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Ettrick & Yarrow Valleys - that's the place for Children's Activities

Children can find their own entertainment in the natural surroundings of the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys.  There are farm animals in the fields, birds and wildlife to look for in the variety of landscapes, and wild flowers to spy at many times of the year. 

There are numerous opportunities for safe paddling for children and a number of fantastic swim holes for older kids.  There are great places for picnics and a favourite spot for families is beside the Loch of the Lowes in the Yarrow Valley. 

Bowhill House and Country Estate has Nutty the Squirrel's soft play area for smaller children.  There is also an exciting adventure playground where children of all ages can have fun for hours. 

Budding tennis players can enjoy an excellent tennis court in the village of Ettrickbridge.  A play area beside the court can also occupy the little ones.

Bowhill Tree TrailThe Salmon Viewing Centre and walk to 'the cauld' are popular with families and there is a brass rubbing trail here for children.  There are many other short walks in the valleys which are suitable for children including the Tree Trail at Bowhill (pictured left).

Just to the north, in the Tweed Valley at Glentress, older children (12+) can take to the trees at Go Ape.  The tree top adventure offers an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings.  It features the highest 'Go Ape' zip wire which passes over the reservoirs in the valley.

Look out also for special events for children through the season, particularly at Bowhill.

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22 September 2017

Nutty's Little Squirrel Bowhill Estate

Ranger Activities for the under 6s £3 per child 2pm-3pm

A chance for the under 6’s to get out in to the woodlands of Bowhill for a ranger activity!

Activities include a selection of explorer walks, storytelling, woodland crafts and wilderness games. On every Friday from April to the end of September.

Price: £3 per child.

Booking recommended. To secure your place, please call 01750 22204 or email [email protected].

Date: 22 September 2017

John Watterson- The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackeray

Music - Bowhill Little Theatre 8pm Tickets £12 / £10 under 16s Booking Recommended

Tickets £12 / £10 under 16s

Some 15 of Jake Thackray’s songs, hilarious, serious, bitingly satirical – some banned by the BBC! – have been uncovered and now in this brand new show they are getting an airing for the first time. Long forgotten gems will be brought back to life by John Watterson capturing the unique Thackray guitar style.

Booking recommended – book online here through Border Events or call us on 01750 22204. Please email for further information [email protected]. For terms and conditions, please click here.

Optional pre theatre supper available at 6.30pm for an additional £13 (booking essential).

Date: 22 September 2017

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