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An Enchanted Land of Children’s Stories

Let’s inspire the imagination of every child!

After almost ten years of fundraising and planning we are now counting down to Spring 2019 when Moat Brae will finally open as a new visitor attraction for Scotland and a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.

Help us create An Enchanted Land of Children’s Stories at the Birthplace of Peter Pan.

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“… when shades of night began to fall, certain young mathematicians shed their triangles, crept up walls and down trees, and became pirates in a sort of Odyssey that was long afterwards to become the play of Peter Pan. For our escapades in a certain Dumfries Garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan.”

JM Barrie – creator of Peter Pan

About Moat Brae

Discover the place where a legend was born and imagination first took flight – where Peter Pan began…

Moat Brae – the ‘enchanted land’ in Dumfries, South-West Scotland was the childhood playground of J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, and the place where he first found Neverland.

“All children, except one, grow up” JMB

About the Trust

Inspired by the cultural legacy, heritage and history of Moat Brae, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is creating a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling with a Neverland Discovery Garden.

Celebrating the place where Peter Pan began, we will soon be able to bring exciting new opportunities for generations of children and young people to enjoy.

 

How You Can Help

Join the Big Adventure and help us reach our target of £5.8m.

Together we can bring the best of childhood to every child.

There are lots of ways you can get involved, it’s easy and fun.

YOU CAN HELP THIS DREAM COME TRUE.

“Dreams do come true, if only you wish hard enough.” JMB

Latest News

Pirate Gathering for Christmas Lights Switch On

School Drama Club Set Up By JM Barrie Helps Celebrate Dumfries Legacy of Peter Pan Author

Dreams for the Future Festival

Sat 24th Nov - Sun 2nd Dec 2018. Using the power of imagination and a sprinkling of fairy dust, the young people of Dumfries will take over running Moat Brae for Dreams for the Future Festival and will present a series of events in Dumfries to celebrate Scotland's Year of Young People 2018.

First Glimpse Inside Moat Brae

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