Prebooking is essential for most events due to limited numbers. 
Our Summer 2022 programme of events is now live and taking bookings.
Please explore available activities and dates below & get in touch if there are any questions.

What's On
at the Discovery Centre
The Octopus Centre

Our infamous snorkel taster sessions are BACK for 2022, and we’re delighted to have a full diary of shore scrambles too.
All events are advertised below and, if there is a “Book Now” button, please follow this to secure your place.
Please take the time to read the fine print, particularly on our refund policy and, for the snorkel sessions, the age limits and requirements for participation.

For up-to-date announcements, please follow us on facebook, where we may add some last-minute “on the day” events if the weather is great and capacity allows.

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Snorkel Taster Sessions

Looking for the chance to learn to snorkel safely, build your confidence and have fun, whilst being taught by fully qualified BSAC instructors? Then join COAST for one of our snorkel taster sessions!

There are a variety of dates and times available in July & August; places are limited and fill quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking. 




Curly's Hidden Treasures

Date: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 10.30 – 15.00
Location: COAST Discovery Centre, Lamlash

Can you find all the Curly Octopus hidden around the Discovery Centre? If you do, and can unscramble the letters they are holding to give us a marine themed word you can win a goodie bag of prizes!

No booking necessary, just pop along and say hi.
Suggested £2 donation per entrant.

Kildonan Seals & Shore - Mon 11th July

Join us as we watch the seals and discover the myriad of creatures living on Arran’s sandy shores and in our tidal rockpools.

Meeting Place: Kildonan Village Hall Car Park

Pricing: £4.50 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free (donations welcome); please select an U2 ticket so we know how many to expect. U18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking. 




Whiting Bay Shore Scramble - Mon 18th July

Time: 10.00 – 11.30
Location: By the putting green, Whiting Bay.

Join us to explore the rocky shore of Whiting Bay as part of Whiting Bay’s Fun long-weekend! Stick around afterwards for the Teddy Bears Picnic too!

No booking necessary, just pop along and say hi.
£3.50 per person, Under 2’s by donation; U18’s must be accompanied by responsible adult.

Brodick Shore Scramble - Mon 25th July

Join us as we explore Merkland Shore off Brodick Bay, where we’ll have a guddle in the rock pools to discover the myriad of marine creatures exposed by the falling tide.

Meeting Place: Brodick Castle Car Park (please show your ticket at the gate to let them know you are attending the event. Alternatively, make a day of it and pay to enter the castle and grounds earlier in the day before joining us at 15.30).

Pricing: £4.50 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free (donations welcome); please select an U2 ticket so we know how many to expect. U18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking. 

The Nature Library

Date: Sat 30th & Sun 31st July
Time:
10.00 – 16.00
Location: COAST Discovery Centre

The Nature Library is a reference library and reading space connecting people to land, sky and sea. Popping up in public spaces across Scotland, its travelling shelves hold many branches of nature writing from the classic to the contemporary, fiction and non fiction, memoir, poetry and children’s books.
Watch out for annoucenment of special activites alongside the Library being at COAST.

Arran Farmers' Show

Date: Wednesday 3rd August
Time:
09.00
Location: Glenkiln Farm, Lamlash

We’ll have a stance alongside our friends from the National Trust for Scotland and Scotland’s Forestry at this years show. This year will mark the 184th Arran Show and it is set to be a fabulous day out!

Brodick Highland Games

Date: Saturday 6th August
Time:
11.00
Location: Ormidale Pitches, Brodick

This year the Highland Games return to Arran and we’ll be there with a stand full of marine conservation messages and a tank with beasties to encounter. Held almost every year since 1886, this is a great traditional day out for all the family! Heavy events, pipe bands, highland dancing, athletics, children’s fancy dress and stalls galore.

Blackwaterfoot Shore Scramble - Tues 9th August

Join us as we explore the rocky shores in Blackwaterfoot, where we’ll have a guddle in the rock pools to discover the myriad of marine creatures exposed by the falling tide.

Meeting Place: Kinloch Hotel Car Park

Pricing: £4.50 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free (donations welcome); please select an U2 ticket so we know how many to expect. U18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking. 

Lamlash Shore Scramble - Mon 22nd August

Join us as we explore Lamlash’s old pier, where we’ll have a guddle in the rock pools to discover the myriad of marine creatures exposed by the falling tide.

Meeting Place: COAST Discovery Centre

Pricing: £4.50 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free (donations welcome); please select an U2 ticket so we know how many to expect. U18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking.