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Nature events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Nature Photography Workshop

Selected dates between 8th April 2024 - 4th October 2024

Join renowned professional photographer Laurie Campbell for these Nature Photography Workshops at Edinburgh Zoo!

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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BRICKLIVE Zoo Safari

24th May 2024 - 31st July 2024

Experience Edinburgh Zoo's Brick Safari! Explore the trail and come face-to-face with over 25 impressive life-sized animal models!

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Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Play With Plants

15th June 2024 - 1st September 2024

This summer experience the joy of the botanical world at Play with Plants, RBGE’s hands-on play experience at the John Hope Gateway.

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Wildlife Printmaking Exhibition

15th June 2024 - 28th July 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of 4 printmakers inspired by wildlife and working with different printmaking techniques.

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RZSS Summer School

1st July 2024 - 26th July 2024

Discover amazing animals and cultures from around the world and connect with nature at the RZSS Summer School!

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Summer Outdoor Club

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Dynamic Earth’s Summer Outdoor Club is back. Join us for a week of fun and adventure in Holyrood Park, perfect for kids aged between 7 to 12 who love being outdoors and exploring the natural world!

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(Nearly) Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

18th July 2024

Come and join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op on 18th July for the third in a new series of herbal workshops offered on and around the 100 acre Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North West Edinburgh.

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Dare to be Wild - Outdoor Workshop

Selected dates between 20th July 2024 - 19th October 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Do you dare to embrace your wild nature? Come to feel the incredible power of nature with Annabel Allen, your nature guide!

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Cool Creatures: Exploring Eyesight

25th July 2024

Join Surgeons’ Hall Museums and Cool Creatures for this animal handling workshop exploring how different animals see and why! Suitable for children aged 7yrs-16yrs.

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Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

19th September 2024

Join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op for the forth in a new series of herbal workshops on and around the 100 acre Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North West Edinburgh on Thursday 19th September.

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Celtic Crag

22nd September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Ocean Film Festival

16th October 2024

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!

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Gordon Buchanan - Lions and Tigers and Bears

29th March 2025

Award winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan will hit the road in 2025 with his biggest ever live tour. Join him at Assembly Rooms on Saturday 29th March!

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Nature Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Bats On The Orry

Bats On The Orry

13th September 2024

Batty about bats? Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for a led walk around Eaglesham and delve into the lives of these fascinating (and cute!) mammals.

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Build A Bat A Home

Build A Bat A Home

21st September 2024

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on Saturday 21st September and build your very own bat box to help our hibernating heroes stay snug over winter.

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Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Selected dates between 15th July 2024 - 8th August 2024

Looking for something different for your kids during the Summer Holidays? Off Grid After School are running their outdoor camps for primary school children!

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Nature Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Marvellous Animal Encounters

Marvellous Animal Encounters

15th August 2024

ZooLab is ready to inspire the next generation of readers, storytellers and creators but be quick; summer holiday spaces are now limited and much in demand.

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Planet Botanic Summer Adventures

Planet Botanic Summer Adventures

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Planet Botanic Holiday Club is back for Summer 2024 at St Andrews Botanic Garden. Join us every weekday from Monday 8th July to Friday 2nd August!

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Simon Reeve: To The Ends Of The Earth

Simon Reeve: To The Ends Of The Earth

14th November 2024

Simon Reeve is on a UK tour with ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’ and brings it to the Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline on 14th November!

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Nature Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Bushcraft for Beginners

Bushcraft for Beginners

10th August 2024

Reconnect with your wild side and join TCV Scotland for an exciting day learning bushcraft and survival skills at Hogganfield Loch!

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Bug Hunt and Bird Watching

Bug Hunt and Bird Watching

Selected dates between 18th July 2024 - 26th July 2024

Join TCV for a fun afternoon of searching for bugs and watching birds at our Glasgow River Activation Programme site in Govan!

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Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th June 2024 - 7th August 2024

Glasgow Museums have a whole 'Summer of Fun' planned to keep the whole family entertained across the Summer Holidays!

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Nature Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 14th August 2024

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch event organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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Festive Wreath Making at Baron’s Haugh

Festive Wreath Making at Baron’s Haugh

7th December 2024 - 8th December 2024

Join the RSPB to enjoy a seasonal wander around Baron's Haugh to gather all kinds of natural craft materials and make your own festive wreath!

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Autumn Wildlife at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

Autumn Wildlife at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

12th October 2024

Come along and learn about the birds that come to this wonderful nature reserve as the weather turns and the nights get longer!

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Nature Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st July 2024 - 31st July 2024

Explore the woodland trails at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve this Summer on this family-friendly Scavenger Hunt!

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Guided Bat Walk

Guided Bat Walk

Selected dates between 30th August 2024 - 20th September 2024

Head along to RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve on August 30th or September 20th and explore the fascinating world of bats with Clyde Bat Group!

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Women Only Wildlife Walk

Women Only Wildlife Walk

Selected dates between 25th September 2024

RSPB Lochwinnoch have created an evening walk for women which will be led by female staff and volunteers who will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for nature.

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Nature Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Foraging Across the Seasons (Winter)

Foraging Across the Seasons (Winter)

9th November 2024

Lauren Lochrie of Herbal Homestead has developed this wonderful, seasonal course to help your understanding of what wild things are good to harvest when, and how to prepare and store them.

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Half-day Foraging Instruction - Mugdock Country Park

Half-day Foraging Instruction - Mugdock Country Park

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 31st August 2024

This half day guided session will improve your connection with wilder places by introducing and developing the skills needed to forage for edible and medicinal plants and fungi.

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Gordon Buchanan - Lions and Tigers and Bears

Gordon Buchanan - Lions and Tigers and Bears

22nd February 2025

Award winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan will hit the road in 2025 with his biggest ever live tour. Join him at Macrobert Arts Centre on Saturday 22nd February!

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Events in Other Areas

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Sponsored Links

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Renfrewshire Council
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Hilton Glasgow
Clann An Drumma
Escape The Past
Makers Market The Lothians
Edinburgh Dungeons
ATG

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