Park fun for Little Saplings
Trees, mud and campfires
Stonehouse’s Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park hosted another successful Little Saplings event recently.
The project is led by the Friends of Stonehouse Park (FOSP) group, and allows youngsters the chance to safely explore the park.
It also lets little ones try a range of outdoor activities, such as creating hammocks, tree-climbing, playing in a mud kitchen and enjoying treats around a campfire.
The next Little Saplings session will be held on Sunday, August 5.
Young visitors to the park are also set for a treat as FOSP will team up with Children’s Activities South Lanarkshire to host a Gruffalo Walk at the park on Saturday, July 28 between 2 and 3pm, followed by a Peppa Pig Muddy Walk on Saturday, September 15.
FOSP volunteers are also busy working on this year’s eagerly-anticipated Fright Night, which will be held on Saturday, October 27.
More than 300 people descended on the park for last year’s hugely successful Fright Night, with performances from The Acting Bairns of Stonehouse (TABS) and Strathaven’s Rankin File, as well as ancient folklore recounted by local historian John Young.
Scarers were positioned throughout the area to add to the spooky night filled with thrills – and FOSP are looking to recruit more scarers for this year’s event.
Anyone who could volunteer on the night, can offer any assistance with the preparations, or who has any ideas or suggestions for the event, is urged to get in touch through the FOSP Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the group has also secured a free tree pack from the Woodland Trust.
The Trust is giving away thousands of trees to schools and community groups, and FOSP were delighted to have their application approved.
More information on the scheme can be found at www.woodlandtrust.org. uk/plant-trees/free-trees/
Hanging around hammock FOSP’S Karen Kelly and two pals try out the
Campfire Youngsters enjoy toasting marshmallows
Take a break The group gather for a snack