February Family Activity Days 2018

Lothian Autistic Society is delighted to announce the schedule for our February Family Activity Days. The family days are open to families of children and young people with autism and other additional support needs.

We have three dates during the February Holidays where families can come together in a supportive environment to experience something fun.


Monday 12th February:

Outdoor adventure day at Wiston Lodge, Biggar (https://wistonlodge.com/).

Wiston Lodge provides “physical, mental and spiritual challenge in a safe and sheltered environment”. The adventure day will include archery and climbing or bushcraft along with a chance to explore Wiston Lodge’s fantastic Path of the Little People engaging in music and storytelling.

This is an all-day event (10 am – 5 pm). We will be providing transport from Edinburgh to Wiston Lodge. However, you are free to take your own transport if this is easier for you.

There are 30 spaces on this Activity Day, both adults and children are able to take part in the activities.

Thursday 15th February:

Rock Climbing at Alien Rock (https://www.alienrock.co.uk/index.html)

We will be running two rock climbing sessions at Alien Rock, Newhaven on the afternoon of Thursday 15th February.

Session one: 12 pm – 1.20 pm

Session two: 2.30 pm – 4 pm

There are 18 spaces in each session. Both adults and children can participate. Instructors will work with groups of 6 to support the teamwork needed to rock climb.

Friday 16th February:

Variety Afternoon at the Fort Community Centre (1 pm – 3 pm)

We will be hosting a Variety Afternoon at the Fort Community Centre, Edinburgh. We will have visiting arts and craft instructors, Animal Man’s Mini Zoo, the Waggy Dog Project, lots of games and play opportunities including messy play. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet other families, relax and play in a supportive and safe environment. Refreshments will be provided.

There are 55 spaces available for the Variety Afternoon.

There will be a limited number of our office team on hand during the Activity Days to guide you and answer any questions.

These events are free of charge. However, donations are gratefully received and will help us provide further Activity Days and family events in the future.

If you would like to book a place on any of these events, please email or phone the office on 0131 661 3834. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If you are booking more than one event, please indicate your preference in case of oversubscription.

We hope that you are able to come along to these events  – we’d love to see you!