Outdoors With The Bailies
The Bailies of Bennachie want to help inspire young people to enjoy and appreciate the outdoor environment.
There is so much out there to explore and enjoy, and Bennachie's friendly giant, Jock o' Bennachie will help guide you as we look at the incredible biodiversity, history and landscape of the Aberdeenshire area.
Jock o' Bennachie and the Bailies have started with some fun summer activities and are developing further educational packages for schools to use. Using Bennachie as inspiration, we hope you enjoy and have fun with all these resources.
Spring Programme 2021
Spring is the season between winter and summer. It’s when the days begin to get longer, the weather starts to get warmer, trees begin to grow their new leaves, plants start to flower, birds begin nesting and new animals are born.
Jock o' Bennachie adores springtime on Bennachie! He is very pleased to be spending more time out of his cosy cave, listening to the birds singing. Seeing all the signs of new life springing up once more on his hill makes Jock very happy. And there are no midgies to annoy him!
Let's Make Bennachie Litter Free!
Bennachie is a very special place - it’s beautiful and peaceful, and especially during the COVID 19 pandemic it has been a wonderful place for folks to enjoy. Never have we needed our outdoor spaces more.
Learn about the impact litter has on the environment and animals. See how you can help to make this better by making a promise to Jock and Bennachie.
Please don't forget to enter our competition too - Closing Date 28th May 2021.
Please don't forget to checkout our Winter, Autumn Summer programmes if you have not already had a look.
As you use these resources, we hope you will share with us photos or videos of your adventures, your findings, the pictures you draw or paint and the things you create - we can't wait to see them! We hope you will enter our competitions, we are offering a small prize for each competition - very best of luck!
Spring Programme 2021
All About Spring
Birds In Spring
Animals In Spring
Amphibians In Spring
Insects In Spring
Winter Programme 2020
All About Winter
Bennachie's Winter Wildlife
Becoming a Nature Detective
Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team
Autumn Programme 2020
Birds in Autumn
Feeding Birds in Autumn
Summer Programme 2020
Things That Grow
Minibeasts and Pollinators
Jock o' Bennachie
Map of Bennachie
Your Feedback Is Welcome
Your feedback about this web site, it's content and our summer activities is very welcome.
Your feedback will help to guide our future focus in developing this web site and future learning resources.
Please use our Enquiry Form to get in touch and we look forward to your suggestions and feedback.