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Children's party

Our 30th Birthday party was amazing!

16.10.2015 - 15:14

We celebrated our 30th Birthday this week (though we still look 25 honest).

Families and volunteers had a wonderful time choosing crafting sessions.  The children made rag dolls, autumn pictures, rattly bottles, model figures, and everything you can think of from a paper plate.

Brilliant entertainment was laid on by Tricky Ricky and we had funny food related stories from Mrs Mash and her knitted mice.  Lewis Notarangelo from Immagine set up a photo studio and took incredible family portraits.  Faces were exquisitely painted with delicate stars and rainbows and this marvellous cheeky dog.

Liberton Green Watch even brought their fire engine and let the children clamber all over it.

We couldn't have done it without a fantastic team from Standard Life who came to help (I think they'll be booking Tricky Ricky for their Christmas do).

stirytelling girl

Stories in the Park - Midlothian Playday

29.07.2015 - 09:09

We'll be setting up camp for lovely outdoor storytelling sessions in Vogrie Country Park, for Midlothian's Playday on Weds 5th Aug.

We'll be there all day, you can drop by any time to hear masses of stories.

Midlothian’s Playday is not just a great day out, it’s about spreading the word about the importance of play. This year’s theme is Play more…

The Playday Play more… campaign is calling on everyone to help make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play more. Not only do children have a right to play, playing more is crucial for children’s health, well-being and happiness.

More info about the play day:

Come and chat to us if you are interested in volunteering, we'll tell you all about the great job our volunteers do to support families.


Mum and baby swimming

Free swims for families

23.07.2015 - 14:59

We want our families to have more fun, so the families we work with are getting free swimming vouchers to use in Edinburgh Leisure pools.

It's part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy to inspire lasting change in Scotland.  In partnership with the Big Lottery and Edinburgh Leisure we want to encourage as many families as possible to make splashing about for fun part of their regular routine. uk