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Geilsland Newsletter | May – June 2023

News & Updates

Summer is here and alongside it, we have our usual roster of summer activities at Geilsland Estate and Beith Astro!

We’ve had loads going on recently at Beith Astro; from our ongoing nature play and fun family Fridays to our recently re-imagined free food Fridays which have moved to a bigger location at Beith Community Centre. At Geilsland Estate we’re just coming off the back of our St Innan’s day celebration and summer planning and getting ready to jump straight into the summer activities! Keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates on our summer events, programmes, and activities for the whole family.

Recently we’ve taken an exciting step in beginning a working partnership with the Garnock Valley Pipes and Drums, and we can’t wait to begin working on various exciting new events and projects in collaboration with them and their fantastic members.

Keep an eye on our events page for more details and tickets!


Geilsland Estate

It’s been a busy few months at Geilsland Estate! We’ve just finished up one of our favourite events of the year; Beith Beer Hall, and we’d like to thank everyone who made it out despite the less-than-pleasurable weather! We had a blast enjoying wonderful beers from Dargavel Brewery, & Mosaik, fizz and ciders from Fizz Buz and Thistly Cross Cider and we hope you did too. Straight from then there was no time to waste as it was on to planning for the summer! We’ve got so much in store for summer 2023; including but not limited to; a sculpture treasure trail, open mic night, haybale naze, national playday, and even more!


Beith Astro

Beith Astro continues to be a fantastic hub for families and football! As we finished up our second annual Beith Asto easter camp, we immediately began planning for our summer camp! Summer camp is a fabulous opportunity for parents and carers to have peace of mind that their little ones are being well looked after, engaged with creatively and provided with as much fun as possible during the summer holidays. As always, the Astro is always looking for new volunteers with new ideas, passions and skills to help transform the space into the best it possibly can be. If you think you’d be a good fit you can enquire here.

Geilsland Newsletter | May – June 2023

Music Project


Our music project is still going strong; we’ve got lots of different activities coming up and lots that we’ve just wrapped up. We have a fully stocked programme of activities happening across the summer; ukulele lessons, dance classes with Lizzie, youth open might nights, guitar lessons block two, and pipe band drum lessons. All happening in Beith! These activities are a great way to learn a new skill right on your doorstop. Book your space for any of our programmes below now!

Dance Lessons Guitar LessonsOpen MicPipe Band Drum Lessons


Eglinton Music Festival

Looking for the fun, sun, and magic of a music festival but not looking to travel miles and pay hundreds for a ticket? We’ve got you covered! In collaboration with The Egnlinton Inn we’re hosting a music festival filled with live soloists, bands, BBQ grub and a fully stocked bar of course!

Enjoy a full day filled with a spectacular line-up of artists including The Best Bad Influence, The Three n Eights, Lori M, and so much more! With outdoor bands and seating as well as indoor; there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a wide selection of drinks and music and the good vibes of summer for only £7 per person! Book your tickets now to secure your entry.

Eglinton Music Festival Tickets


Haybale Maze

It’s baaack!

We’re super excited to announce that our beloved Haybale Maze is returning for summer 2023! Summer at Geilsland just isn’t complete without our classic hay bale maze! Get ready for some a-maze-ing fun for all the family with our various different events, activities, and workshops. We’ll have our usual line-up of loved events from previous years returning like our sculpture treasure trail event, national playday, and open mic nights. We’re also bringing forward some brand new events like our botanical art workshops, mini sculpture making workshops and loads of different music programmes. Keep your eyes on our website and socials for details!

More information can be found here


National Playday

It’s that time of year again; National Playday 2023 is happening at Geilsland! To celebrate the National Playday campaign we will once again be hosting a free, family fun day at Geilsland Estate for the whole family. We’ll have lots of fun, exciting things to do at the event; including, but not limited to, football, arts & crafts, karaoke, a massive haybale maze and music! This event is totally free to attend and a perfect way to get the little ones out the house during the summer holidays. Drop by any time between 12pm – 3pm and enjoy all we have to offer.

Stay up to date with the event


Sculpture Trail Competition

Our annual sculpture trail event is happening again this year! Primary and Secondary schools from all across North Ayrshire were invited to enter our sculpture competition; with this year’s theme being Climate Change and its effect on us and our planet. As usual, we’ll have our line-up of summer activities based around this trail, with the first being our annual treasure hunt!

On July 14th, from 12pm – 2pm, we invite you to come along and find the hidden sculptures all around Geilsland Estate by using a treasure map. If you find all the sculptures successfully you’ll win a prize!

RSVP for the event here


Workshops and Volunteering

At Beith Trust, volunteering is our bread and butter. We wouldn’t be the organisation we are if it weren’t for the continuous support and hard work of our volunteers. From tending and caring for our beautiful grounds and gardens, to working with our attendees at our various projects and events, our volunteers are multi-skilled and in return receive free admission to many of our events, free certified training and access to new qualifications.

We’re always looking for volunteers, young and old, to join us in steering forward new events and projects in the new year. This could be through our Lend an Ear befriending project, volunteering in our gardens, or events assistance. You can volunteer with Beith Trust by completing the form below.

Volunteer with Beith Trust

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