Action-packed August at Drumlanrig Castle

25th July, 2014

Parents and pupils can make hay while the sun shines during the last few weeks of the summer holidays by signing up to activities organised by the team at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate.

The first event kicks off on August 3 from 1pm – 2pm, when visitors can imitate their chosen crawly creatures in a series of exciting sports games at the Animal Commonwealth Games.

The fun continues for animal lovers with the late night Let’s Go Batty event on August 9 from 9 – 10.30pm. The activity is a ranger-led exploration into the secret world of the nocturnal creature.

Visitors will be able to view where these creatures roost, what they dine on and learn how they navigate through the sky at night. Equipment to enable visitors to listen in to their activities will also be available. Let’s Go Batty costs £2 per adult and £1 per child (5-16).

To beat the summertime back-to-school blues, Creatures of the Deep will run from 1pm – 2.30 pm on August 24. Visitors can join in with a guddle in one of the lochs to discover what creatures are lurking in the murky depths.

On August 30, from 1pm – 4pm, The Southern Uplands Excursion will take place to round off the summer. This daytrip includes a ride in a Land Rover across the Southern Uplands and a walk back down to the valley bottom with a Buccleuch Ranger as your guide to highlight certain areas of the exceptional landscape. The Southern Uplands Excursion costs £5 per person.

Richard Clarke, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Ranger, said: “August is set to be an action-packed month for the Estate, with activities for varied age ranges and interests provided. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, animal lover or just want to enjoy Scotland’s beautiful scenery, there are activities to suit all.

“We’re hoping that many of the tourists in Scotland over the coming weeks for the Commonwealth Games will also take the opportunity to drop by and take advantage of these events to fully experience what Scotland has to offer.”

Normal Estate entry charges apply* for all activities and pre-booking is essential to secure your spot.

*Entry fees for the Gardens and Grounds are £6 for adults, £3.50 for children aged five to 16 and £16 for a family pass which includes two adults plus three children. Children under five go free.