Photograph of people in the stables courtyard throwing green balls into the air


For children and families

Adventure Clubs
Saturdays 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 29 Dec, 27 Jan
Booking advisable, contact
Family Adventure Club

Wild woodland activities for little ones and their grown-ups.
10 – 11.30am. Free
Kids only Adventure Club
Wild woodland adventures for kids over 6. 1-3pm. £4

Babes in the Woods
Wednesdays 5 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec, 10 Jan
Tree climbing for little legs, buggy and sling walks and activities inspired by our trees and their autumn leaves, ending with a cuppa and cake in Nosebag café. Meet at 10am, free.

Junior Crafters
Wednesdays 5 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec
Join our new group for budding creative crafters, sharing skills and learning new ones.
Age 8+. 3.30 – 5pm. £5 Booking advisable, contact


Tree-mendous activities…. Part of Discover Scottish Garden’s Tree Festival

Tree treasure trail - Mon 8 October
Meet at 1pm for a hunt through the woods and a mystery prize…. Organised by Kingsbarns Community Council. £2 entry.

The annual Cambo Apple gala! Wed 10 October
Apple pressing, apple tours, toffee apples, apple printing… Celebrate the birthday of the Stables with us and lots and lots of apples! 1pm – 4pm Free with garden entry.

Woodland walk and talk - Fri 12 October
A walk and talk through Cambo Den full of facts, fun and nature spotting with Iain from the Woodland Trust. Meet at 1pm. Free with garden entry.

Big Draw in the woods! Mon 15 October
Make your own paintbrushes and use berry inks and rubbings to help us create a huge mural celebrating our trees! 1pm – 3pm Drop in, free with garden entry.

Sticky creatures…Wed 17 October
Create autumnal stick insects and teasel bugs using recycled and natural materials. 1pm – 3pm Drop in, free with garden entry.

Woodland Clubs with Chris Childe
Forest School Leader Chris Childe hosts a week of activities in the woods for children 6 – 12.
Monday 15 – Friday 19 October. 10-4pm. From £110.
Booking essential, contact

Leafy tree lino printing
Saturday 24 November
Join artist Nicki Bradwell for fun with foam tile and leafy lino printing. Family drop in. 10.30-11.30am, £4 per child.


Talks and workshops for adults

In the autumnal garden….

Cambo’s champion trees
Sunday 11 November
Booking advisable,
Judy Dowling hosts a lively talk exploring some of Cambo’s champion trees, part of our listed designed landscape. 2pm. Free with garden entry.

Foghar- Cambo
Monday 8 – Thursday 11 October.
A floral retreat at Cambo hosted by leading designers Christin Gaell, Sarah Statham and Rachael Scott. For more information

An afternoon of autumn colour
Sunday 14 October
Booking advisable,
Horticulture Manager Fay leads an inspiring walk through our vibrant autumnal tones, highlighting unique grasses and planting approaches that wow late into the season. Cut a selection to fill your own vase or create a bouquet, taking home some autumnal Cambo magic. 1-4pm. £35. £30 RHS members.


Cosy Crafts – get set for an Eco Christmas with our seasonal creative workshops…
Booking essential,

Cambo Crafters at Nosebag café
Wednesdays 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12 December
Join our friendly bunch of crafters. Skill share using materials provided or work on your own project. 6.30 – 9pm. From £5.

Collagraph with Linda Jackson
Thursday 4th October
An exciting printmaking technique making plates from card, textures and found objects. Learn to ink up the plates in a variety of ways to make your own series of prints. Suitable for everyone, beginners or artists. 10am to 4pm. £60

Monoprint with Linda Jackson
Wednesdays 7,14 November
A two part workshop exploring this very accessible form of printmaking, laying colour and textures onto plastic sheets. Everything you need to create your own unique series of prints. Suitable for everyone, beginners or artists. 6-9pm. £60

Introduction to Lino printing with Nicki Bradwell
Saturday 24 November
Learn how to carve your own Lino and create a range of unique prints, cards or tags to take home.12-3pm. £30

Cambo autumn baskets with Jan Hendry
Sunday 25 November
A day learning to weave and hand stich beautiful baskets using natural materials harvested from Cambo. 10am – 4pm. £45

Seasonal Wreath making
Sunday 2, Wednesday 5, Sunday 15 December
Create your own unique wreath in a contemporary or traditional style using Cambo evergreen foliage. 11 – 4pm. £35.


Samhain Pit firing
Sunday 4 November
Join Wayne from Beaconsreach for a demonstration of smoke fired pottery in his outdoor studio at Cambo. Magical effects from seaweed, grasses and maybe even a cowpat will transform his pots over the afternoon. Drop in 12 – 4. Free with garden entry.

Samhain Family Fire Festival
Sunday 4 November
Places limited, booking essential, contact
A firework free family and dog friendly bonfire party! Join us for a pagan celebration of the changing of the seasons, crafts, hot pressed apple juice and a twinkly walk through the walled garden to our secret bonfire. With warming snacks on hand from nosebag café. 4pm – 7pm £5 per adult, children free.

Cambolicious Kid zone
Saturday 17 November
Booking essential, contact
Apple pressing, fruit punch and potions in our junior Cambolicious festival. Age 6 – 12. 2-4pm. £5

Saturday 17 November
Our family ale festival returns to Cambo House for the winter edition! Games, music and local producers. For info and tickets

Cambo Christmas Fair
Sunday 18 November
Browse the food and craft stalls set up throughout Cambo House and The Stables Visitor Centre. Seasonal music and family activities. £1 entry.

First Feet: Wassailing in the walled garden - a Twelfth Night celebration.
Friday 4 January
We'll be making noise to wake the fruit trees from their winter sleep, hosting the new year poo stick challenge and keeping cosy with hot drinks and snacks from Nosebag cafe... A great way to start the New Year! 2-4pm. Drop in. Free with garden entry.


Tours and trails

Autumn colour tours
From the wonders of our herbaceous borders to the butterfly filled Prairie garden, join our inspiring 30 min tours of autumn colour. Wednesdays 1.30pm until 28 November. Free with garden entry.

Hunt the pumpkins!
From Sunday 28 October to Sunday 4 November
We have lost our cheeky Cambo pumpkins! Help us to find them and avoid any spooky spiders and insects on our pumpkin hunting trail… Collect your clues from the Tack Room Shop! Free with garden entry.

Mid-winter walks
Take a festive breather and follow our winter garden trail, testing your plant ID skills. Pick up a trail from the Tackroom shop. Free with garden entry. Throughout December and January.

First feet: first paws family dog walk trail
From 3 January - follow the wildlife paws around Cambo and claim a first feet treat (human and doggie!)

First feet: find the snowdrops
From 3 January – collect a family trail to find our first special snowdrops of 2019.

Early special snowdrops
Wed 16 January
Did you know some varieties of our national snowdrop collection pop up for Christmas? Join Lady Catherine Erskine for an early bird tour of some of Cambo’s favourites in the surroundings of our stunning winter gardens. 1.30pm. Free with garden entry.


For more information contact us on 01333 451040

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Keri Ivins
Development Manager

Cambo Heritage Trust, Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD
Telephone: 01333 451040

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