Largo House, East Fife, Scotland

This is the first of our ‘What’s on’ blogs for Largo House Boutique Holiday Home Park.  I have scoured the internet and sought local knowledge to find a selection of events you might find interesting this October.  Over the following months I will introduce you to places of interest, events, festivals and activities near our site.  If you have any particular interests and would like me to look out for certain types of events, please let me know.  Also, if you go to an event give me some feedback so I can recommend it to others next year.

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

Lochnore Meadows Park Run:  Every Saturday @ 9:00

Join the Park Run phenomena. It’s free to enter, to get a run time you complete a one off registration on the Park Run website. This gives you a barcode to print off.  At the finish your barcode will be scanned and you get a time.  Simple.

It’s a 5km course (3 miles).  There will be runners/walkers, pushchairs, people running with dogs, fit people, beginners, people who have seen better days, some in their 80’s and others still in school. Anyone can Park Run. Even me!

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochore. The course is run entirely on trail paths.

One lap of Loch Ore in an anti-clockwise direction on the main trail path. The route starts at the Willie Clarke Visitor Centre and finishes near the Outdoor Education Centre..

Scottish Tree Festival:  5-13 Oct

National Trust for Scotland property, Kellie Castle is a stunning place.  As we slip into Autumn the leaves will be turning and it will look magnificent.  A Festival of Fruit is a week-long event celebrating the diversity of the Kellie Castle amazing apple trees.

As the owner of some very old apple trees I will be checking to see whether any of the 25 varieties they grow are also in my back garden,

Wanderings and windings fife forty cycle challenge: 13th October

A 26-mile route for more experienced cyclists following the whole of the Wanderings and Windings Fife Forty route. The ride will take you to parts of Fife most other routes don’t reach! You’ll visit Charlestown Limekilns, the lovely Balgownie Woods, and get great views of the River Forth. We’ll stop for a soup and sandwich lunch en-route to refuel you for the afternoon, but you should bring your own water and snacks for on the way.

Folk Band: North Sea Gas:  Fri 18th Oct

Rothes Halls, Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes

You just can’t beat an evening of good folk music to lift the spirits. North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands are playing at Rothes Hall not too far from Largo House.

You will see and hear three experienced performers entertaining you with music, songs and laughter. Their show, in the same way as their albums, consists of songs traditional, contemporary and also self penned material put together in a style of their own.  This is going to be a fun evening.

Monthly Comedy Café:  25th Oct @ 7:30

Adam Smith Theatre

Great evening of comedy from well known comedians and some you might not be familiar with.  Always going to be a great night out.

St Andrews Photography Festival Photography: 26th Oct

The Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews

St Andrews is always worth a day out, but the Festival of Photography could make your visit extra special.  The St Andrews Photography Festival aims to celebrate a long line of Scottish photographers, historic and contemporary.  The exhibits are shown in 15 venue across the town.  It also means you may well visit places you’ve not yet visited.  A good opportunity to explore.

Langtoun Jazz Mini Festival:  25-27 Oct

Kirkcalder Old Kirk Trust,  Kirk Wynd,  Kirkcaldy

A great mini festival of Jazz well worth our support. Performances are in several venues across Kirkcaldy Tickets can be purchase from Brown Paper Tickets  click link to get to their site.

Buy tickets here

Creepy Crawl a Falkland Palace  27th October

Falkland Palace and Gardens, East Port, Falkland, Cupar

For those of you who have children or grandchildren we need to find something amazing for them to do while they visit Largo House.  This caught my eye.  What could be more fun ((and educational) ok ignore that bit) than a Creepy Crawl.  Follow spooky trails, try terrifying tasks like Grave Grabbing and get involved with an enormous Neep Heep before claiming a prize.  There will also be storytelling and arts and crafts including apple pressing.  I’m in!

There’ll also be other spooky activities to keep your little ghouls and ghosties entertained, including storytelling, art & crafts and apple pressing!

Find Out More Here