Glasgow Southside Woodchips


Location: 111 Moss Side Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3TP
Meeting time: Wednesdays at 17:30

Fun and friendly woodchip group for children under 6 in the cosmopolitan southside of Glasgow. Due to the age range we ask that a parent or carer stays and joins in the session.

We enjoy learning about nature and the outdoors in Queens Park and getting messy and creative doing arts and crafts and games inside. We meet in the same place and time as the older Woodcraft Folk groups. In the summer and autumn terms activities are in Queens Park (when weather allows) and in the winter and spring term we meet in Shawlands United Reformer Church Hall, Shawlands, Glasgow Southside.

This is a co-operative, volunteer/parent run group.

Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm every Wednesday during term time

Cost: £5 a month (under 3s are free). This covers our venue, material, refreshments and registration costs.

We also go camping and have an annual winter hostel weekend with all the Glasgow Southside District. So far we have been to Inverary, Moffat, Crianlarach and Pitlochry. We are going to New Lanark with our friends from across Glasgow in November.

Every term we take part in a countryside walk with our Woodcraft groups from around Glasgow. This is always a good time to meet new friends and catch up with old ones and enjoy some fresh air.

Autumn term 2017

All Wednesday evening sessions up to October half term break are in Queens Park - meet in grass area behind goals. Just inside the entrance to the park which is opposite Glad Cafe.

Theme: Health

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Bramble picking
  • Wednesday, September 6th - Music
  • Wednesday, September 13th - Conker collecting / mini garden
  • Wednesday, September 20th - "Anatomy"
  • Wednesday, September 27th - Games
  • Wednesday, October 4th - Drama
  • Wednesday, October 11th - singing around campfire

Half term break - second half meeting in Shawlands United Reformer Church Hall in Moss-side Road.

Theme: Friendship

  • Wednesday, October 25th - Halloween party
  • Wednesday, November 1st - Hug in an envelope
  • Wednesday, November 8th - Woodcraft Folk - span the world with friendship
  • Wednesday, November 15th - Freidnship games
  • Wednesday, November 22nd - Banner making
  • Wednesday, November 29th - Baking biscuits "Schwalbennester"
  • Wednesday, December 6th - End of term party

Other dates

August 26th - Govanhill international carnical

November 3rd - 5th annual hostel weekend, New Lanark

As you can see we get up to loads of different things. If you'd like to keep updated and see more photos of what we get up to, have a look at our Facebook page.

Our catchment area is Glasgow Southside and areas include Shawlands, Pollokshields, Langside, Strathbungo, Govanhill, Newlands, Kings Park, Cathcart, Mount Florida, Battlefield, Giffnock and Merrylee. You are more than welcome to join us even if you live further away. If you are looking for an alternative to Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows or Brownies then feel free to come and try a taster session.