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June 2024
£10

Two Houses and a Castle Guided Walk – Sunday 23rd June 2024

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Join us for the return of our much loved annual event the Two Houses and a Castle Walk! Embark on a summer hike across the picturesque landscapes of West Lothian. Delve into the rich history of the region as you explore iconic buildings along the way. Led by knowledgeable staff, this guided walk will take you on a journey between three of West Lothian’s most treasured historic sites: Hopetoun House Blackness CastleThe House of the Binns Please be aware this…

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£8.50

Minibeast Safari – Sunday 30th June 2024

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

To kick off our Kids Summer Events 2024, join us for an exciting Minibeast Safari at Hopetoun House! Depending on the weather, we’ll be exploring the Round Pond and/or the enchanting woodland habitats to discover the fascinating world of minibeasts. Get ready to get up close and personal with a variety of tiny creatures living in the pond and different areas of the grounds. We have a host of fun games planned to help you learn more about these amazing…

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July 2024
£8

Victorians at Hopetoun Experience – Friday 12th July 2024

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work and live in a grand house like this, way back in Victorian times? Well, now’s your chance to find out! Join our Victorian Housekeepers for a fun workshop. Dress up as servants, explore the house, and even try out some of the chores and crafts they did back then. It’ll be a real hands-on adventure! This workshop is perfect for explorers aged 7 to 12, and their grown-ups are welcome…

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£25

Guided Foraging Walk with Anna Canning – Saturday 13th July 2024

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Discover the hidden treasures of the Hopetoun Grounds with expert botanist and wild plant forager, Anna Canning. Explore Nature Like Never Before:Anna will transform your view of familiar plants, teaching you how to safely identify and use them. This guided walk is more than just foraging—it’s about connecting with nature and understanding our place within it. Why Forage?Foraging is a way to interact with your surroundings and appreciate the fascinating stories of the plants around us. Learn how each plant…

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£8.50

Deer Bambinos – Sunday 14th July 2024

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Join us for a fun-filled Deer-Themed Family Guided Walk at Hopetoun House! Enjoy games and activities as we explore the beautiful Hopetoun Grounds. The adventure culminates with a special visit to meet the Hopetoun Red Deer herd. This event is designed for all ages and abilities, offering a memorable experience for the whole family. Ticket Prices:Adult: £8.50 per personChildren: £6.50 per personPurchase your tickets here: https://bit.ly/Deer_Bambinos Important Information: Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the Scottish weather.All children must be…

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£8

Brush with History – A children’s art tour and workshop – Friday 19th July 2024

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Unleash Your Inner Artist! A Hopetoun Adventure Calling all budding artists. Join our education team on a special quest through the grand rooms of Hopetoun. We’ll be hunting for hidden clues – can you spot the mythical creatures and amazing animals around the house? Look at paintings from hundreds of years ago and use them as inspiration for your own portrait. Once you’ve become an expert explorer, we’ll head to Education Room where you can use all your discoveries as…

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£6.50

Make Your Own Willow Bird Feeder – Friday 26th July 2024

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Looking for a fun and creative way to keep your kids entertained this summer? Join us for our Make Your Own Willow Bird Feeder workshop! Kids will love getting crafty, using natural materials to create their very own bird feeders. Enjoy a day out in the stunning grounds of Hopetoun House, perfect for a family picnic and exploration. Your ticket includes access to the Grounds from 11am. What’s Included? All materials and tools for making the willow bird feeders.Guidance and…

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£8.50

World Nature Conservation Day (Being a Countryside Ranger) – Sunday 28th July 2024

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

What do Rangers do?! Come along as a family to learn all about conserving the wild places of Scotland – the Countryside Ranger way! Learn all about what it takes to be a Countryside Ranger on World Nature Conservation Day. Litter picking, wildlife surveys and rhoddy bashing means a good time will be had by all. For all ages and abilities. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the Scottish weather and practical work. All children must be accompanied by…

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August 2024
£8

Victorians at Hopetoun Experience – Friday 2nd August 2024

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work and live in a grand house like this, way back in Victorian times? Well, now’s your chance to find out! Join our Victorian Housekeepers for a fun workshop. Dress up as servants, explore the house, and even try out some of the chores and crafts they did back then. It’ll be a real hands-on adventure! This workshop is perfect for explorers aged 7 to 12, and their grown-ups are welcome…

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£8.50

Wings and Things – Friday 9th August 2024

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hopetoun House,
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Parents, bring your little explorers to discover the amazing world of winged creatures! Our fun-filled event includes citizen science activities, games, and crafts, all designed to teach kids about the wonders of flight in nature. Perfect for all ages and abilities! Ticket Prices: Adult £8.50, Concession £8.00, Disabled £6.50, Child (over 4yo) £6.50, Family (2+2) £27.00 Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/Wings_and_Things Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the Scottish weather. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.…

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