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Animal Man Mini Zoo

Friday 10th June 1pm and 3pm

Get up close and personal with fascinating animals, reptiles, and insects, from all over the world, including a rabbit, guinea pig, mice, corn snake, bearded dragon lizard, tortoise, chicken, tarantula, creepy crawlies and bugs. We’ll have snakes around necks, chickens on arms, bugs on hands, and more.

Suitable for all ages. Tickets £10 – all attendees must have a ticket

Session includes 1 hour show and 30 minute play.

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Wildside Nature Summer Workshops

Summer Holidays 2022

Whitekirk Hill are delighted to have Wildside Nature bringing their wildlife workshops for children to “the Hill” this summer.

They will be setting up their basecamp with many hammocks put up in the amazing native Scots pine woodland, whilst also exploring the other various ecosystems.  

Animal Tracking Workshop

Tuesday 5th & Tuesday 12th July 10.00 – 15.00

Most animals leave behind clues to tell us where they have been and what they have been doing, anything from fallen feathers, fur to footprints and even poo! We will be practicing the skills of animal tracking to search and work out what’s been going on in the woods.  Your young zoologists will also get the chance to deploy motion camera traps overnight, as well as setting footprint and pit-fall traps.

Suitable for children aged 5-10 years of age.

 Summer Wildlife Special

Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 13th July 10.00 – 15.00

Armed with clipboards, spotting sheets, binoculars, nets and magnifying glasses, your intrepid explorers will be taken on an exciting discovery trail. They will uncover mini-beasts, birds, and aquatic creatures, and play numerous fun interactive games to discover how all living things are interconnected.

Suitable for children aged 5-10 years of age.

Animal Tracking & Biodiversity Recording Session

Wednesday 20th July 10.00 – 15.00

During this session we will learn how to recognise and track animals using the evidence and signs they leave behind. We will also be carrying out biodiversity surveys of the various habitats. There will be the opportunity for your young zoologists to learn sampling and surveying techniques, including setting motion cameras, pit-fall traps, and various other zoological sampling methods.

Suitable for children & young people aged 8-14 years of age.

Bushcraft Skills Session

Thursday 21st July 10.00 – 15.00

Our young adventures will learn how to survive in the wild during this session and have a go at various bushcraft skills. This will include whittling with knives, using flint and steels to light fires and boiling water in Kelly kettles. They will prepare and cook breadsticks, hot chocolate and marshmallows over the camp-fire and there will also be the opportunity to make shelters and test how waterproof they can be!

Suitable for children & young people aged 8-14 years of age.

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It’s Good to Share…

New to the Spring Menu

Coming very soon to the Orangery are our delicious sharing platters. Featuring the choice of platters laden with delicious cheeses and meats, seafood and a light and tasty vegetarian feast.

When the sun is shining what could be better than taking a table on the Walled Terrace, catching up with friends and sharing some delicious food and maybe a glass of wine, or two?


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Hatch on the Hill

Now Open for Business and Bacon Rolls

Calling all cyclists and dog walkers.

Get ahead of the pack by visiting “Hatch on the Hill” our NEW quick serve hut selling coffee, hot rolls and delicious cake.

With picnic tables and racks for bikes it’s the perfect place to refuel.

Situated beside the Play Barn entrance to the rear of the main building.

Spring Packages & Offers

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    Spring Stay


    Stay for one night in a luxury studio lodge and enjoy afternoon tea for 2 with Prosecco either in your lodge or served in the Orangery. Explore the grounds and take in the incredible East Lothian views.

    Available  1st March to 30th June 2022

    Studio Lodge sleeps 2 and can be configured for twin or double occupancy.


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    Every Dog has its Day…

    Dogs stay FREE

    …and they certainly do at Whitekirk Hill where we welcome dogs to stay in our luxury lodges and visit our Orangery. Beds, bowls and biscuits are all part of the deal.

    The lodges are set on 140 acres of beautiful East Lothian countryside so there is plenty of space to run and explore.

    Applies to all lodge sizes 1st March to 30th June. *Max 2 dogs per lodge.

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    Sun Always Shines…

    25% OFF

    With more sunshine recorded than any other spot in Scotland why would you risk going anywhere else than Whitekirk Hill.

    Book one of our lodges arriving on a Monday for either 3 or 4 nights and enjoy 25% off the full rate.

    Applies to all lodge sizes 1st March to 30th June



New to our Menu in 2022

The Orangery & Walled Terrace

    • Eggs Benedict

      Two poached eggs served with hollandaise sauce and Parma ham on toasted muffins
    • Smoked Salmon Bagel

      Served with creamy soft cheese on a toasted bagel
    • Full Breakfast

      Bacon, sausages, eggs your way, black pudding, haggis, mushrooms, tomato and toast
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    • Guacamole on toasted sourdough

      With cherry tomatoes and rocket
    • Hasselback Baked Potatoes

      Served with a choice of delicious fillings
    • Beetroot Wrap

      Filled with spinach, hummus and roasted peppers
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    • Cheese and Ham Toasty

      Served with crunchy fries
    • Ham, Cheese or Hummus Sandwich

      With yogurt, raisins, juice carton, crisps and fruit
    • Eggs on Toast

      Light and fluffy scrambled eggs
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    Little Ones