What's on

Plan your weekend! Have a look at the talks, family activities, workshops, demonstrations, special events and find out more about our range of speakers.

Special events & walks


Inspiring talks from all areas of the natural world




A wide range of optics for you to try


Family activities


Whatever the weather there'll be lots to do this weekend at Scotland's Big Nature Festival!


Our three large indoor talk and workshop tents offer a range of activities for families, nature lovers and serious birders.

Browse our large indoor exhibitor area with its new demo area, then head to the Food and Craft Marquee, where you can eat your lunch under cover.

And with Bushcraft activities, the optics display,  RSPB and Wild About East Lothian areas all underneath their dedicated marquees, there’s no shortage of things to do.


So grab your brollies, wellies, sunglasses and sunscreen and you’re fully prepared for a  grand day out! 

A taster from our previous event

Here are some of the highlights from our 2015 event which included everything from pond-dipping and bug-hunting to bird-ringing demonstrations, inspirational wildlife talks, delicious catering and much more!

Get involved



We are looking for over 100 volunteers to help deliver the Big Nature Festival 2016. It's great fun and your time makes it all possible.


RSPB Scotland Charity Auction

Our generous supporters have donated a range of fantastic items and experiences exclusively for you. 

Bid online from 21st May

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere on site

Festival sponsors

Scotland's Big Nature Festival is made possible with the support of our sponsors.

Headline Sponsor 2016

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Plan your visit

Get there

It's easy to get here using public transport and our station shuttle. We also have information on cycling to the event along the beautiful John Muir Way.

to stay

Need a place to stay nearby? Here's more information on the range of accommodation in beautiful East Lothian.

to visit

Looking to extend your stay? Find out about places to visit nearby.

Got a

What facilities are there? What about parking? Find the answers in our FAQs section.