Cairngorms National Park


Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend

The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend is a celebration of the fantastic natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park, and it takes place every year in May

BIG Weekend 2020

Taking place 15th – 17th May 2020, we are building an even bigger and better programme for this year.  With over 80 events taking place across the National Park including: nature inspired musical concerts; unique behind the scenes experiences; and opportunities to get closer to nature, a truly wild adventure awaits you.

Cairngorms Nature Schools Art Competition

Cairngorms Nature Schools Art Competition 2020…
This years school art competition theme is Wetlands & Bogs. If you have a child in a primary school in the Cairngorms National Park encourage their creativity to produce a piece of imaginative artwork that shows us what they love about the wetlands & bogs in the Cairngorms National Park & be in with a chance of winning a great prize courtesy of the Highland Wildlife Park, a visit for them & their whole class as well as a pair of binoculars for all those wild adventures ahead of them. All runners up will receive a wildlife explorers goody bag and a bespoke fun activity morning over the BIG Weekend.

Last year over the BIG Weekend :

  • 100 trees were planted, enhancing biodiversity in the woodlands around Carrbridge
  • A community bird hide was built in Braemar
  • Over 200 school children attended the rural skills day in Glenmore
  • 4 community litter picks took place across the national park creating safer spaces for nature
  • 8 volunteering events were held, helping people to get involved
  • 200 pieces of artwork were created by local school children from across the park
  • Over 2000 people attended events over the weekend
  • 6 Private Estates, 10 Ranger Services, 17 Private businesses & 18 Organisations & Projects were involved in providing a programme of over 100 events.


We look forward to seeing you this year!

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