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More details - Gatehouse Horse Show for all ages and abilities, lots of rosettes/fun
Gatehouse Horse Show is a popular annual event which raises funds for the local Galloway Riding for the Disabled Group. There are plenty of classes to suit riders of all ages and abilities and lots of rosettes to be won. It is held at Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, where catering facilities will be available.
Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, Ringford, Castle Douglas
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More details - Fruits & Berries Trail
Discover the fruits and berries growing on trees, bushes and plants, all around the reserve!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Today to Mon 30 Sep

More details - Dumfries Camera Club Exhibition
We hope you enjoy this exhibition which shows a small selection of the work of our members. These photographs were all taken locally within Dumfries and Galloway illustrating the wonderful opportunities we have on our doorstep.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Today to Sat 26 Oct

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
Tue 1 Oct 19 to Fri 29 Nov

More details - Winter Collective Nouns Trail
There are some lovely collective nouns for birds. Find out some interesting ones relating to the winter wildfowl on our reserve!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Tue 1 Oct 19 to Thu 31 Oct

More details - Apple Day
Join us for a day of all things ’Apple’ when you can:- *Pick apples in the orchard *Help make apple juice - bring a container to take some home (pasteurised juice will be on sale too) *Get your own apples identified *Get growing tips from fruit expert John Hancox *Take part in grafting/pruning
Galloway House Gardens Walled Garden
Sun 6 Oct 19

More details - A Crawl Down The Ogre
Doug Scott CBE and that other mountaineering icon, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7285m] in the Karakoram. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude.
Easterbrook Hall
Wed 9 Oct 19

More details - Wild Goose Weekend
Join us at WWT Caerlaverock to celebrate the return of thousands of wild barnacle geese and pink footed geese to the Solway Firth. This is the second year of the Wild Goose Weekend and this year we are pleased to also be part of the Scotland and the Arctic Festival in Dumfries.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 12 Oct 19 and Sun 13 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 13 Oct 19

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
Wed 16 Oct, Wed 23 Oct

More details - Coffee and home cakes available, tombola, proceeds to Galloway RDA
Tea, coffee, home made cakes and biscuits available in comfortable town surroundings opposite the Parish Church. Home made cakes for sale, tombola and all proceeds to the local Galloway Riding for the Disabled Group.
Kirkcudbright Bowling Club Church Place, KIRKCUDBRIGHT
Sat 19 Oct 19

More details - Potions
Use the spell created by our Wetland Wizard, to find all the ingredients for your magical wetland potion. Take part in a scavenger hunt around the reserve to find all the ingredients for your potion, then meet the Wetland Wizard to stir up a spell!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 26 Oct 19

More details - 'Robins and Rooks' Exhibition by Viktor Seifert
An exhibition of bird photography by 12-year old Viktor Seifert who has been shortlisted three times for the British Wildlife Photography Award. Viktor has been a keen photographer ever since he got his first camera for his fourth birthday.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 27 Oct 19 to Sat 14 Dec

More details - 'Differences between' Trail
Discover the range of different waders that call our wetlands their home during the winter months and learn how to tell the difference between them!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Fri 1 Nov 19 to Sat 30 Nov

More details - Wader Day
Take part in the World Wader Watch, to contribute to research on waders and see waders flocking in on the high tide. Andrew Whitelee from Wader Quest will give a talk on the World Wader Watch, 11am-12. Then there is a guided walk to see the waders on the reserve with the Reserve Manager, 1-3pm.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 2 Nov 19

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 3 Nov 19

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 8 Nov, Fri 6 Dec

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 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 10 Nov 19

More details - Wildlife Photography Workshop
Wildlife Photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the swans and geese on this wetland reserve. All abilities welcome - suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 16 Nov 19

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
Sat 30 Nov 19 to Tue 28 Jan 2020

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 1 Dec 19

More details - Christmas Craft Afternoon
Use natural materials such as wood, string, rope, sticks, leaves and plants to make your own festive crafts in time for Christmas! Suitable for all ages!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 7 Dec 19

More details - 'From Woods to Water' Exhibition by Kerry Thomas
Kerry Thomas is an artist and maker based near Lockerbie. In this exhibition, Kerry has created a collection of pictures using the themes of woods and water, two of the key habitats in Dumfries & Galloway.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 15 Dec 19 to Sat 25 Jan 2020

More details - ‘Winter Buds’ Trail
Find and identify different tree buds around the reserve. In winter the buds of leaves on trees are all different shapes, sizes and colours and are useful in identifying the species of tree in winter when there are no leaves.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Wed 1 Jan 20 to Fri 31 Jan 2020

More details - New Years Day Bird Race
Start the year by challenging our warden to see how many bird species you can spot in a day. Add your species to the board as you see them and we will see how many species we can see altogether at Caerlaverock during the day!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 1 Jan 20

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