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Get to know your forests a little better

Forthcoming events



Summer Family Nature Club: Tremendous Trees

At: The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
Starts: 17/08/2018 10:00 am
Ends: 17/08/2018 12:00 pm
Price: Cost: £4 non- RSPB member, £3 RSPB member (adults and under 3s free of charge)

Join the RSPB and Forestry Commission Scotland for a fun filled morning learning about the array of wildlife here at the Lodge. Games, wildlife watching and building homes for nature are some of the things to look forward to over the summer holidays.

Come and learn about the trees that make up the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and what lives in them. Also, try your hand at some wild art with bark rubbings and nature sculptures. 


Summer Family Nature Club: Tremendous Trees

At: The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
Starts: 18/08/2018 10:00 am
Ends: 18/08/2018 12:00 pm
Price: Cost: £4 non- RSPB member, £3 RSPB member (adults and under 3s free of charge)

Join the RSPB and Forestry Commission Scotland for a fun filled morning learning about the array of wildlife here at the Lodge. Games, wildlife watching and building homes for nature are some of the things to look forward to over the summer holidays.

Come and learn about the trees that make up the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and what lives in them. Also, try your hand at some wild art with bark rubbings and nature sculptures. 


Guide in the Hide at Kirroughtree

At: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Starts: 21/08/2018 2:00 pm
Ends: 21/08/2018 3:00 pm
Price: Free. No booking required.

Pop down to the Wild Watch Trail hide anytime between 2 and 3pm for an informal chat about the wildlife that lives in the Galloway Forest Park.


Den Building at Kirroughtree

At: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Starts: 23/08/2018 2:00 am
Ends: 23/08/2018 3:00 pm
Price: Free. Space is limited so booking is essential. Please call the visitor centre on 01671 402994 to reserve your place.

Join forest staff to make your very own family woodland den. Great for 7 years and above.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring midge repellent and a hat just in case


Guide in the Hide at Kirroughtree

At: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Starts: 28/08/2018 2:00 pm
Ends: 28/08/2018 3:00 pm
Price: Free. No booking required.

Pop down to the Wild Watch Trail hide anytime between 2 and 3pm for an informal chat about the wildlife that lives in the Galloway Forest Park.


Den Building at Kirroughtree

At: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Starts: 30/08/2018 2:00 am
Ends: 30/08/2018 3:00 pm
Price: Free. Space is limited so booking is essential. Please call the visitor centre on 01671 402994 to reserve your place.

Join forest staff to make your very own family woodland den. Great for 7 years and above.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring midge repellent and a hat just in case


Stargazing at Kirroughtree

At: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Starts: 31/08/2018 8:30 pm
Ends: 31/08/2018 10:30 pm
Price: Adults £15, Children £8 (age 12 or under, 3yrs and under go free) Family ticket £38 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Description Join Stargazing Scotland at Kirroughtree to dicover more about Venus and the moon.

Booking essential – please call 01671 402994.


Fishing at Loch Grannoch

At: Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre
Starts: 02/09/2018 9:00 am
Ends: 02/09/2018 4:00 pm
Price: Adults £10 Children £5

Join our friendly staff for this popular day of fishing on Loch Grannoch. Some basic fishing rods and bait can be hired if pre-booked. Booking essential - please call 0300 067 6800. Limited spaces available - book early to avoid disappointment. Meet at the Riverside car park at the end of the Raiders Road Forest Drive.


Batty About Bats at The Lodge

At: The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
Starts: 07/09/2018 7:30 pm
Ends: 07/09/2018 9:30 pm
Price: £7 per person (£5.50 for children & RSPB members). Booking required.

Come and join RSPB and Forestry Commission Scotland on the evening bat walk and learn all about a bats life cycle, their habitat and what they eat.

Use the bat detectors to listen to the bats flying above and try to identify what species live here.

Help set up the moth trap and see what other things fly at night.


Fishing at Loch Grannoch

At: Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre
Starts: 16/09/2018 9:00 am
Ends: 16/09/2018 4:00 pm
Price: Adults £10 Children £5

Join our friendly staff for this popular day of fishing on Loch Grannoch. Some basic fishing rods and bait can be hired if pre-booked. Booking essential - please call 0300 067 6800. Limited spaces available - book early to avoid disappointment. Meet at the Riverside car park at the end of the Raiders Road Forest Drive.