?

Answers at the bottom of this page.

Download

Spot the difference

pdf (2.5 MB)

Download the 'spot the difference' picture puzzle

Event: Apple Sunday

Sunday 26 September, 2021
10am – 5pm
Pitmedden Garden, Aberdeenshire

A young boy eating an apple

Pitmedden Garden's famous Apple Sunday returns in 2021! Come along for garden-fresh apples, home-baked goods and fun for the whole family.

Book your tickets now

Event: Brodie Illuminated

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 27 November, 2021
5.30pm – 8pm (time slots)
Brodie Castle, Moray

Brodie Castle is illuminated at night time

This years spectacular ‘Brodie Illuminated 2021’ light show takes visitors along awe-inspiring illuminated pathways around the estate.

Book your tickets now

Make your own Highland helper

A Highland Cow-inspired pencil holder stands on a white desk, with colourful books piled behind. A pair of red glasses rest on top of the books.

Take inspiration from our adorable coos to make this fantastic pencil stand for your desk.

Download

Highland Helper

pdf (2.43 MB)

Download an instruction sheet to make a Highland cow pencil holder

Colouring book

A child is colouring in a peacock illustration. Coloured pencils lie around the sheet, with some in a pot.

Do you enjoy art? Do you like nature? Then you’ll love this brilliant colouring book, inspired by the wonderful wildlife at our special places.

Download

Download some colouring sheets with illustrations of some of the wildlife species you can see at our places.

Spot the difference – answers

Answers to the 'spot the difference' picture puzzle

I love this place

By joining the National Trust for Scotland, you can protect the places that matter to you and experience the best that Scotland has to offer.

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