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Castle Kennedy Gardens

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Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
www.castlekennedygardens.com

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July 2019

Open Air Theatre: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels and takes some of it home to show his wife. What will he do when she chides him for stealing? Can he keep the secret from his jealous brother? And when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves – will…

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Pony Riding

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 07/07/2019 at 1:30pm

Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£2

Ruby and Dice from Calgow Equestrian will be giving pony rides at Castle Kennedy Gardens. You will be able to book your ride at the Gardens Entrance, and you will need to have bought a ticket to the Gardens first or to be a Friend of the Gardens. Don’t miss this special day  of riding and having fun with ponies for little people.

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Brilliant Borders Guided Walk

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£3

Our Walled Garden is at its best in the height of summer with the borders in full bloom. Join our Head Gardener on this informative guided walk as he showcases the highlights including the salvias, Osteospermum, Verbenas, Delphiniums and tender perennials. Cost: £3 additional cost which includes a hot drink and slice of home baking.

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August 2019

Birds of Prey

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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KG Hawks Birds of Prey Rescue and Education Services will be visiting Castle Kennedy Gardens with a whole host of birds of prey for you to meet!  These include an exotic Mongolian Steppe Eagle, a huge American Redtail Hawk, as well as a stunning Western Screech Owl and many more.  There will be free workshops to explain about our native birds of prey such as our Eurasian Kestrel and our Tawny Owl taking place at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Bird…

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Minibeast Hotel

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£3

Our Garden Ranger needs your help to make a home for minibeasts. We would like some strong people to help carry stones, bricks, logs, sticks and twigs to make homes for the minibeasts. We need people who are not afraid to drill holes or cut things up with loppers. Have fun working as a team to create a special place for millipedes, woodlice, slugs and even spiders to live. Meet at Castle Kennedy ruin and wear outdoor clothing. Children must…

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The Great ZooLab Bug Hunt

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£3

In The Great ZooLab Bug Hunt we'll hunt for the likes of spiders, worms, millipedes, flies, snails, slugs, and so much more! Afterwards you will settle back to base, where you will then meet some of ZooLab's fantastic animals such as Giant African Land Snails & Giant Millipede's; comparing what you have just found to other mini beasts from all around the world! This is a great way to entertain and educate children. Visitors will be able to get up…

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Nerf Wars Combat Arena

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£3.50

How many bullets can you dodge? Enjoy 20 minutes of Nerf fun & games inside the Nerf Battle Arena. All equipment is provided: guns, amo, vests and goggles, so let the battle commence! Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £3.50 per child per session

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Grease – Open Air Cinema

August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Sing along with us as we screen the most popular musical of all time, right inside the gorgeous Castle Kennedy Gardens. Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, let the soundtrack and classic love story captivate you under the stars in the ultimate summer cinema experience. Our tearoom will be open for refreshments and light snacks. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, low back chairs, rugs, insect repellent, or whatever you need to make this outdoor screening comfortable. If weather turns…

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September 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody – Open Air Cinema

September 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Join us on the lush lawns of Lochinch Castle for this foot-stomping, head-rocking, vocal alighting celebration of Queen. This is the story of one of the most beloved vocalists, Freddie Mercury, who leads the iconic band in an inspirational journey to the top of rock stardom. Come along and enjoy what’s guaranteed to be a fabulous night of open-air cinema under the dazzling stars. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, low back chairs, rugs, insect repellent, or whatever you need…

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Late Summer In The Gardens Guided Walk

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Join our Head Gardener for his informative guided tour of the Gardens to discover more about the variety of colourful blooms on show at this time of year. The Walled Garden is spectacular at this time of year and the Salvia flower bed is a highlight. You will learn from his fascinating insights and the incredible amount of experience he has gained from looking after one of Scotland’s most magnificent Gardens. Cost: £3 plus admission to the Gardens, includes a…

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October 2019

Autumn Glory In The Gardens Guided Walk

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Experience the wonderful colours of the trees and leaves as the Gardens prepare for winter. Glory in the beautiful hues of the Beech leaves and Acers turning from green to red, and orange to brown as our Head Gardener leads you on a guided tour. Cost: £3 plus admission to the Gardens, includes a hot drink and slice of delicious home baking.

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Halloween Pumpkin Trail

October 12 @ 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 13/11/2019

Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£2.50

During October why not come and join us for our popular Pumpkin Trail around the Gardens. Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a delicious treat. Afterwards why not warm up in the Tearoom with a scrummy hot chocolate or bowl of steaming home- made soup. Cost: Addtional £2.50 per trail.

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ZooLab ‘Creepy Castle’

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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£3

You are a Wizard with a very important assignment – to investigate a creepy house and report what lies inside! Do you dare to help? Minibeasts such as stick insects & cockroaches are just some of the creatures encountered in the castle! We report whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates and what food they eat! Hopefully the Bird Eating Tarantula won’t eat us! Cost: £3 additional cost.

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