Pond dipping at Cream o' Galloway

Pond Dipping

This event lasts around 30 minutes

What creatures lurk beneath the water of Cream o’ Galloway’s wildlife ponds?  Armed with pond nets, trays and picture charts we’ll go on an underwater adventure to find out!  

You’ll swish your net in the pond and decant it into your tray, creating your very own mini pond where you can watch the water creatures.  Our wildlife experts will be on hand to help you identify the creatures in your mini pond.  

Common finds are water boatmen, water scorpions, pond skaters, dragonfly and damselfly larvae and pond snails, and if you’re lucky you might catch a smooth newt or a frog in your net!

This event is priced per group of up to 3 children working together.

Pond Dipping is designed for children aged 5 years or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Your event includes
  • Guided pond dipping  
  • Equipment provided
  • Q&A
Essential information

This is an outdoor event, so wellies and warm clothes are recommended.

Meet at meeting point A in the picnic area.

Age Recommendation: We recommend this event as suitable for children aged 5 years or over for safety reasons as it takes place on a boardwalk next to open water. If you would like to book this event for a younger child then you are welcome to do so at your own discretion, however, we strongly recommend one-to-one supervision for any child aged younger than 5 years. 

If any member of your party becomes disruptive to the rest of the group we reserve the right to ask them to leave the boardwalk for safety reasons.

This event is seasonal and not available all year round


£12 per group of up to 3 children working together.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.