Bo’ness families enjoy fun day at Beecraigs

Carriden Community Volunteers delighted its supporters by putting on a family fun day and barbecue at Beecraigs Country Park last Thursday.

Throughout the summer, the group has put on various events for the children of Bo’ness and their parents, grandparents and carers - click to see slideshow of photos.

As well as arranging fun 
activities for children, the group has also run an older generations afternoon club for some time. The idea 
behind the recent fun day was to bring both groups together.

CDL worker Catriona Morrison, who supports the group, was thrilled with the turnout.

She said: “It was a great day and we had over 60 
people there.

“It’s important for the group to continue to run events like this because it allows children to spend more time with their parents and the older generation.”

The group have designed its activities for children in a way which is a lot of fun, while at the same time providing 
educational value.

Activities at the barbecue and fun day included a scavenger hunt, where the children had to find and learn about the different species of plants and animals in the area.

Education has been at the heart of the activities this summer.

Catriona added: “Throughout the summer the group has held various events.

“We have had an Independence Day, on July 4, where the children took part in American themed activities and where they learned about the importance of the day.

“We also took them on a story walk in Bo’ness. This got them thinking about what’s on offer in the local area, which is one of the group’s main aims.”