Family Arts Day

Family Arts Event in the Grounds of Duns Castle


Produced by Tortoise in a Nutshell in association with DunsPlayFest

Thanks to Duns Castle for kindly donating the Grounds for the event.


Ideal for families with babies & children 0 - 10 years. This is a FREE event funded by Creative Scotland and A Heart for Duns.


What better way for you and your family to share time together on the holiday weekend than an afternoon in the beautiful grounds surrounding the magical Duns Castle? How about bringing a picnic with you to enjoy in the Castle’s garden, before you go off to discover micro performances, participation workshops and other artistic events located around the grounds.


Please note: dress for the weather on the day, with suitable footwear for uneven outdoor paths. Children must be accompanied at all times, and adults will need to supervise the children in their care.


The micro performances and events will repeat several times during the afternoon to allow small groups at a time to enjoy the performances.

Some limited parking available on site. Please park by the entrance to the castle and walk to the garden if possible.


Credit: Ella as the Unicorn Julie Howden and Mamoru's work

Credit: The Tallest Tate Photography