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More details - 'Elements of Harmony' Exhibition by Mary Carberry
An exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas by Mary Carberry. The work references natural forms and explores the artist’s belief that each element of the environment has bearing and influence on each other.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Sat 15 Sep

More details - Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
Here’s your chance to become a fearless Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck! There are loads of exciting challenges waiting for you this summer, including pond exploring, tracks and signs and mini raft building. Or why not try your hand at map reading and foraging?
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - 'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. ’Artful Migration’ is a pilot residency programme developed with Upland, Moving Souls Dance and WWT. Angela’s exhibition, ’Faileas’ is the culmination of her research on climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Wigtown Acoustic Music, Open Mic Night
Join us for our weekly open mic or open mike (derived from the expression "open microphone") night. This is a live show in Craft Hotel Bar where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals and want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform live in the bar.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Tue 4 Sep, Tue 11 Sep, Tue 18 Sep, Tue 25 Sep, Tue 2 Oct, Tue 9 Oct

More details - Bug Hunt
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Pond Dipping
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Messy Play
Get outdoors on our wetland and take part in some messy play. Please come dressed appropriately. Suitable for children aged 5 and under.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Electric Fields Festival
Electric Fields Festival. Artists performing: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Leftfield, James, Teenage Fanclub, Public Service Broadcasting, Young Fathers, Idlewild, Ride, Ezra Furman, Ghostpoet, The Horrors, The Coral, Baxter Dury, Shame, Idles, Ibibio Sound Machine, Lady Leshurr, Dream Wife, Sunflower...
Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries & Galloway
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Wigtown Spoken Word Night
Our Monthly spoken word event. Are you an author, poet or playwright looking to practice public speaking, discuss your work or the pieces that inspired you. This is the event for you.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Thu 30 Aug, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 25 Oct

More details - Sir Peter Scott Trail
Learn about Sir Peter Scott, the founder of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Follow the trail boards around the reserve to find out what he achieved as an artist, musician, sports person and conservationist.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 1 Sep to Sun 30 Sep

More details - In Focus
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Nithsdale Artists Exhibition
Nithsdale artists evolved from a few people getting together in 2002. The group consists of 8-10 enthusiastic art lovers who meet on Tuesdays at Gracefield to draw, paint, discuss and critique their work.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 16 Sep to Sat 27 Oct

More details - Storytelling in the Yurt
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers. Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Fri 21 Sep

More details - Wild Swan Feeds
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Mon 1 Oct to Thu 29 Nov

More details - Dusk Flight
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 13 Oct

More details - Wild Goose Weekend
Join us at WWT Caerlaverock to celebrate the return of the wild geese to Dumfries and Galloway. Thousands of barnacle geese will be arriving after their long migration from Svalbard.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 13 Oct and Sun 14 Oct

More details - Dawn Flight
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Broomstick Flight Training
Learn to fly a broomstick before taking to the sky and flying the perilous journey from Iceland to Caerlaverock, following the whooper swans and dodging obstacles as you go. Can you land safely at WWT Caerlaverock to claim your broomstick pilot licence?! Family event.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Tue 16 Oct

More details - Wigtown Acoustic Music, Open Mic Night
Join us for our weekly open mic or open mike (derived from the expression "open microphone") night. This is a live show in Craft Hotel Bar where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals and want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform live in the bar.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Tue 16 Oct, Tue 23 Oct, Tue 30 Oct, Tue 6 Nov, Tue 13 Nov, Tue 20 Nov, Tue 27 Nov, Tue 4 Dec, Tue 11 Dec

More details - Storytelling in the Yurt
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Fri 19 Oct, Fri 16 Nov, Fri 14 Dec

More details - Potions
Walk around the reserve looking for ingredients for your special potion. Meet the Wetland Wizard and stir up a spell!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 24 Oct

More details - Pumpkin Carving
Use inspiration from the wildfowl and other wildlife at Caerlaverock to carve your own pumpkin. Take part in other Halloween craft activities and games about spiders and bats.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 27 Oct

More details - 'In The Liminal Lands' by Sarah Keast
Sarah is a print maker and mixed media artist based in Moniaive in SW Scotland. Her work is motivated by her life long involvement with the natural environment.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 28 Oct to Sat 15 Dec

More details - Lamp Making Workshop
Come along for a day of creativity to design and print your own lampshade and make a cylinder table lamp. Working with Sarah Keast you will prepare your own screen design, screen print onto fabric, then make up your own table lamp. Places are limited to 6.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 3 Nov

More details - In Focus
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts will be on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 4 Nov

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