Growing Up Wild

Come out and play in your local green spaces during the Summer school holidays at Growing Up Wild!

Growing Up Wild

About Growing Up Wild

FREE Growing Up Wild events, offering children and their families the chance to get out and play in the Clyde Valley, are available this summer holiday and selling out fast!

Following the success of the fully subscribed Growing Up Wild play sessions in 2016, further funding has been secured to continue the outdoor learning and family woodland play project in RSPB Baron’s Haugh, Chatelherault Country Park, Lanark and Lesmahagow, with OutLET Play Resource. Associated volunteering opportunities are available and a Community Clean-up at Lanark Loch has taken place ahead of the sessions.

The sessions will be supported by Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) and the William Grant Foundation. CAVLP is supported by LEADER as part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme. LEADER is co-funded by the European Union and supports eligible projects in rural areas.

Tickets were released via Eventbrite at the start of the month, but limited tickets are available. Participants are encouraged to register on the waiting list as further spaces may become available and this will help secure funding for similar events in future.

Dates for the Growing Up Wild family play sessions are as follows:

RSPB Baron’s Haugh, Motherwell, Tuesday 11, 18, 25 July & 1 August, 1pm – 3.30pm, with an additional slot on 25 July at 10am – 12 noon

Chatelherault Country Park, Wednesday 12, 19, 26 July & 2 August, with an additional slot on Saturday 15 July, 10am – 12 noon

Lanark Racecourse, Wednesday 12, 19, 26 July & 2, 9 August, 1pm – 3.30pm

Birkwood Estate, Lesmahagow, Thursday 13, 20, 27 & 3 August, 1pm – 3.30pm

There are also additional Grow Wilder drop-off wild play sessions, taking place. Suitable for ages 5+, these sessions allow children the opportunity to try activities such as den building, making tree swings, exploring in streams, bug hunting, climbing trees, making bows and arrows, building and lighting fires, toasting marshmallows and much more – all without parent supervision. These are as follows:

Lanark Racecourse, Wednesday 19 & 9 August, 10am – 12 noon

Birkwood Estate, Lesmahagow, Thursday 13, 20, 27 July & 3 August, 10am – 12 noon

Tickets can be booked through www.Growing-Up-Wild.eventbrite.com, but those interested in doing so are encouraged to do so quickly, following the popularity of the spring sessions.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Growing Up Wild are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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