East Ayrshire Leisure Guide Sept - Dec 2017 The Guide Sep-Dec 2017 - Page 40

COUNTRYSIDE | DE AN CASTLE COUNTRY PAR K COUNTRYSIDE | DE AN CASTLE COUNTRY PAR K Holiday Fun in The Dean The Hunt for Red October 16 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Look at the trees in their Autumnal glory, hunt for helicopters and learn about the hidden colours that appear in the leaves. Fossicking for Fossils 17 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Discover the secrets hidden in the bedrock of the Country Park. How different was the flora and fauna in the Country Park millions of years ago? Hunt for fossils and see what you can find. Pumpkin Patch Competition Strange Nature Stories 18 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Get ready for Hallowe’en by discovering the strange myths and old remedies that surround our native plants. Winter Wildlife Homes 19 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Build a home for our native wildlife and help them survive the colder months. Booking essential T: 01563 554736 Suitable for families Bird Feeders 20 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Find out how to make a bird feeder to take home and provide food and nesting materials for your garden birds. National Apple Day 21 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Help us plant an orchard in the country park, make apple juice and learn about how wildlife and apples are connected. Traditional Games Day 22 OCT · 1.30-3PM · FREE Have a go at different games children (and grown ups) played from Roman times to the Second World War and make a game to take home. 40 ea stayrshireleisure.com ILLUMINIGHT PREVIEW NIGHT WED 25 OCT THU 26 OCT - SUN 19 NOV HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL TUE 31 OCT ADULT £12/CHILD £6 (inc booking fee) UNDER 2s & CARERS FREE FAMILY TICKETS & DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Book online at: illuminight.co.uk See Dean Castle Country Park in a whole new light. Set in amongst the rivers, ponds and trees of the Country Park and the castle itself, ILLUMINIGHT will present a magical experience for all the family with stunning visuals, state-of-the-art light installations and audio-visual effects located throughout a 1.5km trail, showcasing the newly landscaped parkland with surprises around every corner. Visitors will also be able to taste the very best of Scotland, with quality local food and drink villages at the event to keep you warm on your journey. DCCPIlluminight @DCCPIlluminight Get involved with ILLUMINIGHT by crafting a pumpkin for display on our special Halloween Night. Make your pumpkin as scary, silly or arty as you want and enter in one of these categories: Individual, Team Effort or Junior (aged 16 and under). Pumpkins must be delivered to Dean Castle Country Park on Sun 29 or Mon 30 Oct between 9am-5pm. Each category wins a family ticket to ILLUMINIGHT. Santa’s Grotto & Mrs Claus THROUGHOUT DECEMBER INCLUDING CHRISTMAS EVE £9 TO MEET SANTA (WEEKENDS) £7 TO MEET MRS CLAUS (WEEKDAYS) BOOKING OPENS 1 NOV AT: EASTAYRSHIRELEISURE.COM Santa and Mrs Claus return to Dean Castle Country Park for 2017. Take part in a Christmas craft activity, meet Santa or Mrs Claus and receive a gift. Winter Festival SUN 3 DEC · 11AM-3PM · FREE The Christmas spirit arrives in the Park with craft stalls, games and wintry activities. Enjoy a Christmas menu in the Café, catch a Christmas film in the auditorium and warm up in front of the Russian stove in the Rural Life Centre. eastayrshireleisure.com 41