Family fun in the woodlands

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22 JULY 2013NEWS RELEASE No: 16009

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Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting local families to come and join a Woodland Fun Day in NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital grounds on Saturday 3rd August. The day will involve activities for the whole family such as face painting, pond dipping, guided walks and cycling.

Part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s partnership with NHS Forth Valley is to encourage the use of the woodland around Forth Valley Royal Hospital, and active events will be going on throughout the grounds from 11am until 4pm like Kids’ Zumba and a rowing challenge. There will even be a Bike Doctor for anyone needing their bicycle checked.

The Commission is inviting all families to come along on the Saturday with their children and enjoy getting involved in something active and educational.

On site at the Fun Day will be Gordon Harper, community ranger, and other Forestry Commission staff who can talk about the wildlife and trees and answer any questions.

Gordon commented: “Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors and with all the lovely weather we have had recently, the Fun Day is a fantastic excuse to get the kids outside and active. The woodland at Larbert is the perfect setting for a fun, family-friendly day out.”

The event is free to all and no booking is required, just turn up on the day. Free parking will also be available

Notes to Editors

1.    Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s Environment & Forestry Directorate

2.    For news, events and recreation information log on to or

3.    The FCS agobair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridhcoilltearachdRiaghaltasna h-Alba agus a’ riaghladhnan 660,000 heactaireanann an OighreachdnaCoilleNàiseanta, a’ dìonadh, a’ cumailsmachd air agus a’ leudachadhnancoillteangusbuannachdan a thoirtdhacoimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidhagus, agobair an aghaidhatharrachadhgnàth-shìde.

4.    The Year of Natural Scotland 2013, the final in a series of four focus years, is a chance to highlight the great natural assets of our country and celebrate our reputation as a land of outstanding beauty. New and existing events throughout the year will promote ways in which visitors can enjoy our beautiful landscapes, wildlife and heritage responsibly.  

5.    Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0131 314 6508.