Family Events

Bright Bread and Crafty Cranachan

Bright Bread and Crafty Cranachan

Make and taste familiar Scottish recipes with a twist. Changing ingredients to enhance health and nutrition is the basis of a new recipe book from the Rowett Institute. Join the food scientists in a quest to improve Scotland’s diet.

Make your own bird feeder

Run in conjunction with the RSPB. Come along and make your own bird feeder to take home. Get close to nature this Spring!

Expedition Botanics

Expedition Botanics

Join Expedition Botanics in the search for traditional knowledge about Colombian rainforest plants.

Hive Story

Hive Story

Keeping bees has been going through a revival of interest. A new generation of beekeepers is taking advantage of the fact that our cities can provide good foraging for bees. Join the beekeepers to find out more about bees and what they do for us.

Buzz Around the Botanics

Buzz Around the Botanics

Join the hunt for bees and other minibeasts at the Botanics. Take your ID guide and recording sheet into the Garden and afterwards add your results to the big map. All young scientists will get a pack to take away.

Children's Craft Workshop with Poppy Browne

Children's Craft Workshop with Poppy Browne

In this popular craft workshop Poppy Browne will use Garden materials to show children how to make different crafts.

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of our farm animals.

Junior Scientist Training School

Junior Scientist Training School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a scientist? Learn about the science of farming with real scientists! Complete three special challenges – an experiment, a game and a craft – to gain your Junior Scientist certificate.

3 Bears

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure! Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together.

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Join the Edible Gardening Project as we get started in the vegetable patch for another year.

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