Exciting events are taking place all around Scotland as part of our Big Wild Weekend on 16 and 17 June.

Joining in is a great way to get involved with 30 Days Wild, and feel more connected to nature.

If there are no events near you check out our Events Guide to see what else is taking place this summer.

Saturday 16 June

Aberdeenshire

Botanical outing around Maryculter, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Guided walk led by David Welch to see some of the botanical highlights around this picturesque village. Booking essential, email bookings@swtaberdeen.org.uk

See seabirds off Longhaven Cliffs, 11am-3pm

See impressive colonies of guillemots, puffins and razorbills, wildflowers, seals, and more. The rugged cliff path may not be suitable for very young children. For more information email northeastranger@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Falkirk

Go wild at Jupiter, 1pm – 4pm

Unleash your wildness with a range of activities including pond dipping at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth. Suitable for all ages. Booking essential.

Perthshire

Make your own beaver dam, 10am – 4pm

Come along to Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre to try your hand at creating a beaver dam or do some mini loch-dipping to find out what lives beneath the water! Normal admission charges apply. Find out more.

South Lanarkshire

Family Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde, 7pm – 10pm

Follow the clue trail to our secret badger sett! It’s a 45-minute walk to the sett with the chance to view badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures. Booking essential, tickets £5-£10

Sunday 17 June

Angus

Mud, glorious mud, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dig around in the mud of Montrose Basin looking for all sorts of bugs and beasties. Booking is essential for each child aged 3-13 attending the event. Normal admission charges apply. Book now.

Pondamonium!, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Take part in some exciting pond dipping at Montrose Basin and discover what lives in the visitor centre’s freshwater pond. Booking is essential for each child aged 3-13 attending the event. Normal admission charges apply. Book now.

North Lanarkshire 

Cumbernauld Wildlife Watch, 12pm – 2pm

Children aged 7-12 can join Cumbernauld Wildlife Watch for fun activities at the Eriskay Long House in Palacerigg Country Park. For more information email cumbernauldwildlifewatch@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Perthshire

Make your own beaver dam, 10am – 4pm

Come along to Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre to try your hand at creating a beaver dam or do some mini loch-dipping to find out what lives beneath the water! Normal admission charges apply. Find out more.

South Lanarkshire 

Dens and campfires, 10am-12 noon

Junior rangers aged 10-14 can take part in a special survival skills event at Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – build a shelter, learn the art of fire lighting and toast marshmallows! Booking essential.

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