Tree-mendous summer fun for kids

Over 90 children from across Fife enjoyed the great outdoors during the summer holidays on adventure weeks organised by Fife Childcare and Early Years Services Play Development team.
Over 90 children from across Fife enjoyed the great outdoors during the summer holidays on adventure weeks organised by Fife Childcare and Early Years Services Play Development team.
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More than 90 children from across Fife enjoyed the great outdoors during the summer holidays on adventure weeks organised by Fife Childcare and Early Years Services play development team.

And more sessions are to be arranged at Letham Glen in Leven, in the October holiday fortnight, to capitalise on the success.

The budding summer adventurers, aged five to 12, used their imagination in very creative ways to build dens, fires and rope swings, hunt for bugs and make new friends, as well as tree climbing (pictured).

Feedback from parents was very positive, with comments including: “It was easy to book, the location and time was good, and the kids totally loved it.

“They got to do stuff that they probably wouldn’t be allowed to normally, like sawing wood and setting fires, and they came back filthy and exhausted (which is always a good sign!) and desperate to go again.”

Another parent commented: “I really can’t emphasise enough how delighted my children were. Having the outdoor theme was so exciting – and the things they were doing appeared to be going back to old-fashioned fun, in a safe way.

“My son was delighted he got to use a saw and my daughter just loves being outside. It was truly a fabulous experience for them.”

Sharon Faulkner, practice development officer, said: “The outdoor adventure weeks proved extremely popular over the summer holidays and the feedback we received from children and parents has been fantastic. We will build on the success of the summer and continue to provide quality play experiences for children and families in their own communities.”

In addition to October’s Adventure Week in Leven, another is set to take place at Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy, while Glenrothes, St Andrews and Dunfermline provided the summer venues.

For further information on booking places, contact Linsey Sanders on 01592 583146.