Seasonal events at RSPB Lochwinnoch

Wednesday 1 November - Sunday 31 December, 2023

RSPB Lochwinnoch events this winter.

For a perfect mix of accessible outdoors and family friendly activities, RSPB Lochwinnoch events have you covered. Whatever the season, head down to one of Scotland’s best wetlands to discover wildlife right on your door.

Check out the list below for what’s on this winter.

Autumn Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

  • Start1 November 2023 09:30
  • End: 30 November 2023 16:00
  • Cost: £3.50 per activity pack
  • No booking needed

Are you a super wildlife spotter? Do you have the skills to find the hidden items along our trail and spot the actual wildlife as well? Pop into the visitor centre to collect your goodie bag and take part in this fun challenge for kids of all ages!

Astronomy Evening – sold out

  • Time: 10 November 2023 19:30
  • Cost: £4.75 – £8.75
  • Sold out, but watch the website for future events

Come and hear about the stars and galaxies up in the night sky! If the weather is kind to us, we’ll go outside and see some of these wonders for ourselves. The speakers will be from the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. This event is currently sold out. But check the RSPB website for future events.

Guided Wildlife Walk

  • Time: 12 November 2023 10:00
  • Cost: £5.25 – £12.75
  • Booking is essential: Book on the RSPB Lochwinnoch events website

Explore the wonderful wetlands to be found at Lochwinnoch! Our warden will take you around the reserve and point out the interesting wildlife to be found here. Whether you have a general interest in wildlife, or would like to hone your wildlife watching skills, then this is the walk for you! Online booking essential

The walk will stick to reserve trails and public footpaths. Walks will vary in length depending on router taken and weather but should not exceed 2.5 miles. People must come suitably attired for the weather and wearing appropriate footwear. Additionally, unsuitably attired people may not be permitted to go on the walk. 20% off voucher for RSPB Lochwinnoch shop included in booking: This voucher is valid for 20% off purchases from the RSPB Lochwinnoch shop on the day of the event. T&C’s apply.


Santa’s missing reindeer

  • Start: 1 December 2023 09:30
  • End: 31 December 2023 16:00
  • Cost: £3.50 per activity pack
  • No booking needed
  • Available daily throughout December while the visitor centre is open.

Santa’s reindeer were supposed to be helping him out. They were meant to be finding out what some of the wildlife here at RSPB Lochwinnoch would like for Christmas. But they’ve gotten themselves lost! We need your help to see if you can find the reindeer and complete the list of presents for Santa. As you explore our woodland trail, see if you can spot any of the missing reindeer. Plus keep an eye out for some of our special wildlife creatures who will tell you what they’re hoping to get as presents! Find all the reindeer and complete the wish list for presents and youll get a special reward!

Binocular and Telescopes Weekend

  • Start: 9 December 2023 10:00
  • End: 10 December 2023 16:00
  • No booking needed

Come and try out the extensive range of binoculars and telescopes at our open weekend. Our friendly team will be on hand to help and offer impartial advice. No booking needed, just drop in from 10am – 4pm.

RSPB Lochwinnoch events - binocular testing

RSPB Lochwinnoch

Largs Road
PA12 4JF

01505 842663


Opening times

  • Nature reserve 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
  • Visitor centre 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Car park 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
  • Shop 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Toilets 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Hide 12:00 am – 11:30 pm