Holiday Fun In The Dean

Date Occurs 16/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
Time 1.30-3pm
Age range Kids
Admission Free

The Hunt for Red October - 16 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Look at the trees in their Autumnal glory, hunt for helicopters and learn about the hidden colours that appear in the leaves.

Fossicking for Fossils - 17 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Discover the secrets hidden in the bedrock of the Country Park. How different was the flora and fauna in the Country Park millions of years ago? Hunt for fossils and see what you can find.

Strange Nature Stories - 18 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Get ready for Hallowe’en by discovering the strange myths and old remedies that surround our native plants.

Winter Wildlife Homes - 19 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Build a home for our native wildlife and help them survive the colder months.

Bird Feeders - 20 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Find out how to make a bird feeder to take home and provide food and nesting materials for your garden birds.

National Apple Day - 21 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Help us plant an orchard in the country park, make apple juice and learn about how wildlife and apples are connected.

Traditional Games Day - 22 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE

Have a go at different games children (and grown ups) played from Roman times to the Second World War and make a game to take home.

Venue Information

  • Dean Castle & Country Park
  • Dean Road
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA3 1XB
  • Tel: 01563 554743
  • Get directions
Sunday: Grounds Open. Castle 10am - 4pm
Monday: Grounds Open. Castle Closed
Tuesday: Grounds Open. Castle Closed
Wednesday: Grounds Open. Castle 10am-4pm
Thursday: Grounds Open.Castle 10am-4pm
Friday: Grounds Open. Castle 10am-4pm
Saturday: Grounds Open. Castle 10am-4pm
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Temporary displays & changing exhibitions Yes
Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
Car parking nearby Yes
Disabled access Yes
Disabled access (limited to parts of castle) Yes
Tea Room Yes
Urban Farm Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes
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