Most people have fond memories of exploring the outdoors and wild spacesas children, whether looking for worms in the garden, catching a glimpse of a deer running through a damp forest or swishing a bandie in a burn to catch those feisty sticklebacks.
This Spring, while most children are back at school, hundreds of toddlers will descend on Macduff Marine Aquarium to have their own first encounters with the natural world.
Tiddlers’ Fun Time, is a series of fun filled sessions specifically designed to inspire pre-school children to learn about the world around them.
Each week will introduce a different theme exploring the underwater world through colour, shape and numbers along with quests to find mermaids, monsters and treasure.
The little ones will have close encounters with real live animals at the aquarium’s touch pools where they will count the arms of a starfish, search for hermit crabs hiding in shells, feel the spines of an urchin and tickle the tentacles of an anemone.
A sea-themed story time will be chosen from a range of fantastic story books provided by Aberdeenshire Council’s library service.
Sandra Bisset, the aquarium’s learning officer said: ‘The aquarium is a popular place where people come to relax and enjoy themselves but it is also a place where people will have some of their first, close encounters with nature and we are here to facilitate an experience that will be remembered for years to come.’
Tiddlers’ Fun Time will run on Mondays from 11am to 2pm (excluding February 16).
Normal admission prices apply.
For more information please contact Macduff Marine Aquarium on 01261 833369, visit www.macduff-aquarium.org.uk or the aquarium’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/macduffmarineaquarium)