Holiday Wildlife Clubs 2018

 

 

It’s summer again! This year we are running a full four weeks of summer clubs, each day a different adventure. Bring your water kit, crocs, sun tan lotion and be ready for some fun in the sun! As usual there are limited places so book asap!

 

Summer Holiday Wildlife Clubs 2018

Monday 2nd July 0930-1700. South Queensferry to Craigie Farm Woodland Experience
Mini beasts, tree climbing, off road woodland exploration, staff/wand making, mammal tracking and shelter building. Drop off at ‘the seal’ across from the Hawes Inn at South Queensferry, pick up at Craigie Farm.
Tuesday 3rd July 0930-1700. Colinton Dell to Balerno cycle Adventure
River dipping, raft building, sweep netting, river art, rope swings, mini beast hunts and river walking. Drop off and pick up at Murrayfield ice rink carpark. Bikes should be brought along in good working order.
Wednesday 4th July 1600-2100. Cammo Estate at night time
Wild foods, Grass throwing, grass tunnel/den making, bat detecting, badgers, moth sheets and camp fires. Drop off and pick up at Cammo Estate car park.
Thursday 5th July 1000-1700. The Pentland Hills *
Cairn building, butterfly chasing, wild berry picking, natural tattoos and mountain art. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Friday 6th July 1000-1600. Inchcolm Island ***
Rock pooling, beach art, island exploration, castle exploration, swimming, beach combing and necklace/bracelet making. Drop off and pick up at ‘the seal’ across Hawes Inn, South Queensferry.
Monday 23rd July 1000-1700. Explore Dalkeith Country Park *
River walking, tree climbing, river dipping, old tree exploration, shelter building and full-size raft building. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Tuesday 24th July 1000-1700. River Almond and the Cammo Estate
River walking, fish catching, stone skimming, tree climbing and the odd deer, buzzard and owl! Drop off at Miller and Carter (the old Cramond Brig), Pick up at Cammo Estate car park.
Wednesday 25th July 0915-1700. North Berwick **
Tidal rock pooling, beach combing, swimming, coastal rambling and sand buildings. Drop off and pick up at Waverley station by the main timetable.
Thursday 26th July 1000-1700. Dalmeny Bushcraft exploration
Tracks and trails, whittling, foraging and exploring in this amazing wild estate. Drop off and pick up at Miller and Carter (the old Cramond Brig).
Friday 27th July 1000-1700. The Hermitage and Braids *
Woodland exploration, bridge building, tree hugging and climbing and loads of wildlife spotting. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Monday 30th July 1000-1700. Water of Leith ‘Up the river’
River walking, river dipping, river exploration and river wildlife observing. Drop off at end of Saunders Street, Stockbridge (next to water of Leith) pick up Murrayfield ice rink car park.
Tuesday 31st July 1700-2200. Corstorphine Woods at night
Tree climbing, off road woodland exploration, mammal tracking, badgers and bats. Drop off and pick up car park on Clermiston Road North.
Wednesday 1st August 0900-1600. Cramond Island Adventure
Tidal rock pooling, beach combing, shelter building, BBQ, fire building, island exploring, beach art, mud walking. Drop off and pick up at Cramond Foreshore car park.
Thursday 2nd August 0930-1700. Fordell Glen **
River walking, tree climbing, river dipping, old tree exploration, shelter building, wild berry picking and natural tattoos. Drop off and pick up at Waverley station by the main timetable.
Friday 3rd August 0930-1700. Aberdour Adventure **
Tidal rock pooling, beach combing, beach art, mud walking. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Monday 6th August 0930-1700. The Dalmeny Estate cycle safari
Explore the beach, woods, fields and hills on your bike. Drop off and pick up at Miller and Carter (the old Cramond Brig).
Tuesday 7th August 0930-1700. Rosslyn Glen Wildlife Experience *
River dipping, raft building, ancient tree hugging, deer spotting, stone skimming, staff/wand carving and woodland exploration. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Wednesday 8th August 0930-1700. Awesome Aberlady Bay ****
Butterfly catching, caterpillar collecting, deer spotting, beach combing, and beach art, sand dune jumping. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Thursday 9th August 0930-1700. Bonaly experience *
Deer spotting, bone collecting, staff/wand carving, dam building, woodland exploration, mini beasts. Drop off and pick up at café on grassy area at St Andrews Square.
Friday 10th August 1700-2200. Dalmeny beach at nighttime
Fire building, bread making, raft building, teepee making and sunset watching. Drop off and pick up at ‘the seal’ across from the Hawes inn, South Queensferry.

 

Costs for summer clubs are £27 per child per activity for first 5 activities booked, then £25 per child per activity after that.
Children must be aged 8+ to attend.
* clubs require £1.60 bus fares on the day please.
** clubs involving train travel require £4 train fare added.
*** Inchcolm Island club has a £6 boat fee added.
**** Aberlady Bay requires £5 bus fare on the day please.

Payment should be made a week before first club is due to start. Cheques should be made payable to Earth Calling. Bank transfer is available on request.

Please make sure that your children are dressed appropriately for the Scottish weather and individual clubs. We recommend that spare clothes, towel and waterproofs are a permanent feature of their wildlife club back packs.

Please email Gus at [email protected] if you wish to book any clubs, including emergency contact details and any relevant medical information.