Join RSPB Scotland this Halloween For An Eerie-sistible Day Out 

Join RSPB Scotland’s Big Wild Halloween this autumn for a spooky mystery adventure to explore the magic of nature! Throughout the whole month of October four nature reserves across Scotland, including Mull of Galloway, will be offering exclusive activities and exciting ways to unleash your inner little monster, with select reserves also putting on spooky special events. 


As part of the spooky day, families will be able to pick up a Wild Detective activity pack which will take children on a mystery adventure with the characters Hoot, an owl, and Crumbs, a mouse. Reserves will have marked trails to follow, storytelling sessions, bat walks, and even pond (or bog!) dipping events. 


The activity pack includes a booklet packed full of activities and puzzles to solve, animal masks, recipe cards, owl gliders, and more fun for the whole family! 

These packs will set you off on your journey to explore the great outdoors and the excitements that October has to offer. Migratory birds arrive from foreign shores, fungi put their mushrooms on display, trees dress in their autumnal best, spiders show off their web skills, and starling start to dance in the sky. 


Caireen McGinn, RSPB Visitor Experience and Events Consultant, said: “Halloween really is stuffed to the brim with nature – spiders, bats, ravens, crows, owls, they’re all there! And now you can come see what wildlife you can find for yourselves with the help of our fun activity packs. There’s always something weird, wonderful, surprising (and perhaps spooky?) to find when you’re out in nature!” 


Head to Big Wild Halloween (rspb.org.uk) to find an activity near you. Please note that while some of the activities are free, there is a £3.50 charge for some of the activity packs and events, and normal parking and entrance fees are still in place. 

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