Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre

In a nutshell

Over 600 hectares of rugged and beautiful open space for wildlife watching, exploration and discovery for all the family.


Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Contact details

Tel: 01387 770200

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre details...

A great way to get the kids closer to nature is with a day out at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. The Centre offers an extraordinary day of discovery ahead of you. This is not just birds; this is exploring, spotting, dipping, snapping, getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife.

There are 607 hectares of amazing natural beauty for you to uncover, including thousands of wintering swans and geese; magnificent breeding ospreys and skylarks; more towers, hides and observatories than anywhere else in Scotland; and a meadow and river walk that’s buzzing with plants and wildlife, such as butterflies and dragonflies.

Add to that mini beasts, picnic pitstops, and the oldest living animal species on earth and you’ve got a day out with Mother Nature that’s hard to beat.

The WWT also has a café, providing a good range of freshly cooked snacks, meals and baking, and you can buy a souvenir of your visit at the site’s shop, with all profits supporting the centre’s conservation projects.

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