On Friday 31 July the Edinburgh Zoo Bus “Wild About Scotland” will be visiting Whitmuir Farm at Lamancha, West Linton. The Zoo staff will be running mini-beast safaris throughout the day and we will be encouraging every one to walk on the wild side of the farm”
Everyone is welcome to visit the bus from 10am through to 4pm and Zoo staff will be running their mini-beast safaris at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Children will be discovering bugs and beasties on the farm and bringing them back to the bus microscopes for analysis and investigation. Children and parents can also learn about Scottish Wildcats and Beavers and ask the experts questions about wildlife on the farm.
The farm will also be hosting 3 workshops with Brian Poole, Beekeeper in Residence with the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland. Brian is a third generation beekeeper and he currently manages 70 hives at the Zoo and the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. The workshops are free and will last an hour and will run at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. They will include a talk and his demonstration hive will allow people to see the bees in action.
So come along and join us, enjoy free kids activities and walks around the farm. Enjoy a walk around the developing gardens at Quercus Garden Plants and buy some plants with 10% off all weekend. Enjoy good food, great shopping and great views in lovely surroundings all weekend.
We look forward to welcoming you.
To book a place on one of the mini beast tours or one of the 3 beekeeping sessions please email