Events 2014


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August

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Bird Life - Build a bird box

Tuesday 5 August, Thursday 14 August, Wednesday 19 August

11:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £1 for each bird box

Join our Garden Ranger for this month's 'Bird Life' theme. Prepare to track down the resident birds and wild fowl which live in the Gardens and Lochs. Learn to spot greylag geese, herons, grebes and oystercatchers and all about their preferred habitats. Build a bird box and take it home to encourage birds to visit you. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or both sessions.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Photo Safari & Competition

Sunday 31 August

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Yes you can win a super Nikon 'Tough' Camera worth nearly £300 if you enter our Summer Photos Safari Competition. On the last Sunday of each month until 28th September you can join our Garden Ranger to learn how to take great photographs whilst navigating the Gardens with your GPS enabled smart phone, mobile Sat Nav or map and compass. Enter your pictures into our online photography competition to win some great prizes. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or all sessions or if you prefer you can just come along anytime during Garden Opening hours and hunt out the locations by yourself.

See home page for more info.

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September

Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Woodland Scavenger Hunt

Sunday 7 September, Sunday 21 September

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Join our Garden Ranger for this month's adventure 'Woodlands' theme. Find lots of different animals and learn about their rich habitat as you follow a trail to find out all sorts of natural treasures. All ranger activities finish with arts and crafts in the Ranger Hut. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or both sessions.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Photo Safari & Competition

Sunday 28 September

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Yes you can win a super Nikon 'Tough' Camera worth nearly £300 if you enter our Summer Photos Safari Competition. On the last Sunday of each month until 28th September you can join our Garden Ranger to learn how to take great photographs whilst navigating the Gardens with your GPS enabled smart phone, mobile Sat Nav or map and compass. Enter your pictures into our online photography competition to win some great prizes. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or all sessions or if you prefer you can just come along anytime during Garden Opening hours and hunt out the locations by yourself. See home pagea for more info.

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October

Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Wintering Wildfowl

Sunday 5 October

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Join our Garden Ranger for this month's 'Wintering Wildfowl' theme. As autumn approaches we visit a loch side Bird Hide to watch our winter migrant ducks and geese. All ranger activities finish with arts and crafts in the Ranger Hut. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or both sessions.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Build a Bird Feeder

Wednesday 15 October

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Join our Garden Ranger for half term fun in the Gardens. Identify the different types of birds you see during a guided walk and learn what they like to eat. Then build and take home your very own bird feeder using recycled materials to attract birds into your own garden. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or both sessions.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Design a Bird Mask

Wednesday 22 October

11:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Included within admission to Gardens

Join our Garden Ranger for half term fun at the Bird Hide. Count the different breeds of wintering Wild Fowl you spot on a Lochside Adventure walk and learn about their habits and habitats. Then design and make your own bird mask to take home. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing. Attend one or both sessions.

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