Little creature discoveries at Drumlanrig

15th September, 2015

With summer turning to autumn, there is still plenty for families to enjoy at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate.

Kids aged between 12 and 16 years can enjoy the Junior Ranger programme from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday 19th September.

From practical tasks and projects to surveying the local wildlife, the programme offers the chance to make new friends and gain valuable experience that can be used in the future, including aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Drumlanrig’s enthusiastic Countryside Rangers will lead the Junior Rangers through the day, passing on their years of knowledge and experience. Entry costs £2.

Children can discover the wildlife and little creatures – such as red squirrels and stag beetles – which find their homes around the grounds with the Creature Puzzle Trail.

The trails take place during the final two weekends in September between 10am and 4pm. Work sheets featuring wildlife pictures and clues, as well as tips on the best places to spot creatures, can be picked up from the gift shop for just 20p.

Youngsters looking to discover something extra can attend one of this month’s Wildlife and Bug Hunts.

This ranger lead walk will help little ones to learn what creatures live on the grounds and how they survive.

Participation is included in the Estate entry fee; however, booking is recommended. The hunts take place between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Sunday 20th September and Saturday 26th September. Email [email protected] for further information or to book.