DG Ready to Welcome Easter Visitors

Dumfries and Galloway is open for visitors this Easter weekend following a big community effort to open the roads after the snow.

Paula McDonald, Regional Director of VisitScotland said, “The snow has now been cleared from all major and most minor roads and we are really looking forward to welcoming Easter visitors this weekend whom we know will have a fantastic time in Dumfries and Galloway – a region which is typically very mild benefitting from the Gulf Stream!”

The Wild Spring Festival gets underway this coming weekend with nature trails in local museums and the virtual ‘Wild April Fool’ online event.  With around 100 events, many of which are free, there will be something for everyone.  More information on the many activities available can be found at  www.wildseasons.co.uk

Join the local RSPB warden at Mersehead for a Good Friday Walk at the Crook of Baldoon or take part in the Green Frog Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at Moffat Community Nature Reserve. See www.wildseasons.co.uk for a full events listing.

There are activities and attractions for all of the family from Easter Egg Making at the Cocoa Bean Factory, to ice cream tasting, nature trails and children’s activities at Cream O’ Galloway.  Explore local activity centres offering a range of exciting and thrilling experiences, take the opportunity to sample and purchase the fabulous local produce and visit famous Gretna outlet centre, if you feel the need for some retail therapy.

Gracefield Art Gallery Easter weekend events start on Thursday 28 March at 6.30 pm with the launch of this year’s Spring Fling Brochure and the ‘pop- up’ Taster exhibition.   The Spring Fling Taster, featuring all 93 artists’ work, continues for three days only at Gracefield Gallery 2, Dumfries on Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Visit the two main exhibitions at Gracefield: Locating the Nest and An Eclectic Eye: The Dickie Hewlett Collection. Café Hubbub and the Craft Shop will also be open Sunday.   We’ve got lots of drawing and poetry activities for young visitors, including a competition to win a chocolate bunny, and the usual Easter Egg hunt around the grounds.  Contact us for details on 01387 262084 or see www.dumgal.gov.uk/Gracefield

Local museums are hosting a lively programme of family activities for the spring school holidays. The current exhibition at Dumfries Museum is Fabulous Finds, the fascinating stories of recent archaeological finds in the region, accompanied by discovery activities for children. Visitor information for all of the venues and the full programme of exhibitions and events for Dumfries and Annan Museums is now available at www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums

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