Islay Nature Centre
If you are looking for things to do on Islay then why not explore the fabulous Islay wildlife indoors? If it is a rainy day it makes for the perfect place to visit and is great for kids!
To book, look at the 'Availability Page' here on our website and check your chosen accommodation is free. You can then check our tariffs here to see what each property costs in the relevant year to when you want to book. Then fill in the online booking form on this page or contact us here by email. Or you can book by telephone on 07880 706356 or 01496 850382.
Visit the Islay Nature Centre, Port Charlotte
If you are looking for things to do on Islay on a Scottish rainy day? Then why not take a trip to the Islay Nature Centre where you can explore the outdoors indoors? Islay has an abundance of spectacular wildlife given its large array of ecosystems and expanse of unspoilt countryside and coastline. The centre, situated in Port Charlotte is home to many displays and information on the island wildlife and has much to offer both children and adults making for a great day out with the family.Book Now
Discover Islay wildlife
Explore the Islay wildlife through rich displays that provide detailed information on the island’s habitats, geology and residents. Learn about Islay butterflies, birds, mammals and wildflowers through exciting and interactive exhibits. There are touch tanks where you can explore freshwater and marine creatures, microscopes where you can explore natural objects in closer detail, an area where you can create artwork from seaweed and even an activity where you can have a go at dissecting an owl pellet! The centre also houses a large database of over 3057 species which you can browse through using a touchscreen computer. You can even send in your own records that can be added to this.
Family activities and more
The centre runs family activities that include mini-wildlife adventures and there is also a family-friendly map that provides more information on wildlife. There is a walking programme that explores the island and its nature. Evening talks are also held in the centre and anyone is welcome to join. Check the website for up-and-coming events.
Get in touch to find out more
If you want to find out more about visiting Islay Nature Centre, take a look at the Islay Natural History website. If you are still to book your holidays and you are looking for somewhere to stay on Islay we offer a choice of cosy accommodation in our delightful cottages. Get in touch with us today on 07880 706 356 or drop us an email here. We would love to welcome you, as you visit to learn all about our fabulous wildlife and habitats!Book Now