Play in the Dark is a light hit
Castlemilk Park was lit up after dark as a 1000-strong crowd flocked to Castlemilk woodland to see the Jeely Piece Club’s third annual Play in the Dark.
On Thursday, more than 1000 local residents attended the popular event to experience a magical journey through the woods.
The woodlands surrounding the Jeely Piece Club were transformed in line with this year’s ‘space’theme, with attendees enjoying a galactic woodland walk full of vibrant light and sound.
Supported by Forestry Commission Scotland, Inspiring Scotland, the Big Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life, the event attracted people of all ages. Other activities included marshmallow toasting, playing in the illuminated outdoor play park and dancing the night away to a country western band.
Grace Lamont, head of play at the Jeely Piece Club, said:“The Play in the Dark event has been very popular with families since its inception in 2014, so it’s wonderful that we had the funding and support again this year to create yet another fantastic experience for the local community.
“This year’s event has broken records with over 1000 people attending to the see the spectacularly lit-up woodlands. Kids especially enjoyed playing in the play park, experiencing it within a different environment, adding to the excitement for them. We had 20 dedicated volunteers committed to helping us on the night, and without them, or the funders, this fantastic community event wouldn’t be possible.”
Hugh McNish, development officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, added:“Play in the Dark offers the community a great opportunity to see their local woodland in a different light. The event has built up huge momentum now and local families look forward to it returning each year.”
All smiles The Jeely Piece Club’s play in the dark was a big hit