Scottish Seabird Centre Easter holiday activities

Details of the Scottish Seabird Centre Easter holiday activities are listed below, and see event poster here. Tickets for all these events are FREE for kids (small charge for accompanying adults), but booking is required as numbers are limited. Tickets can be booked via the website here. If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Carrie, see details below.

Egghead has some great new gadgets and toys but no batteries! He needs some clean power from renewables and perhaps using turbines and tides or turning the sun into fun might just help? Join us to find out more.

  • Dates: 1,6,7,8,13,14 & 15 April
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Discovery Experience Theatre, Scottish Seabird Centre
  • Free for kids £5:50 for accompanying adults
  • Book here.

LIVE SCIENCE SHOW: Animal Avengers
Taking inspiration form a whole host of superheroes, Professor Egghead will show audiences how animals can defend themselves from attack in weird and wonderful ways. From exploding ants, squirting octopi to spitting birds, you can decide who is the best animal avenger.

  • Dates: 2,5 & 12 April
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
  • Recommended ages 6+
  • Free for kids, £5.00 for accompanying adults
  • Book here.

Puppet Show: What’s for Snack
An interactive puppet show with Craig the Crab. With sing-a-long fun, our young visitors will be asked to help Craig, as he has eaten some marine litter by mistake.

  • Dates: 15 April
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, Discovery Experience Theatre
  • Recommended age: under 5s
  • Entry FREE for children, £5 for accompanying adults.
  • Book here.

Seaside Storytelling
Bring your kids along for an hour of escapism, with a series of wonderful marine-themed stories.

  • Dates: 1 April
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, Discovery Experience Theatre
  • Recommended age: under 5s
  • Entry FREE for children, £5 for accompanying adults
  • Book here.

Carrie Bevan
Scottish Seabird Centre
01620 890202


Child Mental Health Week

In nursery we spend lots of time talking about and learning to recognise our emotions and how to deal with them. Like the school we use the zones of regulation to help us understand how different emotions make us feel. This week we have had an extra focus on activities which can help us feel positive and improve our mental health. We already know that exercise and fresh air make us feel better so we have spent lots of time outside playing on an obstacle course, we have been gardening and preparing our vegetable bed for planting. We have done yoga both inside and outside and we have been learning about breathing techniques.

The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

At the end of January the RSPB held their Big Garden Bird Watch event, which we joined in with. We set up a den in the nursery office with blacked out windows and used binoculars to see how many birds we could spot. We made bird feeders to hang from the trees to encourage the birds. We took it in turns to watch out of the window and record our findings first on our own sheet and then on the whole nursery bird board. This experience helped us with our sorting and counting skills. It helped us learn how to handle data by recording the birds we spotted. Our vocabulary grew as we explored the names of different species of birds and we then shared our new information with adults and other children. Our interest in birds led to nests being built in the garden, birds being made in our creative area. We also used water colours to reproduce a picture of a Blue Tit.

Active schools – Nursery Mini Kickers

Nursery Mini Kickers Football Classes Available to Book from 6pm on Wed 1st Feb

Nursery Mini Kickers Football classes will be available to book from 6pm on Wednesday 1st February. These beginner Football sessions offer an ideal opportunity to give Football a go and start to learn the fundamentals and develop their agility, balance and coordination skills, all while getting active and having fun with friends.

Classes start at Port Seton Community Centre on Thursday 9th February.

Activity Age Time Dates Venue Activity Leader Cost

Mini Kickers


(Age 3+)

3:45-4:30pm 9th Feb—23rd Mar

(off 16th Feb)

Port Seton Community Centre Sports Hall Susan Stewart £12

Online booking will open from 6:00pm on Wednesday 1st February

  • All activities can be booked online using our Active Schools Booking Page.
  • Please note that spaces for each activity are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Concessions for Access to Leisure members apply and are available at the point of booking on paid activities – please select ‘Concession’ when booking online.
  • All paid activities are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. More information below.

Please click here for full details and online booking:

Free Access to Paid Activities

All Active Schools activities are free to all. Active East Lothian activities have a fee, however, are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. All support is delivered confidentially.

To confirm you qualify and to receive your promo code for free access to paid activities, please email Your promo code should be used when booking paid Active East Lothian activities online at checkout. If you have previously received a promo code, this is still valid and can be used for new bookings.

Free School Meals application forms are available to download at or contact East Lothian Council by email at or by phone at 01620 827 827.

Please note, promo codes should not be shared – incorrect use of your code may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.

If you have any questions, please contact Stewart Sands, Active Schools Coordinator, at

Stewart Sands
Active Schools Coordinator
| Prestonpans Primary School Cluster, Gullane Primary & Aberlady Primary