Nature events in Edinburgh

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

Events in Edinburgh

Soil: Exploring Tiny Things

Soil: Exploring Tiny Things

19th February 2018
Come along to ASCUS Lab where we can show you how to study and get creative with soil microorganisms in this workshop on February 19th! Read more
Soil: What is Crawling Underneath

Soil: What is Crawling Underneath

21st February 2018
Explore the range of living organisms that live hidden in just a handful of soil in this workshop at ASCUS Lab. Read more
Window into the Earth

Window into the Earth

22nd February 2018
Learn about the varied environments of the earth through the many types of crystals they produce in this workshop run by ASCUS Art & Science. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

4th March 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
The Messenger

The Messenger

12th March 2018
Join us at Grassmarket Cinema for a special screening of director Sue Rynard's contemplative and visually stunning THE MESSENGER followed by Q&A. Read more
Easter Eggcitement

Easter Eggcitement

24th March 2018 - 16th April 2018
Meet the new arrivals this Easter at Almond Valley Heritage Centre handling and encounter sessions. Read more
Little Giants

Little Giants

31st March 2018 - 14th April 2018
Buzzy, the giant honeybee, leads you into the wonderful world of bees in this delightful, interactive show. Read more
Zoo Trail - Hatch Fest

Zoo Trail - Hatch Fest

31st March 2018 - 15th April 2018
A special Hatchimal themed Easter Trail giving families the chance to learn about real animals that lay and hatch eggs while exploring the Zoo. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

1st April 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

1st April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates. Read more
Beyond the Panda

Beyond the Panda

2nd April 2018 - 4th April 2018
The world is fascinated by giant pandas! Learn more about them in Edinburgh Zoo's Beyond the Panda workshops. Read more
Nature Detectives: Family Fun in the Outdoors

Nature Detectives: Family Fun in the Outdoors

2nd April 2018 - 3rd April 2018
Take a walk on the wild side to discover creatures past and present who have made their home in Holyrood Park. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Wildlife detectives

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Wildlife detectives

3rd April 2018
Turn into a detective for the morning as we investigate the clues left behind by local wildlife. Ages 8-12. Read more
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

4th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates. Read more
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

5th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates. Read more
Survival of the Species with the RSPB

Survival of the Species with the RSPB

7th April 2018
Join us at Dynamic Earth to explore the science that could help save precious species from extinction. Read more
Watch Out, Toads About!

Watch Out, Toads About!

7th April 2018
Join the Rangers for a walk up the High road to Dunsapie, collecting the toads that are stranded. Read more
Wild about Scotland Bus

Wild about Scotland Bus

9th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Hop on board the Wild about Scotland bespoke double-decked bus to find out all about Scottish biodiversity and RZSS native conservation projects. Read more
Wonderful Weather: Family Fun in the Outdoors

Wonderful Weather: Family Fun in the Outdoors

9th April 2018 - 10th April 2018
Have you ever wanted to be a weather presenter? This is your chance to be a weather detective in Holyrood Park. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Bio-Discoveries

Bio-Discoveries

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
What new things have a team of biologists discovered over the past year about animals, plants and other living things. Read more
Meet the Marine Scientists

Meet the Marine Scientists

10th April 2018
Join marine scientists from Heriot-Watt University to get up-close and personal with some wee sea beasties from around our shores. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

11th April 2018
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park. Read more
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

14th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates. Read more
Wild Day Out

Wild Day Out

14th April 2018
Get ready to discover your wild side as you join HES and RSPB Scotland for a day of fun, family-friendly activities in Holyrood Park! Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

15th April 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Tales of Adventure - Kendal Mountain Tour - Edinburgh

Tales of Adventure - Kendal Mountain Tour - Edinburgh

18th April 2018
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth with two incredible speakers lined up, Jenny Tough and Greg Boswell. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce : Eòin : Birds

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce : Eòin : Birds

27th April 2018
Come along to find out more about birds in Holyrood Park, as well as bird names, traditions and what they are called in Gaelic. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

1st May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Foraging on the Peel

Foraging on the Peel

5th May 2018
Explore the Peel with Anna Canning from Floramedica and find out about some of the ancient natural remedies that can be found around Linlithgow loch. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

8th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Spring Wildlife Walk

Spring Wildlife Walk

13th May 2018
Join the rangers on a spring walk around Holyrood Park, learn about the amazing flora and fauna and discover why spring is a great time to visit. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

15th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

20th May 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special. Read more
Ferret Mischief

Ferret Mischief

20th May 2018
Find out all about playful ferrets during this day-long event at Almond Valley Heritage Centre as part of Festival of Museums. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

22nd May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

29th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

3rd June 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

4th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

5th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

6th June 2018
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. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

11th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

12th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

13th June 2018
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. Read more
Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

16th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

17th June 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

18th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

19th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

20th June 2018
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. Read more
The Royal Highland Show 2018

The Royal Highland Show 2018

21st June 2018 - 24th June 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June! Read more
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2018
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

25th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

26th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

27th June 2018
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. Read more
Den Building Adventures

Den Building Adventures

30th June 2018 - 20th August 2018
Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and remote corners of the Almond Valley site during the summer holidays! Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

2nd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Minibeast Mini Adventure

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Minibeast Mini Adventure

3rd July 2018
Come along and search for Linlithgow Peel's smallest residents. Can you find a wolf spider, a leopard slug or even a devil's coach horse? Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

4th July 2018
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. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

9th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Water world

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Water world

10th July 2018
Find out about the amazing beasts that live below the surface of Linlithgow Loch and see what you can find! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

11th July 2018
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. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

11th July 2018
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park. Read more
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

13th July 2018
Come along on this guided walk to learn to identify and name the plants of Holyrood Park in Gaelic. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

16th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Microworlds

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Microworlds

17th July 2018
Microworlds - Zoom in and explore the Peel as you've never seen it before with the Linlithgow Holiday Club! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

18th July 2018
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. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

18th July 2018
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk in Holyrood Park. Ages 10-14. Read more
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

22nd July 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

23rd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Adventure around the loch

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Adventure around the loch

24th July 2018
Get away from it and enjoy a longer adventure around the loch to discover what makes it special – plenty of fun along the way. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

25th July 2018
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. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Citizen Science: What’s the Buzz?

Holyrood Holiday Club: Citizen Science: What’s the Buzz?

25th July 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers in surveying for bumblebees and butterflies and learn what makes these incredible creatures special. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

30th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

31st July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Bushcraft-y

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Bushcraft-y

31st July 2018
Like to learn how to build a den, light a fire and maybe even cook a snack at Linlithgow Holiday Club - Bushcraft-y! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

1st August 2018
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. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

5th August 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

6th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Bird bonanza

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Bird bonanza

7th August 2018
Grab a pair of our binoculars and see what birds you can spot at Linlithgow Loch. Suitable for ages 8-12. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

8th August 2018
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. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

8th August 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers on 8th August for a day of outdoor skills in the woods. Suitable for ages 10-14. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

13th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

14th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th August 2018
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. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

19th August 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

20th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd August 2018
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. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

24th August 2018
Come along for a night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

27th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

29th August 2018
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. Read more
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

31st August 2018
Learn about the fascinating world of Scottish bats in this information session in Holyrood Park. This event will be in Gaelic. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

8th September 2018
Come along for a night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

9th September 2018
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. Read more
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history. Read more

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