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Puffin Fringe events

Fringe events run 30th May – 3rd June.

Last updated: 4th April

Please note: this is a draft programme and activities may be subject to alteration or cancellation.

 

 

Date Description
Time

TUESDAY 30 MAY

Harry's Ramble around Amble
Guided history walk with Harry McQuillen. Leaves the Town Square. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. Accompanied children welcome. FREE

1000

Rainbow Pottery Painting
At 42 Queen Street. A mobile paint your own pottery studio. Pottery painting offers creative, rewarding fun for all ages (it’s not just for children!). Whatever your age or ability, everyone can have a go and be rightly proud of their results.

1200 - 1600

Surfing taster sessions
. 1 hour tuition with Northside Surf School at various venues. Bring towel, swimming costume and (hot) drink. £10pp. Ring Jon to book: 07944398115.

1000

Old Hostelries of Amble
An afternoon history walk with Bart Rippon. Meet at Seafood Centre Free.

1500

Explore the Coquet Estuary by canoe/kayak
Meet at Coquet Shorebase Trust. No previous experience needed. We take the rising tide up to Warkworth, returning with the ebb, and our guides will look after you and talk about the river and its past. Booking advisable. Ring 01665 710367

1800 - 2130

EVENING EVENT*
Talk with slides: Say hello to the Coquet Puffins. By Paul Morrison RSPB. Top Floor FW2. £3pp

1900

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY

Quilting workshops
At Amble Pin Cushion: Beginner’s quilting. 10am - midday Scissor holder in seabird fabric 1.30pm – 3.30pm sewing tidy and pincushion in seabird fabric. £TBC. Amble puffin knitting pattern and puffin key ring kits for sale in shop

1000 - 1530

Harry's Ramble around Amble
Guided history walk with Harry McQuillen. Leaves the Town Square. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. Accompanied children welcome. FREE

1000

Children's Storytelling
with Stephen Finlay. Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs. Lasts 45 mins. At Harbour Village. FREE (books may be available to purchase)

1000, 1200, 1500

Surfing taster sessions
1 hour tuition with Northside Surf School at various venues. Bring towel, swimming costume and (hot) drink. £10pp. Ring Jon to book: 07944398115.

1000

Rainbow Pottery Painting
At 42 Queen Street. A mobile paint your own pottery studio. Pottery painting offers creative, rewarding fun for all ages (it’s not just for children!). Whatever your age or ability, everyone can have a go and be rightly proud of their results.

1200 - 1600

Flowers and birds of Coquet Estuary
An afternoon nature walk with Atholl Swanston. Meet at TIC. Free

1400

Explore the Coquet Estuary by canoe/kayak
Meet at Coquet Shorebase Trust. No previous experience needed. We take the rising tide up to Warkworth, returning with the ebb, and our guides will look after you and talk about the river and its past. Booking advisable. Ring 01665 710367

1900 - 2200

EVENING EVENT*:
Talk with slides: The Coble Coast. By Colin Robson – Masonic Hall. Licenced bar. £3pp

1900

THURSDAY 1 JUNE

Harry's Ramble around Amble
Guided history walk with Harry McQuillen. Leaves the Town Square. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. Accompanied children welcome. FREE

1000

Children's Storytelling
with Stephen Finlay. Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs. Lasts 45 mins. At Harbour Village. FREE (books may be available to purchase)

1000, 1200, 1500

Flowers, Butterflies and Birds of the Dunes
An afternoon nature walk with Atholl Swanston. Meet at TIC. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. Accompanied children welcome. FREE

1400

Surfing taster sessions
1 hour tuition with Northside Surf School at various venues. Bring towel, swimming costume and (hot) drink. £10pp. Ring Jon to book: 07944398115.

1000

Kite making workshops
At Little Shore. Limited numbers. Pre-booking advisable. Ring 07751229739. £1pp

1330, 1500

EVENING EVENT*
Talk with slides: Now and Then: Bartle Rippon – Masonic Hall. Licenced bar. £3pp

1900

FRIDAY 2 JUNE

Explore the Coquet Estuary by canoe/kayak
Meet at Coquet Shorebase Trust. No previous experience needed. We take the rising tide up to Warkworth, returning with the ebb, and our guides will look after you and talk about the river and its past. Booking advisable. Ring 01665 710367

0900 - 1230

Surfing taster sessions
1 hour tuition with Northside Surf School at various venues. Bring towel, swimming costume and (hot) drink. £10pp. Ring Jon to book: 07944398115.

1000

Children's Storytelling
with Stephen Finlay. Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs. Lasts 45 mins. At Harbour Village. FREE (books may be available to purchase)

1000, 1200, 1500

Harry's Ramble around Amble
Guided history walk with Harry McQuillen. Leaves the Town Square. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. Accompanied children welcome. FREE

1000

Old Amble incl the railway
An afternoon history walk with Bart Rippon. Meet at Seafood Centre. Free

1500

EVENING EVENT*
Music and Poetry: All beak and no flippers: Philip Stuckey (songwriter) Ian Williams (poet) – Masonic Hall. Licenced bar. £3pp

1900

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

Surfing taster sessions
1 hour tuition with Northside Surf School at various venues. Bring towel, swimming costume and (hot) drink. £10pp. Ring Jon to book: 07944398115.

1000

Explore the Coquet Estuary by canoe/kayak
Meet at Coquet Shorebase Trust. No previous experience needed. We take the rising tide up to Warkworth, returning with the ebb, and our guides will look after you and talk about the river and its past. Booking advisable. Ring 01665 710367

0930 - 1300

Come and try canoeing on the Little Shore
With Coquet Shorebase Trust. £3 per head (approx 20 mins on water). Just turn up. Buoyancy aids provided, no need to fall in the water, but clothing is likely to get wet. Wide range of boats suitable for beginners, etc. All ages: parental consent required for U16s

1100 - 1500

The Colony music festival
Live music from local bands. Refreshments. Children’s amusements. 12midday - 8pm at the Little Shore. Free entry.

1200 - 2000

 

EVERYDAY

To see the puffins, and thousands of other seabirds, take a Puffin Cruise from the Harbour (weather permitting). Booking essential. Ring 01665 711975 or 07752 861914. www.puffincruises.co.uk

  • ‘Arty Visits Amble’ book sale - available from Amble Town Council Offices, Queen Street Post Office, 42 Queen Street. Spurreli Boutique Ice Cream and various other outlets. Email helmick72@sky.com or ring 07751 229739.
  • Pete the Puffin trail. Where is Pete the Puffin today? In shop windows throughout the town!
  • Children’s puffin artwork displays in various shop windows
  • Fishermen’s ganseys display at 42 Queen Street
  • Listen to Lionheart Radio 7am - 9am for Puffin Festival updates

Tickets for events marked * are available from N & F Young (8 Queen St), Amble Development Trust and Amble Town Council (Fourways2, Dilston Terrace). Tickets for talks are also available on the door.

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