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Let us know what you thought about taking part in the project. You will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a balance bike or scooter for your child!

Walking Bears Survey

An exciting new project for children aged 3 – 5 and their families to encourage active travel and connection with local organisations, venues and green spaces in the Bridgeton, Camlachie, Dalmarnock and Parkhead areas.

The Walking Bears project aims to engage one third (around 250 children/families) of the pre-5 population (mainly 3 – 5 years) in the Bridgeton, Camlachie, Dalmarnock and Parkhead areas in a physical activity project to help encourage active travel, community connection and engagement in local services, organisations and green spaces.

In summary, the project aims to:

  • Encourage walking for local journeys
  • Increase exploration and use of local greenspace
  • Raise awareness of and confidence engaging with locations of interest
  • Improve engagement with local organisations/services

The project has now ended in the Bridgeton, Camlachie, Dalmarnock and Parkhead areas after a successful pilot project in 2019! Work continues in local nurseries and organisations and read below for more information on our Family Teddy Walks in the area!

Family Teddy Walks

Bring your Teddy Bear and join us for a series of Family Teddy Walks in Bridgeton and Tollcross!

Families will embark on a short walk led by Glasgow Life staff and visit various attractions and activities in the local area. These will include the likes of Glasgow Green, Free Wheel North and the People's Palace in Bridgeton, and Tollcross Park, Tollcross Children's Farm and Shettleston Library in Tollcross. Both will require the completion of some Teddy Tasks along the way!

Walks will alternate between Bridgeton and Tollcross so will take place every 2 weeks in each area. Dates for each are listed below:

Bridgeton

Meet in Bridgeton Library

Thursdays 13th & 27th February

Thursdays 12th and 26th March

11.00am - 12.00noon

  • Open to all families with children aged 0 - 5 years
  • Light lunch provided after the walk in Bridgeton Library Cafe 
  • Alternative activities can be arranged if weather is poor

 

Tollcross

Meet in Tollcross International Swimming Centre

Thursday 20th February

Thursdays 5th and 19th March

Thursday 2nd April

11.00am - 12.00noon

  • Open to all families with children aged 0 - 5 years
  • Light lunch provided after the walk in Tollcross International Swimming Centre Cafe
  • Alternative library and/or sports centre-based activities can be arranged if weather is poor

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