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Autumn days out in Scotland

Our pick of the most awe-inspiring autumnal activities


Posted: 14 September 2011
by Fiona McKim

Being BAD
Every Friday, Saturday and Monday in September
Learn how to draw dinosaurs, warriors, real archaeological objects and plot a dig at Banchory Museum as part of the Big Archaeology Draw series.

Dirt At The Science Centre
September 23–26
Join in a gloriously grimy programme of filthy fun at the Glasgow Science Centre as part of the Wellcome Trust’s Dirt Season. Learn about disgusting digestion, take part in an infection detection experiment and become a crime scene investigator for the afternoon.

Apples and Cornkisters
September 25
Bring the whole family along to celebrate the new season’s harvest in the famously beautiful setting of Pitmedden Gardens, Aberdeenshire. Enjoy a delicious apple or pear from the orchard and immerse yourself in the autumnal atmosphere with music and children’s entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Michaelmass Merriment
October 1,2
Head to Stirling Castle to join the young Mary Queen Of Scots in her celebration of Michaelmass, the medieval feast day celebrating the collection of the Harvest. Two days of traditional entertainment will include comedy, music, dance, food and games.

Autumn Quiz
October 8–23
Become a nature detective in the grounds of Crathes Castle in Banchory with this self-lead autumn quiz trail.  

Historic Hunting
October 10–14
Dress up in the finest renaissance fashions and Join Stirling Castle’s courtiers for a day of jovial jousting and heroic hunting.

Autumn Crafts
October 15–23
Pack a picnic and head to Pollock Country Park for an afternoon of autumn-inspired craft activities from 11am – 3.30pm daily.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
October 21–30
This annual festival features a week-long calendar of live tale-telling performances and events across Scotland including craft and story-making sessions for children. 

For more fun family days out see our pick of the best Hallowe'en happenings in Scotland


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