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 EASTER & SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

Cost: Child £3.50 per activity  Adult £3.50 per activity

This is an opportunity to explore the natural environment with your children, under the guidance of East Lothian Council Countryside Rangers. 

Events are aimed at families with children aged 3 and over and costs £3.50 per adult or child. Younger siblings are welcome to attend free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

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Family Hike

Wednesday 17th April  11am  Dunbar

An easy 6 mile (9.5 km) walk that is perfect for families wanting to enjoy walking East Lothian’s countryside together. Explore local landscapes and find out about their wild inhabitants in the presence of your Ranger Service guide. This is a circular walk that is not suitable for buggies or pushchairs and children must be able to walk the full route.

Meet: Outside Dunbar Leisure Pool. Grid Ref. NT 678 792

 

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Minibeast Hunt - Musselburgh

Wednesday 3rd July 14:00-15:30 Musselburgh

Join the Ranger and explore the microscopic world of minibeasts! Find out more about the important jobs these creatures undertake in our woodlands.

Meet: Prestongrange Museum east of Musselburgh on the B1348 coast road  NT 372 737

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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River Dipping - Haddington

Wednesday 10th July 14:00-15:30  Haddington

Come and find out what creatures lurk beneath the river. Bring wellies or old shoes.

Meet: In front of the Aubigny Sports Centre, Haddington NT 515 734

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Seashore Safari - Longniddry

Wednesday 17th July 10:00 - 12:00 at Longniddry

Join us for a guddle in the rock-pools and see what amazing creatures we can find. Bring wellies.

Meet: Longniddry Bents Car Park no.2 This can be found along the main coast road between Port Seton and Longniddry (B1348) NT 436 767. There is a height restrictor (2.1m). Car park charging applies.

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Minibeast Hunt - Dunbar

Wednesday 24th July  14:00 - 15:30  Dunbar

Join the Ranger and explore the microscopic world of minibeasts! Find out more about the important jobs these creatures undertake in our woodlands.

Meet: LInkfield car park, John Muir Country Park, next door to East Links Family Farm Park, Dunbar. Grid Ref: NT 651 788

Height restrictor access (2.1m). Car park charging applies

 

 

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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River Dipping - Gifford

Wednesday 31st July  14:00 - 15:30  Gifford

Come and find out what creatures lurk beneath the river. Bring wellies or old shoes

Meet: Gifford playpark. From Haddington, take the B6369 towards Lennoxlove/Gifford.  When in Gifford at the junction by the church, turn right and then second left.  The playpark is on your right before the gates of Yester House. Grid Ref: NT 534 678.

 

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Seashore Safari - Dunbar

Wednesday 7th August  14:00 - 15:30  Dunbar

Join us for a guddle amongst the rockpools and see what amazing creatures we can find. Bring wellies and a plastic container.

Meet: East Beach Dunbar, at the car park next to the play area on the seafront on Lamer street. Grid ref: NT 681 789

 

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Night Life - Aberlady

Friday 30th August  20:30 - 22:00  Aberlady

Come along to see and hear what creatures come out as darkness descends. Bats, moths and owls should be about, so let’s see if we can meet them on our journey. Bring a torch and wrap up warm.

Meet: Gosford Bothy Roadside Car Park, next to the A198  NT 457 795

£3.50

(incl. VAT)
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Night Life - East Linton

Friday 6th September  20:30 - 22:00  East Linton

Come along to see and hear what creatures come out as darkness descends. Bats, moths and owls should be about, so let’s see if we can meet them on our journey. Bring a torch and wrap up warm.

Meet: NTS Preston Mill off Preston Road, East Linton.  NT 595 778

 

£3.50

(incl. VAT)