A busy month gets underway with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and Autumn school break in October followed by Halloween. We have included details of all the major events happening in and around St Andrews to help you plan your visit to Rufflets as well as a few that can entertain the little ones during half term.
4th – 7th October. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will be played over three courses; the Old Course (St Andrews), the Championship Course, Carnoustie (near Dundee) and Kingsbarns Golf Links (10km south of St Andrews). There is free entry on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at all three venues (Old Course St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie) and a firework spectacular on Saturday 6th October at 8.25pm.
13th & 14th October. Bowhouse Food Market at Balcaskie Estate – St Monans. Held over two days between 10am and 4pm food lovers get an opportunity to taste and buy local produce, watch cookery demonstrations and enjoy live music. Entrance is free.
17th October. At the Ravenscraig Walled Garden in Kirkcaldy, kids can get outdoors in the park for Spooky Play to discover the mysterious woodland and scavenge for curious ingredients and bits and pieces from nature to make spooky masks and potions. Back in the cabin they can whip up potions and make creepy cakes. There will be dressing-up clothes and face paints to try out with the masks and an opportunity to play games and get messy. Ideally suited for children aged 5-10 years who have a sense of adventure. Booking is required as spaces are limited.
25th– 28th October. For music lovers, St Andrews Voices – Scotland’s Festival of Vocal and Choral Music, is hosted in St Andrews. The festival runs during the day and night and includes family concerts, opportunities to sing-a-long and get involved, as well as free events to enjoy while relaxing with a drink. Tickets are on sale from the Byre Theatre and more information here.
26th -31st October. Don’t miss lots of family fun during Halloween at Cairnie Fruit Farm. You can pick your own pumpkin from a bumper harvest and hand over to the team to carve or take it home and unleash your own creativity! Children can enjoy the fun yard till 5pm, face-painting and all things spooky! There is a farm shop and tearoom as well as ticketed entry to the Halloween torchlight maze. Book tickets here.
27th October. Craigtoun Country Park hosts the annual Halloween Event. There is a fancy dress parade and lantern competition as well as lots of activities for the family to enjoy and a disco. 4.30pm-8.00pm. Tickets are £7.50 and need to be purchased in advance. Tel: 01334 472013.
Throughout October at the V&A Dundee. Discover how ocean liners became one of the most powerful and admired symbols of 20th century modernity. Book tickets for Ocean Liners: Speed & Style and experience life on board the world’s greatest ocean liners in one of the museum’s unmissable opening shows. Also, during October don’t miss the Scottish Design Relay. Entrance is free.