Halloween is well and truly happening at The Park this October. Adventure Cinema kicks off the spook-tacular programme of events on Friday 13 with their first of nine outdoor cinema showings in The Palace Bowl.
If it’s something for the whole family you’re looking for, take a look at our full Halloween Events programme. Filled to the brim with family pumpkin picking, kids’ craft workshops, spooky storytelling and Fawkes Festival – a hair-raising firework, light & laser extravaganza – you won’t be short on things to do at Dalkeith Country Park.
Visit the Adventure Playground
Did you know The Park is home to the ultimate adventure playground? Fort Douglas is a little explorers haven. 5 to 12 y/o can take to Sky Maze, climbing through treehouses, scramble up nets, over rope bridges and race down the giant double slides.
Littler legs – 4 and under – will thrive in Mini Maze. The little sister of Sky Maze is a safe and challenging toddler area with tunnels, towers and bridges all designed for little legs.
Visitors to Fort Douglas over the October break can also enjoy our Halloween themed scavenger hunt, a free event for all little adventurers. Simply pick up your scavenger map on arrival at The Fort Douglas Hub and let the hunt begin!
Take to the Trails
The Park trails are truly something to behold, especially as summer turns to autumn. With 1,000 acres to explore, where will you start? Perhaps the Wilderness Walk on your way to Restoration Yard, a riverside amble or longer walk on the green route.
Did you know Dalkeith Country Park was recently named a heritage tree hotspot? Head here to find out more and visit the Old Oak Wood this October to see these ancient, veteran and notable oaks for yourself.
Image Credit | Brian Nicholson
Retail therapy, dining & rejuvenation
Retail therapy, dining out and a rejuvenating wellbeing programme…sound like fun? The Tuscan-inspired courtyard is home to a store, a beautiful restaurant and a wellbeing studio. The Store is packed with treats for all ages from toys and books to beauty and fashion. The Kitchen is an all-day restaurant serving delicious breakfasts and lunches including kids’ menus. The Studio, in the eaves of the historic stables, offers a programme of wellbeing classes including yoga and Pilates.
If it sounds like an October break haven to you then come and enjoy a little restoration of self with our friends at Restoration Yard.
Adrenaline seekers paradise
An exhilarating addition that joined The Park family in 2021. Embrace adventure and take your tribe to a whole new height! It’s not just the grown-ups that can have all the fun. Go Ape has introduced its first Scottish Treetop Adventure course for children over 1m tall.
Which of the courses will you choose? Find out more here and get ready to challenge your comfort zones at Go Ape Dalkeith.