Holyrood Holiday Club

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

Holyrood Holiday Club

About Holyrood Holiday Club

3rd July 2019
10th July 2019
17th July 2019
plus 2 more date(s), see below for more info
9.30am - 12.30pm
Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh East EH8 8HG
All events are free but booking is essential
Visit the event website here

Wednesday 3rd July - Art in the Park

Join the Rangers for a fun filled session of creative exploration in the outdoors! Aimed at children between 10 and 14 years.

Wednesday 10th July - Natural Crafts

Join the Rangers for a session of natural crafting. Weave with willow and learn to make cordage from nettles. Aimed at children between 10 and 14.

Wednesday 17th July - Citizen Science

Calling all budding ecologists! Come and spend a session carrying out a number of citizen science activities, from water quality testing to tree health surveys. Aimed at children 10 - 14.

Wednesday 31st July - Finding Your Way

A session for budding orienteers! Come and develop your map skills or learn some new ones as the rangers challenge you to find your way in the park. Aimed at children between 10 and 14.

Wednesday 7th August - Holyrood Harvest

Learn about the ancient Celtic festival of Lughnasadh, a celebration of the harvest. Forage for wild foods and enjoy the bounty the land has to offer. Aimed at children between 10 and 14.


All events are free but booking is essential. Please contact 0131 652 8150 or rangers@hes.scot. A booking form will be sent to you to complete and return.






Additional Dates: 10 July 2019, 17 July 2019, 31 July 2019, 07 August 2019

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Holyrood Holiday Club are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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