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Cairngorms Nature Festival – 14 & 15 May 2016

Cairngorms Nature Festival – 14 & 15 May 2016

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, May, 2016

 "The Cairngorms is the place if you love your wildlife…. it’s got everything. So if you’ve never been, come and have a look for yourself!”

– Nick Baker

With dozens of family events planned and TV’s Nick Baker as its guest, the Cairngorms Nature Festival is set to return on the weekend of 14 – 15 May 2016.

Child with butterfly

It’s a park-wide celebration of nature, where you’ll enjoy first-hand experiences of the amazing wildlife living in the Cairngorms National Park. Some highlights include:

An Evening with Nick Baker

Saturday 14 May, 6pm – approx. 8:30pm

Join Nick Baker as he talks about his life as a wildlife presenter and his passion for nature and indulge in Scotland’s natural larder with some food tasting.

Wildlife photo

The Wild Side of Inch Marshes

Saturday 14 May, 10am

Take a six-hour tour of the dramatic landscapes of Insh Marshes. Guided by a local expert, you’ll discover rare wildlife and breathtaking views.

Forest Elves & Fairies

Saturday 14 May, 10:30am – 3:30pm (drop in anytime)

Help create a beautiful garden for the Enchanted Tree and make little forest folk to take home.


Saturday 14 May, 1pm – 4.30pm

Join the rangers and staff from CNPA to find out more about the Cairngorms amazing bogs – how they work and the stories they hold.

Go Wild with the Junior Rangers

Sunday 15 May, 11am – 3.30pm (drop in anytime)

Make bird boxes and fat balls, check out our photography and beaver chewings, make badges and learn about the role of the Junior Rangers.

Wildcat Walk Saturday

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 May (on demand)

Follow the clues and look for signs of the elusive Scottish Wildcat with project officer Emma Rawling.

The Great Big Photo-Post Challenge

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May

A treasure hunt with a difference! Take a photo at each Photo Post during the Festival – there are 13 throughout the Park. We challenge you to get to every one and be the photo-post hotshot!

For full details of the events taking place at the festival, view the Cairngorms Nature Festival brochure.

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