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Events programme (Whitelee Ranger Service)

Discover the exciting free programme of events and activities provided by the Whitelee Ranger Service including details of the popular Stroller Striders group.

Events at Whitelee

WCRS events programme

Welcome to our 2018 events programme page where you will find details of our upcoming events. All Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service (WCRS) events are free to attend and take part and we try to provide a mix of children's, family and adult activities that appeal to various interests.

Our popular Boggy Beasties Club is also be back for the kids this summer with this years theme as 'Better Than Bear Grylls - Nature and Bushcraft'. Please see below for further information.

Spring and summer events

EventEvent detailsDateTimePlaceHow to book
Creepy Crafting - Pumpkins & LanternsPrepare for Halloween with our Jack O' Lantern and paper lantern workshop - can you craft something to scare the spirits? *Bring your own pumpkin, turnip or giant potato to carveSunday 21st October12noon - 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreFully Booked
Whitelee Monster MashCalling all monsters! Head to Whitelee for gruesome games, terrible tales, and prepare to be scared with a walk on the dark side...who knows what lurks in the shadows? *Don't forget to dress up!Friday 26th October6.30pm - 8.30pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop-in event
Nae Fireworks Nights!

Grab a torch and bring the dog(s) to the Whitelee visitor centre entrance anytime between 6pm and midnight on each night. The rangers will be on patrol to prevent fireworks and create a quiet zone to walk your dog(s) in peace.

On the 5th the Whitelee visitor centre will be open until 10pm and you will be able to bring your dog in and there will be a ranger led walk to enjoy too. *Bring a torch

Saturday 3rd November to Monday 5th November6pm - midnightWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop-in event
Crimbo CrafternoonBring out your inner Santa with our annual festive crafts workshopSunday 2nd December12noon - 3pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop-in event
Ranger Roundup - A Year At WhiteleeA presentation showcasing the work of the rangers over the year - and a great chance to ask any questions regarding the windfarmDecember - TBC1pm - 2.30pmWhitelee Visitor centreDrop-in event

Boggy beasties club

Please note our Boggy Beasties sessions are now fully booked and we can only take additional bookings to be placed on our reserve list in the event of cancellations.

The club is for 6 year olds and above. It runs on Wednesdays for 6 weeks during the summer holidays.

Some activities take place away from the visitor centre so please remember to prepare for an outdoor adventure. For example, make sure your child wears appropriate clothes and goes to the toilet.

Your child can be left for some activities near the visitor centre. Otherwise they should be with accompanied by an adult.

How to book

Places are limited.

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Boggy Beasties summer events
EventEvent detailsDateTime
Foraging FunFood, fuel and first aid - all provided by nature. Learn survival skills for life from Whitelee's resident bushcrafters.Wednesday 4 July10.30am to 12 noon
Bonkers Bivvy BuildCompete in teams to build the best bivouac shelter - will your team get soaked in the rain test!?Wednesday 11 July10.30am to 12 noon
Caveman BasicsDiscover the basics of fire lighting with a campfire treat at the end.Wednesday 18 July10.30am to 12 noon
Paws and PooWe're on the lookout for tracks and signs - and find out how to leave no trace of your own.Wednesday 25 July10.30am to 12 noon

Now You See Me...

Now You Don't...

Learn how nature and camouflage go hand in hand by creating your own!Wednesday 1 August10.30am to 12 noon
Run, Build, Hide, SurviveUse your new found skills in tracking and camo to complete a series of challenges to beat the rangers!Wednesday 8 August10.30am to 12 noon

Download full 2018 events guide

pdf icon Whitelee country ranger events guide 2018 [468kb]

Event booking - essential information

  • Where an event is indicated as 'booking required' this is because spaces are limited and the rangers advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.  If you don't book you risk being turned away if the event is full.  The event program indicates which events require a booking and those that are 'drop-in'.
  • Where events are listed as  'drop-in' activities you do not require prior booking.
  • To book onto an event please contact the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service using the contact details on this page.
  • Please note that bookings can only be made between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these times please either email the ranger service or leave a message on the answer phone service and we will contact you back to confirm your booking.
  • The Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service offers all of its events free of charge. Participants are requested to come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear and if it's a bike event, that your bike is suitable for the terrain (either mountain bike or hybrid), in a good working order and cycle helmets must be worn.
  • Why not take a look at our 'Bike Safety Help-sheet' in the related documents section to help you make sure your bicycle is in a good condition to ensure maximum enjoyment when you join us on a cycle event at Whitelee.

Event times

We aim to start all events at the time advertised unless otherwise advised. Please aim to arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the event start time so that we can start promptly. Event finish times and distances are subject to change depending on conditions but the rangers will advise of any changes in advance.

Directions

Please see the Related pages box to link over to the 'How to get to Whitelee' page where downloads with directions to the various meeting points/entrances can be found.

Children

Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless otherwise stated/agreed.

Dog friendly events

Guide dogs are of course always welcome on ranger events and some of the guided walks and other activities are 'Dog Friendly' and the rangers are happy for you to bring your dog along, but we ask that you keep them on the lead and/or under 'close control'. Some events will not be suitable for bringing dogs however and the rangers ask that you contact them to check if you can bring your dog. For further useful information on bringing your four-legged friend to Whitelee please go to the Related documents section.

Photography

The rangers may take photographs on their events to be used in marketing and promotional material. If you do not wish your photographs to be used, please let one of the rangers know before the event.

Contact us

Whitelee Country Ranger Service (WCRS)
Ranger Cabin
Whitelee Visitor Centre
Moor Road
Eaglesham
G76 0QQ
Email: whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Call: 0141 614 0962

Related information

How to get to Whitelee

Route maps

Walking, cycling, horse riding


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