Summer Programme 2020

Join Jock o' Bennachie on some fun nature activities that you can participate in over the summer holidays.

Even if you can’t visit Bennachie, you can still enjoy these activities in your local woodland, park or even your own garden.

Fun Activity: To get the holiday activities started we would like you to Make A Nature Notebook to use with some of the other activities we have planned for you all.

We are sure it will come in handy when you are out and about.

Fun Activity: Once you have made your notebook have a read of How To Watch Wildlife (The Scottish Wildlife Trust) about how to be a nature detective and become really good at observing the plants and wildlife around you.

Other the next few weeks we will be cover three topics in our summer programme:

Jock's Outdoor Activities

Let's get started on our exciting journey together by Make A Nature Notebook and the with Jock's Outdoor Activities.

Jock's Outdoor Activities

To make sure you are safe at all times please use our and Outdoor Activity Checklist.

Outdoor Activity Checklist

Remember if you have any questions please just drop us an message via our Ask A Question form and we will try to help out.

Note: During this COVID-19 period the toilets may be closed at Bennachie Visitor Centre or Rowantree car park. That’s why we are not actively encouraging you to visit Bennachie, and why our resources and activities are suitable for woodland, parks or even your garden.

Summer Programme Topics

Bailies of Bennachie - Birds


We have lots of interesting facts about the birds you might see when out and about.
Things To Grow - Outdoors with the Bailies of Bennachie

Things That Grow

Jock o' Bennachie welcomes you to 'Things that Grow'. He has lots of fun and interesting activities to do outside or inside, things to grow or make, and much more!
Minibeasts and Pollinators - Outside with the Bailies of Bennachie

Minibeasts and Pollinators

Jock o' Bennachie has loads of fun things to find out about his minibeast and pollinator friends! Let the bug hunt begin!


We will be holding regular competitions and you are very welcome to enter.

General Topics

Jock o' Bennachie - Outdoors With The Bailies

Jock o' Bennachie

Do you know the legend of Jock o' Bennachie - come with us on an adventure full of legend and lore. Just who was our big friendly giant on the hill!
Bailies of Bennachie - Watch Activities


Check out our helpful videos to support your nature journey through the forest.
Bailies of Bennachie Activities


Get involved with these fun outdoor activities and there may even be a competition to enter!
Bailies of Bennachie Resources


What do you know about the birds and wildlife in and around Bennachie Forest? Check out these resources to help you get to know what is on your own doorstep.