Girls and public parks – how you can make a difference?

Following on from my article ‘The right to equal play’ that focuses on girls and public parks, I wanted to share with you some information that may be of interest to anyone else who feels inspired to start looking at how they can make a difference to older girls in their own park but doesn’tContinue reading “Girls and public parks – how you can make a difference?”

Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.

Inspired by the newly formed charity – Make Space for Girls – we want to look at older girls views of Rowntree Park and find out how it is used, or perhaps not used. You can read more about the background to this project below which highlights research and findings of studies in the UKContinue reading “Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.”

Rowntree Park York – Forest School for Big Kids!

Saturday 12th of September 2020 10am-11.30am Saturday 17th of October 2020 10am-11.30am Our popular York Forest School for ‘Big Kids’ offer a range of bush crafts and outdoor learning suitable for 6-12 year olds. Sessions can include nature based arts and crafts, use of tools such as knives, drills and saws, fire skills and campfireContinue reading “Rowntree Park York – Forest School for Big Kids!”

Green Woodworking Sessions

 We are offering ‘Green Woodworking’ sessions for  Home Educated children. Starting on Thursday 27th February 2020 1pm – 2.15 (running for 6 weeks) What is Green Woodworking? Green woodworking is a form of woodcraft that works unseasoned or “green” timber into finished items using handtools. It’s a lovely chance to work with the natural materialsContinue reading “Green Woodworking Sessions”

Our AGM

  Our first AGM as a charity took place last month. We were pleased to be able to celebrate lots of successes, and to discuss plans for the year ahead, in a wide-ranging meeting. You can read about some of our work in the Year in the Park document YitP 2019

Woods for Wellbeing Winter sessions

Escape from the stress of life and take some time to unwind and connect with nature. Join us for ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ sessions in the beautiful setting of Rowntree Park’s woods.  The next sessions now available to book are: Friday 22nd of November 2019  – 12.30-2pm Saturday 14th of December 2019  – 10.30-12pm    JoinContinue reading “Woods for Wellbeing Winter sessions”

Festive Forest School Big Kids

Join us for  a ‘festive-themed’ Saturday Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 and over. Saturday  14th of December 1-2.30pm We’re getting festive for our December ‘Big Kids’ forest school.  This month we’re using green woodcraft skills to make mini reindeer and Christmas decorations.  There will be sawing, hammering and hand drilling all followedContinue reading “Festive Forest School Big Kids”

Paid work available!

Wanted: freelance consultant to set up volunteer management systems for us We’re a busy charity, looking after the welfare of the park and its users. Traditionally the Friends offered a range of family-friendly events, and also acted as a representative body, for the council and other bodies. However, increasingly we’re taking on additional activities andContinue reading “Paid work available!”