Children's Activities in the Grounds

A natural wonderland for most children with acres to run around and magical woods in which to roam

For All Ages

As well as these natural attractions a magnet for most children is the Maze (parents – allow extra time for getting them out again!)

An attractive mini adventure playground is situated at the back of the house with equipment for all ages. In addition there is a toddlers’ play area, swings, a play house, some natural willow tunnels and in the woodlands there is a yew sound sculpture suitable for all ages.

Many of our events are either specifically for children or have a significant child element. Top of this list is our Eastereggstravaganza with our egg hunt in the maze and over 6,000 mini eggs!

Children's Activities

Free Christmas Opening

25th November at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm

25th and 26th November – enjoy a wonderful weekend of Christmas Cheer at our FREE…

Father Christmas Bookings

25th November at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your Father Christmas time slot here!  Each time period lasts 10 minutes and allows…

Father Christmas Bookings

26th November at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your Father Christmas time slot here!  Each time period lasts 10 minutes and allows…

Easter Eggstravaganza

1st April 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grounds open 11.00am, with activities from midday The Biggest egg hunt in the Borders and…

Adventures & Activities

Scavenger hunts and activity sheets for children can be picked up at the Gift Shop and if you are visiting the house we have an excellent Children’s Guidebook in which Daphne and Delilah take your on their very own tour of Traquair with puzzles and games.

For animal lovers there is plenty of wildlife at Traquair. From peacocks, duck, swans and rare breed poultry to pygmy goats and kune kune pigs not forgetting Daphne and Delilah, our two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels who are usually around to say hello.


For those that enjoy bug hunting and pond dipping our Go Wild programme at Traquair should provide plenty of fun and the Forest School Workshop held in the grounds of Traquair provide fully qualified leaders, to inspire children to make dens, play team building and environmental games, cook by an open fire and enjoy creative art activities​. Take a look at our events page for dates or contact Earthwise direct by email.

We are always very delighted to welcome School Groups and can provide worksheets before the visit and a fully guided tour specific to your topic on the day of your visit. Please contact the office on 01896 830323 or email and see how we can support your school’s drive towards Curriculum for Excellence.


Thank you to Traquair House for organising a fabulous day out for our P1 & P2 class – we highly recommend the day!