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

Borders Youth Theatre Performance at Traquair

27th July at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Tale of Beatrix Potter directed by John Haswell Book a picnic box or a…

Ghostly Castle Tour Saturday 9pm

27th October at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! Saturday 27th October Tour 9pm-10pm  (Halloween Supper 7.30pm)…

Halloween Fun Day

28th October at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday October 28th 11am – 4pm Ghouls, Games and Ghostly Tales for all the family!!…

Free Christmas Opening

24th November at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm

24th and 25th November – enjoy a wonderful weekend of Christmas Cheer at our FREE…

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.

Supporting The Year of Young People 2018

We are proud to be supporting young people in 2018 and have joined with the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland properties in offering entry to Traquair for £1 to all Young Scot card holders this year (not applicable on events days).

Please present your Young Scot card at the gate. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult or valid member.

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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!