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Events for 2016

Come along and experience our varied events programme throughout the season.

Venue (unless otherwise stated)
Scottish Dolphin Centre,
Spey Bay
Fochabers
Moray
IV32 7PJ

Tel: 01343 820 339
Email: dolphincentre@whales.org

Unless otherwise stated, events are free (donations gratefully received) with a variety of activities to suit all ages. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothing to match weather conditions, respect the local wildlife and be prepared to have lots of fun!

April

Wildlife Warriors 
Wednesday 6th April 2pm-4pm
Spey Bay’s fantastic wildlife Kid’s club!  Each week of Easter will have a different theme.  £2 per child, aimed at children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Booking is essential and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Themes are still to be confirmed, please call 01343 820339 for more information.

Astronomy Night
Saturday 9th April 7.30pm-9.00pm
Come and join us for a night of star gazing and a talk about what you need to observe the wonderful night sky in the Moray Firth. Our local expert will be looking at the different types of ‘scopes’ and what you need to look out for.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be served throughout the night.
The cost is £2.50 per person and booking is essential, please call 01343 820339.

May

The Really Wild Festival
Monday 2nd May (10:30am-4:30pm)
Join us at the Scottish Dolphin Centre and on the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve for a fun filled day celebrating the wild side of Spey Bay!
This free event will be packed with fun, interactive activities for all ages; including land based dolphin watching, guided walks, competitions, traditional music, artisan crafters and food producers, entertainment and much more.
Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

July

Wildlife Warriors kids club
Wednesday 6th July 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 13th July 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 20th July 2pm–4pm
Wednesday 27th July 2pm-4pm
Spey Bay’s fantastic wildlife Kid’s club! £5 per child guarantees your child’s place for three Wednesday sessions over three weeks. Or you can book separately for £2 per week. Aimed at children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Booking is essential and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Themes are still to be confirmed, please call 01343 820339 for more information.

Otter and Osprey Walk
Friday 8th July (7pm-9pm)
Summer is here, the ospreys have returned from their winter stay in Africa and the elusive otter may be spotted fishing in the River Spey. Join us for a riverside ramble and discover more about these fabulous creatures and where to find them.

Tickets cost £3 per person - pop into the shop or call the Centre on 01343 820339. The walk is suitable for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

August

Wildlife Warriors kids club
Wednesday 3rd August 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 10th August 2pm–4pm
Spey Bay’s fantastic wildlife Kid’s club! £5 per child guarantees your child’s place for three Wednesday sessions over three weeks. Or you can book separately for £2 per week. Aimed at children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Themes are still to be confirmed, please call 01343 820339 for more information.

Pirate Day
Sunday 14th August (10:30am-4:30pm)
After the huge success of our first ever Pirate Day last year, we have decided to do it all over again. Ooh arr join in the mutiny at Spey Bay as it’s the last weekend before ye summer holidays end! Walk the plank, enter ye best dressed competition, find ye loot on the treasure hunt and sample pirate cuisine in the café quarters. No booking is necessary and admission to the event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Twilight Walk
Friday 26th August (8pm-10pm)
As the sun sets, a mysterious world awakens; uncover the unknown with our guide on our Twilight Walk. Look for bats and moths, listen out for owls and lay in wait for other creatures of the night!

Tickets cost £3 per person - pop into the shop or call the Centre on 01343 820339. The walk is suitable for all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a torch and binoculars if possible.

September

Live Music at the Icehouse
Saturday 10th September (7:00pm-9:30pm)
Join us in the historic Tugnet Icehouse for an evening of live music entertainment. Bring your own bottle or enjoy tea and coffee served throughout the night.
Prices and performers for the evening coming soon!
Booking is essential. Please call 01343 820 339 for further details.

October

Wildlife Warriors
Wednesday 12th October 2-4pm
Wednesday 19th October 2-4pm
Spey Bay’s fantastic wildlife Kid’s club! Each week will have a different theme. £2 per child, aimed at children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Themes are still to be confirmed, please call 01343 820 339 for more information.

Halloween
Saturday 29th October (6pm-7:45pm)
Come and join us for some spectacular scary Halloween fun! There will be lots of games, crafts, a disco and a prize for the best boy/girl in fancy dress.
£2.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.