Scottish Seabird Centre
Telephone: 01620 890202
The five star Scottish Seabird Centre is perched on the Firth of Forth, overlooking the sandy beaches of North Berwick.
With something for all ages, the Discovery Centre is an adventure to remember, come rain or shine! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, visitors can get up close and personal with amazing wildlife via interactive cameras that beam incredible live close-ups of seabirds and other marine wildlife from the nearby islands onto giant screens. Open all year, there's different wildlife to look out for throughout the seasons from puffins to porpoises, gannets to guillemots and seals to shags.
You can discover even more in the wildlife cinema, Kids' Zone (soft play area), aquaria and Environment Zone.
There is also the chance to indulge in some retail therapy in the excellent gift shop and seasonal local produce in the popular cafe.
From March to October (weather permitting) the Centre's Seabird Seafari wildlife boat trips run to the world famous Bass Rock (the world's largest single island gannet colony) and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve.
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It may be worth checking out Scottish Seabird Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Scottish Seabird Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
February, March, September and October:
Monday and Friday 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 17:30.
April to August:
Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00.
November to January:
Monday and Friday 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 17:00.
Vegetarian, children's meals, homemade soup and daily specials. All locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menu highlights.
"Can I have one of those?"
A wide range of products from children's toys and games to environmental products, books, toiletries, scarves, bags, prints, paintings and cards. Local suppliers are featured.
"i need a wee"
Disabled toilet, baby changing table.
and baby come too...
Do not sell baby food but do offer milk warming and also have a "we welcome breast feeding" policy.
"are we there yet?"
Only 30 minutes from Edinburgh and less than an hour from the English border, the Centre is signposted from the A1 north and south follow the A198 to North Berwick from either direction.
...got any top tips?
North Berwick is a great place to spend the day - with beaches, shops, harbour, activities, cafes, etc. Bring changes of clothes and wellies. It makes a great day out to come by train - as the short train journey is fun for kids too and it's great value!
Prices & Admission
Child (3 to 15) £4.95
Under 3s Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £25
Additional children £4.50
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