L A S C L Y AG M
Kirkcaldy, Dysart, Thornton, Kinghorn, Burntisland, Aberdour, Glenrothes & Surrounding Areas
DAILY DIARIES For Pre-School and Out-of-School Activities
NEWS Nourish Support Group Jack and Jill Market Playzone’s New Look
OUT & ABOUt Craigtoun Country Park Lochore Meadows
FOCUS ON World Book Day Mother’s Day What’s On for Spring Family Fun
sPRING Mother’s Day What’s On For Spring
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE!
For Local Parents, Carers & Kids
Link Street, Kirkcaldy
SPRING IS COMING! Am I the only one fed up with this Winter? I’ve been getting all excited about the tiny flashes of colour from the Spring bulbs popping up, and the little birds starting to sing, could it almost be over? Well, to help get you in the mood, my Spring issue is here!! Firstly, I’d like to welcome Glenrothes to their first edition of The Scallywag, hopefully, you will find the contents of this magazine as useful as others have- and if you do, let me know! Now, to get you all back outdoors this Spring, I have included features on Craigtoun Park -a great day out with the kids, and Lochore Meadows-a local, but under-rated place to visit as it has something for everyone and for the most part its FREE! Life, however, isn’t all fun and games for everyone these days, so, I decided to introduce a couple of groups trying to make a difference in our community, such as, Nourish Support Group, The Jack and Jill Market and Abilities 4 All. Also, articles such as Mother’s day and World Book day to help keep you up to date with what’s on-so no excuses if you forget. I hope you enjoy this issue and as always this magazine is for all of you- to bring local people together with local businesses and activities, so, if you have any ideas on what you would like to read about, if you’d like to tell me what you think, or if you’d actually like to contribute to the next issue please get in touch. Have a wonderful Spring everyone!
Diary Pages Library Pages Pre-School Diary Out of School Diary
Out And About
Page 11 Page 12-13 Page 13-14
Craigtoun Country Park Lochore Meadows
Page 5 Page 8-9
Playzone’s New Look Nourish Support Group Jack and Jill Markets
Page 17 Page 20
Features World Book Day Mother’s Day What’s On for Spring
Focus On Scottish Perfection Family Fun
Family Health Get Kids Eating Their Greens
Page 11 Page 21 Page 19
Page 8 Page 22 Page 23 Page 21
FRONT COVER I would like to thank
Rebecca Mcmorine, age 12 from kirkcaldy
for designing this wonderful Spring picture for my front cover.
If your child would like a chance for their picture to appear on the front cover of my next edition, they need to design a “Summer” picture and send it to the address below. A winner will be chosen and will feature on the front cover of the next issue. Just include your child’s name, address and a contact number or school.
Contact us To discuss and book advertising space, ideas for future articles or just to let us know what you think of the magazine, please get in touch by any of the following means: 127 Cumbrae Terrace, kirkcaldy, kY2 6SQ firstname.lastname@example.org 07841 922823 www.thescallywag.co.uk The Scallymag (kirkcaldy) @Scallymagkirkc Whilst every care is taken to ensure the information contained in this magazine is true, accurate and fair, the publisher cannot take any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions, or for events arising from the use of this information. Any statements or opinions given in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher and no products and services mentioned in articles or adverts are officially endorsed by them. © 2013 All content of this magazine is copyright. No part of it may be reproduced by any means or in any form without written permission from the publisher.
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OUT AND ABOUT
St Andrews KY16 8NX www.friendsofcraigtoun.org.uk
ust two miles from the centre of St Andrews lies Craigtoun Country Park; a beautiful place with mature trees, shrub and grass areas, as well as a modern children’s play area, gardens and picturesque ponds. In recent years this park has attracted some bad press, as some visitors felt it was becoming run down and under maintained, so, in 2012 a group called the ‘Friends of Craigtoun’ formed. They began working in partnership with Fife Council to run the amenities in the park, and have since returned some of the original rides to the park, including the ‘Puffing Billy’ tractor ride. In addition to the Craigtoun Miniature Railway and Puffin Billy Vintage tractor rides, park facilities also include; trampolines, boats, crazy golf and putting, a bouncy castle and some pedal cars for the under 8s. Plans for this year also brings a 30 metre zip line and a ‘trim trail’ which are to be installed by the council in time for this year’s busy summer season, as well as, a new railway station and some shelters in the park. A nature trail leaflet is available from the ticket office and for those of you who like Geocaching, there are four sites within the park to try out your skills. If you like to explore, there’s
Italian garden, greenhouses, formal gardens and assorted other Victorian ornamental features. The park has a good size café which is open to coincide with when the attractions are open. It is also hoped that there will be a kiosk open during busy times for drinks and snacks. The park has toilet facilities - with disabled and baby changing areas although these are based at one side of the park. With loads of open space for families to enjoy, you can bring all sorts of games, and toysor even a picnic to make a proper family adventure day, there’s so much to see and do inside this park, you will need a whole day to explore. Also, if you have a special occasion to celebrate you can now pre-book the large picnic barn. The only drawback being, there is no toilet facilities on this side of the park but that’ll give you lots of excuses to go for a walk back and forth. It is hoped that in the future this will be available for every day use (for wet weather etc but at present it remains a wonderful place for a party).
The park is open all year round and entry is FREE. The paid activites in the park available from March to October each year at various times:29 March-27 April- available eveyday 28 April -29 June- available weekends 30 June - 31 August - available everyday 1 Sept - 26 Oct -available at weekends. Although there is a small charge for the attractions -which you need to buy very reasonable tickets for- its a very nominal charge and compared with other parks is well worth the money, especially the day tickets. You can also take the dog along but just keep them on the lead in the children’s areas.
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