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.

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
22nd February 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
22nd February 2018
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
23rd February 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!

Nature Events you might like...

Change Your Perspective
Change Your Perspective
22nd February 2018
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, Rutherglen
A series of exciting outdoor creative events are taking place at Cuningar Loop throughout February and March for people across South Lanarkshire and Glasgow!
Owl Magic
Owl Magic
24th February 2018
Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre, Rutherglen
Don't miss the chance to see all of your feathered friends at one of Owl Magic's regular visits to Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre!
Symphony For The Land
Symphony For The Land
25th February 2018
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
A Celebration of the Land: Join Clyde & Avon Valley for a unique workshop creating a human symphony using ready-made instruments, noise makers and your own voice!

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

A Douglas! A Douglas!
A Douglas! A Douglas!
24th June 2018
Bothwell Castle, Bothwell
Meet the 4th Earl of Douglas, Sir Archibald, and find out what life was like at Bothwell Castle during the 1400s!
GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered
GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered
20th Jul 2018 - 4th Nov 2018
New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark
The GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered exhibition at New Lanark will celebrate the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games!
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Love’s Labour’s Lost
21st July 2018
Bothwell Castle, Bothwell
Enjoy an open-air performance at Bothwell Castle of one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies Love’s Labour’s Lost by Folksy Theatre!

Find other events in Lanarkshire

Sponsored Links

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »

Popular Events

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Motherwell Concert Hall on 13th December!
NHS Careers - North Lanarkshire
Find out about careers in NHS Lanarkshire at DYW Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire's information event for young people and parents on Thursday 22nd February!
Family Fun Day
Lanarkshire Adult Transplant Team are celebrating World Kidney Day by hosting a Family Fun Day in Strathclyde Park on March 10th!
Gone But Not Forgotten
Don't miss Gone But Not Forgotten Starring May Miller, Cat Harvey and Michelle McManus at Rutherglen Town Hall on February 21st & 22nd!
Spencer’s Funfair Wishaw
Spencer's Funfair are bringing their £1 fair to Wishaw, they'll be at Old Wishaw Market, Steel Street between Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th February!