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The Lidl Book of Big Adventures

The Lidl Book of Big Adventures

This summer we’re joining up with Lidl to give you an exciting season of adventures! The Lidl Book of Big Adventures is jam-packed with activities and inspiration for the summer holidays. Find your Lidl Book of Big Adventures at participating Lidl stores in Scotland and our participating places – see map below.

To pick up your cool stickers, visit one of our participating places. Remember, it’s free for members to visit, and family membership starts from just £6 per month.

Find your favourite family adventure at one of our places – if you need some ideas, we’ve got plenty to inspire you on this page.

Best play parks

Looking for fun family activities to keep the little ones busy? Here are 7 of our favourite play parks. Where better to have an adventure, let off some steam and run wild?

Among them are Weehailes at Newhailes House & Gardens - an adventure play park designed to inspire children’s imaginations as they climb, crawl, swing and slide through this amazing space. There’s also a special area for younger children, with sand play and a mini flying fox.

Heading west, the Scots-Wa-Hey play area at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is the perfect way to introduce young visitors to the joy of Robert Burns! Explore a mini Burns Cottage, zoom down the Tam o’ Shanter zip wire, spin around the Witches’ Cauldron roundabout and scale the Auld Kirk climbing wall.

Picnic spots

Lidl are big on everything you might need for a picnic, and if you’re looking for the perfect spot, we’ve got you covered - from the peaceful sanctuary of Inveresk Lodge Garden with its tall trees, fragrant flowers, ponds and wildlife galore, to the brilliantly designed and meticulously maintained Pitmedden Garden, where you can even enjoy a game of boules on the pétanque piste! 

Enjoy your alfresco lunch at one of our picnic spots.

Where to find wild things

Summer is a great time to explore and find wild things, from thousands of seabirds at St Abb’s Head to roe deer and red squirrels at Crathes Castle.

Use your Lidl Book of Big Adventures as a guide and tick off the animals you spot.

A red squirrel climbs a tree

Treasure hunts

Our castles and great houses are packed full of treasures.

Can you find the dodo at Brodick Castle, or Scotland’s biggest rabbit sculpture in the gardens at Brodie Castle?

What artefacts can you see at the magnificent cliff-top Culzean Castle?

Can you discover Britain’s oldest real tennis court at Falkland Palace?

Will you spot the secret staircase when you explore quirky Castle Fraser?

Once you find your favourites, draw them in the Lidl Book of Big Adventures.

Best family gardens

Our gardens inspire visitors of all ages.

Explore the ‘impossible’ garden at Inverewe. As well as an amazing garden trail with plenty for children to do, there’s also an interactive museum.

Threave Garden & Estate is divided into a series of ‘garden rooms’, including the Children’s Discovery Garden. This makes for a pretty epic game of hide and seek.

The quirky and multi-level Palace Garden at Culross is a delight ... and the hens always entertain!

Head to Greenbank Garden where children will enjoy spotting the various sculptures and wood carvings throughout the garden and surrounding woodland.

Keep an eye out for the ‘wee folk’ on our new Fairies and Legends Trail at Brodick Castle.

Loads of fun events

There are all sorts of exciting events happening at our places – we offer something for all kids, big and small! From Land Rover safaris at Glencoe to the great Bannockburn campfire feast, and from minibeast walks to outdoor theatre for all ages, check out the Things to Do page to see what’s going on near you.

Pop into Lidl where you can find everything you need to take with you on a summer adventure, including snacks and drinks, clothing* and outdoor kit*.

*Look out for these in the Middle of Lidl promotions. Toys from 30 July, clothing from 19 September. Subject to availability. Selected stores.

A child holding a dragonfly looks at it through a magnifying glass

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