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Friday 13th December is Movie Night at the Woodlands!

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Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

Get in the Christmas mood at the Woodlands Cafe this December

We are holding our very first cinema night at the Woodlands Cafe on Friday 13th December.

Why don’t you make a night of it and try out our Pizza menu before the film

12 inch pizza £6.95
Pizza will available from 4pm to 5:30pm!

The movie will start at 6pm! 

Child Ticket cost of £5 per child and as a Special Introductory Offer, Adult Tickets will also cost just £5

Cinema Tickets come with Free popcorn and hot chocolate!

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Thursday 12th December – Get creative!

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday 12th December 3pm

Upstairs at the Woodlands Centre Cafe

Try you hand at wreath making this festive season, with a unique hands-on workshop from our Head Gardener Jack . Enjoy an afternoon of unleashing your creativity with a fun task that’ll get you in the Christmas spirit.

Jack will show you how to craft your own plastic free, sustainable wreath using materials gathered from the Grounds including moss, flora and seasonal foliage


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Christmas Activities at the Woodlands Cafe

We have SOOOO much going on – come and see us!

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Call Eilidh on 706916 or book at the Cafe

Ages 4 – 12 welcome – please be aware that parental supervision is required and no child can attend unaccompanied

This Christmas at the Woodlands Cafe

Kids Halloween Activities Morning

Wednesday 23rd October at 10am in the Woodlands Cafe

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Activities Morning at the Woodlands Cafe on Wednesday 23rd October at 10am

Ages 4 – 12 welcome – please be aware that parental supervision is required and no child can attend unaccompanied

Please RSVP to or phone 702 002

£5/ child:: £9 for 2::£12 for 3

Mums and Dads

Try our very creepy Halloween coffee flavours (limited time)

Pumpkin Spice & Spiced Toffee Apple

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Why not try one of our other new coffee flavours which include: Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Toffee Apple



An Evening of Storytelling – International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the largest anti-slavery organisation in the world – working to protect the world’s poorest from violence. Back in 2017 we ran an event called ‘Just Ride’ – where a team of cyclists cycled the Hebridean Way (185 miles in 3 days) fundraising for our work – they raised over £15,000 (enough to fund three entire rescue operations of people from slavery!). Due to its success, we are running the event again this year! From 14th-16th September a team of 12 of us will be cycling from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis, and to celebrate, we are having an event at the Woodlands Centre Café to finish!
We are holding an ‘Evening of Storytelling’, on Monday 16th September, 19:30-21:00. The evening will be very relaxed, with light refreshments and stories from International Justice Mission (IJM) from the frontline of the fight against modern slavery, from the ‘Just Ride’ cyclists and an open mic for any attendees who want to share local stories.
Tickets are free, but for numbers we would appreciate people registering via Eventbrite.


As part of Community Land Week (10th 18th August 2019), the Trust is organising the following:
Lews Castle Grounds, Plant Nursery Open Day, Thurs 15th August: 10am – 3pm
All are welcome to visit the Castle Grounds plant nursery located beside the Sawmill (use Marybank entrance or walk up behind the College) between 10am and 3pm. Tea and coffee provided. Take a tour around the nursery with our new Gardens Team to see what is being grown for the Castle Grounds and Woodlands Cafe, including the many trees and shrubs required for the Lews Castle Grounds Regeneration project.
Lews Castle Grounds, Castle Grounds Regeneration Project Walking Tour, Fri 16th August: 1pm in the Castle Carpark
If you are interested in a close up view of some of the works taking place as part of the Castle Grounds Regeneration project, a walking tour will be taking place this Friday with the Project Officer starting at 1pm. Please RSVP to Jo Bagrie on or 702 002. Tea and coffee provided afterwards at the Woodlands Café.