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Clearburn Picnic and Play Area

New Lanark

01555 661 345

  • Adventure play park for kids
  • Great place for a relaxing afternoon
  • Exciting nature trail available
  • Ideal picnic location
  • Created with the help of local school pupils
  • Popular area for families

With adventure play areas, a giant willow storytelling dome, a secret hideaway tree house, bug hotels and so much more, this new park is set to become an integral community resource which further complements the remarkable New Lanark World Heritage Site.

The park, which opened in September 2014, is nestled behind the Institute for the Formation of Character giving kids have a real sense of adventure and excitement as they explore the same area that Robert Owen would have sent his schoolchildren out into to learn more about the area’s stunning landscape.

The development has been made possible through a BIG Lottery Community Spaces Programme grant and a partnership between New Lanark Trust and The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership.

Children from New Lanark Primary School, Robert Owen Memorial Primary School and Lanark Primary School also played a key role in the development of the play area with their ideas and drawings being incorporated into the area.

As an added bonus, New Lanark have carved the names of each of the school children who were involved with the project so that their contributions will be recognised for generations.

Volunteers from Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership and Clydesdale Community Initiatives have constructed a willow dome which is as a centre piece of the new play area. Among other things, the dome will be used for children’s story telling sessions.