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October 2017

Wild Science

Sun October 8, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
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A day of scientific adventures awaits at Vogrie Country Park. Connect with nature, explore the elements and release your wild side! Out in the park, complete our scavenger hunt, become a red squirrel detective, search for fossils or try your hand at pond dipping. Under canvas there will be lots of science demonstrations, crafts and activities, and maybe some slimy or furry friends to meet too! You can grab some tips about how to build a better relationship with your…

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Free

Geocaching: Worlds Largest Treasure Hunt

Sun October 8, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Using a GPS enabled device (even your smartphone will do!) Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. Discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian. Find out all about the world’s biggest treasure hunt!

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Free

Campfire Cooking

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Join us in the woods and learn to turn sparks in to flames and fires into cups of tea. And we will be using our best bush craft skills to whistle up the Kelly kettle and toast marshmallows to perfection! Meet at the visitor car park.

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Free

Minibeast Hunt

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Get up close and personal with some super creepy crawlies! Join the Rangers on a minibeast hunt around Vogrie exploring different minibeast habitats and learning where bugs like to lurk. bug finding and observing kit provided - but you are very welcome to bring your own along too!

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Free

Pond Dipping

Sun October 22, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

We have all the equipment you need to explore the best spot at Vogrie to view nature at work in the underwater world. Bring your wellies along and get ready to splash in the water to find some slimy creatures and maybe even a frog or two!

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October 2018

Free

Walkie Talkies – CANCELLED

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 11:0012:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED Due to 40-50mph winds forecast for this afternoon, we have made the very tough and sad decision to cancel today's Wild Outdoor Science and other events taking place at Vogrie including the Walkie Talkies dog walk.  It is too unsafe with such strong winds there is a high risk of breaking and falling branches.  We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.We are already thinking about rescheduling in the spring as a one-off event!   Some…

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Free

Wild Outdoor Science Gala Day – CANCELLED

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 12:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED Due to 40-50mph winds forecast for this afternoon, we have made the very tough and sad decision to cancel today's Wild Outdoor Science event. It is too unsafe to put up and use tents with such strong winds. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. We are already thinking about rescheduling in the spring as a one-off event!   Get close-up and hands-on with really wild scientists to discover more about the environment around us…

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Free

The Lost Limestone Quarries of Lothian – CANCELLED

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 12:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED Due to 40-50mph winds forecast for this afternoon, we have made the very tough and sad decision to cancel today's Wild Outdoor Science and other events taking place at Vogrie including these geology walks.  It is too unsafe with such strong winds there is a high risk of breaking and falling branches.  We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.We are already thinking about rescheduling in the spring as a one-off event!     A walk…

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Vogrie Autumn Geocache

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Geocache is the techno way to treasure hunt with GPS or phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions around all over the world. Come along and see how it happens, find the cache of the day and head off into the sunset to find caches. Drop-in on Sunday 7th from 1pm-4pm.

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Campfire and Kelly Kettle

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join us in the woods and learn how to turn sparks in to flames and fires into cups of tea. We will be using our best bush craft skills to whistle up the Kelly kettle and toasting marshmallows to perfection! To book call 01875 821 716.

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Free

Minibeast Hunt

Wed October 17, 2018 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Get up close and personal with some super creepy crawlies! Join the Rangers on a minibeast hunt around Vogrie exploring different minibeast habitats and discovering where bugs like to lurk. To book call 01875 821 716.

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October 2019

Free

Lost Limestone Quarries of Lothian

October 5 @ 10:0011:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join geologist Dr Mark Wilkinson from the University of Edinburgh to explore Midlothian's long lost tropical climate and industry of making lime for agriculture.      

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Family Den Building

October 6 @ 10:3012:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

EXTRA SPACES NOW AVAILABLE  PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved to Vogrie Country Park. Please also note the car park has £2 charge  All existing bookings have been emailed with this update. Meeting point: Outside Vogrie House.  Up your den building skills with expert advice from Engineers at the University of Edinburgh. An adventure for all the family to design forage and build your own den.  

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Free

Geocaching

October 6 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

The techno way to treasure hunt with GPS / phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions all over the world. Come along and see how it happen and get involved!

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Free

Ice Cream Making (for grown ups!)

October 10 @ 19:0021:00
Pathhead Village Hall, 11 Main Street
Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5PZ United Kingdom

What is it that makes good ice cream so darn good? And can we use science to make it even better? Join us in this hands on workshop for grownups to find out!  

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Free

Night Sky Discovery

October 13 @ 20:0022:00
Pathhead Village Hall, 11 Main Street
Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5PZ United Kingdom

Come and explore the night sky and learn more about what is visible to the naked eye with help from scientists and engineers from the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh.  

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Free

Campfire and Kelly Kettle

October 15 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join The Rangers in the woods and learn to turn sparks into flames and fires into cups of tea. We will be using our best bushcraft skills to whistle up the Kelly kettle and toast marshmallows to perfection! We will meet at the house at Vogrie Country Park!

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Free

Autumn Leaves

October 16 @ 14:0015:30
Callander Park, 12 Crichton Dr
Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5QX United Kingdom

Ever wondered why leaves change colour in Autumn? And why do trees lose their leaves? Join the Rangers for fun experiments, leafy crafts and activities.

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Free

Science and the Circus

October 17 @ 17:0018:00
Pathhead Village Hall, 11 Main Street
Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5PZ United Kingdom

How does a spinning plate spin? Why do clowns fall over? How can someone eat fire?! Come learn the answers, whilst seeing a live circus show in action!  

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Free

Art in the Park

October 20 @ 13:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join The Rangers for some colourful fun, with paints, water, wood and dough, in an Autumn park full of colour too.

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