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Moat Brae is currently CLOSED to the public due to coronavirus restrictions.  We are using the time to undertake repairs and refurbishment and will open again in early Summer 2021.  We look forward to welcoming you back then.

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At Moat Brae, our diverse Creative Learning & Engagement programme aims to celebrate and encourage a love of books, reading and storytelling in young people. The programme is ongoing with initiatives taking place in communities across Scotland.

Enchanted Lands 2020

Throughout the 2020 lockdown, Moat Brae engaged with schools across Dumfries & Galloway to produce story podcasts that the pupils themselves created. Building upon Moat Brae as JM Barrie’s own ‘enchanted land’, each school was given a simple brief – ‘imagine your own enchanted land and create a story about it’.

Once lockdown took hold, the resulting work was reimagined as broadcasts from Moat Brae’s very own imaginary pirate radio station, Radio Wendy, currently moored somewhere off the Solway Coast.

Many thanks to Portpatrick, Leswalt and Kirkcolm Primary schools in creating ‘Our Enchanted Lands’ story podcasts using online studio Soundtrap.


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Moat Brae is packed with opportunities for you to use your imagination and create your own stories. Inside, you will be transported to the Darling Nursery just as Peter Pan flies through the window in search of his shadow; you can find out where Tinkerbell is hiding, crawl into Nana’s kennel, and search for treasure with the Lost Boys on their Neverland pirate ship. Outside, enjoy our Discovery Garden with its fairy doorways, Mermaid’s Lagoon, Tiger Lily’s encampment, Jolly Roger Pirate Ship, Wendy House and much more, all set in a fantasy world of exotic plants and native trees.

"Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it."
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