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Summer in the forest

The evenings are longer, the sun even makes an occasional appearance and the smell of barbecue is in the air - it must be summer! Make the most of the good weather with our round up of activities and ideas.

Two women walking along a hilltop path at Beinn Lora

Two children on a slideBudget-friendly fun for the family

Summer doesn't need to be expensive with these child friendly activities.

Holiday activities on a budget


Dinghies on a beach at Loch MorlichCool off in the loch (or sea!)

Swim, sail, paddle or row, it's up to you.



Family picnicking next to the seaPerfect picnic spots

The sun is finally out so why not grab your blanket, some tasty treats, and enjoy a meal surrounded by nature.

Top ten perfect picnic spots


A night sky full of starsSummer stargazing at the Dark Sky Park

Catch Orion before he disappears for the summer, or see if you can spot Ursa Major (The Great Bear) at the UK's first Dark Sky Park.

Galloway Dark Sky Park


A colouring in sheet of acorns and oak leavesActivity sheets

Typical Scottish summer weather? Bring nature indoors instead with these activity sheets, suitable for young and old alike.

Activity sheets


Keep it clean logoKeep it clean: Biosecurity and you

Find out how you can help us protect Scotland's precious forests.

Keep it clean