|Date||Occurs 04/08/2017 - 06/08/2017|
|Admission||£40 per weekend|
A first for central Scotland, Dean Castle Country Park’s brand new outdoor education centre is offering exciting residential volunteering holidays. Two special offer taster all-inclusive weekends will be running this summer and autumn to give you a taste of practical conservation.
4-6 Aug Rhodie Bashing
Help us eradicate Rhododendron
Ponticum, an invasive species that can take over native woodland. We’ll be using tools and pulling it out by hand. If the weather’s fine, we’ll also try our hand at moth trapping in the evening or maybe go for a bat walk.
Also on the weekend of Fri 13 Oct - Sun 15 Oct - Coppicing
Have a go at coppicing this October. This traditional woodland management skill allows light to reach the woodland floor creating a more varied habitat and canopy in the woodland. We’ll also try some coppice crafts, shaping the coppicing sticks for use in hedge-laying and hurdle-making.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK:
16+ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
E: email@example.com | T: 01563 553997
Dean Castle & Country Park
- Dean Road
- East Ayrshire
- KA3 1XB
- Tel: 01563 554743
|Sunday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Monday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Tuesday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Wednesday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Thursday:||Grounds Open.Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Friday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Saturday:||Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr|
|Disabled toilet facilities||Yes|
|Temporary displays & changing exhibitions||Yes|
|Events & workshops||Yes|
|Car parking nearby||Yes|
|Disabled access (limited to parts of castle)||Yes|
|School & group visits welcome by appointment||Yes|
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