Pre-school events unveiled at Aquarium

Youngsters having fun at Macduff Marine Aquarium.
Youngsters having fun at Macduff Marine Aquarium.

Jiggling jellyfish, weird wolf fish and colourful starfish are just some of the enormous characters that will be entertaining toddlers over the coming months at Macduff Marine Aquarium.

Tiddlers’ Fun Time, a series of fun-filled sessions specifically designed for pre-school children, will discover life under the waves through themed activities, stories and games.

The little explorers will follow trails, take part in hands-on activities and get close up to wonderful seaside critters such as crabs, anemones and sea snails.

A story time puppet show will be a highlight of the sessions, and aquarium staff have been working in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Council’s library service to provide exciting stories that encourage the enjoyment of books and language at an early age.

Each week will introduce a marine tale with a different theme exploring the underwater world through colour, shape and numbers along with quests to find mermaids, monsters and treasure.

The sessions will kick off on Monday, January 13, 2014 with youngsters invited to dress up as pirates and find the sunken treasure.

Commenting, Aquarium Learning Officer Sandra Bisset said: “Young children love exploring the aquarium, looking for the biggest fish, spying for flatfish in the sand and investigating the seashore with their senses.

“These sessions are have been organised to enhance the aquarium experience for pre-school children and promote learning through fun.”

Tiddlers’ Fun Time will run every Monday from January 13 from 11am to 2pm. Normal admission prices apply.

For more information please contact Macduff Marine Aquarium on 01261 833369, visit or visit the aquarium’s Facebook page at

As well as Monday, January 13, activities will run from 11am to 2pm on the following dates:

Monday, January 20: Rainbows;

Monday, January 27: Counting in the Sea;

Monday, February 3: Shapes and Sizes;

Monday, February 10: Commotion in the Ocean;

Monday, February 17: Treasure Hunters;

Monday, February 24: I Spy...;

Monday, March 3: Mermaids and Monsters;

Monday, March 10: Sharks;

Monday, March 17: Seashells on the Seashore;

Monday, March 24: Pirates.