What May you find this month at Drumlanrig?

13th May, 2015

At Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate there are plenty of exciting events and activities to keep all the family busy throughout the month of May.

The grown-ups can take part in the Hidden Heritage Tour on May 14 at 1pm. A Drumlanrig Ranger will take visitors on a tour around the Estate to discover the forgotten history and mysteries of the area.

The group will also have the rare chance to take a walk to the Castle roof for a bird’s eye view of the Gardens and surrounding countryside in all its breath-taking glory.

Youngsters will have an opportunity to fine-tune their detective skills and join in the Animal Treasure Hunt on from May 23-25 from 11am-4pm. Participants will discover what animals are living in the Gardens and undergrowth and which birds are nesting in the trees.

To take part, purchase an Animal Treasure Hunt sheet for 20p from the gift shop and follow the arrows to find out which creature lives amongst the grounds to solve the puzzle.

Youngsters who want even more animal fun can stop by the Animal Collages Workshop on May 24 and 25 from 1.30-2.30pm to create a collage of animals found on the Estate using leaves, moss, feathers and forestry found by the Rangers in the woodlands. This activity costs 50p per child and takes place at Stableyard No.1.

For bank holiday fun, the Castle will be open from May 23-25, allowing visitors to enjoy a guided tour and stop for a bite to eat in the Castle Tearoom.

Estate entry fees apply for all activities: adult £6.00 / child (5-16) £3.50 / under 5s free / family (2 adults + 3 children) £16.00. Pre-booking for Hidden Heritage Tour is recommended.

Season passes are now available to purchase on entry to the Estate, or by calling 01848 331 555. The pass enables unlimited entry to the Estate and access to activities including all walks, cycle and mountain bike trails, the outdoor Adventure Playground, plus exclusive offers and discounts. An individual pass is priced at £15, while a family pass (two adults, three children) costs £25.