Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Postcards from the Park 2010

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (BIG) have again joined forces with parks charity GreenSpace to launch the ‘Postcards from the Park’ photo competition.

For your chance to win a trip to London and £1,000 worth of Jessops vouchers, enter at the Postcards from the Park website.

We think we know a perfect park to take your award-winning photos.  It has beautiful views across the Firth of Forth, plenty of flora and fauna and beautiful artwork.  Let us know how you get on!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Team Green Britain backs Bike Week

Being on route 76 of National Cycle Network, Cuthill Park welcomes cyclists and on today, Green Britain Day, we thought we'd share some bike news.

bike week logo Team Green Britain has joined forces with Bike Week, the biggest cycling event in the UK, to create Team Green Britain Bike Week 2010.

Running from 19-27 June, Team Green Britain Bike Week aims to show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. It’s a great opportunity to promote cycling as an everyday, healthy and practical lifestyle choice that can help the planet too.
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By working together, we aim to make this year’s Team Green Britain Bike Week the biggest yet – encouraging half a million people to join in events, rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around.

Already Team Green Britain’s support has made a difference, enabling the funding of 13 workshops for event organisers, as well as new event organiser guides. Plus, in a new feature for 2010, Team Green Britain event sustainability consultant and professional ironman triathlete, Toby Radcliffe, will provide expert advice on how to minimise the environmental impact of your Bike Week event.

To find out how you could get involved today, visit - and remember to hold your event in Cuthill Park!

National Childminding Week - National Childminding Week

National Childminding Week

National Childminding Week12 - 19 June 2010

National Childminding Week celebrates all that's great about childminding. What will your celebrations be - and will they include Cuthill Park?

Find out what it's all about here.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

National Family Week - 31st May - 6th June

National Family Week is the UK's biggest annual celebration of family life aiming to highlight the importance of quality time together and promote the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

This year, thousands of record-setting, action-packed and fun-filled family events are taking place in every corner of the country so families everywhere can enjoy eating, learning, playing, exploring and getting out and active together.  Here's some ideas for celebrating National Family Week in Cuthill Park.

Monday:  Family Week Picnic - Mmm, enjoy the sunshine and take a few sandwiches and plenty of water.  Remember to take something to sit on too!
Tuesday: Family Week Film Day - Why not hire a movie We bet it's a while since you've watched Jurassic Park (Prestonpans Blockbuster, Prestonlinks Shopping Centre.  Tel: 01875 810891).  Alternatively, take a leaf out of the Nature Detective's book and make your own Minibeast Film in the park.
Wednesday: Family Week Story Time - it couldn't be simpler, take a book and make yourself comfortable.  Here a couple of our favourites: 

Thursday: Family Week Big Day Out - Why not join us with other families and go for a walk around the area.  Bring a dog!
Friday: Family Week Games Night - Take Jenga or a chess set to Cuthill. 
Saturday: Family Week Sports Day - Rounders or Swingball anyone?
Sunday: Family Week Feast - Round off the week's events with a barbecue and dream of the day when Cuthill has it's own clay bread oven!

More info: