Date Change Reminder

A wee reminder that September’s Volunteer Day is postponed until NEXT weekend, 2nd October, 11am-3pm.

We will then continue our usual pattern of Volunteer days being on the last Sunday of every month, 11am-3pm.

Next dates: 2nd Oct, 30th Oct, 27th Nov.

We will also take a break in December.

2nd Oct, join our Conservation Day Facilitator Eilidh and the Dirty Weekenders (Edinburgh Uni Conservation Society) for tree care and path maintenance.

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October Events at Three Hares

Sunday 2nd October – Montly conservation day!Our monthly conservation day has been post-poned by a week this month. Instead of happening on the last Sunday in September, it will take place on Sunday 2nd October, 11 – 3pm. This is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

Please bring packed lunch, warm clothes and suitable shoes. Hope to see some of you there!

If you are unsure how to find us, either by public transport or car, all the information can be found here https://three-hares-woodland.org/how-to-find-us/
Saturday 8th¬†October – MUSICAL FOREST LAUNCH! On Saturday 8th October we’re celebrating the newly built Musical Forest by having our OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY! ūüėÄ

Join us at the woodland from 12 – 2pm where there’ll be:
– Talks from the designers and builders of the Musical Forest, and an opportunity to ask any questions.
– Musicians invited down to perform in the space.
РOpportunitiy to find out about future events and how to get involved. 
– The chance to jam and play with the outdoor instruments.
Saturday 15th October DAYTIME РStorytelling on the land! Continuing our VisitScotland Storytelling events programme, join Dougie Mackay for storytelling and nature crafts on Saturday 15th October, 12 Р4pm at the woodland.

This is a family-friendly public event open to all with more details announced soon. 
Saturday 15th¬†October EVENING – IT’S CEILIDH TIME! We’re back – three years later – for another fundraising ceilidh! This will take place in Edinburgh city centre on Saturday 15th October, 7pm.¬†Tickets are now LIVE!!

All money raised will go directly towards continuing to manage the woodland for people and nature.¬†The ceilidh will also be an opportunity to find out what we’ve been up to over the last few years and how you can get involved.¬†

If you are able to donate any raffle prizes, please get in touch with Alice at 3hareswoodland.funding@gmail.com. 
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Conservation Volunteering Day this Sunday the 28th

Join us this Sunday for another fun conservation day.

Sampling from one of our very first conservation day now looking a lot bigger thans they did 5 years ago.

This Sunday from 11am till 3pm we’ll have our monthly conservation. After a warm summer we have lots of sorting out as parts of the land are very over grown. We plan to do some braken removal and of course our all important tree care.

Lots of stakes and tree guards which we use to keep our saplings safe from the ever hungry deer!

Make sure to bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing as ever the unpredictable august weather is still with us. This is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

If you are unsure of how to find us either by public transport or car all the information can be found here https://three-hares-woodland.org/how-to-find-us/

Hope to see some of you there!

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Next Musical Forest workshop – Saturday 13th August

Join us for an afternoon of music creating at the Musical Forest!

Mischa Stevens, a professional musician and music teacher, will combine found sound with storytelling while teaching you different rhythms and facilitating a jam session. We have a number of hand-made instruments for you to get involved with, ranging from marimbas, cajon, bass kalimba and pipes

Tickets are essential and limited – so register early.

SIGN UP HERE

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Youth Story Camp – Storytelling and Nature Connection

On 7th-9th July, Dougie Mackay and Elly Kinross welcomed kids (7-12 yrs old) to Three Hares for a three day non-residential Story Camp, as part of Visit Scotland’s Year Of Stories.

What happened?: We had a great time at our Summer Storytelling camp. We spent time exploring the Three Hares playing, crafting and storytelling. We played games of sneaking, running and hiding. We made clay paints, leaf and flower prints and elder beads. We listened to stories about greedy monkeys, grumpy old women and magic hats! We used our imaginations and took inspiration from nature to create worlds where sticks were moustaches, confused each other with riddles of knights and nights and shared tall tales of castles, keys and talking cats.

“I thought it was really amazing. I loved the most when we were at the river. I felt sad when it was over and would love to do it again!” Participant Age 7

“A great activity for kids! Also what a lovely, wildy place to get to enjoy for myself when I was dropping my child off and collecting them again. Good for me to be able to enjoy being close to nature for those moments too.” Participants Parent

Look out for details of our next Youth Story Days: Rekindling The Ceilidh on the 3rd September and 1st October. Or email threehareswoodland@gmail.com for more info.

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Lughnasadh: Tree Care and Harvest Ceilidh

Sunday 31st July 11am-4pm

Volunteer Conservation Day

Come help rewild your local woodland, taking care of baby trees as they thrive through different difficulties of long grass & deer!

11-4pm Tree care & woodland conservation
3-4pm Harvest feast potluck (/bring your own food) & harvest song/story share

This event will begin promptly at 11am and end promptly at 4pm.

Donations welcome.
All ages willing to help care for baby trees welcome.
U14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Share with anyone who may be interested, please and thaaaanks!!!

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Midsummer Medicine and Storytelling

Last Sunday (26th June) we had a great day at Three Hares, despite the changeable weather! Stories by the fire, foraging walk with focus on folk medicine, Nettle Ointment making, kids games and hanging out. “Light hearted, fun and interesting. A great day out for the kids.” – Participant Feedback. Thanks for coming down!

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Youth Story Camp 2022

Sign up is now live for our Youth Story Camp 2022!

Purchase tickets HERE!

Building on from the success of Story Camp 2021, this three day non-residential camp will take place at The Three Hares Community Woodland from Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July, 11am – 3pm.

Last years Story Camp

It is open to 7 – 12 year olds and will give the opportunity for older children to enjoy some creative outdoor time in a welcoming environment, to hear stories and create some of their own. Fireside storytelling will be mixed with exploration, games and creative activities. The focus will be on wellbeing, nature connection and fun…and the group will also have the opportunity to explore the Musical Forest!

Children should be dropped off with a packed lunch at 10.30am for an 11am start and collected at 3pm.

The camp will be facilitated by professional storyteller and outdoor facilitator Dougie Mackay and a small team of staff. Places are limited and booking is essential. Cost is £15/session or £30 for all three days.

If you have any questions please contact threehareswoodland@gmail.com.


We look forward to welcoming you!

Monsters made at last years Story Camp
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This Sunday 26th: Midsummer Medicine Public Event @ The Three Hares

Come join storyteller Dougie Mackay and Folk Medicine Maker Jess Raine for a mixture of herbal tales, foraging and ointment making.

Dougie will bring a mixture of folk and faery tales of plant lore and midsummer magic. Jess will guide the group in brewing up some wild concoctions over the open fire, creating some ointments for participants to take home.

In the beautiful natural surroundings of the Three Hares woodland, there will be plenty of space to explore and relax, with some games organised for children.

The last gathering was a blast, and this one should be likewise!

Timetable:

12-1: Arrive, explore, packed lunch, fire lighting

1-1.45 Storytelling

1.45-2.30 Foraging walk or games

2.30-3.30 Ointment making

3.30-4 Closing story

Tickets are essential and are available on a sliding scale from ¬£0 ‚Äď ¬£8. Please purchase¬†HERE.

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Rekindling The Ceilidh – Youth Storytelling and Nature Connection Continues This Weekend!!

Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? Had interest in our Youth Storytelling Programme but forgot it was on? This Saturday, 18th June, from 11am-3pm we will have our third session, all kids ages 8 – 13 are welcome!

Following on from the success of our Story Camp in 2021, this programme will give the opportunity for older children to enjoy creative outdoor time in a welcoming environment, to hear stories and create some of their own. Fireside storytelling will be mixed with exploration, games and creative activities. The focus will be on wellbeing, nature connection and fun.

The camp will be facilitated by professional storyteller Dougie Mackay and outdoor facilitator Elly Kinross. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform at a series of public storytelling and craft events at The Three Hares over the summer months, if they so wish.

We have places left but booking is essential. Cost is £15/session. If cost of attending is a barrier please get in touch at threehareswoodland@gmail.com.

To book tickets: https://threeharesyouthstorytelling.brownpapertickets.com/

The Youth Story Telling Programme at Three Hares is part of Visit Scotland’s Year of Stories.

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