Scotch Quarry Go Wild Playdays - Now running .
Join us for Playdays in the Park – a fun and exciting way for families to enjoy and experience nature and learn new games and skills.
Nature Play tutor Hannah Ehlert is joining the Scotch Quarry Park Fruity Corners team to run an inspiring series of Saturday afternoon wild woodland adventures. The free sessions are aimed at children aged 6-11 years and their parents and will take place in Scotch Quarry Park.
Through action, games and discovery families can try out activities such as shelter building, wood and willow crafts and learn about stalking and animal tracking. All games include ideas that you can take home, making your future walks and nature encounters special for all ages. So please come and join us as we learn to discover our wild side!
Places are limited to 16 so, to avoid disappointment on the day, please email Hannah to book in advance, giving numbers and ages. You can always turn up spontaneously on the day but we cannot guarantee a place then.
As the activities are designed for parents/carers and children, we regret that we cannot accept any unaccompanied children (max. two children per adult). Please let us know of any special requirements beforehand, so we can do our best to accommodate you. Younger siblings are of course welcome to come along if suitably accompanied!
The Adventures 1. Bushcraft 1 - At home in nature: Shelter Building Challenge your ingenuity building dens in a team race, learn about what makes a good survival shelter in an emergency and practise some good knots and lashings for shelter building and camping.
Sat 27th April, 1.30pm-4pm
2. Withies to Wheels: Amazing Trees and Willow Craft Get to know trees and some of their amazing qualities, spend time in the base camp making some willow projects and getting a taste of native crafts and games.
Sat 11th May, 1.30pm-4pm
3. Survival Skills 1 - Silence, Songs and Tracks: Learn to read Animal Language Sharp senses will help you – not only in the jungle! We will discover what animals give away even when they don´t seem to be at home. We’ll also learn about reading the Woodland Newspaper and listen to the Nature Radio News!
Sat 25th May, 1.30pm-4pm
4. Survival Skills 2 - Invisible Hunters: To see and not be seen! Who is watching you? Are you hunter or hunted? Get a sense of how to become more invisible and learn to stalk... Come in earthy colours or camouflage clothing if you have them!
Thursday [note changed day for half term!] 30th May, 1.30pm-4pm
5: Woodmake and Wordmake: Greenwood crafts and story smithing Play adventure games, learn about greenwood working and splitting wood, take home some products you made and share skills and stories with your tribe.
Saturday 8th June, 1.30pm-4pm
6. Bushcraft 2: “You´ve got to light it up to live...”: Fire Making How did the first people get fire? Does it live inside you, too? We will try our luck at lighting fires, find out what fire needs to glow and to grow, and hopefully be able to do some simple campfire cooking at the end! We will finish our Scotch Quarry Adventures with some campfire food and a little celebration for all involved, so bring some food to share!
Saturday 15th June, 1.30pm-4pm
Booking These events are funded by the Big Lottery so there is no charge to you. But places are limited so to book, or just to find out more, call Hannah on 07951 545914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotch Quarry Park - stage two
Working together, we've finished stage one.
We have the money, we have the space - Help us decide
Session 1: Sat. 8th December 2012
How will it look?
11am to 5pm
Christ Church, church hall
Session 2: Sat. 12th January 2013
How do we get there?
11am to 5pm
Christ Church, church hall
Together we'll come up with ideas (garden, sculptures, orchard, play area, etc... what do you think?) and then plan out how to make them happen next year. Come and join us!
Attendance is free but places are limited: call Simon on 542742 to reserve for one or both sessions. Bring a packed lunch.
Successful launch at Scotch Quarry
We had a great day on Saturday Sept 22nd
This website exists for the Fruity Corners projects that are being run in Lancaster - to create areas of edible fruit trees and bushes, herbs and salad leaves, using raised beds.
The project has been initiated by Transition City Lancaster's Food & Growing group
Our latest project in Scotch Quarry Park is funded by the Big Lottery and we hope you will want to be involved!
Transition City Lancaster
Creating bridges to a sustainable city