Let their imagination fly with October activities

21 Sep 2021 | News Story

ANGUSalive has activities to entertain all ages, interests and abilities this October.

Children will be able to enjoy the Angus Glens by joining a Countryside Ranger for a walk in Upper Glen Clova to find out about the natural history of the area and hopefully have their very own encounter with a Golden Eagle.

Budding paddleboarders can enjoy the stand-up paddleboarding revolution at Monikie Country Park where they can learn to paddle and progress their skills in this increasingly popular water pursuit. With falls into the water a guarantee, this course provides plenty of fun and laughter!

Conservation activities are also available and include Adventure Week, Wild about Wildlife and Nature Ninjas.

To celebrate the current Royal Scottish Academy’s ‘Ages of Wonder’ exhibitions, workshops inspired by the critically acclaimed exhibitions have been curated for creative kids to enjoy. Budding artists can learn how to sketch and draw people at Montrose Museum, whilst over at the Meffan Museum in Forfar, future fashionistas can learn about printmaking techniques that are used in artwork to create a bag with their very own design.

National Libraries Week will see much-loved Bookbug making a special appearance at Friockheim and Letham Parks giving families the chance to join the mobile library for a fun Bookbug outdoor session where they can also select books.

Kids can let their imagination fly at the Craft in the Library sessions or Book Illustration Workshop where 8 to 12 year olds can learn to create their own book cover for a book of their choice.

Term time favourites such as football, gymnastics and trampolining will be available as a holiday activity, along with the ever-popular and fun Multi Sports.

Activities are tailored to suit all abilities, additionally there are activities for specific disability and inclusion groups. New to the Disability and Inclusion offering is Wheelchair Sports and Paddle to Pedal. If someone requires that bit of extra support, a buddy can be arranged to assist with this at no extra charge. There’s also autism friendly activity hour at the Signal Tower Museum and a sensory poetry walk that will take place at Forfar Loch. If you’ve ever wondered what happens in museums at night, families can book in for a lamplit tour of Forfar's Meffan Museum to find out.

For those who’d rather be out in the great outdoors, National Poetry Week provides the perfect excuse for a Family Poetry Walk at Scurdie Ness and Forfar Loch Country Park.

And if all of the above still sounds a bit too much work….why not catch a movie at the new Disabilty and Inclusion Family Movie Night at Montrose Library.

All activities will follow all the relevant Covid safety requirements.

To view and book your October activity visit www.angusalive.scot/holiday-activities.

Kids enjoying multi sports at Montrose Sports Centre

Kids enjoying multi sports at Montrose Sports Centre