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Puffin Fest programme 20 – 30 May 2016 Puffin’tastic fun for all ages in North Berwick. FREE entry with a LEGO® bricks puffin creation! (T&Cs apply).

www.seabird.org 01620 890202


Friday 20 May

Saturday 21 May

Sunday 22 May

Official opening 13:30 Join North Berwick pipe band, our colouring competition winner and Tammie the Puffin who will officially open the festival. Meet outside the main entrance.

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Speed Sketching by the Coast 11:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 15:30 £5 – plus secure half price entry to the Discovery Centre Pre-booking essential Meet in the Education Centre – collect wristband from the Admissions Desk Learn speed sketching skills and tips from renowned illustrator, the Edinburgh Sketcher. All ages and abilities will have the chance to draw in ink and watercolour, and take away a mounted piece of work, following a sketching tour around the harbour.

Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 14:00 – 14:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages. Puffin Express 14:30 – 15:00 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

For Puffin Fest activities, simply request the tickets for the events you would like to attend on arrival at the Centre. Just head to the Admissions Desk. Photography and Edinburgh Sketcher workshops, and boat trips, must be booked in advance. All tickets subject to availability. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times, at all events.

Timetable correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

Secrets of Wildlife Photography 10:00 – 17:00 £65 Pre-booking essential Meet at the Admissions Desk Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult Join award-winning photographer, Tom Langlands, in a day-long workshop. In the morning learn how to get the most from your photographic equipment. The afternoon will be at Aberlady, for a hands-on session and the opportunity for one-to-one advice whilst taking stunning nature shots. There will be a 10% discount for lunch in the Seabird Café. Participants will need their own transport to get to Aberlady although will be encouraged to car share. Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 13:00 – 13:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages. Puffin Party with Captain Flap, Forth 1 and Tammie 14:00 – 16:00 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Forth 1 presenter, Arlene, will join Captain Flap and Tammie the Puffin for two hours of crafts, science, fun and jokes. Puffin Portrait Postcards 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 Scope Deck Drop in event Included with admission A fun art project for the whole family. Make your very own puffin portrait on a postcard with local artist Mandy Thomson. Take home an artwork to be proud of.

Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 13:00 – 13:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages. Captain Flap Flies Forth 14:00 – 14:45 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Captain Flap has crash landed his plane, Puffin One! He needs to learn the principles of flight so that he can repair his plane and make it home. Interactive science show inspired by puffins and flight. Make a Puffin Kite 14:00 – 16:00 Scope Deck Drop in event Included with admission Create your own puffin kite with the team from Alchemy Arts.


Monday 23 May

Saturday 28 May

Puffin Express 15:00 – 15:30 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Puffin Express 16:00 – 16:30 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Puffin Express 09:30 – 10:00 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Tuesday 24 May

#Wildhour 20:00 – 21:00 Online Join our CEO, Tom Brock OBE, on our Twitter page for an online debate about nature, wildlife conservation and our beloved puffins. Set questions will be available in advance at www. seabird.org. @SeabirdCentre is our Twitter handle!

Secrets of Wildlife Photography 10:00 – 17:00 £65 Pre-booking essential Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult Join award-winning photographer, Tom Langlands, in a day-long workshop. In the morning learn how to get the most from your photographic equipment. The afternoon will be at Aberlady, for a hands-on session and the opportunity for one-to-one advice whilst taking stunning nature shots. There will be a 10% discount for lunch in the Seabird Café. Participants will need their own transport to get to Aberlady although will be encouraged to car share.

Puffin Express 15:30 – 16:00 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Wednesday 25 May Walking with Birds 10:30 Free – plus secure half price entry to the Discovery Centre Book in advance by emailing info@seabird.org or calling 01620 890202 Join our Walking with Birds group for a special tour of Hopes Reservoir. Take note of all the bird life you see during your nature walk. Participants are invited to return to the Seabird Centre after the walk, for a special talk about puffins and half price entry to the Discovery Centre. Please meet in the Hopes Reservoir car park, wear sturdy footwear and allow for all kinds of weather. Bring binoculars, if you have them, and a packed lunch.

Thursday 26 May Check out the every day programme.

Friday 27 May Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 14:00 – 14:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages.

A Puffin Scoping Walk on the Wild Side 13:00 – 14:00 / 14:30 – 15:30 Included with admission Meet at the Admissions Desk A guided sea-scope walk led by East Lothian Council Ranger Service. Join Ranger, Dave Wild, on the rocky shore to learn more about seabirds and the array of coastal wildlife around us. Following the walk, participants will have the opportunity to use the cameras in the Discovery Centre to try and spot what was seen during the excursion.


Puffin Portrait Postcards 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 Scope Deck Drop in event Included with admission A fun art project for the whole family. Make your very own puffin portrait on a postcard with local artist Mandy Thomson. Take home an artwork to be proud of. Puffin Party with Captain Flap, Forth 1, the RSPB and Tammie 14:00 – 16:00 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Forth 1 presenter, Mark Martin, will join Captain Flap and Tammie the Puffin for two hours of crafts, science, fun and jokes. Jasper Hamlet from the RSPB will also be joining in the party fun.

Sunday 29 May

Monday 30 May

Puffin Express 10:30 – 11:00 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Puffin Express 10:00 – 10:30 Adult £10 / child £5 / concession £9 Advance book: www.seabird.org Jump on board our 30 minute puffin spotting cruise to Craigleith and get a 10% discount for the Seabird Café.

Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 13:00 – 13:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages.

Percy the Puffin’s Homecoming Adventure 14:00 – 14:40 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Interactive puppet show for puffin fans of all ages.

Make a Puffin Kite 14:00 – 16:00 Scope Deck Drop in event Included with admission Create your own puffin kite with the team from Alchemy Arts. Captain Flap Flies Forth 14:00 – 14:45 Wildlife Theatre Included with admission Captain Flap has crash landed his plane, Puffin One! He needs to learn the principles of flight so that he can repair his plane and make it home. Interactive science show inspired by puffins and flight.


Programme

Every day At Scotland’s Puffin Fest we celebrate one the most popular seabirds: the puffin! We want to spread the word about the importance of conserving and protecting our seabirds for future generations, while having lots of family-friendly fun! Meet Tammie Throughout the day FREE Keep your eyes peeled for our mascot, Tammie the Puffin, who will be flying in throughout the day.

Puffin Trail 10:00 – 18:00 Included with admission Follow the Discovery Centre trail, answer the questions and win a puffin prize!

Puffins in Print 10:00 – 18:00 FREE Picture Gallery Art exhibition featuring work from local artist Pam McKenzie and also Keli Clark.

Sea Craft 10:00 – 18:00 Included with admission Take a seat at the Sea Craft and enjoy puffin puzzles and colouring-in.

Zoom in on the Puffins 10:00 – 18:00 Included with admission Control the interactive live cameras in the Discovery Centre to see puffins in their natural habitat on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and Isle of May.

Puffins 24 11:00 /15:00 Included with admission Find out the latest breaking news from the Discovery Centre team, live and as it happens. Rockpool Fish Feed 13:00 Included with admission Feeding time for the fish! Find out how they fit into the puffin’s food chain.

Build and bring along a LEGO bricks puffin creation and get FREE entry to Puffin Fest! Simply bring your LEGO puffin along on the day – have your picture taken and be added to our online puffin gallery. (T&Cs apply).

Free entry with a LEGO bricks puffin applies one person per family / group. Not applicable to boats, workshops or membership.

Puffin Fest at a glance Date / Event Daily Forth 1 Family Workshops Walks Puffin activities Parties Fun Express Friday 20 May Saturday 21 May Sunday 22 May Monday 23 May Tuesday 24 May Wednesday 25 May Thursday 26 May Friday 27 May Saturday 28 May Sunday 29 May Monday 30 May

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Essential info

About the Centre Puffin treats As well as all the Puffin Fest activities, there will be lots of puffin treats in the Gift Shop, as well as puffin-inspired delights in the Seabird Café. Make sure you pick up your Puffin Passport and go on a tour of North Berwick. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs. Jump on board In addition to the Puffin Express, there are a whole host of other boat trips where you may see puffins, including landing trips to the Isle of May and the chance to see Craigleith on board the Seabird Catamaran Cruise and the Three Islands Seabird Seafari. Book your boat trips in advance wherever possible at www.seabird.org Additional Puffin Express trips may be added to the timetable – please see the website for info. Easy to get to www.travelinescotland.com Visit Traveline for the most up-to-date information on train and bus travel. Train: Regular 30 minute service from Edinburgh. Use your train ticket for a 20% discount on admission to the Discovery Centre on the day of your travel. Bike: Racks available. Car: Signposted from the A1, north and south. Follow the signs for North Berwick. Free and chargeable parking available.

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity committed to increasing the awareness, appreciation and care of the natural environment.

Join us Members get free entry to Puffin Fest (excluding paid-for events), plus discounts on the boat trips and in the Seabird Café and Gift Shop. Visit www.seabird.org for more info or to join.

We cannot guarantee sightings of particular wildlife.

The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS www.seabird.org info@seabird.org

Discovery Centre admission Adult £8.95 / child £4.95 (under 3 free) / concession £6.95. Family tickets available * includes optional 10% donation to enable the charity to claim Gift Aid. Full disabled access, children’s facilities and baby changing. Assistance dogs welcome.

Images © Laurie Campbell and Steve Cox.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this festival. Scottish Charity no SC025837

Puffin Fest programme  
Puffin Fest programme