Kids can go Wild at Loch of Strathbeg this summer

Enjoying pond-dipping fun at Loch of Strathbeg.
Enjoying pond-dipping fun at Loch of Strathbeg.

Are you wondering how to keep your kds busy this summer? Then why not bring them along to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg every Wednesday for six days of fantastic outdoor fun!

The Wild Kids events based at the reserve have been a firm favourite with local families for the past three years.

Each week has a different theme and different activities to try; ranging from pong dipping and rock-pooling, to making insect and animal homes for your own garden.

This year, Wild Kids will also be venturing further afield with a day based at Troup Head and Macduff Marine Aquarium as part of ‘Gannet Week’ - a week long celebration of sealife in the Moray Firth.

Visitor officer at Loch of Strathbeg, Diana Spencer, said: “We love running Wild Kids events in the summer holidays. It’s all about getting outside, exploring, getting muddy, and learning a little bit about nature at the same time.

“Every week is something a little bit different. It’s great to see kids enjoying themselves out on the reserve and all of the parents and grandparents who came along had a great time too.”

Full details of the Wild Kids events can be found on the Loch of Strathbeg website at, call 01346 532017 or drop into the visitor centre and talk to one of the RSPB Scotland staff.

All of the Wild Kids events run from 10.30am to 2pm, remember to bring suitable shoes or wellies, suitable clothing and a snack or packed lunch.

A donation of £2 per child helps to pay for the running of these events.

Pond Dipping- July 10; Mammal Detectives- July 17; Shelter Building (booking essential for this event)- July 24; Wild Kids at Troup Head- July 31; Wild Kids- August 7; Beach Safari- August 14. Most events are suitable for all ages.