Welcome to #30mins30days in September! Every day we will suggest an activity which you can do right here in Falkirk to get you active, whether mentally or physically. Please let us know what activities you are trying by joining in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #30mins30days. We look forward to seeing which activities prove popular and to see who is trying something new!
DAY 7 : Go to the park
Days out with the family don’t need to break then bank! Since the sun is shining and it’s a holiday Monday (here in Falkirk, anyway!), it’s the perfect time to pack a picnic and head to the park.
Whether you are taking the dog for a walk, or getting the kids active in the playpark, or just looking for some quiet time to enjoy a walk, a jog and nature at its best, you don’t have far to go.
Muiravonside Country Park is a beautiful parkland area with the added benefit of Newparks Farm, with a variety of animals to visit. You can even become a Friend of The Farm! The Steadings Café is open from 11am – 3pm serving homemade soup, sandwiches and more.
The Helix is our newest park and is always busy on a sunny day. With the Adventure Zone play area situated close the Plaza café it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee while the kids are using the equipment. However, we encourage adults to “test” the equipment too!
Callendar Park is especially popular with dog-walkers and runners although with the kiosk and Castle Callendar on hand (and Callendar House nearby should the rain come on) you can easily spend a day there. The Tearoom is serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea should you leave the picnic at home.
Kinneil Estate and Woods are the ideal settings for a long afternoon’s walk, spotting wildlife as you go. The recently refurbished Kinneil Museum is open daily from 12.30pm – 4pm and although Kinneil House is not regularly opened, there is an open day on 19 September as part of Doors Open Day. Guides from the Friends of Kinneil will be on hand to take you through the house and tell you its fascinating story, including a nearby Roman fortlet and the resident ghost!
So get your walking/running shoes on, (dogs/children optional!) and head to your local park!
Monday, 7th September 2015