Families encouraged to become woodland explorers in Falkirk

We’re giving families the chance to explore the critters living along Falkirk’s canals and surrounding woodlands and make canal art at a series of free events this October half-term.

The town’s 200-year-old canals are home to a whole range of fascinating creatures, from hedgehogs and heron to moths and butterflies, and now little adventurers can learn all about what lurks by the canalside at the two free ‘Autumn Creatures’ events.

A further two ‘Nature Art’ workshops are inviting families to get inspired in the outdoors setting, make pictures, sculpt clay creatures and have a go at making a hanging mobile – all made from natural materials!

Sessions are aimed at children and families aged 4-11, are free to attend, and are taking place at The Falkirk Wheel and surrounding greenspace.

Claire Martin, Community Engagement Officer for Scottish Waterways Trust, said:

As a charity, we want to encourage as many little explorers as possible to get outside and experience the benefits Scotland’s vibrant canal network has to offer.

The canals and surrounding greenspace in Falkirk are the perfect place for the next generation to learn, have fun and be creative. This autumn we hope to inspire future canal custodians to enjoy the unique, ever-changing environment of the waterways as it changes from day to day, season to season. It really is the perfect place for children to learn all about, and how to care for, the nature and wildlife on their doorstep.

See our autumn creatures and nature art pages, or for more information and to book a spot contact claire@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk