School holidays can be tricky times, juggling child care with the knowledge that your wee one just wants to run around in the fresh air. We might just have the answer!
Our Wee Skelfs holiday clubs are designed to let kids play in the woods and explore their natural surroundings. Our club is a little different than you might expect. We believe in letting our Skelfs run free in our woodlands - within a defined area - and find their own ways to have fun. They might choose to build a den, put on a show on the tree-house stage, or simply run riot on the mud slide. Why? Because it encourages them to use their imaginations, assess risk, and solve problems. And, most of all, have fun!
Our leaders bring experience in the full range of bushcraft activities, arts and crafts, and are on hand to make sure your kids are safe. The club is child-led, meaning that we don't pre-plan what each day will look like, but our leaders are there to provide inspiration and lead activities, if the kids want to do something more structured.
Our club runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm, weekdays throughout the school holidays. It's for kids aged between 6 & 12. And if you can't make it along to the club, check out our new Wee Skelfs Activity Packs. They're aimed at our core age group – 6 to 12 – but younger kids can enjoy them, too, with help from the their Big Skelfs!
By following the Scottish Government guidelines for outdoor learning, we're able to run Wee Skelfs this summer. Here's what we're doing:
Sessions will be limited to 8 places per day.
Sessions will start w/c 29 June and will run on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays throughout the summer until w/c 3 August.
Sessions will run on our new site, which is on the Cardross Estate, near to the Port of Menteith. Directions are available here.
We'll be taking precautions to help stop the spread of Covid-19, including reminders about social distancing, extra hand washing stations, and cleaning the toilets and other surfaces at the end of each day.