Events

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CHILDREN'S EASTER EVENTS 2016 at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free)& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Thursday 31st March – MUD!!

Wear your wellies is gonna be squelchy, as we explore mud and yes that means pies and faces

Tuesday 5th April – SURVIVE!!

Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to survival, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ leaders

 Thursday 7th April - River Dipping

Join us IN the river for this favourite activity

WATER OF LEITH GUIDED WALKS & FAMILY EVENTS 2016

To book call 0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Sunday 3rd April  – River Clean Up. Join our volunteer team for this river clean up morning as we launch the Water of Leith’s Spring Clean. Wear old clothes.  Meet at 10.30am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. FREE.

Saturday 7th May – PLANT SALE Visit our now famous annual plant sale and pick up a bargain. Doors open at 10.00am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. 50p admission donation.

Sunday 15th May - Fungi under the microscope (Botanical Workshop) An all day workshop with the Botanical Society of Scotland following on from the successful bryophytes workshop we hosted last year. The event will include a lecture on the life cycle biology of the major fungal groups, concentrating on the microscopic characters which are often needed to confirm ID, using material collected around the centre. FREE but booking essential, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 12th June  – Meadows and Mills Walk Part 1 - Colinton to Slateford Guided Walk

Join us to discover the beauty and heritage of Colinton and Craiglockhart Dells. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm in the Car park under Gillespie bridge in Colinton, off Bridge Road.

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd July – Water – Nature – Paint (Art Workshop) Led by artist Helen Jackson we are hosting a special weekend art workshop providing an exciting opportunity to discover the diverse beauty of the Water of Leith. Participants with be drawing and exploring the river, trees, rocks and plant life – gathering enough visual information to create a studio based painting using acrylic or gouache paints. All abilities welcome. £80 per person for the weekend (£70 members) Booking Essential 10.00am to 4.00pm

CHILDREN'S EASTER EVENTS 2016 at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free)& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Thursday 7th July – River Dipping Join us IN the river for this favourite activity on every week

Tuesday 12th July – BUGS!! Track down the mini-creatures which call the river banks home and design your own extreme BUG!!

Thursday 14th July – River Dipping

Tuesday 19th July - River Dipping

Thursday 21st July – BEASTS!! Discover the wild beasts who call the river home

Tuesday 26th July – AIR!!  Life in the air, harness the power of flight & track down winged wildlife

 Thursday 28th July -  River Dipping

Tuesday 2nd August – WATER!! Wet and wild – discover the power of water & create boats for a race over the rapids, with river dipping

Thursday  4th August – SURVIVE!!  Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to survival, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ leaders

Tuesday 9th August - River Dipping

Thursday 11th  August – STICK!!  101 things to do with a stick – they are awesome – no really

Tuesday 16th  August – River Dipping

WATER OF LEITH GUIDED WALKS & FAMILY EVENTS 2016 - CONTINUED

To book call 0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Sunday 24th July  – Meadows and Mills Walk Part 2 Roseburn to The Dean Village Guided Walk

Join us to discover the beauty and heritage of this popular part of the river. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at the Entrance to walkway on Roseburn Cliff off Corstorphine Road

Sunday 11th September – GREAT WATER OF LEITH DUCK RACE & FAMILY FUNDAY

Our 5th Duck Race at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, join the spectacle, adopt a duck and win fantastic prizes, funday from 2pm, races from 3pm.

 Sunday 24th September - Hidden Industry Part 1 The Dean Village to Canonmills Guided Walk

The hidden past of the river is revealed as we seek out signs of its industrial life. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm on the old bridge in Dean Village, on Bells Brae off Queensferry Rd

Sunday 23rd October - Hidden Industry Part 2 Bonnington to Leith Guided Walk

The hidden past of the river is revealed as we seek out signs of its industrial life. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at Newhaven Road, on the bridge by the Walkway entrance.

CHILDREN'S AUTUMN EVENTS 2016 at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free) & start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

 Tuesday 18th October – SURVIVE!! Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to survival, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ leaders

Thursday 20th October - ROTTEN!!  Delve in to the decomposing worlds of fungus, compost and poo!! A ‘rotten’ event which promises to leave you mucky