Join the #Pianodrome team as they disassemble one of the 52 pianos they will use to build their upcylced amphitheatre, with live commentary by the makers and musical interludes throughout. Appriciate the meticuloud workmanship and centuries' worth of innovation that has gone in to creating each one of these complex and beautiful machines.Find out more
Learn the basics of Buckyballs. Using the 88 keys salvaged from a single piano keyboard, we will piece together unique geodesic artworks based on Buckminster Fuller's theories about how to make efficient structures using maths. Participants will create their own geodesic models to take home, before working together to build a unique artwork that will grace the Pianodrome on its completion.Find out more
Explore the different sounds that can be made by tapping, bowing, plucking and blowing the various parts of a piano that has been fully dissected. Explore the resonant properties of different woods, metals and felt pieces. Develop your own instrument design with the help of our resident experts in woodwork and acoustics, and then get building! Participants will be allowed to take their completed instuments home with them.Find out more
Children's art and craft group (as a special holiday pop us event, suitable for kids age 0-10) taking place at Cambo Stables Visitor Centre. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch at Nosebag Café (who will be doing a special deal).
Wild craft activities and explore the nature play area.
The C4 Rice Project addresses one of the scientific grand challenges of the 21st century. Predicted population increases mean that the area of rice production that fed 27 people in 2010 will have to feed 43 people by 2050. By using technology to introduce C4 biochemical pathways that function in maize, photosynthesis in rice could be supercharged to increase production. Prof Jane Langdale will review current research and explore how this revolutionary project could increase yield with lower inputs and less water.Find out more
Cringletie Snowdrops Festival
Wellies are available to tip toe through the snowdrops in the woods overlooking the gorge or meandering around the stream and Doocot. The Cringletie nature trail is now open so let the lights twinkle as they guide you along the path by the waterfall and collect the fairy tokens along the way to receive your reward when you finish with tea round the log fire; your fabulous afternoon tea by the roaring fire, served with our unique snowdrop scones will be sumptuous. Light lunches are also available - sorry closed Mondays & Tuesdays in February
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts! Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life at the special places the National Trust for Scotland looks after. Become a nature detective to follow bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious chocolatey treat.Find out more