What’s happening at Moat Brae?
WE ARE FULLY OPEN!
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Moat Brae house and the Neverland Discovery garden that inspired JM Barrie to create Peter Pan is fully open again 7 days a week. We now have Timed Tickets with advanced booking meaning you can enjoy a safe experience in plenty of space.
There is plenty of FREE PARKING available in Dumfries Academy car park opposite Moat Brae during WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Tickets can be purchased on the day at our Admissions desk or in advance by phoning 01387 255549.
Time magazine ‘Top 50 Coolest Places in the World for Kids’
Lost Boys Bistro is open Wednesday – Sunday until 4pm
Monday & Tuesday for light refreshments only.
Our new Chef Ryan has conjured up a brand new menu of brunches, Cafe Classics and his speciality, Cornish scones.
Moat Brae is registered with Visit Scotland’s GOOD TO GO scheme which requires that all Covid Safe regulations are met.
CREATIVE LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT
At Moat Brae, our diverse Creative Learning & Engagement programme aims to celebrate and encourage a love of books, reading and storytelling in young people. The programme is ongoing with initiatives taking place in communities across Scotland.
Enchanted Lands 2020
Throughout the 2020 lockdown, Moat Brae engaged with schools across Dumfries & Galloway to produce story podcasts that the pupils themselves created. Building upon Moat Brae as JM Barrie’s own ‘enchanted land’, each school was given a simple brief – ‘imagine your own enchanted land and create a story about it’.
Once lockdown took hold, the resulting work was reimagined as broadcasts from Moat Brae’s very own imaginary pirate radio station, Radio Wendy, currently moored somewhere off the Solway Coast.
Many thanks to Portpatrick, Leswalt and Kirkcolm Primary schools in creating ‘Our Enchanted Lands’ story podcasts using online studio Soundtrap.