Events

Special Events at the Grant Arms Hotel

ART WEEK with CHRIS ROSEART WEEK with CHRIS ROSE

Join wildlife artist Chris Rose for a special Art Week (20th to 27th May 2018) for a chance to learn about drawing and painting wildlife and landscapes with one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists.

What’s included - 

7 nights DB&B at the Grant Arms Hotel

4 morning painting workshops with Chris

Evening visit to the Speyside Wildlife Hide, hopefully to see badgers and pine marten at close quarters

2 evening talks by Chris

Watch Chris develop a studio painting through the week

Afternoons and 2 days free for your own leisure

Non-participating partners welcome at the Hotel’s standard rate of £581pp DB&B (7 nights)

Book soon – places limited to 8 people

20th May 2018

£865pp (limited to 8 places)

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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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AUTUMN / RED DEER WEEKAUTUMN / RED DEER WEEK

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  During this week (6th to 13th October) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for some of our autumn highlights and the early winter arrivals including a few sites where we hope so hear and see some Red Deer during the rut.

6th October 2018

From £379pp DB&B (4 nights) From £651pp DB&B (7 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th October 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) join us and Wildlife producer, film-maker and 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 Niigel Marven and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nigel Marven, 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

7th October 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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SEA DUCK WEEKSEA DUCK WEEK

By now, all our overwintering sea duck, divers, grebes etc. should have arrived.  During this week (10th to 17th November) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including coastal sites to look for some of these specialities as well as other sea wildlife including waders, dolphins and seals and much more.

10th November 2018

From £315pp DB&B (4 nights) From £525pp DB&B (7 nights)

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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 10th to Friday 16th November 2018

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

10th November 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLANDCHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Sunday 23rd - Thursday 27th December 2018

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:     £525pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £585pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £620pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:     £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:     £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

23rd December 2018

From £525pp DBB (4 nights)

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HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDSHOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Sunday 30th December 2018 - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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:     £445pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £480pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £515pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:     £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:     £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

30th December 2018

From £445pp DBB (4 nights)

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BURNS WINTER BREAKBURNS WINTER BREAK

Friday 18th - Tuesday 22nd January 2019

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 2019

From TBCpp DBB (4 nights)

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VALENTINE'S BREAKVALENTINE'S BREAK

Sunday11th - Thursday 15th February 2019

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.  

 

Standard Room £TBCpp (4 nights)

Superior Room £TBCpp (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £TBCpp DB&B (4 nights)

 

11th February 2019

From £TBCpp 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 10th to Saturday 16th May 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 guests - Only a few places left.

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

10th March 2019

£TBCpp (maximum 12 people)

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RAPTOR WEEKRAPTOR WEEK

This is a good time of year for Raptors.  During this week (16th to 23rd March) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including a few raptor hot spots where we hope so see some of our many raptor species.

16th March 2019

From £TBCpp DB&B (4 nights) From £TBCpp DB&B (7 nights)

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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 24th to Saturday 30th March 2019

For just £TBC 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 own wildlife guide
  • 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

24th March 2019

£TBCpp (maximum 12 people)

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SPRING / GROUSE WEEKSPRING / GROUSE WEEK

From Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th April 2019

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  During this week (13th to 20tt April) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for the spring arrivals including a few sites where we hope so see one or more of our Grouse species

Price:

From £TBCpp DB&B for 4 nights or

From £TBCpp DB&B for 7 nights

13th April 2019

From £TBCpp DB&B (4 nights) From £TBCpp DB&B (7 nights)

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AUTUMN/RED DEER WEEK Sat 6th - Sat 13th April 2018

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn with extra walks and field trips to look for the winter migration arrivals as well hopefully catching the Red Deer rut. From £379pp DB&B for 4 nights, or from £651pp DB&B for 7 nights.,


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