As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, the opportunity for spectacular events such as light shows and indoor events come into their own.
Here, we round up our pick of some fantastic things to do in Moray over the coming months…
This November, the Brodie Illuminated 2021 light show will take visitors on a magical, after dark walk around Brodie Estate and Castle.
Illuminated paths will guide you through the estate around the castle, with trees and plants illuminated like never before, and music accompanying your adventure along the trails. Refreshments will also be available each night.
Brodie Illuminated takes place Wednesday to Saturday from 3rd until 27th November 2021. Suitable for all the family, booking in advance is advised. Click here to book your tickets.
Cullen Sea School Winter Talk series
Since there are less opportunities to get out on or in the water over the winter, Cullen Sea School is putting on a series of online talks from November 2021 until March 2022.
The first talk is ‘Moray Firth Sea Life’ by Claire Matthews, Aquarium Manager, Macduff Marine Aquarium, and takes place on Tuesday 9th November at 7pm.
Then on Tuesday 14th December at 7pm, Lorna Hall, Scottish Dolphin Centre Education Officer, will host a talk on ‘Whales, dolphins and porpoise in the Moray Firth’.
The talks are charged at £3 per person and £1.50 for Cullen Sea School Members, with income split between the Three Harbours Association/Cullen Sea School and the organisation delivering the talk. Click here for further details and to book your place.
Over at Logie Steading near Forres, there are a number of activities planned to keep you entertained. Each month, its Square Room Gallery has an artist of the month exhibition, and from 4th November until 4th December, this is Jackie Hichens. Check out the website for further details of Jackie’s exhibition and other exhibitions happening throughout the winter.
If nature is more your thing, Logie Steading is also holding a Winter Tree Identification event. Here, ethnobotanist Jennie Martin will host a fun and informative day learning how to identify broadleaved trees in winter. Taking place during National Tree Week, the event will be held on Wednesday 1st December from 9.30am until 3.30pm. Click here to book your ticket.
Warm up with a tipple!
Gordon Castle and Walled Gardens is hosting an afternoon tea with a twist on the 5th and 6th November 2021. There you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea with a teapot full of a cocktail of your choice for £21.99. Click here to book your tickets.
If you’re more of a whisky or beer fan, these events will warm you up this winter!
You can have a dram on a train through the Moray countryside from Dufftown via Drummuir to Keith where you can enjoy a short break before heading back to Dufftown, with a small dram served each way. Click here to book your tickets for journeys on the 6th and 7th November.
Over in Lossiemouth, you can take a tour of Windswept Brewing Co’s brewery followed by a guided tasting of five craft beers. This will include three speciality beers from its barrel-aged range, which have been aged for at least three months in Glen Moray whisky casks. Click here to book your spot on the tour and tasting on 4th November.
So, as you can see, there’s plenty to do in Moray this winter!
Image: Gordon Castle Walled Garden & Cafe
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