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Selkirk Bike Festival

This free, family-friendly event situated in the centre of Selkirk, ties in with the MTB Marathon and the MTB Raid the following day. There’s a pump track to try out, shows and displays, food stalls and cycling movies.

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The Botanics Bunny and the Hunt for the Golden Egg

Get into the Easter spirit and search for the golden egg on some new trails at the Botanics in Edinburgh. From 10am – 5.45pm each day from 24 March to 3 April.

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Ice Cool Weekend

If you’ve always wanted to try ice-climbing – now is your chance! For one weekend only, Snow Factor Braehead is giving people the opportunity to try this thrilling activity. And, unusually, the invitation is open to teenagers (actually including 12 and upwards) too. With motivational speakers, climbing films and hands-on experience – booking is essential on 0871 222 5672.

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Karrimor KSB Skido junior walking boots

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Chunky, leather and waterproof – these hiking boots are just like dad’s. Read more ›

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Big Wild Sleepout!

The Big Wild Sleepout returns! This is a great way to get outdoors with the family, in a social, organised way. The reserve comes to life as the sun goes down, and you can enjoy nocturnal bat and moth walks, or sit around the fire and play games. Booking essential.

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Minibeast Safari

Become a nature detective and discover minibeasts in the water of Loch Lomond. This should be a popular event, so please ensure that you book in advance. Price is per family.

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15 great summer holiday outdoor activities

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Whatever the age of your children, we suggest some fun summer activities in Scotland’s great outdoors. Read more ›

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Galloway Activity Centre Open Day

Lots of things to do over the course of the day at Galloway Activity Centre. Tokens are £2 each, and get you a taster of things like archery, climbing and mountain biking. A great, gentle introduction for the kids to outdoor challenges. There’s a cafe on site, so afterwards you can relax with a coffee and some home-made cakes.

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Cream o’ the Croft

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Neil Braidwood tries out some mtb trails ahead of the inaugural mountain bike festival in Perthshire. Read more ›

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Puffin Fest 2015

Who doesn’t love a puffin? Possibly the nation’s favourite seabird, this 10-day festival devoted to these ‘clowns of the sea’ returns this year with a range of activities, events and games for the whole family. Go on a puffin spotting cruise on the Puffin Express, or visit the puffin themed art exhibition. Keep checking the website for more information.

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Top 21 things to do with the family in Scotland

There are so many amazing things to do in Scotland’s great outdoors this spring and summer. Read more ›

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Craghoppers Kids’ Kiwi Winter Lined Trousers


What do you mean winter’s nearly over? You still need to wrap up warm…

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