Easter fun at Octopus Centre

Remi Sloss of Lamlash enjoys the rewards of a successful Easter hunt.

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It was a day of education and fun at Community of Arran Seabed Trust’s (COAST) Octopus Centre in Lamlash where the annual Curley’s Easter Hunt took place last weekend.

Children visiting the Octopus Centre enjoyed the interactive activities that the centre offers, including the live animal ecosystem tank, before taking part in the Easter event.

Collecting a number of clues, pictures of Curly the octopus held letters which, once all collected, spelled out an Easter themed word. Children searched the building and grounds and once having collected all of the clues, they handed these in to collect a bag of treats.

Owing to the weather, parents sat outside in the sunshine in the seating area and enjoyed refreshments while the children completed their challenge.

The Octopus Centre is Scotland’s first Marine Protected Area (MPA) visitor centre, and the UK’s first community-led MPA visitor centre. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and also has a marine-themed gift shop.


Visiting families at the Octopus Centre soak up the sun in the outdoor seating area. 01_B17COAST01

Children receive their goody bags after completing the Easter hunt. 01_B17COAST02

Remi Sloss of Lamlash enjoys the rewards of a successful Easter hunt. 01_B17COAST03