Thursday, 24 February 2011

Friends meeting

Next meeting of Friends of Cuthill Park takes place
Wednesday 2 March
7 p.m.
The Goth

Amongst other things we will be discussing: the next steps for the Community Garden; events in the park; and site security.

All welcome!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Have a WILD adventure in three easy steps

VisitWoods logo   nature detectives logo

child bursting through paper

1. find a wood near you to explore
2. choose from 20 activities to do while you're there
3. share your photos and stories to inspire others
oak treenature detectives wildlife club arrowfind a wood using VisitWoods
Free activity booklets
woodland log booknature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland log booklet
winter play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter play booklet
picnic basketnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter picnic ideas and recipes 
Hunt for wildlife
tracks hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal tracks spotter sheet
birds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird tick sheet
colour bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowcolour bingo
hunt for early signs of springnature detectives wildlife club arrowearly spring spots
amphibian spotsnature detectives wildlife club arrowfrogs, toads and newts 
'minibeasts on the ground'nature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast iDial
flowers id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowspring flowers tick sheet 
texture trailnature detectives wildlife club arrowtextures scavenger hunt
twigs and buds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig ID sheet
treasure hunt bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowbag for collecting treasure
blindfold exploringnature detectives wildlife club arrowblindfold tree exploring
winter ice artnature detectives wildlife club arrowice mobiles
sense of adventurenature detectives wildlife club arrowsense of adventure
stick weavingnature detectives wildlife club arrowstick weaving
treasure hunt scrapbooknature detectives wildlife club arrowtreasure hunt
tree facesnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree faces
twig towersnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwig towers
welly wandernature detectives wildlife club arrowwelly wander
Had a wicked day out?
Share your stories and photos on the VisitWoods website and inspire other kids to have adventures in the woods too :O)
instructions for adding content to the VisitWoods websitenature detectives wildlife club arrowhow to share your stories and photos
Please remember to get your mum or dad's permission before posting content to the VisitWoods website.
Like these ideas?
Get an action-packed nature challenge every single week in the Woodland Trust's nature detectives CLUB 
A brilliant way for kids to get up close to nature!

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Cuthill Park, Prestoungrange Road, Prestonpans
ENTRY FEE : £2pp, kids under 12 go free
Come along and enjoy the best food on offer from East Lothian and Edinburgh. Including Seafood, International Food (Indian, Chines, Thai, Polish), speciality foods (ice crea, cheese, chocolates)
Whilst tucking into delicious fare, relax on the rolling green hills and enjoy the all day live music, wander through the array of arts and craft stalls or browse the car bootie! There will also be something for the kids - bouncy castle, face painting, rides.
For more information contact Adele Conn on or Carol Black on
This event is being organised by Adele Conn, Andrew Blair and The Goth
To book a pitch on the day please email Adele or Carol for booking forms.
Food Pitches cost £40
Arts, craft and car bootie cost £20
You will be provided with a pitch only, you must bring all your own equipment
The Prestoungrange Gothenburg - seafood
Simply Scottish - seafood
Fantoosh Art - Face painting

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Prestongrange Museum Consultation

Do you visit Prestongrange Museum or its Grounds?
Maybe you use the cafe, visit exhibitions, attend events or walk your dog?  Would you like to be able to walk from Cuthill Park through the woods to the Museum?  We would!!!!!
East Lothian Museums Service is looking for your help! They want to find out how people use the Prestongrange site at the moment, both the museum and its grounds. By understanding their audiences, we aim to provide improved services in the future.
Have Your Say Meeting
7pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 24th February 2011
Pennypit Centre, Prestonpans
Refreshments provided. All welcome.
RSVP to Audrey Edmond on 01620 828 222 or email
Can't make the meeting but still want to have your say?
  • Complete our Online Survey
  • Visit the display at Prestonpans Library in late February