Farm Experiences Throughout The Seasons
Old Leckie Farm © VisitScotland / Luigi Di Pasquale
Spring brings new life on the farm here in Scotland and who doesn’t love seeing adorable farm animals? Lambing season takes place throughout April and May each year welcoming the arrival of newborn lambs. Experience life on a working farm tour where you will discover the ins and outs of lambing season, as well as the day-to-day farm duties. Farms taking part include Lennox of Lomond, Bellevue Farm, Native and Wild and Boutique Farm Bothies.
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Portnellan Farm luxury Speedboat Tours © Go Rural / Craig Stephen
The temperatures are rising, and it looks like Scotland is ready to entice you with its sizzling selection of farm experiences. Cool down at Portnellan Farm in Argyll where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to all things watersports. Feel the wind in your hair as you take a speed boat tour on Loch Lomond or enjoy a relaxing day afloat in a canoe or kayak. If you prefer to stay on dry land, the farm offers a range of farm tours where you will learn all about organic farming or why not enjoy the best of both worlds with a farm and speedboat tour?
Summer in Scotland is also your prime opportunity to soak up the sunshine and go fruit picking. You’ll find a tasty selection of in season fruit to pick from leafy hedgerows. Fill your punnet with strawberries at Craigie’s Farm in Edinburgh or find a new fruit to try at Cairnie Fruit Farm where you will come across ripe and juicy tayberries, brambles, gooseberries, cherries and much more.
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Pumpkins at Arnprior Farm © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam
It’s never too late to enjoy what Scotland has to offer during the cooler months. Immerse yourself in autumn colours, with hues of mustard yellows, glowing oranges and vibrant reds to help you celebrate this picturesque season in all its glory. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to go pumpkin picking. Whether you’re looking to get wickedly creative at home with your carving skills or use them for delicious recipes, you’ll be able to find any pumpkin size or shape, and even pick from a range of colour too. Kilduff Farm, Loch Ness Pumpkins and Arnprior Farm are just some of the pumpkin patches that you can find here in Scotland.
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Looking Down Over Snow Covered Farmland Above The Beauly Firth, Near Bunchrew, Inverness © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins
It might be getting crisp and colder outside but that doesn’t put a stop in farmers' tracks. Many farms across Scotland are gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. Planning to host a big family feast? Support local Scottish food and drink producers by ordering online. You’ll find fine cuts of meat for your main course, a selection of creamy cheeses for your after-dinner cheeseboard and even a selection of alcohol for a special toast. Take a look at some of the amazing Scottish food & drink businesses to order from to help you get ready for the big day. Christmas is also a time for giving and if you’re looking for some much-needed gift inspiration, a gift card to a farm experience will no doubt put a smile on loved ones faces.
Here is a selection of farms which currently offer farm experiences: