The idea of the Puffin festival is to offer a family-friendly programme of activities to help visitors learn the importance of conserving and protecting Scotland's seabirds for future generations.

A fantastic programme is available featuring exciting art workshops with the Edinburgh Sketcher and local artist Mandy Thomson; wildlife photography workshops with the award-winning Tom Langlands; Puffin Parties with Forth 1 and the RSPB; Puffin Express boat trips; guided walks with East Lothian Council Ranger Service plus the chance to zoom in on the live puffin action on the Firth of Forth.

Without doubt, there will be no time for boredom and the activities are suitable for all ages in the family.

Below highlights of the festival:

#Wildhour on-line discussion on 25th May

Speed Sketching by the Coast with the Edinburgh Sketcher on 22nd May

Make a Puffin Kite on 22nd and 29th May with the team from Alchemy Arts

Walking with Birds nature tour at Hopes Reservoir on 25th May

Interactive puppet show Percy the Puffin's Homecoming Adventure 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th and 29th May

Thirty-minutes Puffin Express boat trips throughout Puffin Fest

Captain Flap Flies Forth interactive science show on 22nd and 29th May


Events at Puffin Fest are included with admission, except the Secrets of Wildlife Photography (£65 per day), Speed Sketching by the Coast (£5 – also receive half price entry to the Discovery Centre) and the Puffin Express boat trips (adults £10, children £5 and under 3’s FREE)

Admission to the Discovery Centre is £8.95 for adults and £4.95 for children/ under 3’s FREE.

Find out more by telephoning 01620 890 202