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Make the most of the last of the summer holidays

With less than a week left of the summer holidays, make the most of the National Trust for Scotland’s remaining summer events in Ayr this week.

Families can pick up an explorer backpack at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which includes 15 activities to do and explore around the site.

For a deposit of £5, the explorer backpack will encourage children to get creative in and around the museum and guide them on a range of activities, from drawing your own chalk shadow, to playing hide and seek or taking a Burns selfie.

Families can also explore inside the museum and make use of the interactive screens and explore everything Burns, from his famous poems, to over 5,500 manuscripts, books, personal artefacts and artworks.

For the younger children, Culzean Castle will be hosting a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in its country park this Sunday (20th August).

Families are encouraged to pack a picnic and their child’s favourite teddy bear and join in the fun. Children can take part in the fancy dress and best dressed bear competitions, a bear hunt, storytelling, Teddy photo booth, as well as a range of funfair activities including face painting and a bouncy castle.

Stuart Maxwell, general manager for the National Trust for Scotland Ayrshire & Arran region, said: “There’s still time to make the most of the summer holidays and the good weather in Ayr before the school term starts.

“We’ve had a jam-packed summer events programme for all age ranges at our sites across Ayrshire and hope that locals and visitors from further afield have made the most of our events and activities whilst the kids are out of school.

“There’s still plenty of time to pick up an explorer backpack, attend the teddy bear’s picnic or simply explore our historic sites. Not only do families get to take part in something enjoyable at our sites, but they can also learn about Scotland’s heritage and how we work to protect it.”

The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity with 360,000 members and growing, and is the only charity to care for both built and natural heritage.


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