A packed programme of events at Hopetoun House

What is being billed as the world’s largest and best inflatable 5K obstacle course is coming to Hopetoun House tomorrow (Saturday).
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The 2023 edition of the Inflatable 5K obstacle course is even bigger, bouncier and better than ever, with four different distances – 2.5K, 5K, 10K, 15K – to choose from.

With three additional new obstacles, participants will tackle 32 gigantic obstacles on the 5K distance.

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Combined with five pumping music zones to motivate you, this year's Inflatable 5K is the most epic yet!

Anyone aged five years and over is welcome to join in the fun at Hopetoun.Anyone aged five years and over is welcome to join in the fun at Hopetoun.
Anyone aged five years and over is welcome to join in the fun at Hopetoun.

A spokesman for Inflatable 5K said: “The course is suitable for anyone aged five years and over, no matter their athletic ability. However, children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times, with a maximum of three children per adult.”

There is an option for people to take part for one of the event’s four charity partners – The Children’s Trust, Over the Wall Children’s Charity, Children’s Heart Foundation and Mind Solent – with a reduction in the price for taking part, but you must raise £150 to do so.

For those who simply want to turn up on the day, the cheapest tickets are for the 2.5k course, with 17 obstacles which will set you back £29.50 for adults and £19.50 per child. The 5K course is £34.50 and £24.50 respectively. Car parking will be availble on site for £5.

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To find out more or to book, visit www.ukrunningevents.co.uk.

For those who prefer to take life at a more leisurely pace, there’s another event at Hopetoun House tomorrow that might fit the bill.

A History Walk will be held from 11.30am to 12.30pm. This Ranger-led walk will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and aims to compliment the information offered inside the House.

Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape.

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Priced at just £6.50, the meeting point is in the main visitor car park at Hopetoun.

Hopetoun will also be throwing open its doors with its Family Day on Saturday, September 16, from noon to 4pm.

It’s a chance for families to learn all about Scotland’s folktales and stories, with fun activities for all ages to enjoy including a mythical creatures trail, a story corner and storytelling sessions.

There will also be Faerie craft to enjoy, a story stick actitvity and the chance to meet a real unicorn (okay, that's definitely sold it to me!).

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Staff and signage on the day will direct families around the grounds.

Tickets are priced just £6.50, although there’s a £4 supplement to walk a unicorn and bringing cash is advisable as there will also be a raffle.

Booking is essential for both events. To find out more, visit hopetoun.co.uk.

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