We ran a den-building event on behalf of Friends of Possilpark Greenspace at their 'Clay pits' site for their 'Bats, Beasties and Buried Treasure' event 2014.
We invited children and families into the plantation forest to make use of the trees felled in the wind along with some other materials to make a variety of tents and structures.
For many kids this was their first experience making their own dens and being trusted to use tools. The event was a great success with as many parents as kids all getting their hands dirty.
Since then we have been very glad to hear that the local kids have continued their intererst in this 'old fashioned' play; begging their parents to be allowed to build more dens in the area.