Thursday, 29 December 2016

December Update

New Roundabout

With easy wheelchair access, the new roundabout in the play area, offers endless twirling fun for all abilities. Happy swirling and do tweet us your roundabout selfies!

Woodland Learning Zone

Following in-store voting in Tesco, we are very pleased to tell you that we have been awarded a £12,000 Bags of Help grant! Thank you to everyone who supported us!

Work has already begun to create trails within the woodland thanks to East Lothian Council's Criminal Justice Team.

Robin Wood of Wildchild Designs has been commissioned to carve a storytelling bench, seat and an entrance way. Robin has worked extensively with the Woodland Trust to create the secret homes of the Glingbobs and Tootlflits in Pressmennan Wood so, as well as being sustainable and locally sourced, you can expect something rather magical!

Heritage Labyrinth

Sadly, our labyrinth project didn't make it through to the finals of Aviva Community Fund. However, we are delighted for our neighbours, Preston Lodge RFC, whose bid for child-sized equipment made it to the next stage and we wish them luck. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and share the information.

Lothian Folklore Challenge

If you read 'Tim's Tales' in the East Lothian Courier on 24 November, you might have spotted our Clootie Tree! Storyteller Tim Porteus had the great idea to give stories this Christmas and would love to receive folk tales associated with East Lothian places (including Cuthill Park!). You can send your stories to Tim at If you need inspiration, take a look at the Woodland Trust 'Make Believe Game' page.

See you in 2017?
  • Get out more
  • Grow vegetables
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Exercise regularly
  • Make a difference
  • Learn new skills
  • Watch less TV
  • Meet new people
Do any of these sound familiar? At the start of each new year, many of us make a New Year's resolution. The Friends of Cuthill Park charity always needs new volunteers so how about we help each other out?

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Winter Fun Ideas

Magic Fairy Doors
Winter Hunt
Twig Star

More ideas here