Retreat planning ahead

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Dark windows at the Retreat, Glenesk, are misleading.

This popular visitor centre is closed for the winter season but remains busy, as, on bitterly cold nights and from ice bound homes, staff and members of the Glenesk Trust gather regularly to make plans for the new season starting in April.

With its unique, fully accredited, folk museum, its gift shop, restaurant, archive and conference facilities, its nature trail and children’s play area, the Glenesk Retreat offers every element of what is special about Glenesk.

People of all ages come from near and from far to enjoy an inspiring visit and a warm welcome.

The Retreat opens again on Saturday, April 2 and over every weekend until the middle of May when it will open full time until the end of October.

In addition, a special family event is in planning for Monday, May 2, the May Day holiday. Other exciting plans currently developing over long meetings on dark nights, include a family museum based event on Saturday, May 14, ranger led walks, a fascinating tour of Glenesk churchyards, various demonstrations including a visit from the Angus Crafts Association, evenings of music and dance and in September, a visit from Britain’s first ever puppet show in a caravan, together with a Victorian toy-making workshop.

As the days lengthen the final programme is still developing, with something for everyone.