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The latest news from Dalkeith Country Park

There’s always something happening at Dalkeith Country Park. So to keep you up to speed with everything that’s going down – or being put up – we’ll post the latest news, articles and stories here.

10 Things to Look for This Autumn

10 Things to Look for This Autumn

07 Oct

As autumn arrives at Dalkeith Country Park, we welcome in one of our favourite seasons. Not only do we love to see the beautiful colours emerge on the trees, but there are conkers to be […]

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Kid’s Eye View of Fort Douglas

Kid’s Eye View of Fort Douglas

25 Sep

Made by kids for kids!! So, what happens when you let a budding videographer loose in Fort Douglas adventure playground with a GoPro camera and bunch of young friends? The result is a kid’s eye […]

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MEET THE ADVENTURE PLAY GURU BEHIND MINI MAZE

MEET THE ADVENTURE PLAY GURU BEHIND MINI MAZE

08 Sep

Here we meet Stephen Vass, the lead designer at CAP.Co, the adventure play specialists. CAP.Co have been the architects of three integral parts of our Fort Douglas playground – Sky Maze, the Orangerie Zip Wires […]

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Covid-19

Covid-19

16 Jun

*EDIT: We are starting to re-open areas of both Restoration Yard and Fort Douglas. Read the latest update.* At Dalkeith Country Park, Fort Douglas and Restoration Yard, the safety of our customers and colleagues is […]

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Meet Ross, our new Assistant Park Manager

Meet Ross, our new Assistant Park Manager

27 Apr

From axe-throwing to protecting our Old Oak Wood, Ross tells us about his journey to his new job and how he’s keeping busy in the park during ‘lockdown’ to keep it safe and beautiful What’s […]

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Creating Future Connections: Town Gate Pathway

Creating Future Connections: Town Gate Pathway

19 Mar

* This project, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has now restarted. Read our full response here.* Dalkeith Country Park is working in partnership with Midlothian Council to improve access from the town […]

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OLD WOOD WALK TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PROTECT ANCIENT OAKS

OLD WOOD WALK TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PROTECT ANCIENT OAKS

09 Mar

*Update: this walk is now open to pedestrians only. Please do not cycle here to help us protect the Old Wood. Thank you.* Site of Special Scientific Interest Dalkeith Country Park’s Old Wood is a […]

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How to plan the perfect wedding

How to plan the perfect wedding

15 Jan

So you got engaged this Christmas. Congratulations! Woohoo. What next? Here Thea Griffiths, wedding coordinator at Restoration Yard and Dalkeith Country Park, shares her top tips for planning your perfect big day. Take a breath, […]

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£100,000 Mini Maze opens 21st March at Fort Douglas

£100,000 Mini Maze opens 21st March at Fort Douglas

15 Jan

Work begins this week on Mini Maze, the latest investment in Dalkeith Country Park’s Fort Douglas adventure playground. Mini Maze has been designed by adventure playground specialists CAP.Co to delight, engage and enthral under-fours with […]

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Wishing Tree at Spectacle of Light to raise funds for CHAS

Wishing Tree at Spectacle of Light to raise funds for CHAS

05 Dec

  From December 7th 2019 to January 5th 2020, Dalkeith Country Park is set to host Spectacle of Light, its new winter festive light experience – and our new CHAS Wishing Tree will play a […]

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