Young Visitors

Some of the activities here are currently unavailable as they are not covid safe, we hope to re-introduce them soon:

Here at Hopetoun we welcome our Young Visitors to come and explore Hopetoun through a range of different events and activities. There really is something for all ages.

Children running down royal drive

Children’s Trails

Follow Children’s Trails in House – Head to the Front Hall and ask one of our guides for the Children’s trail, a great way for children to explore the house.

Grounds Trails

Follow our Grounds Trails created by the Ranger Service. These can be collected from our Visitor Kiosk or download them from the Grounds and Wildlife Page

Ranger Centre

Visit the Ranger Centre, for games, the big Hopetoun bug hunt, colouring sheets, interactive displays and the chance to handle wildlife finds from the grounds.

Stables Kitchen

Our Stables Kitchen has a special Children’s Afternoon Tea for your children to enjoy. Stacked with jam, cheese and ham sandwiches, a stack of mini pancakes with layers of cream & jam, along with a selection of sweet treats. Served with a glass of sparkling elderflower bubbly, hot chocolate or orange juice.



Geocaching is a global treasure hunt, with thousands of caches hidden all over the world for you to explore and find with a GPS enabled device.  Hopetoun has one Geocaching trail- the Hopetoun Hop. For those already familiar with Geocaching, download the Hopetoun Hop or visit the Geocaching website for more information.

Hopetoun Junior Rangers

Hopetoun Junior Rangers is a fun, outdoors club for 11-18 year olds with an interest in nature and the countryside.

Hopetoun Explorers

This is an exciting outdoor based club for 7-12 year olds with a keen interest in nature and the outdoors, whatever the weather.  Each session has a different theme ranging from den building and bushcraft, exploring and looking after the local wildlife, to treasure hunting.  With a good variety of hands-on activities and crafts, mixed with healthy fresh air, it’s a fun and sociable group for primary aged children. If this sounds like fun, why not have a look at the Hopetoun Explorer Programme 2022.