Holiday Club fun at Drumlanrig

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is hosting a Holiday Club consisting of a series of exciting outdoor pursuits for children over the summer holidays.

Led by the Estate’s Ranger team, Holiday Club activities will include everything from bird box building to wildlife tracking, and will be open to youngsters aged between eight and 16.

On Wednesday 10 July, Mammal Mania will see them accompany Rangers on an adventure into the woods to find out more about the wildlife on the Estate. Then, on Wednesday 17 July and Wednesday 24 July, they’ll learn how to track that wildlife using both traditional detection methods and modern technology.

Drumlanrig Ranger activities at holiday clubOn Wednesday 31 July, the budding young Rangers will embark on a minibeast safari, while August will bring a bow and arrow workshop on Wednesday 7 August, followed by a bird box building session on Wednesday 14 August. 

Richard Clarke, Countryside Ranger at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “Our Holiday Club here at Drumlanrig offers something a little different for young people this summer. Not only will the sessions be educational and stimulate their imaginations and creativity, but they will get them out into the great outdoors and keep them active over the school holidays.

“Each session has been developed by our Ranger team to allow them to experience various aspects of life on the Estate and to have fun, enjoying activities they might only have seen on the TV screen before.” 

Each Holiday Club session runs from 10am until 12pm and costs £3 per child. Booking is essential and reservations can be made by calling 01848 331555 or emailing rangerservice@buccleuch.com.

Throughout the summer season, kids can also enjoy the Estate’s adventure playground and explore a variety of walking and cycling trails with their families.

The Estate offers world-class mountain bike trails through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. These trails are varied and colour-coded to suit every ability from moderate for beginners to advanced routes for those keen to take on a challenge.

And guided Castle tours will be offered daily until the end of August, offering fascinating insights into the history, art and architecture of Drumlanrig.

Visitors can round off a busy day at the Estate in the Castle Tearoom and refuel with a homemade savoury or sweet treat.

Entry to the Estate costs £6.00 for adults, £4.50 for children aged 5-16 years, and under-5s go free. A small additional fee applies to take a Castle Tour and discounts for large group visit are available on request. 

Alternatively, a season pass offering unlimited entry to the Estate during opening hours and exclusive discounts costs £20 for adults and £35 for families (two adults and three children).

Visitor season at Drumlanrig is from 10am – 5pm daily until Monday 30 September.

To keep up to date with the latest news at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate visit www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk  or follow @DrumlanrigCastle on Facebook.