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CULZEAN CASTLE
Culzean Castle

News, Events and Special Offers
Culzean Castle
Ayrshire
Scotland

Scotland
Culzean Castle
Opening times and events

Opening Times, general Information and events 2004

Castle
1 April to 31 October1030 - 1700
(Last admission 1600)
Castle Shop (Clock Tower)1030 - 1730
Country Park
1 April to 31 October0900 - 1730
November to April (limited facilities)0900 - sunset
Visitor Centre and Shops - 1 April to 31 October1030 - 1730
Catering Facilities
Visitor Centre Restaurant - 1 April to 31 October1030 - 1730
(Full meals 1130 - 1500 : Snack meals till 1630)
Old Stables Coffee Shop:1030 - 1700
Kiosks by the Ruined Arch and Swan Pond open at limited times for light refreshments
Winter Weekend Opening - Castle, Restaurant and Shops
November and December - phone for details

Admissions
Trust members admitted FREE.
Country Park and Castle combined ticket
 IndividualParty Rate*
Adults£10.00£8.00
Concession£7.50£7.50
Family£25.00 
Country Park only
 IndividualParty Rate *
Adults£6.00£5.00
Concession£4.50£4.50
Family£15.00 
Additional Charge for Castle
Adults£6.00 
Concession£4.50 
Family£15.00 
* Rate applies to groups of 20 or more non-Trust members.

Culzean Events 2004

Events Information

Guided Walks

These will start from the Visitor Centre Courtyard at times indicated. The content and route of the walk will vary with the interest of the Rangers, the season and individual visitors, but will tend to be of a general nature unless otherwise requested. They will last approximately one hour. All walks are free.

Guided Tours of Castle

The Castle is open to visitors 1000 - 1700 daily (last entry 1600). A daily guided tour, lasting one hour, is available at 1530 (plus 1100 in July - September). Individuals only, numbers limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. No extra charge. Meet at Castle Front Door.

Culzean Arts Guild Concerts and Recitals

Tickets available from Culzean Castle, Maybole. Please send SAE and cheque, payable to The National Trust for Scotland.
Single Concert Ticket £7.00; Season Ticket £30.00

Key to symbols used below:

archeryArchery
birdsBirdlife
childrensChildrens' event
Craft fair
danceDancing
historical enactmentHistorical enactment
foodFood events
for allEvents for all
gardensGardens
giftsGift Fair
       historyHistory
long hikesLonger hikes
musicMusical
natural historyNatural history
night walksNight walks
seashoreSeashore
theatreTheatrical
walks for kids and parentsWalks for kids and parents
wild flowersWild flowers
woodlandWoodland

Culzean Events 2004, Dates:

Guided Tour of Castle at 1530 daily, 1 April - 30 June

THURSDAY 1 APRIL

ALL FACILITIES FULLY OPEN

FRIDAY 9 APRIL

1430 - Guided Walk

SATURDAY 10 APRIL

1430 - Guided Walk

SUNDAY 11 APRIL

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700

SUNDAY 11 APRIL

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700
gardens 1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN GARDENS
Garden Staff will conduct a tour for garden enthusiasts
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
MAYBOLE PIPE BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

MONDAY 12 APRIL

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL

childrens CHILDREN'S EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

THURSDAY 15 APRIL

childrens CHILDREN'S EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

SUNDAY 25 APRIL

for all CULZEAN FAMILY FUN RUN 2004
Up to 300 entrants negotiate their way over possibly the most scenic Fun Run course in Britain.
Closing date for entries - 23 April
1400 : Start of Run

WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL

music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD CONCERT
Mark Ashford - Classical Guitar

SATURDAY 1 MAY

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 170

SUNDAY 2 MAY

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700
1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN GARDENS
Garden Staff will conduct a tour for garden enthusiasts
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
TROON BLACKROCK PIPE BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

MONDAY 3 MAY

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700

SUNDAY 9 MAY

historical enactment 1400-1600: Living History - Meet Sir Archibald the "Wicked", laird of Culzean and persecutor of covenanters in the 17th century, and his daughter Lady Susanna Kennedy Countess of Eglinton In front of the Castle (weather permitting)
natural history 1400 - 1530: POND DIPPING
Wear Wellies
Meet at Visitor Centre

SATURDAY 15 MAY

archery 1030 : British Longbow Society Zingari Meeting
Fountain Court

SUNDAY 16 MAY

birds 0400 - 0600 : FOR EARLY BIRDS-
MORNING CHORUS
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
(Return for light breakfast - no charge but donations welcome)
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
GIRVAN and DISTRICT PIPE BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

SUNDAY 23 MAY

natural history 1400-1530: NATURE DETECTIVE
Meet at Camellia House

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY

birds 1930 : EVENING EXCURSION -
SPRING BIRDLIFE
(weather permitting)
Meet at Swan Pond Car Park
music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD CONCERT
Summerhayes Violin and Piano Duo

SATURDAY 29 MAY

CRAFT FAIR 1030 - 1700. Events Field
3d2D Craft and Design Fairs bring some 50 crafts people to Culzean for two days - all under cover. Several Exhibitors will be demonstrating the making of their products.

SUNDAY 30 MAY

CRAFT FAIR - Second day
1030 - 1700.

MONDAY 31 MAY

1400-1530: SUMMER BEDDING
Demonstration of planting the Victorian border. Join the gardeners at the Vinery in the Walled Garden

FRIDAY 4 JUNE

music AYRSHIRE BURNS FESTIVAL
Evening Concert in Fountain Court at Culzean.
Admission by Ticket only, available in advance- Phone for details - 01655 884455

SATURDAY 5 JUNE

AYRSHIRE BURNS FESTIVAL - OPEN DAY at
1130 - 1700 Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald
1300 - 1700 Bachelor's Club, Tarbolton
Admission Free (does not apply to Culzean)

SUNDAY 6 JUNE

historical enactment AYRSHIRE BURNS FESTIVAL
1130 - 1700: Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald
1300 - 1700: Bachelor's Club, Tarbolton
Burns related entertainment.
Normal admission rates apply.
1400-1600: Living History - Meet Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassillis, supporter of Mary Queen of Scots, and his arch enemy Kennedy of Bargany who fought against the Queen. Their feud continues and they fight a duel.
history 1400 - 1530 : HIDDEN HISTORY
Meet at Visitor Centre
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
DUNASKIN DOON BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

SUNDAY 13 JUNE

National Trust for Scotland NATIONAL INVITATION DAY
Free Admission to all NTS properties
dance 1430 - 1630 : SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
in the Walled Garden, with David Ross and his Band
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of this event.
All welcome to join in. Bring a picnic and something to sit on if you are not dancing!
historical enactment CARRICK 800 HISTORICAL ENACTMENT
"Robert Bruce and his Carrick Spearmen"
Meet the King and his knights as they demonstrate
Battle techniques from the Wars of Independence and fight with sword, shield and battle-axe.
1430 - 1530 Fountain Court

SUNDAY 20 JUNE

gardens 1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN GARDENS
Garden Staff will conduct a tour of the Vinery and Gardens for garden enthusiasts
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
AUCHINLECK ACADEMY PIPE & BRASS BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

SATURDAY 26 JUNE

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700

SUNDAY 27 JUNE

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700
seashore 1400 - 1530 : ROCKPOOLS REVEALLED
Wear Wellies
Meet at Visitor Centre
1430 - 1630 : Band Call
JOHNSTONE SILVER BAND Fountain Court (weather permitting)

WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE

music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD
night walks 2130-2300 : BATS GALORE
Meet at Visitor Centre

Guided tours of the Castle at 1100 and 1500 daily, 1 July - 30 September
Ranger-led Guided Walk 1430 daily unless otherwise specified, 1 July - 30 September

SUNDAY 4 JULY

for all FALCONRY DAY
Displays, demonstrations and other activities
1030-1700 Events Field
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
DALMELLINGTON SILVER BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

TUESDAY 6 JULY

natural history 1400 - 1530 : ANIMAL MAGIC
Meet at Camellia House
theatre "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
Presented by ILLYRIA.
1930 : At the Castle - outdoors, weather permitting
Tickets £8.00, Children £6.00

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY

natural history 1400 - 1530 : BUGS AND BEASTIES
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
natural history 1900 - 2030 : SEVEN O'CLOCK WALK
Meet at Swan Pond Car Park

THURSDAY 8 JULY

seashore 1400 - 1530 : BEACH ART
Meet at Visitor Centre

SUNDAY 11 JULY

wild flowers 1400 - 1530 : WILD FLOWERS & PLANTLORE
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
1130 - 1700 : Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald
FAMILY DAY - games, quizzes, prizes, refreshments.
Normal admission applies - Adult £2.50, Concession £1.90, Family £7.00

TUESDAY 13 JULY

natural history 1400 - 1530 : PEBBLES ON THE BEACH
Meet at Visitor Centre

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY

night walks 2230 - 2400 : THE NIGHT HUNTERS-
Nocturnal sights and sounds
Places limited - bookings accepted only on day at Visitor Centre after 0900
Tel 01655 884400.
Meet at Visitor Centre

THURSDAY 15 JULY

longer hikes 1130 - 1530 : HALF DAY HIKE
A longer walk reaching places that others don't.
Bring a packed lunch.
Meet at the Visitor Centre

SUNDAY 18 JULY

historical enactment 1400-1600: Living History - Meet Colonel Oswald recruiting for the Carrick Yeoman Cavalry. He will demonstrate the 18th century weaponry used by his troopers.
In front of the Castle (weather permitting)

MONDAY 19 JULY

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

TUESDAY 20 JULY

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)
gardens 1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN'S GARDENS
Garden Staff will conduct a tour for garden enthusiasts
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park

WEDNESDAY 21 JULY

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below).
natural history 1900 - 2030 : SEVEN O'CLOCK WALK
Meet at Croy Shore Car Park
(off A719. 3 miles south of Dunure)
(Wellies advisable)

THURSDAY 22 JULY

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)
woodland 1400 - 1530 : TALKING TREES
A walk with the Head Forester
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park

FRIDAY 23 JULY

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

SUNDAY 25 JULY

history ARCHAEOLOGY EVENT
1030-1600 Ancient skills brought to life
Come and try your hand at potmaking, quern grinding, wood turning, weaving, fire-making etc.
Activities and demonstrations for all the family.
Visitor Centre
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
ISLE OF CUMBRAE RBLS PIPE BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

TUESDAY 27 JULY

seashore 1400 -1530 : STARFISH AND SQUAT LOBSTERS
Wear Wellies
Meet at Visitor Centre

WEDNESDAY 28 JULY

natural history 1900 - 2030 : SEVEN O'CLOCK WALK
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD CONCERT

THURSDAY 29 JULY

longer hikes 1130 - 1530 : HALF DAY HIKE -
A longer walk reaching places that others don't.
Bring a packed lunch.
Meet at Swan Pond Car Park.

SATURDAY 31 JULY

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Events Field 1030-1730

SUNDAY 1 AUGUST

NO Ranger-led Guided Walks
for all CULZEAN CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW
1000 - 1700 Events Field
This now well-established event attracts upwards of 500 entries, with many supporting attractions.
Organised with East Ayrshire Vintage and Classic Association.
ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Events Field 1030-1730

TUESDAY 3 AUGUST

natural history 1400 - 1530 : BUGS AND BEASTIES
Meet at Camellia House

WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST

night walks 2230 - 2400 : THE NIGHT HUNTERS -
Nocturnal sights and sounds
Places limited - bookings accepted only on day at Visitor Centre after 0900 - Tel 01655 884400
Meet at Visitor Centre

THURSDAY 5 AUGUST

natural history 1400 - 1530 : FOOD FROM THE FOREST
Find your ingredients then come back for a cook -up.
Meet at Visitor Centre

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST

archery 10.30 : British Longbow Society Scottish Clout Championship Meeting. Events Field

SUNDAY 8 AUGUST

dance 1430 - 1700 : SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING in the Walled Garden.
All welcome to join in. Bring a picnic and something to sit on if you are not dancing!
seashore 1400-1530 : COASTAL RAMBLE
Meet at Swan Pond Car Park

MONDAY 9 AUGUST

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

TUESDAY 10 AUGUST

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)
gardens 1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN'S GARDENS
Garden Staff will conduct a tour of the Vinery and Gardens for garden enthusiasts
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
theatre "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
Presented by ILLYRIA
1930 : At the Castle - outdoors, weather permitting
Tickets £8.00, Children £6.00

WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below) 1900 - 2030 : SEVEN O'CLOCK WALK
Meet at Kennelmount Car Park

THURSDAY 12 AUGUST

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)
woodland 1400 - 1530 : TALKING TREES
A walk with the Head Forester
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST

childrens CHILDREN'S WEEK EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST

history 1400 - 1530 : HISTORY MYSTERY
Meet at Visitor Centre
1430 - 1630 : Band Call
NEWMILNS and GALSTON BRASS BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

TUESDAY 17 AUGUST

walks for kids and parents 1430-1600 : (For kids and their parents)
WOODLAND ART
Come and be creative
Meet at Visitor Centre

WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST

walks for kids and parents 1430-1600 : (For kids and their parents)
TRACKS AND TRAILS
Meet at Camellia House

THURSDAY 19 AUGUST

walks for kids and parents 1430-1600 : (For kids and their parents)
AQUATIC ANTICS
Wear wellies
Meet at Visitor Centre

SUNDAY 22 AUGUST

historical enactment SMUGGLERS DAY AT CULZEAN
Presented by Alba Adventure Company
Come and join the fun. Hear some smugglers tales from Culzean's past.
Learn the tricks of the trade from some of Scotland's notorious smugglers.
Presentations in front of the Castle at 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500.
natural history 1400 - 1530 : CULZEAN'S CREATURES
Meet at Camellia House

WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST

music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD CONCERT
AQUILLO - Mixed Wind Quartet

SUNDAY 29 AUGUST

music Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra
Master Class and Concert
1330 - 1630 : Classes at Visitor Centre and Castle
1630 : Concert at Castle
Gardeners' Surgery
Nicola Singleton - as heard on "The Beechgrove Potting Shed" - and Susan Russell, Head Gardener Culzean, will be on hand to answer your gardening queries.
1100 - 1600 : Plant Sales Point at Country Park Shop at Visitor Centre
BULB FAIR in Visitor Centre.
A wide selection of bulbs for sale, some prepared for early flowering.
Fair will last all September and October or until stocks run out.

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

archery 10.30 : British Longbow Society
Scottish Albion Meeting.
Fountain Court

SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

AYRSHIRE DOORS OPEN DAY
1130-1700 Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald and
1300-1700 Bachelor's Club, Tarbolton
Admission Free (does not apply to Culzean)
woodland 1400 - 1530 : TREMENDOUS TREES
Meet at Camellia House

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

NO Ranger-led Guided Walk
for all CULZEAN HORSE TRIALS
1000 - 1700 : Novice and Pre-novice Trials
organised jointly with the British Horse Society
music 1430 - 1630 : Band Call
MAYBOLE PIPE BAND
Fountain Court (weather permitting)

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700

SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre
1100 - 1700

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

music 1945 - CULZEAN ARTS GUILD CONCERT

Guided tour of Castle at 1500 daily, 1 - 31 October

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER

natural history 1400 - 1600 : FASCINATING FUNGI
Meet at Walled Garden Car Park
archery 1030: British Longbow Society Scottish Autumn Clout Meeting
Events Field

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

woodland 1400-1530: AUTUMN WOODLAND
Meet at Camellia House

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

childrens CHILDREN'S EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

childrens CHILDREN'S EVENTS (See Children's Section) below)

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER

for all NATIONAL APPLE DAY
Ayrshire Apple Network display over 100 traditional and modern apple varieties and will attempt identification.
Pressing and juicing demonstration.
1400-1600 Stone Barn at Visitor Centre
LAST DAY OF SEASON

MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER

CASTLE CLOSED FOR WINTER
TO (except for special events)
FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2020
COUNTRY PARK OPEN - LIMITED FACILITIES
SHOPS AND RESTAURANT limited opening
phone for details 01655 884455

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

for all 1100 - 1600:TOY COLLECTORS and HOBBIES FAIR IN THE CASTLE
Teddy Bears, Dolls, Models, Miniatures, Dolls & Teddies Hospital, Traditional Toys. Model aeroplane, railway and boat Clubs. Craft and hobby supplies.
Display of old teddies, gollies and Victorian dollshouse.
Enjoy some Childhood Nostalgia
Admission - £2 (includes NTS members) Children free

SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER

AYRES AND GRACES present
CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD
1500 : In the Castle (Tickets £4.00 each - in advance only - available 1st November from Culzean Castle - SAE and cheque please.)
food gifts Shops and Restaurant open at Visitor Centre.
1100 - 1700

SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER

for alltheatre VICTORIAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE
1030 - 1215 : 1300 - 1630
(last admission at 1600)
Adult £6.00 : NTS members and Concession £4.00 : Family £13.00: NTS Family £11.00
food gifts Shops and Restaurant open at Visitor Centre.
1100 - 1700

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER

music CAROLS IN THE CASTLE
1500 and 1830: with the Choir of Paisley Abbey
(Tickets £7.00 each - in advance only - available 1st November from Culzean Castle - SAE & cheque please.)
ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700
food gifts Shops and Restaurant open at Visitor Centre.
1100 - 1700.

SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER

for alltheatre VICTORIAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE
1030 - 1215 : 1300 -1630
(last admission at 1600)
Adult £6.00 : NTS members and Concession £4.00 : Family £13.00: NTS Family £11.00
ACORN CRAFT FAIR
Stone Barn at Visitor Centre 1100 - 1700
food gifts Shops and Restaurant open at Visitor Centre.
1100 - 1700.

childrens

CHILDREN'S SECTION, EVENTS

THE YOUNG NATURALISTS' CLUB (YNC) - for children aged 6 - 12 years - meet at the Visitor Centre 1000. No Booking required. (Summer membership £3)
CASTLE CLUB (for 6-12yr olds) events meet at the Castle Education Room - N.B. Numbers are limited for the CASTLE CLUB - book by phone or call at Visitor Centre after 0900 on day of event.
ECOS - (Environmental, Conservation and Outdoor Skills) - club for teenagers 12 - 16 years - meet at Visitor Centre. (Summer membership of ECOS - £3.00)

EASTER EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL

YNC 1000 - 1200 : SPRING CHICKENS
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required - see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : TRUE OR FALSE TOUR
(Fun tour of Castle - £1 charge)

THURSDAY 15 APRIL

YNC 1000 - 1200 : I-SPY SPRING
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

JULY CHILDREN'S WEEK

MONDAY 19 JULY

YNC 1000 - 1200 : P..P..PICKUP A POTION
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : MYSTERY TOUR
(Fun tour of Castle - £1 charge)

TUESDAY 20 JULY

YNC 1000 - 1200 : MILLING AROUND
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : THE VICTORIAN SCHOOL
ECOS
1300 - 1500 : CONSERVATION CHALLENGE

WEDNESDAY 21 JULY

YNC 1000 - 1200 : THE HEAT IS ON
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : RUSH LIGHTS

THURSDAY 22 JULY

YNC 1000 - 1200 : TALKING RUBBISH
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : MAGIC TRICKS
ECOS
1300 - 1500 : IT'S WILD

FRIDAY 23 JULY

YNC 1000 - 1200 : CREATURES OF THE DEEP
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required- see above
1300-1400: 1400-1500: FUN AND GAMES

AUGUST CHILDREN'S WEEK

MONDAY 9 AUGUST

YNC 1000 - 1200 : TIDAL TREASURES
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required (1st page of children's events)
1300-1400: 1400-1500: THE ODD ONE OUT
(Fun tour of Castle - £1 charge)

TUESDAY 10 AUGUST

YNC 1000 - 1200 : MESSING WITH MAPS
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : LOAD OF OLD RUBBISH
ECOS
1300 - 1500 : TUG OF WAR

WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST

YNC 1000 - 1200 : READY, STEADY, GO!
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : MADE NATURALLY

THURSDAY 12 AUGUST

YNC 1000 - 1200 : NATURE DETECTIVE
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : MADE OF STONE
ECOS
1300 -1500 : BEARING UP

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST

YNC 1000 - 1200 : SWAN POND SECRETS
(Meet and collect at Swan Pond Car Park)
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : 1400-1500 : BUILDING CASTLES

SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

1000-1200 : (First meeting of YNC Winter Programme)
OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY WEEK

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

YNC 1000 - 1200 : AUTUMN RAINBOWS
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : CASTLE DETECTIVES
(Fun tour of Castle - £1 charge)

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

YNC 1000 - 1200 : EXPLORE THE SHORE
CASTLE CLUB - Booking required
1300-1400 : MRS BEETON'S BISCUITS

Further YNC Winter Programme Dates : 23rd October : 6th November : 20th November : 4th December

Hire Culzean as an Historic Setting for your Special Occasion

The Castle provides a gracious setting for special occasions - weddings, banquets, receptions and dinners. The Eisenhower Apartment, formerly General Eisenhower's holiday home in Scotland, is available for residential guest lettings for up to 12 people. An ideal place also for smaller board meetings, luncheon and dinner parties.

The Events Field, approximately 17 acres of established turf, adjacent to the Visitor Centre, offers an excellent facility for special events, rallies and other outdoor occasions.

The Visitor Centre restaurant can seat up to 100 for a function. Wedding receptions, private parties, dinner-dances or banquets can be arranged out of normal opening hours.

All enquiries should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Culzean Castle and Country Park
Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8LE
Tel: 01655 884455 Fax: 01655 884503
email: culzean@nts.org.uk www.nts.org.uk
www.culzeancastle.net

Group Reservations (including Schools):
The Secretary (Reservations)
Culzean Country Park
Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8LE
Tel: 01655 884400 Fax: 01655 884522
email: culzeancountrypark@nts.org.uk

Ranger Service, Country Park Information Young Naturalists Club
The Property Manager
Culzean Castle and Country Park
Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8LE
Tel: 01655 884400 Fax: 01655 884522

Caravan and Camp Site
The Warden
Camping and Caravanning Club
Culzean
Maybole , Ayrshire KA19 8JL
Tel: 01655 760627.

Country Code

Respect the Life of the Countryside
Protect Wildlife, Wild Plants and Trees
Safeguard Water Supplies
Leave No Litter
Guard Against Fire Risks
Fasten All Gates
Avoid Damaging Fences, Hedges and Walls
Go Carefully on Country Roads
Keep to Paths across Farmland
Keep Dogs under Proper Control
Avoid Steep Cliffs

Notes for Ranger Events

1. The duration of the excursions is approximate. Actual length will depend upon weather and inclination of the group, starting times will be closely adhered to.
If excursions span the lunch hour, please bring a packed lunch.
2. In general, walking will be on unsurfaced tracks and people are asked to come adequately shod and clothed against weather.
Wellingtons are advisable for shore and pond excursions.
3. On Children's Events parents are encouraged to leave their children in the care of the Ranger staff. Involvement of the child is the object of these outings. Children must be six years old or over to comply with the Children's Act regulations.
4. Organised parties requiring guided walks should contact the Reservations Secretary to make special arrangements. It is impracticable for such parties to join the advertised walks.
5. The Principal reserves the right to cancel any walk or excursion in the event of unfavourable weather. Additions may be made to the programme when the demand arises and these will be advertised in the local press and at the Visitor Centre. If the number of people joining a special excursion in the Park is too large for the Rangers available then at the discretion of the Principal the walk may be repeated.
6. The Principal reserves the right to close the doors when the lecture theatre is full.

CULZEAN CASTLE
Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle, Scotland, culzean@nts.org.uk, Tel: 44 1655 884455, Fax: 44 1655 884503
Photographs © National Trust for Scotland, John Boyd-Brent


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