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, CrianlarachPitlochry and New Lanark.

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.

Summer term 2018

All Wednesday evening sessions up to the summer break are in the park. 

  • Wed 25th Apr - Litter pick
  • Wed 2nd May - Den building
  • Wed 9th May - Chalk drawing
  • Wed 16th May - Games
  • Wed 23rd May - Allotment activities
  • Wed 30th May - Flour trail
  • Wed 6th June - Kites for peace
  • Wed 13th June - Instrument making and singing
  • Wed 20th June - End of term picnic

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.