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Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Struggling to entertain the kids every day of the school holidays? No need to worry as the team at Bowhill House and Grounds in Selkirk will be hosting activities every day in July and August.

Located within two hours’ drive of both Glasgow and Edinburgh, Bowhill is one of Scotland’s finest country estates and home to Duke of Buccleuch – the perfect destination to explore the great outdoors on a sunny summer’s day.

The estate’s skilled team of Rangers are passionate about preserving the natural habitat of Bowhill’s resident wildlife and take great pride in sharing their knowledge with others, especially youngsters.

Bowhill’s Ranger Holiday Club and Nutty’s Little Squirrels the team covers a range of topics with hands-on workshops including pond dipping, den and raft building, bug hunting and wildlife crafts.

Entry to the holiday clubs costs from £2.50 per child – those aged eight and over can come unsupervised, but children under eight will have to bring a parent or guardian along to join in.

For those visiting in August and looking to immerse themselves in the fascinating history, art and architecture of Bowhill and the Buccleuch family, be sure to book a guided House tour. Led by passionate experts, the tours are an opportunity to explore the magnificent country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Advance booking is recommended.

Sarah Richardson, Visitor Services and Marketing Manager at Bowhill House and Grounds, said: “We have so much to offer visitors to Bowhill, with activities for all the family from lawn sports and a giant board games to self-led scavenger hunts around the picturesque grounds, group dog walks and teddy bears picnics.

“Whether you’re visiting the Borders for a few days or simply popping into Bowhill for the afternoon, we hope to make it a summer to remember.”

For full details including dates, times and costs please visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/events.

The grounds and exhibition are open daily from 1 July – 31 August and open Friday to Sunday 15 April – 30 June and 1-29 September. Bowhill House is open for tours between 1 – 31 August and 26 – 27 October.

Entry to Bowhill grounds and exhibition costs £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for concessions and children aged 3-16, and is free for under 3s. A family pass for up to two adults and two children is just £18. 

Visitors can take advantage of the Pay Once Scheme which means after the first visit, you can return to Bowhill throughout the season at no additional charge.

For more information on Bowhill, visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk, or follow @BowhillHouse on Facebook and Instagram. To book any events or find out more call the Bowhill team on 01750 22204.