Events

Special Events at the Grant Arms Hotel

A WEEK OF MOTHS AND OTHER INSECTSA WEEK OF MOTHS AND OTHER INSECTS

For 2017, MOTH NIGHT runs from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th October 2017 with the theme of Ivy and Sugaring and to celebrate this we will be running a special Moth and Insect Week for those who appreciate the smaller side of life as well as the birds.  From Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th October 2017 we will be running some moth and other insect events with help from local experts, including moth traps, and some of the other specialist insects we have in the Highlands as well as our normal field trips to look for some of our iconic bird and mammals

From £339pp 4 nights DB&B

From £581pp 7 nights DB&B

7th October 2017

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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RED DEER RUT BREAKRED DEER RUT BREAK

Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd October 2017

One of our most popular breaks, a 7 night break filled with a BWWC programme full of deer related events including guided walks, field trips and talks.  Highly recommended is a Red Deer Rut Safari with Glenlivet Wildlife, http://glenlivet-wildlife.co.uk. . Book early as they fill up fast.

£581pp Club Room DB&B (7 nights)

£721pp Superior Room DB&B (7 nights)

£861pp 4 Poster Room DB&B (7 nights)

14th October 2017

From £581 for 7 nights DBB

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

From Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st October 2017

Sorry this trip is now FULL.  We are running another trip with Mike in April 2018

For just £1,295 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and  Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERto look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our guide Dave Slater
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

15th October 2017

£1,295pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Film-maker, Director and Presenter SIMON KINGCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Film-maker, Director and Presenter SIMON KING

From Saturday 28th October to Friday 3rd November 2017

For just £1,850 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and TV Wildlife Film-maker, Director and Presenter SIMON KING to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Simon King and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Simon King, Films and a fun quiz
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Bespoke Wildlife Land-rover Safari
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

28th October 2017

£1,850pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER

From Saturday 4th to Friday 10th November 2017

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.  We hope to run another one in 2018.  Please leave your details with our Reception team and they will let you know when dates become available.

For just £1,295 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and TV Wildlife presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nick Baker and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nick Baker, Films and a fun quiz
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

4th November 2017

£1,295pp (max 12 people)

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SEA DUCK WEEK - A SPECIAL THEMED WEEKSEA DUCK WEEK - A SPECIAL THEMED WEEK

Saturday 11th – Saturday 18th November 2017

By now, all our overwintering sea duck, divers, grebes etc. will have arrived and we are running this special themed week where we will be organising field trips to most of the hot spots to look for these specialities as well as other sea wildlife including waders, dolphins and seals and much more. 

From £275pp 4 nights DB&B

From £455pp 7 nights DB&B

11th November 2017

From £275pp DBB (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Saturday 25th November to Friday 1st December 2017

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nigel Marven and our local wildlife guide John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nigel Marven, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

25th November 2017

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLANDCHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Saturday 23rd - Wednesday 27th December 2017

Enjoy Christmas in Wonderland this year with a traditional Christmas Lunch and full festive programme including guided walks, field trips, guest speakers, santa in the square with his reindeer along with mince pies and mulled wine and our regular Boxing Day trip to see the Reindeer.  Why not extend your stay to include our Hogmanay in the Highlands Break as well for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips. 

STANDARD:     £470pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £525pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £580pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB £95pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,145pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,295pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £95pppn

23rd December 2017

From £470pp DBB (4 nights)

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HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDSHOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Saturday 30th December 2017 - Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Join us at the Grant Arms for a traditional Scottish Hogmanay, including light lunch on New Year’s Eve and Brunch on New Year’s Day.  Welcome the New Year with Ceilidh dancing and Grantown’s famous Street Party!  A programme of events including guided walks, field trips and guest speakers is also included. Why not take in our Christmas in Wonderland Break as well and extend your stay for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips from just £1030pp.

STANDARD:     £425pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £460pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £495pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB £95pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Monday 2nd January 2017

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,145pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,295pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £95pppn

30th December 2017

From £425pp DBB (4 nights)

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BURNS WINTER BREAKBURNS WINTER BREAK

Thursday 18th - Monday 22nd January 2017

Enjoy a ‘Flavour of Burns’ Supper including the traditional haggis and whisky offerings with the Piper piping in the Haggis (menu includes vegetarian options).  After the Supper enjoy some music and Ceilidh dancing.  Included is a BWWC Programme of guided walks and field trips to some of our winter hot spots.  Our guest speaker for this break is Ed Stubbings who is warden for Skomer Island.  As well as giving two talks, Ed will also help with a couple of walks/field trips with guests.

 

Standard Room £310pp (4 nights)

Superior Room £390pp (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £470pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

18th January 2018

From £310pp DBB (4 nights)

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VALENTINE'S BREAKVALENTINE'S BREAK

Sunday11th - Thursday 15th February 2018

Celebrate Valentines in style by treating your loved one to a special Valentines meal as well as a spot of wildlife watching.  A programme of BWWC guided walks and field trips to some of our wildlife hot spots is included.  Our guest speaker for this break is Mike Dilger wildlife presenter from the One Show.  Mike will give two talks and also lead a couple of walks/trips with guests.

 

Standard Room £310pp (4 nights)

Superior Room £390pp (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £470pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

11th February 2018

From £310pp DBB (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

From Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th March 2018

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.  We hope to run another one in 2019.  Please leave your details with our Reception team and they will let you know when dates become available.  

Join us and TV Wildlife presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Iolo Williams and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Iolo Williams, Films and a game of Bird Bingo
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

4th March 2018

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Saturday 17th March to Friday 23rd March 2018

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nigel Marven and our local wildlife guide John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nigel Marven, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

17th March 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

From Saturday 7th to Friday 13th April 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and  Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERto look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our guide Dave Slater
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

7th April 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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GROUSE WEEK - A SPECIAL THEMED WEEKGROUSE WEEK - A SPECIAL THEMED WEEK

Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st April 2018

If you have a special interest in one more of the 4 Grouse species, then this is a good time of year to come, when the birds are at their peak of activity.  There are numerous Black Grouse watches being organised locally and Caperwatch is running at the Loch Garten.  Also during this week our regular programme of field trips will be at areas where we hope to see one or more of the 4 iconic Grouse species of the Highlands, Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Ptarmigan.

From £339pp 4 nights DB&B

From £581pp 7 nights DB&B

14th April 2018

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

From Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th April 2018

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.  We hope to run another one in 2019.  Please leave your details with our Reception team and they will let you know when dates become available.

Join us and TV Wildlife presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Iolo Williams and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Iolo Williams, Films and a game of Bird Bingo
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

22nd April 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDOCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDO

From Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and the Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDO to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with David Lindo and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by David Lindo, Films and a fun quiz
  • Boat trip to look for sea birds, whales and dolphins (weather dependent)
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

4th June 2018

£1,345 pp (Max 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and TV Wildlife presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nick Baker and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nick Baker, Films and a fun quiz
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

3rd November 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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RED DEER RUT WEEK Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st October 2017

Come and join us for the Red Deer Rut.  A full BWWC programme of wildlife watching events is included along with trips to try and see the Red Deer rutting.  From just £455pp (for 7 nights) DB&B.


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