Nature events in Lanarkshire

View all the upcoming Nature events taking place throughout Lanarkshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Lanarkshire

National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

27th June 2020 - 28th September 2020

Take a walk in the countryside on the brand new family trail at National Museum of Rural Life, and see what you can spot on the way to the farm!
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Virtual Summer Family Gardening and Nature Club

Virtual Summer Family Gardening and Nature Club

Selected dates between 3rd July 2020 - 7th August 2020
Online Event Lanarkshire

Thanks to funding from The Rotary Club of Lanark, Castlebank Horticultural Centre will host a virtual Summer Family Gardening and Nature Club on Fridays during the school holidays!
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Badger Watch

Badger Watch

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 15th August 2020

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
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Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

Selected dates between 7th July 2020 - 8th August 2020

Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
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RZSS Virtual Summer School

RZSS Virtual Summer School

13th July 2020 - 7th August 2020
Online Event

Ready for a fun adventure from your very own home? Then join RZSS Discovery & Learning for a jam-packed week of live, online and offline activities all about animals for your whole family!
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Biggar Agricultural Show - CANCELLED

Biggar Agricultural Show - CANCELLED

18th July 2020
Biggar

The annual Biggar Agricultural Show, being held on Saturday 18th July, is a great day out for the whole family!
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Foraging Fun and Discussion

Foraging Fun and Discussion

18th July 2020
Online Event

Learn what can be foraged in your local surroundings at this online event run by Transition Stirling on Saturday 18th July.
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Heavy Horse Show - CANCELLED

Heavy Horse Show - CANCELLED

19th July 2020

See majestic Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands compete at the National Museum of Rural Life's ever-popular annual Heavy Horse Show!
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Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

Selected dates between 21st July 2020 - 1st August 2020

Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
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Peacocks and Peppers

Peacocks and Peppers

24th July 2020

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers as they explore the world of butterflies and moths on this 2 for 1 event!
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Greenhead Moss BioBlitz

Greenhead Moss BioBlitz

25th July 2020

Join the North Lanarkshire Countryside Rangers and take part in some citizen science at Greenhead Moss & Perchy Pond Local Nature Reserve's BioBlitz event on Saturday 25th July!
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Tracks And Signs

Tracks And Signs

16th August 2020

Join the Countryside Rangers in Palacerigg Country Park as they go in search of the tracks, trails and signs our wild mammals leave behind.
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Night Shift at Drumpellier

Night Shift at Drumpellier

26th August 2020

As dusk falls Drumpellier comes alive, join our popular and free night walk and spot some nocturnal wildlife!
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Virtual Workshop: Plant Identification - What’s In A Name?

Virtual Workshop: Plant Identification - What’s In A Name?

29th August 2020
Online Event Lanarkshire

Join Stuart Ritchie, Educational Gardener at Castlebank Horticultural Centre, on Saturday 29th August for a 'Plant Identification' virtual workshop!
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Creatures Of The Night

Creatures Of The Night

9th September 2020

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve is home to many creatures that come out under the cover of darkness, join this night walk and see what you can spot!
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Tracks And Signs

Tracks And Signs

17th October 2020

Join the Countryside Rangers in Drumpellier Country Park as they go in search of the tracks, trails and signs our wild mammals leave behind.
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Woodcarving And Whittling

Woodcarving And Whittling

14th November 2020

Come along and try your hand at carving a spoon, mushroom, or maybe a Scandinavian kuksa cup at Palacerigg Country Park!
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Willow Harvest

Willow Harvest

7th February 2021

Put on your wellies and join us for the annual Willow Harvest at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club - CANCELLED

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 1st July 2020 - 5th August 2020

The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!

Find out about Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Muddy Monster Club - CANCELLED

Muddy Monster Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 9th July 2020 - 10th December 2020

Muddy Monsters a nature club for 2-5 year olds ran by the Whitelee Countryside Rangers and held on the second Thursday of every month!

Find out about Muddy Monster Club - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Crafty Rocks - CANCELLED

Crafty Rocks - CANCELLED

9th August 2020

Get crafty by painting your own rocks and story cookies with Makaton symbols or drawings that you can hide around Whitelee!

Find out about Crafty Rocks - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Crafty Campfire Stories - CANCELLED

Crafty Campfire Stories - CANCELLED

14th August 2020

Help the Whitelee Countryside Rangers build a cosy campfire and then gather round for some stories and marshmallow toasting!

Find out about Crafty Campfire Stories - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Find it, Fry it or Fire it - CANCELLED

Find it, Fry it or Fire it - CANCELLED

29th August 2020

The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Find it, Fry it or Fire it event is perfect for all the family, children will learn how to light the campfire while adults will learn about food foraging!

Find out about Find it, Fry it or Fire it - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Whittling Whitelee - CANCELLED

Whittling Whitelee - CANCELLED

20th September 2020

Calling all want-to-be whittlers, learn how to craft your own spoon from green wood using traditional tools and skills with the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!

Find out about Whittling Whitelee - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Bonkers about Conkers - CANCELLED

Bonkers about Conkers - CANCELLED

12th October 2020

Prepare your own conker and put it to the test at the first ever Whitelee Conker Contest on Monday 12th October!

Find out about Bonkers about Conkers - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Makaton Map Masters - CANCELLED

Makaton Map Masters - CANCELLED

16th October 2020

Learn how to read a basic map and explore the windfarm with your team on this Makaton orienteering course with the Whitelee Rangers!

Find out about Makaton Map Masters - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival

20th October 2020

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival is back for its second year touring the very best of the world's short wildlife films, catch it at Eastwood Park Theatre on Tuesday 20th October!

Find out about Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival on What's On East Renfrewshire
Wonderful Wreaths - CANCELLED

Wonderful Wreaths - CANCELLED

5th December 2020

Deck your halls with your very own festive creations this winter thanks to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!

Find out about Wonderful Wreaths - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 3rd June 2020 - 26th August 2020

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.

Find out about Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 20th June 2020 - 26th September 2020

This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.

Find out about Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Nature Explorers - Postponed

Nature Explorers - Postponed

29th June 2020 - 18th August 2020

Come along to Almond Valley Heritage Centre during the school summer holidays for experiments and explorations, crafts and creations, and other practical outdoor fun for all the family!

Find out about Nature Explorers - Postponed on What's On Edinburgh
Linlithgow Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Linlithgow Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 30th June 2020 - 11th August 2020

Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer!

Find out about Linlithgow Holiday Club - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Holyrood Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Holyrood Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 1st July 2020 - 12th August 2020

Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!

Find out about Holyrood Holiday Club - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 25th August 2020

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th July 2020 - 29th August 2020

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Evening Walk - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Evening Walk - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 9th July 2020 - 27th August 2020

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Evening Walk - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Holyrood Family Adventure - CANCELLED

Holyrood Family Adventure - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 10th July 2020 - 9th August 2020

Discover more about Holyrood's wildlife, history and volcanic landscape with these fun filled sessions in the dramatic landscape of Holyrood Park.

Find out about Holyrood Family Adventure - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 1

Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 1

13th July 2020 - 17th July 2020

This amazing week of outdoor adventures with The Green Team Edinburgh & Lothians is for young people aged 9+, departing from and return to our base at Tynecastle High School each day.

Find out about Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 1 on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Selected dates between 23rd July 2020 - 2nd August 2020

This summer, Edinburgh Zoo is opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Find out about Edinburgh Zoo After Hours on What's On Edinburgh
Waters of Life - POSTPONED

Waters of Life - POSTPONED

26th July 2020

Join Anna Canning from Floramedica as we explore how the waters of Linlithgow would have been used for both health and beauty in Renaissance times!

Find out about Waters of Life - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 2

Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 2

3rd August 2020 - 7th August 2020

This amazing week of outdoor adventures with The Green Team Edinburgh & Lothians is for young people aged 9+, departing from and return to our base at Tynecastle High School each day.

Find out about Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 2 on What's On Edinburgh
Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

3rd August 2020

Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource.

Find out about Groovy Geology on What's On Edinburgh
Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft

Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft

6th August 2020

Spend some time in nature and learn how to safely make fire and whittle wood at Hopetoun House on 6th August! Suitable for ages 7+.

Find out about Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft on What's On Edinburgh
Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 21st August 2020 - 28th August 2020

Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.

Find out about Go Bats! - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Summer Stroll - POSTPONED

Summer Stroll - POSTPONED

23rd August 2020

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home.

Find out about Summer Stroll - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 29th August 2020 - 6th September 2020

Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants.

Find out about Go Bats! - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

5th September 2020

Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

Find out about Celtic Crag - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

6th September 2020

Victorian developments had a major impact on Holyrood Park. Join us on a guided walk to discover more about these and the ideas behind them.

Find out about The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Autumn Wander

Autumn Wander

26th September 2020

Enjoy this ranger led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun this autumn and enjoy the views over the forth and the seasonal changes of the historic landscape of Hopetoun House!

Find out about Autumn Wander on What's On Edinburgh
Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

27th September 2020

With internationally important fungi lawns, and woodlands bursting with mushrooms of all shapes and sizes, you will be guided on a gentle walk to explore the fascinating world of fungi.

Find out about Fascinating Fungi on What's On Edinburgh
Royal Highland Show 2021

Royal Highland Show 2021

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!

Find out about Royal Highland Show 2021 on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Wolf Ways, Holiday Camp - Cancelled

Wolf Ways, Holiday Camp - Cancelled

Selected dates between 20th July 2020 - 7th August 2020

Now in its 7th year, book the kids in for Wolf Ways Holiday Camp during the School holidays, no two days are the same!

Find out about Wolf Ways, Holiday Camp - Cancelled on What's On Fife
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

22nd August 2020

Explore Dunfermline Abbey after dark with a Historic Scotland Ranger and find out about the fascinating bats that hang out here.

Find out about Go Bats! on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED

11th May 2020 - 31st August 2020

Take a personal tour around RSPB Loch Lomond with a guide looking for wildlife and discovering the unique history and management of the reserve!

Find out about Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Nature Activity Days - CANCELLED

Nature Activity Days - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 9th July 2020 - 6th August 2020

Kids, leave your adults behind and come along and explore the grounds of Culzean Castle and Country Park this Summer!

Find out about Nature Activity Days - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Blue Prints: Workshop in Printing with Botanical or Blue

Blue Prints: Workshop in Printing with Botanical or Blue

6th August 2020

Blue Prints is a four week workshop in creating prints with blue techniques using Botanical elements: Indigo, Cyanotype, Logwood and Eco Printing.

Plant to Perfume - Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop

Plant to Perfume - Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop

5th October 2020

Make your own unique & completely natural, organic perfume, with the finest quality essential oils at Essential Oils & You's Plant to Perfume - Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Explorer Trail - CANCELLED

Explorer Trail - CANCELLED

4th July 2020 - 31st July 2020

Spend some quality family time together at RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch taking part in one of their self-led Explorer Trails this Summer!

Find out about Explorer Trail - CANCELLED on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Wallace Nature Club by Under The Trees

Wallace Nature Club by Under The Trees

Selected dates between 19th July 2020 - 20th September 2020

The Wallace Nature Club is run by local charity 'Under The Trees' and gives your child the opportunity for lots of outdoor fun as they learn about the natural environment on The Abbey Craig!

Find out about Wallace Nature Club by Under The Trees on What's On Stirling

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Popular Events

Lanark Market Car Boot Sale
An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market on Sundays throughout the year from 8am to 2pm!
New Lanark Makers Market
New Lanark's regular Makers Market's showcase the best of hand-made products from designers, crafters and artists across Scotland!
Drive-In Gig
Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 will be bringing their eye-catching, genre-hopping live show to Strathclyde Park in September as part of the weekend-long Drive-In Gig!
Biggar Agricultural Show - CANCELLED
The annual Biggar Agricultural Show, being held on Saturday 18th July, is a great day out for the whole family!
Andy White
Don't miss an intimate up close evening with the Australia based, Belfast born troubadour Andy White, visiting songs from his 20 album spanning career.

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton