Family Activity Day

Family Activity Day 

Saturday 24th August


Free, some activities may incur a small fee 

 Bring the whole family along to this fun-filled day of activities. This year, become a Nature Detective with the Ranger Service, learn outdoor skills with Borders Search and Rescue Unit, undertake an Orienteering course, join the Libraries, or get hands on with Archaeology Scotland. Plus play outdoor games, meet the Fire Service, or book in advance for kayaking. Bookings for kayaking open 23rd August via 0131 653 2904

 There will also be drama games, storytellers roaming around the museum and, arts and crafts sessions!

Download the programme here:


Family Activity Day – Saturday 18th August, 12.30-3.30pm, Prestongrange Museum

Looking for a fun day for the whole family? Saturday 18th August is Family Activity Day at Prestongrange Museum between 12.30pm-3.30pm

We’ll have the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering (£1 per map)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dance
  • Archery
  • Meet the Ranger Service
  • Search for Lennox the Lion
  • Beam Engine Tours
  • 1960s exhibition
  • outdoor games
  • henna painting (from £3 upwards)

Entry is FREE and most activities are FREE! See those above with £ that have associated costs.

So bring a picnic, bring your families and see you there! Download the poster below:

Family activity poster

Prestonpans Battle Family Day Sunday 3rd July 12…

Prestonpans Battle Family Day
Sunday 3rd July 12 noon – 4pm
Prestongrange Museum

Join the Alan Breck Regiment for a day of historical adventure as we bring the 1745 Jacobite battle to life. You can board the Battle Bus, meet Jacobite and Government soldiers and play some battle games of your own. Plus learn how an 18th-century cannon works! Bonnie Prince Charlie will be there, ready to sign autographs!! Or just to practice his battle techniques…

Suggested donation, £1 per person

Children must be accompanied by an adult