Tag Archives: Glasgow

Is the UK really that much behind Europe when it comes to outdoor/nature play?

There has been a lot of mention of how badly Britain fares in comparison to other European countries in relation to children playing outside, or having quality play time in nature. As someone who grew up in one of the … Continue reading

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The Children’s Garden under threat?

The Children’s Garden is a little gem in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. It’s tucked away up on a hill, next to a play park, and it’s an oasis for families. For 10 year, volunteers have developed the former derelict land into … Continue reading

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Into the Woods in Toryglen

Toryglen in the southeast of Glasgow is home to both a suburban social housing and private housing estate and a community woodland which is surprisingly rural. The community based organisation Urban Roots has been working here for a while on … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gardens’ Code of Conduct

One of our favourite hang outs are the Tramway and the Hidden Gardens in Pollokshields. There is so much we love about it – a cafe and shelter, the piece and quiet of the gardens. You know, just yesterday when … Continue reading

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Pick your own

One of my personal highlights of the year is an outing to a pick your own farm. We don’t do it often enough really, but when we do manage, there’s something really special about it in so many ways. Personally, … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough, Ditch the Stuff!

This Sunday afternoon, in the west end of Glasgow, there will be a connecting children with nature event which sounds like music to my ears. I hardly know where to start, and I’ve been waiting for a while to write … Continue reading

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Around the block

Getting more nature play often sounds like a big massive task. If you are in the city, surely it means travelling a bit to get out of the smoke and noise? Yet really, playing outdoors and connecting with nature can … Continue reading

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Places to go: David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre

It is possible to live 15 years in Glasgow and not have visited Blantyre. I’m the living proof of this. However, thanks to our still current National Trust for Scotland membership and my first point of call for things to … Continue reading

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Living Willow Dome and Tunnel

There are many great initiatives and project in Glasgow. One of them is quite local to me, the Battlefield Community Project which looks after a community garden in the heart of Battlefield which is in the Southside of Glasgow. This … Continue reading

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Events Calendar

I have created a calendar for events in or about nature for children. You can find it on the Calendar of Nature Events page. If you would like to suggest events to add to them, please email me the details … Continue reading

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