Tag: Outdoor Play


Play in the dark training

Thanks to Smart Play Network a ‘play in the dark’ training day will happen in the Children’s Wood on the 3rd of December. East Park school have kindly donated their training room for the indoor part of the training course. Booking is essential – see the form below for more details.

If you work with children and are looking for exciting new activities during the winter months then this course is for you.

This full day practical workshop provides play ideas for the darker months, with a focus on fire play and activities with torches / reflective materials.

The course will be delivered by our experienced play trainers who will share their hints and tips throughout the session.
The workshop will include:
 Introduction to outdoor play in the dark.
 Practical activities using torches and reflective materials.
 Practical activities including candle cookery, cooking on open fire and in cardboard box ovens.
 Discussion around the risks and benefits of fire play.
 Sharing fears, possible barriers and some easy solutions.

The cost of the course is £65Play in the Dark Booking Form – Dec 15

Fun in the Children’s Wood

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Children’s Wood today.  It was a fun morning of exploration, with children enjoying  the whole of North Kelvin Meadow and not just the Children’s Wood.   We found a snail, a centipede and a few bugs and slugs which we examined closely in our bug boxes. The music session worked well too. There was talk of creating a community raised bed for children.  I’ll keep you posted with details and hopefully we can get this started on one of our Wednesday meet-ups.  Hope to see you next Wednesday, 10 -12.  If you haven’t been before and want to find out more call us on 07762029663 – but feel free to just turn up. The more the merrier.

There may be extra snacks, but it would be helpful if you could bring along your own snack for your child.

Remember, we meet up even if it’s raining. That way children get to experience the wonder of the wood in the rain too.