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Children's Wood at North Kelvin Meadow

Children's Wood at North Kelvin Meadow
North Kelvin Meadow is a piece of green space between Clouston Street, Sanda Street and Kelbourne Street (opposite the Scout Hall). In 2008 the local community started a campaign to save this piece of land from developers after Glasgow city council rejected out-of-hand a survey which showed that local residents overwhelmingly supported the creation of a multi-use (allotments, community orchard, wild meadow and a small wood - the Children’s Wood) green space on the former playing fields.

The Children’s Wood on the meadow is described as one of the last semi-wild spaces in the West End. There are regular events including puppet shows, storytelling (featuring Tam Dean Burn - there are great clips on the website), picnics, forest school, a toddler/pre-school meet-up all aiming to connect children to nature. At a time when there is much debate about what childhood is in the 21st century, the Childen’s Wood helps families rediscover the pleasure and benefits of playing outside.

The programme of events at the Children’s Wood does something else too. It demonstrates just how valuable this piece of wild land in the city is and the role it plays in enriching the lives of children and families in the community. To find out more about the Meadow and the campaign to save it please check out the website.


Visit: www.thechildrenswood.com
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