Oct
19
Thu
Connect with Colonsay – Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am
Connect with Colonsay - Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Colonsay Autumn Food & Drink Festival takes place from 14th – 28th October with a very varied programme.

The key celebrity events for this year’s festival include –
  • Mary Contini, renowned Edinburgh cookery writer and TV presenter
  • Charles Maclean, writer and acclaimed expert on Scottish whisky
  • Geraldine Coates, gin expert and author of the definitive guide to enjoying gin
  • Fiona Misselbrook, wonderful and highly regarded cookery teacher 
  • Fiona Houston will forage for seaweed and hold some seaweed tastings
Many more events are on offer every day, including lots for children, craft workshops, guided walks, preserving/bottling and beer, wine and cheese tastings.
There will also be some gin and tonic talks and tastings from our Colonsay gin distillers!
The Autumn Festival 2017 programme is now available (although still subject to change, any event with an asterisk is still to confirm).
Please click here to see the 2017 programme.
For accommodation on the Island, check out the Visit Colonsay site and for ferries, contact at Caledonian Macbrayne.

 

October TayFest Perthshire @ Around Aberfeldy
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – Oct 22 @ 12:00 am
October TayFest Perthshire @ Around Aberfeldy | Scotland | United Kingdom

Perthshire’s family festival showcasing the best of family fun & nature rolled into one!

From Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd October 2017 your family and friends can enjoy an array of family friendly events and embrace nature’s playground at its very best. October TayFest allows you to try things you wouldn’t normally do, so make sure you enjoy lots of wonderful activities during October TayFest, Explore Aberfeldy Tourist Association’s family festival.

Why not stay a night or two in the area so you can take in some local attractions, enjoy delicious local cuisine and marvel at our breathtaking vistas. For accommodation, restaurants & bars, nature walks, visitor attractions, and more visit www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk

We hope you like this years’ line up of events. Remember to book directly with the business – full details are listed for each event. Remember to come along to our October TayFest Autumn fair on Sunday 22nd October!

Halloween Freaky Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm
Halloween Freaky Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle | Scotland | United Kingdom

New for 2017, Kelburn Castle are opening up their Halloween Haunted Forest attraction for a more family friendly atmosphere during the day, the Freaky Forest.

Come see the Secret Forest attraction be transformed into a world of ghosts and ghouls where dressed up performers, elaborate set designs and special effects create a scary adventure to remember.

Please note that their normal Halloween event is traditionally quite popular and they fully expect it to sell out, so they highly recommend buying your tickets sooner rather than later.

Please note this is the DAY TIME event, not to be confused with the more adult-focused night time event. More information can be found below.

Event Details (please read)

  • Event runs for 10 days across the October school holidays Saturday 14th – Monday 23rd October
  • Times are from 12.00pm – 2.30pm
  • This is a timed event and advance tickets are required
  • Ticket prices are £9 per adult and £7 per child or £30 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children – under 3’s go free)
  • Tickets are non refundale.  Transfers may be available upon request, subject to admin charge(£10) and availability.
  • The secret forest and wild west saloon play areas will be closed off for this event. Only those with tickets will be able to access these areas during their selected times.
  • Please note that the haunted forest attraction is on uneven terrain and outside in the forest. It involves going through tight spaces and up and down stairs so please consider this when buying your ticket. We recommend wearing footwear that is appropriate for being in the forest, possibly in the rain.
  • Although this event is family friendly, there are still some scary elements (e.g. décor, music) so please use your judgement when purchasing your tickets for young children.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time and head straight to the queue on arrival.
  • This event is SEPARATE from the more adult-focused night time event. Please remember this when buying your tickets.
  • Season ticket holders, entry for this event is included with your pass. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com/call 01475 568685 to reserve your spot for one of the following times: 12.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Discount (20%) is available for groups of 10 or more. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com to reserve your spot. Payment must be accepted prior to arrival to confirm booking.
Halloween Haunted Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle | Scotland | United Kingdom

How do you feel about being chased through a dark forest by a gang of blood-thirsty hillbillies? That’s right, Kelburn’s extremely popular Haunted Forest event returns for 2017.   This one of a kind event is now in its fourth year and is scarier than ever. Join us for an unforgettable walk in the woods where a team of actors, elaborate set designs and special effects bring your worst fears to life!

Our theme this year is the Kelburn Chainsaw Massacre…. Story has it that there is a crazy hillbilly family hiding out on the estate and causing all sorts of havoc. Are you brave enough to enter the forest and help the local sheriff track down these tormented souls? Be warned now, this event is not for the faint of heart or young children…

NEW FOR 2017….this year we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding the Haunted Forest experience with a new attraction, Frightmare Farm! Go on a tour of the terrifying hillbilly hideout and get a peek inside their evil minds.

This event has sold out the past two years in a row and we fully expect it to sell out again, so we highly recommend buying your tickets sooner rather than later. Please note this is the NIGHT TIME event, not to be confused with the family friendly day-time event. More information can be found below.

Event Details (please read)

  • Event runs for 8 nights across two separate weekends Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd October and Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th October
  • Times are from 6.30pm – 10.00pm
  • This is a timed event and advance tickets are required
  • Ticket prices are £13 per adult and £11 per child and includes both the Haunted Forest and Frightmare Farm attractions.
  • Tickets are non refundale.  Transfers may be available upon request, subject to admin charge(£10) and availability.
  • Please note that the haunted forest attraction is on uneven terrain and outside in the forest. It involves going through tight spaces and up and down stairs so please consider this when buying your ticket. We recommend wearing footwear that is appropriate for being in the forest, possibly in the rain.
  • This event is not recommended for young children. It is up to the parent’s discretion to bring their child to this event, but please note it is very scary!
  • Please note that the time you select for your ticket is for the haunted forest, so please go there on arrival. The Haunted Forest tickets are within 30min time frames and as a result, you may have to wait up to 20 min before going in. The Frightmare Farm attraction will be open from 18.30 – 22.30 each night and you do not need a specific time to visit.
  • This event is SEPARATE from the family friendly Freaky Forest, which is a day time event. Please remember this when buying your tickets.
  • Season ticket holders, there is a £4 supplement per person for this special event. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com/call 01475 568685 to reserve your spot for one of the following times: 7pm or 9pm.  Payment will be required in advance and can be made by card over the phone.
  • Discount (20%) is available for groups of 10 or more. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com to reserve your spot. Payment must be accepted prior to arrival to confirm booking.

 

Oct
20
Fri
Kinlochleven Walking Festival @ Kinlochleven
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Kinlochleven Walking Festival @ Kinlochleven | Scotland | United Kingdom

Welcome to Walking in the Hidden Village of the Highlands.

Let the Kinlochleven Walking Festival take you on an adventure in 2017. Join us for a weekend of fantastic walks to suit all levels. If you fancy tackling the Devil’s Staircase, or prefer something more easy-going, we have plenty of choices for you. There’s something for everyone – guided walks, talks and events alongside outdoor activities and walking challenges.

So, whether it’s a big outdoor challenge or a gentle amble, the Kinlochleven Walking Festival welcomes you.

For the very latest information about the Kinlochleven Walking Festival then please visit our Facebook page.     Find out about accommodation here.

 

Friday 20th October

Walk Start Time Duration Difficulty Cost BOOK
Corrur Station to Kinlochleven 7.15am 7-8 hours 4 £15 plus train fare Book Now
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven 9am 4-5 hours 4 £15 including minibus Book Now
Toddler’s Fairy Walk 10am 1 hour 1 Free Book Now
Ciaran Path to POW Camp 1pm 2-3 hours 3 £7.50 Book Now
Sunset Photography Walk 5pm 2-3 hours 2 £7.50 Book Now

Saturday 21st October

Walk Start Time Duration Difficulty Cost BOOK
Magical Munros 9am 7-8 hours 4 £12.50 Book Now
Loch Eilde Mor & Pipeline 9am 3-4 hours 3 £7.50 Book Now
Family Village Walk 10am 1-2 hours 1 Various Book Now
Grey Mare’s Waterfall and Mamore Lodge 1pm 2-3 hours 3 £7.50 Book Now
Village Heritage Walk 2pm 1 hour 1 £2.50 Book Now
Quiz Walk – Just for Fun! from 4pm 1 £3 per entry Book Now

Sunday 22nd October

Walk Start Time Duration Difficulty Cost BOOK
Garbh Bheinn 9am 5-7 hours 4 £15.00 Book Now
Blackwater Dam 9am 5-6 hours 4 £10.00 Book Now
Navigation For Kids 10am 2-3 hours 1 £5.00 per child Book Now
Village Heritage Walk 10am 1 hour 1 £2.50 Book Now
Connect with Colonsay – Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay
Oct 20 @ 12:00 am – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am
Connect with Colonsay - Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Colonsay Autumn Food & Drink Festival takes place from 14th – 28th October with a very varied programme.

The key celebrity events for this year’s festival include –
  • Mary Contini, renowned Edinburgh cookery writer and TV presenter
  • Charles Maclean, writer and acclaimed expert on Scottish whisky
  • Geraldine Coates, gin expert and author of the definitive guide to enjoying gin
  • Fiona Misselbrook, wonderful and highly regarded cookery teacher 
  • Fiona Houston will forage for seaweed and hold some seaweed tastings
Many more events are on offer every day, including lots for children, craft workshops, guided walks, preserving/bottling and beer, wine and cheese tastings.
There will also be some gin and tonic talks and tastings from our Colonsay gin distillers!
The Autumn Festival 2017 programme is now available (although still subject to change, any event with an asterisk is still to confirm).
Please click here to see the 2017 programme.
For accommodation on the Island, check out the Visit Colonsay site and for ferries, contact at Caledonian Macbrayne.

 

October TayFest Perthshire @ Around Aberfeldy
Oct 20 @ 12:00 am – Oct 23 @ 12:00 am
October TayFest Perthshire @ Around Aberfeldy | Scotland | United Kingdom

Perthshire’s family festival showcasing the best of family fun & nature rolled into one!

From Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd October 2017 your family and friends can enjoy an array of family friendly events and embrace nature’s playground at its very best. October TayFest allows you to try things you wouldn’t normally do, so make sure you enjoy lots of wonderful activities during October TayFest, Explore Aberfeldy Tourist Association’s family festival.

Why not stay a night or two in the area so you can take in some local attractions, enjoy delicious local cuisine and marvel at our breathtaking vistas. For accommodation, restaurants & bars, nature walks, visitor attractions, and more visit www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk

We hope you like this years’ line up of events. Remember to book directly with the business – full details are listed for each event. Remember to come along to our October TayFest Autumn fair on Sunday 22nd October!

Halloween Freaky Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm
Halloween Freaky Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle | Scotland | United Kingdom

New for 2017, Kelburn Castle are opening up their Halloween Haunted Forest attraction for a more family friendly atmosphere during the day, the Freaky Forest.

Come see the Secret Forest attraction be transformed into a world of ghosts and ghouls where dressed up performers, elaborate set designs and special effects create a scary adventure to remember.

Please note that their normal Halloween event is traditionally quite popular and they fully expect it to sell out, so they highly recommend buying your tickets sooner rather than later.

Please note this is the DAY TIME event, not to be confused with the more adult-focused night time event. More information can be found below.

Event Details (please read)

  • Event runs for 10 days across the October school holidays Saturday 14th – Monday 23rd October
  • Times are from 12.00pm – 2.30pm
  • This is a timed event and advance tickets are required
  • Ticket prices are £9 per adult and £7 per child or £30 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children – under 3’s go free)
  • Tickets are non refundale.  Transfers may be available upon request, subject to admin charge(£10) and availability.
  • The secret forest and wild west saloon play areas will be closed off for this event. Only those with tickets will be able to access these areas during their selected times.
  • Please note that the haunted forest attraction is on uneven terrain and outside in the forest. It involves going through tight spaces and up and down stairs so please consider this when buying your ticket. We recommend wearing footwear that is appropriate for being in the forest, possibly in the rain.
  • Although this event is family friendly, there are still some scary elements (e.g. décor, music) so please use your judgement when purchasing your tickets for young children.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time and head straight to the queue on arrival.
  • This event is SEPARATE from the more adult-focused night time event. Please remember this when buying your tickets.
  • Season ticket holders, entry for this event is included with your pass. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com/call 01475 568685 to reserve your spot for one of the following times: 12.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Discount (20%) is available for groups of 10 or more. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com to reserve your spot. Payment must be accepted prior to arrival to confirm booking.
Halloween Haunted Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Forest at Kelburn Castle @ Kelburn Castle | Scotland | United Kingdom

How do you feel about being chased through a dark forest by a gang of blood-thirsty hillbillies? That’s right, Kelburn’s extremely popular Haunted Forest event returns for 2017.   This one of a kind event is now in its fourth year and is scarier than ever. Join us for an unforgettable walk in the woods where a team of actors, elaborate set designs and special effects bring your worst fears to life!

Our theme this year is the Kelburn Chainsaw Massacre…. Story has it that there is a crazy hillbilly family hiding out on the estate and causing all sorts of havoc. Are you brave enough to enter the forest and help the local sheriff track down these tormented souls? Be warned now, this event is not for the faint of heart or young children…

NEW FOR 2017….this year we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding the Haunted Forest experience with a new attraction, Frightmare Farm! Go on a tour of the terrifying hillbilly hideout and get a peek inside their evil minds.

This event has sold out the past two years in a row and we fully expect it to sell out again, so we highly recommend buying your tickets sooner rather than later. Please note this is the NIGHT TIME event, not to be confused with the family friendly day-time event. More information can be found below.

Event Details (please read)

  • Event runs for 8 nights across two separate weekends Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd October and Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th October
  • Times are from 6.30pm – 10.00pm
  • This is a timed event and advance tickets are required
  • Ticket prices are £13 per adult and £11 per child and includes both the Haunted Forest and Frightmare Farm attractions.
  • Tickets are non refundale.  Transfers may be available upon request, subject to admin charge(£10) and availability.
  • Please note that the haunted forest attraction is on uneven terrain and outside in the forest. It involves going through tight spaces and up and down stairs so please consider this when buying your ticket. We recommend wearing footwear that is appropriate for being in the forest, possibly in the rain.
  • This event is not recommended for young children. It is up to the parent’s discretion to bring their child to this event, but please note it is very scary!
  • Please note that the time you select for your ticket is for the haunted forest, so please go there on arrival. The Haunted Forest tickets are within 30min time frames and as a result, you may have to wait up to 20 min before going in. The Frightmare Farm attraction will be open from 18.30 – 22.30 each night and you do not need a specific time to visit.
  • This event is SEPARATE from the family friendly Freaky Forest, which is a day time event. Please remember this when buying your tickets.
  • Season ticket holders, there is a £4 supplement per person for this special event. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com/call 01475 568685 to reserve your spot for one of the following times: 7pm or 9pm.  Payment will be required in advance and can be made by card over the phone.
  • Discount (20%) is available for groups of 10 or more. Please email admin@kelburncountrycentre.com to reserve your spot. Payment must be accepted prior to arrival to confirm booking.

 

Oct
21
Sat
Connect with Colonsay – Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay
Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm
Connect with Colonsay - Autumn Food & Drink Festival @ Isle of Colonsay | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Colonsay Autumn Food & Drink Festival takes place from 14th – 28th October with a very varied programme.

The key celebrity events for this year’s festival include –
  • Mary Contini, renowned Edinburgh cookery writer and TV presenter
  • Charles Maclean, writer and acclaimed expert on Scottish whisky
  • Geraldine Coates, gin expert and author of the definitive guide to enjoying gin
  • Fiona Misselbrook, wonderful and highly regarded cookery teacher 
  • Fiona Houston will forage for seaweed and hold some seaweed tastings
Many more events are on offer every day, including lots for children, craft workshops, guided walks, preserving/bottling and beer, wine and cheese tastings.
There will also be some gin and tonic talks and tastings from our Colonsay gin distillers!
The Autumn Festival 2017 programme is now available (although still subject to change, any event with an asterisk is still to confirm).
Please click here to see the 2017 programme.
For accommodation on the Island, check out the Visit Colonsay site and for ferries, contact at Caledonian Macbrayne.