There is a daily programme of lighthearted family activities that delight in the mysteries and wonders of a traditional springtime.
Around the old buildings and watercourses of Livingston Mill there are mischievous sprites who will reveal secrets of fire and flowing water.
Children can create masks that will change them into green boys and girls, with tickely mystical wands that have the power to surprise. Scribble down your secret hopes for the year to come, tie these to your decorated wishing stick and cast this into the flowing water of the lade, or take wool, ribbon and slices of fabric and decorate the clootie trees. Out in the gardens, craft a living bower to take home and nurture, while on the farm, many animals will be in their springtime finery, with colourful collars and jangling bells.
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
A special long weekend of family fun when we can all wish each other a Brilliant Beltane. Turning our backs on the cheesiness and chocolates of an increasingly commercial Easter, we’re celebrating happier, simpler days when life was closer to nature, and ancient traditions marked the passage of the seasons.
Join the Kids Gone Wild crew in Bellsquarry Woods for a fun Easter themed trail with woodland activities and tasks to complete along the way. Fancy dress is very much encouraged!
Throughout the Easter school break, the farm is alive with the cheeps and bleats of baby animals, who will be introduced to you at handling and encounter sessions.
Show of work and presentation of prizes. Raffle. Teas.