Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, 12-14 May

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend

Get up close and personal to nature at the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend on May 12-14


Join Us For The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend!

The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 12-14 May is a celebration of the fantastic natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park. With over 50 activities taking place across the Cairngorms National Park there will be something for everyone, from families to the more seasoned nature lover.

TV naturalist Nick Baker is the special guest again in 2017 and you can join him on a ‘Minibeast safari’ or hear him talk about his life as a wildlife presenter in Blair Atholl.  .

Take your little ones to explore the fairies and trolls at Ryvoan, enjoy a wild sleepout with the rangers or, for the very early birds, why not watch the black grouse lek at dawn?

Go behind the scenes at Balmoral Estate, head to Glen Tanar for a jam packed day of family activities or try your hand at some bushcraft skills in Tomintoul.

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend Hubs

There are 4 main hubs being used across the Park and you can find out more about what’s happening for each below. You can search via our interactive map or the list of events by time and day.

Looking Back at Last Year’s Event

Last year’s festival was a roaring success including the highly popular Mud Pies family fun at Muir of Dinnet, a repeat of the sell out Bio-blitz event with Nick Baker – this time over in Deeside, ranger-led walks to see Cairngorms wildlife in action, a ‘landscape photo-post’ challenge across the Park and lots of other events including community conservation projects and more.

Nick Baker

“The Cairngorms is the place if you love your wildlife….it’s got everything….so if you’ve never been, come and have a look for yourself!”
– Nick Baker

Find out why the Cairngorms National Park is such a Special Place