What’s On 2017

For most events advanced booking is not required. Where applicable, the events you need to book in advance, are highlighted.

Where a cost is indicated this will be collected on the day by the Ranger leading the event.


Celebrate Burns Day – Saturday 11th February

  •  Follow our Burns Trail
  • Complete our Burns activity sheets
  • Hear a recital of Burns Tam O’Shanter and more…

Cost: Free
Where: Penicuik House
Time: 10:00-15:00
Suitable for: All


Easter Event – Sunday 16th April

Come and join storyteller Allison Galbraith on an Easter ramble through the Estate. Listen to her magical tales and look out for the creatures of the Woodland on the way.

Then join the Rangers for some traditional Egg rolling. Have fun decorating an egg before rolling it down the grassy hill.

Cost: £1 per egg.
Start: Penicuik Estate Car Park
Finish: Penicuik House
Time: 13:00-16:00
Suitable for: All


A spring fungal foray on the Penicuik Estate – Sunday 23rd April

Fungi specialist and mycologist Cameron Diekonigin will lead this workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about identifying fungi, one of the world’s largest groups of organisms with potentially 1.5 million species!

This course is an introduction and aimed at those who have no or very little understanding of fungi.

The workshop is mostly out of doors so please dress sensibly for the changeable Scottish weather. We suggest waterproofs, layers plus a hat and gloves. The route is muddy and uneven in places so walking boots/stout footwear is advised.

Cost: This is a free workshop
Where: Ranger Office at Old Penicuik House
Time: 13:00-17:00
Suitable for: All


Penicuik Spring Fling – Sunday 7th May

‘Have you heard of Geocaching, but never tried it? Come along to Penicuik Estates event and discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian.

For the experienced, there will be several new caches published for the event and many of the old ones will be retained.

And for the beginner, an introductory course will be available on the day with volunteer’s available to show you what this hi tech treasure hunt is all about!

Please note the some of the estate paths and tracks can be muddy and appropriate footwear should be worn.

Cost: Free
Meeting point: Penicuik House (co-ordinates NT21759 59179)
Time: 13:00-15:00
Suitable for: All