What’s on outdoors and in nature 27th Oct – 3rd Nov

With autumn in full swing, this week has a rather a lot of fun activities on offer. So without further ado, here’s the low down of where to be and what to do:

29th October at House for an Art Lover: Inspiration Photoforest. An event for children aged 8-12. Join artist Kenny Bean to explore the woods and take photos with lightboxes and turn them into prints. Cost: £3 per child (personally I find this sounds so fab that I’m thinking of borrowing an older child!). It’s all happening from 12-3pm, contact: 0141 287 5810.

29th and 30th October: Spooky fun in preparation for Halloween at Finlaystone. Mask making an lantern making from 1-4pm on both days at the cost of the entry charge to the estate (£3 for children, £4 for adults, children under 3 are free)

30th October at Mugdock Country Park: A special Halloween activity for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. Let Mugdocks rangers lead you into the darkest depths of Mugdock Wood for an afternoon of scary stories about ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night! 1.45-4.00pm, Prices:
£1.00. Booking essential 0141 956 6586.

30th October at Dean Castle: A great chance for families and children to discover the mysterious world of fungi. With the help of the Rangers, find out more about Dead Mans Fingers and Witches Butter. Lots of fun games and activities. Times: 2.30-4.00

29th and 30th October, Children’s Garden at the Botanics: Glasgow Apple Day. An exhibition of Scottish Apples organised through the Childrens Garden and Childrens Orchard.

1st and 2nd November, Pollok Park: Wee Inspiration Festival: Wild n Creative Workshops. Children aged 3-5 get the chance to join professional artists and designers for some large scale installation art in a top secret location. A perfect activity for children – outside and the natural world combined with creativity. Wear suitable clothing – old stuff, wellies, waterproofs. Times: 10.00 and 1.00 (90 mins). Prices: £3.00. Book on: 0141 287 5810

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