​News & Events

Daffodil Bulb Planting Day!

A big thank you to those who turned out for our daffodil planting on Saturday 13th November 2021.

We had wonderful weather and managed to plant 450 bulbs in an hour and a half! We separated into teams and developed various techniques for getting through the tough grass. 

The daffodils are planted at the north end of the Field to discourage passing folk from picking them, and just inside the border of unmown grass at the edge of the pitches. Hopefully, they will make a splendid display in spring next year.

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Teams of jolly volunteers of all ages busy with spades and bulb planters. Thank you, everyone!

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Look out for our daffodils in the spring!

Gaelic Football

If your children are interested in getting involved in Gaelic Football this details are here on this 

Our First BIG PICNIC!

After a gloomy start to the day, the sun broke through and shone on our Big Picnic event on Sunday 22nd August 2021. 

 

As it was the first event of its kind, we had no idea how many folk would come along with their picnic blankets and sandwiches, but we estimate a couple of hundred turned up to enjoy our wonderful playing fields!

The ice cream van was a big hit of course, but there were also stalls selling children's books, school uniforms and orange squash, plus free activities such as 'Guess the seed pod', 'Make a Seed Bomb!', a Scavenger Hunt and a colouring-in table.

 

Thanks go to our fund-raising team for their inventiveness, enthusiasm and hard work. We'd also like to thank Edinburgh Leisure for opening the toilet facilities in the pavilion for the event, and providing much-needed rubbish bins.

 

Sporting activities were also in evidence. Niall Considine, the Dunedin Og Club Development Officer, organised gaelic football games and team sports for youngsters, and the Friends of Wardie Playing Fields held running races for children (and adults!) later on. 

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Above: the first comers gather around the stalls

 

Right: Our chair, Sheila Ross, opening the  event

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It was great to see so many people coming together after these many months of isolation, and enjoying a care-free afternoon.

 

We'd like to thank everyone for coming along to make the event such a success, and donating generously to the Friends of Wardie Playing Fields. We raised at least £265 in cash towards our wild flower meadow, and the text-giving has yet to be counted. 

Roll on next year!

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Left: Children racing for the finish line

Below: Lots of fun with the giant ball on the Gaelic Football pitch

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Left and above: Sanna's Seed Bomb stall. Who knew re-wilding  could be so much fun? Mix it up, let it dry and take home to create a patch of wild flower colour!

Gaelic Football

This all looked so much fun on the day, and if you have children who would like to try Gaelic Football, Niall would love to hear from you. Girls and boys of all ages are most welcome. Contact him using the details opposite:

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Donate

With help from the Council, the Friends group are hoping to plant a wildflower meadow in the strip of land adjacent to Granton Road, to encourage biodiversity. This is the section that has been fenced off next to Granton Road.

 

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to help us raise funds.
We need £300 to help towards the costs of the project and you can now help by sending a simple text!


Donate £3 by simply texting WARDIE to 70085
Or, you can give any amount up to £20 by adding it after the keyword.
So to donate £5 text WARDIE 5, or to donate £10 text WARDIE 10.