Midlothian has the bookbug

Bookbug Session
Bookbug Session

This year’s national bookbug week kicks of with a free event at Vogire Park on Monday, offering fun and games for children of all ages.

Catriona Wallace, early years operations manager at the Scottish Book Trust explained why Vogrie Park was chosen to launch this event: “We were keen to do something in Midlothian, so we thought Vogrie Park was the perfect setting.

“We are working on the theme of adventure this year so we were looking to have an outdoor event.

“It’s going to be a great day for families. We have something for children of all ages.

“There are lots of really great things happening.

“Midlothian Ranger service are leading expeditions through the park, we will have pond dipping and a bookbug treasure trail.

“Picture book author Catherine Rayner is coming too. She is fantastic, she is really well known in the picture book world, so we think it will be great for the kids to see her drawing.

“We’ve got lots of other great thinks like bookbug sessions, bubble man and balloon man are coming along and we’ll have insect handling.

“We expect lots of young children along, so we will have baby sensory and a soft play area in Vogrie House.

“We will also have a craft area, outdoor games, face painting and the run of the park, all for free.”

Bookbug week launch event, at Vogrie Park, Monday, May 20, 10am - 4pm.