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The Lidl Book of Big Adventures

The Lidl Book of Big Adventures

This autumn, 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 this most colourful time of year. 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.

Autumn walks

Lidl are big on everything you need for an outdoor adventure, and if you’re looking for the perfect autumn walks, we’ve got you covered - from the beautiful woodland ablaze with colour at The Hermitage in Perthshire to the challenging 874m ascent of Goatfell, with perfect views across the Isle of Arran and Firth of Clyde.

Using your Lidl Book of Big Adventures, tick off the leaves you find on your walk and colour them in using reds, oranges and yellows.

Discover some of our favourite autumn walks across Scotland.

Where to find wild things

Autumn is a great time to explore and find wild things across Scotland, from the dramatic rut of red deer stags on Mar Lodge Estate, Aberdeenshire to impressive ospreys and peregrine falcons at Grey Mare’s Tail in Dumfries & Galloway.

A trip to the Highlands is certainly worth it for keen wildlife watchers. The Inverewe estate is home to a wide range of animals - look our for otters and sea eagles, as well as squirrels.

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 sprightly Scots Dumpy hens are always worth saying hello to!

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 spook-tacular Halloween events across Scotland, 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 an autumn adventure, including snacks, drinks, clothing and outdoor kit.

Visitors on the Land Rover Safari at Glencoe

Haunted houses

Watch out! There are ghosts about! Will you spot the Headless Horseman at House of Dun in Angus, or the ghostly fiddle player at Craigievar Castle in Aberdeenshire?

Plan your ghost hunt now, and discover some of our favourite spooky stories at our mysterious places.

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