If you go down to the woods this May…

1st May, 2014

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is set for a month of fun as the new season gets into full swing throughout May, with a series of exciting events and activities.

Events will kick off with a teddy bear expedition on May 4 between 1pm and 3pm, where youngsters are invited to bring along their favourite soft toy and build it a shelter in the woods.

A Drumlanrig Countryside Ranger will then build a fire to enjoy toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. Estate entry fees apply, plus an additional £1 to participate.

On May 10 from 1pm, visitors can explore the heritage highlights dotted around the Estate and find out what different areas on the Estate where once used for. The walk finishes with a trip up on to the Castle roof where everyone can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding landscape.

The popular Drumlanrig Farmers’ Market is set to make a welcome return to the Estate on May 18 from 11am until 3pm, offering an array of fresh and tasty produce.

The market will take place within the Castle Stableyard and includes regional produce from local food and drink producers.

A further two Ranger-led activities complete the sparkling May line-up, with a ‘Nature Detectives’ session taking place on May 17 between 11am and 12.30pm, giving children the chance to learn all about which animals use the Estate woodlands as their home.

Closing May’s Ranger activities is ‘Lost Direction’ on May 24 between 1pm and 2.30pm where visitors can learn what scale, legends and symbols mean on a map, create their own map and find the golden goblet.

Normal Estate entry charges apply for all activities. Pre-booking is essential to secure your spot on these activities.

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.