Learn at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
Explore the wetlands and its wildlife throughout the year, using our self-guided resources.
In winter learn about migratory birds at our daily wild swan feeds and witness thousands of barnacle geese, ducks and waders on the reserve. In summer investigate different ecosystems by pond dipping in our paddock ponds and bug hunting out on our wildflower meadow.
Keeping you and your learners safe
We have been busy over the last few months ensuring that all learning visits are Covid-compliant. We have always taken pride in our personal approach and we will work directly with you to ensure that your safety needs are met and any concerns addressed.
We have revised our risk assessment for learning visits and produced guidance for teachers / leaders as well as an information sheet for parents detailing the steps we are taking to keep their children safe. Your safety is our first priority.
Should you be unable to visit due to Coronavirus, we will allow you to re-book or cancel free of charge.
Here at Caerlaverock, we offer unique and unforgettable self-guided learning experiences for you and your pupils, using our extensive range of fun and engaging resources designed to encourage pupils to explore the wonderful natural environments on site.
What teachers say
"Fantastic - would highly recommend it and would bring my own children."
Lucy Loughran, Maben School House
All our prices include full access to our centre for the day, so you and your pupils can enjoy all that we have to offer.
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Free adult ratios
We offer free entry to adults within the following ratios, and free entry to all essential carers.
1:2 - Pre-school
1:5 - P1-P3
1:10 - P4-P7
1:15 - S1+
Minimum numbers of pupils
Self-guided groups have no minimum or maximum number.
Extra equipment available
In addition to the self-guided resources provided at other Centres (web link to self-guided section), we have a range of equipment that schools are free to use during their visit. This includes binoculars, microscopes, bug pots, magnifying glasses, FSC identification guides, soft toys and a migration map.
Daily swan feeds
There are swan feeds with a live commentary at 11am and 2pm. These are open to the general public but schools are welcomed. The swan feeds take place daily, October to March.
Look through the giant binoculars and count our barnacle geese!
With its own Bug B&B, perfect for pollinators area and log piles this is a great area for children to explore looking for minibeasts including frogs, toads, newts, beetles, worms and slugs!
Our new paddock area has 3 ponds with dipping platforms and a wild walk. Come along and immerse yourself in nature. Find newts lurking in the pond and dragonflies and damselflies dancing around the pond edges.
Walk on the wild side
Take a ‘walk on the wild side’ and look for wild flowers, insects such as bees, butterflies and dragonflies, and birds such as swallows and skylarks.
Do your learners want to take home a keepsake? We have plenty of fun items for sale from 50p upwards.
Come and view our live webcam in the centre, with our growing osprey family on their nest in the summer and whooper swans, mute swans and ducks on the whooper pond during the winter.
Get in touch
Speak to one of our Learning team today at WWT Caerlaverock to book your visit or find out further details.