Moray features high in top parent/child activities

Bid to find best parent/child activities
Bid to find best parent/child activities

A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT Minister is urging parents and guardians to vote on their preferences for children’s activities throughout the Grampian region.

The ‘Play, Talk, Read’ survey lists activities throughout Scotland that have been suggested by parents and carers – now a search has been a launched to select their favourites.

Of the 30 activities identified in Grampian one-third are in Moray, including activities such as playing with cowrie shells on Lossiemouth’s West Beach to watching jets fly over Duffus Castle, counting legs on starfish at Findhorn or reading a story in Hopeman’s beach huts.

Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell commented: “PlayTalkRead is all about enjoying time together with your wee one to help their brains grow.

“It does not need to involve lots of toys or extra equipment – the 30 Things To Do in Grampian list offers lots of free ideas that have been suggested by parents and carers across Scotland, so it is truly by parents and for parents.

“As a mum of two young children I know first-hand how difficult it can be to find new and exciting activities for the kids to enjoy – so by voting for your favourite activity not only allows you to have your say for your local area, but you might discover some fun new ideas too.”

Everyone who votes by visiting and selecting ‘Grampian’ will be entered into a prize draw to win a bumper box of PlayTalkRead prizes worth £250.

Once the results are in, PlayTalkRead will share the top things to do in Grampian, as voted for by parents and carers.

Moray activities included in the Grampian list:

  • Playing with cowrie shells on the beach at Covesea Lighthouse
  • Watching the jets flying over Duffus Castle
  • Counting the legs on a starfish at Findhorn Bay
  • Visiting our local library for free stories, songs and rhymes at a Bookbug Session
  • Acting out the Wolf from the ‘Three Little Pigs’ and blowing Elgin Cathedral down
  • Reading the road signs on the way to a fun day out at Moray Motor Museum
  • Reading a story to the hielan coos at Baxters in Fochabers
  • Following signs to the woodland walk at Linn Falls
  • Reading a story in beach huts at Hopeman
  • Following the signs to Sueno’s Stone in Forres on a sunny day