RSPB Mersehead, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH

Under the Surface - Pond Dipping

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

(And 14:00 to 16:00)

Get dippy with a net and see what you can find lurking in the water.  Meet our guide to show you what minibeasts live in the ponds on the RSPB wetland.  Nets and trays and guides provided.

Hands-on activity.

Adults £3.00 (RSPB members £2.00) Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members.

Summer Discovery Walk

Thursday, 25 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

Every fortnight to 22 August.  Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on this farm.  As the season changes so do the habitats and special creatures found here - from birdsong to buzzing insects and flowers turning to seed.  These walks will give you a chance to see it all close up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands.  

Price adults 4.00 children £2.00 (£3.00 and £1.50 for RSPB members).  Guided walk - booking essential.

Car parking chages apply to non members.

Sand Creature Competition

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, 31 August, 2019 - 17:00

Can you build a super sand castle or be a creature creator and build a super cool sand creature.  Enter our competition for the best built and and most exciting creature built this month (from the start to the end of August).  All photographic entries must be received no later than Monday 2 September 2019.  Details on how to enter when you visit the reserve.  

£2.00 per entry

Car parking charges apply to non members,

Mersehead Beach Clean

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 09:30 to 13:00

We need help to clean up our shores.  Plastic pollution is drastic for marine life and seabirds.  We are removing washed up waste on our 3.2 mile shoreline and welcome you to join our volunteers on this clean up.  Please bring your own gloves, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch (if staying for the day).

Meet at the farm car park (along the road from the visitor centre). 

Hands on activity - booking not essential but please let us know if you are planning to come.


Badger Banquet

Friday, 26 July, 2019 - 22:00 to 23:30

Feast your eyes on badgers as they shuffle around for a snack in our garden.  Watch them from the comfort of our Sulwath Centre with hot drinks also available on the evening.  And who knows what else might turn up?.

Booking essential (maximum 12 people)

Price: Adults £12.00 (RSPB members £10.00) Children half price. Car parking charge does not apply.