Activities for Children

These activities are suitable for families - they will be targetted at children, who should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

2016 Ranger Activities for Children and Families

Sat 26 March EGG OLYMPICS
Some eggy activities for families - including painting, quiz, obstacle course and egg race. Please bring a (well-trained) hard-boiled egg with you.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: Children £2

Sat 2 April SPRING TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for clues and treasure on a self-guided trail through the woods.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Wed 6 April DEER, PONIES, LAMBS AND CALVES
A walk on the farm to see spring new-born calves and lambs and get a look at our red deer and Atholl highland ponies too.
3.00 - 4.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Everyone
Cost: Adults £2, Children £1

Sat 14 - Sun 15 May CELEBRATING NATURE FESTIVAL
Celebrating nature in the Cairngorms National Park. Join us in Blair Atholl for woolly woods, making bird feeders, the national park photo-post challenge, black grouse lek safaris and more. Contact the ranger service or visit www.cairngorms.co.uk for more details.

Sat 14 May BOGTASTIC
Join the rangers and staff from the Cairngorms National Park to find out more about our amazing bogs - how they work and the stories they hold. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
1.00 - 4.30pm
Who for: Adults and Older Children
Cost: Free

Thurs 7 July TOOTH AND CLAW
We find out about nature's predators with games and activities in the woods.
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 12 July WOODLAND TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for clues and treasure on a self-guided trail through the woods.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Thurs 14 July MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make a bug house to take home
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £1 and £2 per box

Tues 19 July OUTDOOR SCIENCE - AIR
Join us to test how clean our air is using easy tests and experiments. Then try it out at home.
2.00 - 4.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Thurs 21 July WET AND WILD
Discover the weird, watery world around the river. River dipping, games and a boat race.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Thurs 28 July DINOSAUR TRACKING
Follow the tracks and clues through the wood and see if you can find a dinosaur. Self-guided trail
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 2 August OUTDOOR SCIENCE - BUGS
Join us to look for different minibeasts, do a Bugs Count survey and then try one at home.
2.00 - 4.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Thurs 4 August TOOTH AND CLAW
We find out about nature's predators with games and activities in the woods.
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 9 August ROCKY TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for rocky clues and geological treasure on a self-guided trail around the village.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Thurs 11 August MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make a bug house to take home
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £1 and £2 per box

Tues 16 August BATS AND BOXES
Make a bat box to take home and then come on an evening walk to see our local bats.
8.00 - 10.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Everyone
Cost: £5 per box

Thurs 18 August WET AND WILD
Discover the weird, watery world around the river. River dipping, games and a boat race.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 23 August DUSK WATCH
Look for the creatures that come out at dusk - bats, moths, owls and more.
8.00 - 10.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Everyone
Cost: £2 per adult and £1 per child

Sun 25 September RED SQUIRREL WALK
Come on a walk to see our red squirrels and find out more about their life in the woods.
9.30 - 11.00am
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Adults and Older Children
Cost: £2 per adult and £1 per child

Tues 11 October RAGING AND ROARING
Find out more about the wild red deer stags and other deer with the rangers.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Mon 31 October BATS + FROGS + MICE + MAGIC
Join us for some spooky wildlife activities at Halloween.
4.30 - 6.00pm
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

 

 


 

 

 

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