Scone Palace Cancels Family Fun Day After July Soaking

31 July 2015

After a month of relentless rain fall and more wet weather on the way, Scone Palace has reluctantly cancelled its Outlander Family Fun Day.

Sunday 9th August in the Palace’s grounds and gardens, the events team are hoping for an Indian summer with plans to reschedule the event for a new date in September.

July saw some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded at Scone Palace with 135mm falling on the historic visitor attraction in just one month. Wellies and waterproofs were required for this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair and Rewind festival and Macmillan Cycletta was also a wet event hosted at the Palace. Not to be deterred, thousands of people didn’t let the rain stop them enjoying an array of events taking place at the Crowning Place of Kings of Scots in spite of the constant downpours.  

While the Family Fun Day has been cancelled, there will still be a range of fun events for visitors to enjoy at the Palace including a Kids Summer Garden Club led by Scone Palace’s Head Gardener Brian Cunningham which is to take place every Thursday throughout the school holidays.

Other activities include a week of fun days beginning on Sunday 2nd August including Picts and Pictures with Fergus the Pict, Pirate Fun with Captain Hook, Scottish Artistic Fun and Storytelling with Jacobite Jock, Meet King Robert the Bruce and a Fossil Day.

Heather McArthur, Sales and Events Manager at Scone Palace, commented:

“The poor weather hasn’t dampened the spirits of our many visitors to Scone Palace through the summer months. Sadly, we are quite used to these conditions in summer and, fortunately, we have still been able to continue with many events regardless of the rain. We are looking forward to welcoming lots of families to enjoy our range of fun activities taking place over the next few weeks and we have definite plans to arrange the Family Fun Day for later in the season when the weather is a bit more forgiving.”