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May 2022

Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK – Scottish Italian Car Day 2022

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club presents the Scottish Italian Car Day 2022, at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry. As numbers are restricted, entry to this event is by advance ticket only ant must be purchased via the below link PURCHASE TICKETS HERE        

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Monday Holiday Stroll     

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details: Enjoy your bank Holiday at Hopetoun with a 3 hour guided walk around the Grounds and the Estate, including Abercorn Church, and explore the early summer sights and sounds. Not suitable for children under 12. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Click here to book    

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June 2022

Ranger Led Grounds Walk

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details: This Ranger led walk will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and aims to compliment the information offered inside the House.  Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.

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July 2022

Summer Holiday Activities – Pond Dipping

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Details: Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun’s Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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Flora Medica – Foraging Walk

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details: Join Anna Canning in collecting some wild ingredients to make a delicious snack or herbal remedy after a fascinating walk to learn about medicinal uses of local plants. Find out about recipes and herbal remedies of old. Sure to be a fascinating day out. Book now as places will fill up fast. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: £20 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. PLACES ARE LIMITED. Click here to book.

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Summer Holiday Activities – Naturecraft

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Details: Join us to make your own wonderful art using nature as your inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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Ranger Led Grounds Walk

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details: This Ranger led walk will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and aims to compliment the information offered inside the House.  Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.

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Summer Holiday Activities – Story Making

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Details: For this Year of Stories, bring your imagination to the Hopetoun Grounds. Best suited to 5-10 year olds. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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Summer Holiday Activities – Pond Dipping

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Details: Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun’s Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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August 2022

Groovy Geology 

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Details: Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian’s geological resource. We might even spot some local wildlife as we go! Not suitable for children under 8. Exact times subject may change with the tidal forecast. This walk will cover approx. 3 miles with rough underfoot conditions and requires a good level of fitness. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission:…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Bushcraft

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Details: Spend some time in nature and learn how to safely make fire and whittle wood (not suitable for under 7’s). Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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Summer Holiday Activities – Story Making

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Details: For this Year of Stories, bring your imagination to the Hopetoun Grounds. Best suited to 5-10 year olds. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON ALL ACTIVITIES – Click here to book.

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Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom – Grand Ball for King George IV

August 21 @ 7:00 pm

A Grand Ball, to include dinner and dancing, will be held in the Ballroom at Hopetoun House to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of King George IV’s visit to Scotland and in particular his visit to Hopetoun House. That historic visit was devised, designed and orchestrated by Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian Sir Walter Scott. The seventeen day tour was the first visit of a reigning monarch since that of King Charles in 1651. The event will be held…

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Ranger Led Grounds Walk

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details: This Ranger led walk will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and aims to compliment the information offered inside the House.  Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.  

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August Wander   

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details: August is a popular month to get out and explore. Enjoy this Ranger-led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun this summer. A 3-hour guided walk around the historic landscape of Hopetoun House and onto the Estate, including Abercorn Church. Bring a snack/lunch. Not suitable for children under 12. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.

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September 2022

Ranger Led Grounds Walk

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details: This Ranger led walk will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and aims to compliment the information offered inside the House.  Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape. Meeting Place: Main Visitor Car Park at Hopetoun House Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.

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Family Day – Scottish Myths and Legends Trail

September 19 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Details: This Year of Stories September mid-term break.  Drop in to Hopetoun between 12 and 4pm and take part in a Scottish Myths and Legends Trail around the grounds and turn your hand to some arts and crafts activities. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Click here to book.

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Two Houses & a Castle   

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Details: Details: Explore the links between three of West Lothian’s most historic sites with a guided walk between Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and the House of the Binns. Please be aware this walk will cover approx. 5 miles with rough underfoot conditions, fence crossings and requires a good level of fitness. Meeting Place: National Trust for Scotland, House of the Binns. Cost: Adult £10.00, Child £8.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book.

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October 2022

Fascinating Fungi  

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details: With internationally important fungi lawns, and woodlands bursting with mushrooms of all shapes and sizes, you will be guided on a gentle walk to explore the fascinating world of fungi. Please note – we will not be collecting for the pot on this walk. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check back shortly for booking link.

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Tree-mendous Walk  

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details: Hopetoun’s grounds are open as part of the Scottish Tree Festival. This Ranger-led walk will guide you through the nature and history of some of the specimen trees found throughout Hopetoun’s designed landscape.  Look out for wildlife whilst learning about the historical use, folklore and natural history of the trees within the Hopetoun 100 acres. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: Grounds only admission: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check back shortly for booking…

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November 2022

Christmas Shopping Fair

November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 27 @ 4:00 pm

Our annual Christmas Shopping Fair will take place on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2022. Tickets will be available to pre purchase online in Autumn.  Full event details to follow later in the year.   We have limited availability for new exhibitors this year so if you would like to apply, please do so via the below link; Christmas Shopping Fair 2022 – Hopetoun  

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December 2022

Wreath Making       

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Details: Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch using natural materials, sourced from the historic designed landscape. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: £15.00 per person, all places must be booked online in advance. Places are LIMITED. All attendees must book a place. Not suitable for children. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check back shortly for booking link.

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Wreath Making – Family session

December 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Details: Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some other Christmas crafts and ornaments to hang on your tree. Meeting Place: Staff/signage will direct you on the day. Cost: £15.00 per adult, £10.00 per child, Family (2 + 2) £45. All places must be booked online in advance. Places are LIMITED. All attendees must book a place. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check back shortly for booking link.

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