caring for people and planet
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Booking is essential. To book, please text us on phone 075 0443 8763
Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
Vegetarian soup and bread will be served on your arrival. You are very welcome to bring any other extra snack for yourself and your family.
Please bring a spare set of clothes for your child if they would like to play in the stream. The stream is a great source of fun for the children and the adults.
suggested donation per family per day (high / medium / low income / benefits):
Children accompanied by parents or guardians have a free space. Please talk to us if further assistance with finances is needed.
Take bus 44 or 44A to Balerno
From the City Centre it takes around 30 minutes in the bus to Balerno. Stop at 3rd bus stop after little roundabout. Walk for 15 minutes (about one mile) into Cockburnhill Road into the countryside. Pass farm on your left, pass farm on your right, pass sign saying Bavelaw garage, keep going straight ahead, the yurt is right there to your right. If you need a lift or more directions please text us on phone 075 0443 8763.
Mini bus coming from Portobello
If you don't drive and public transport is difficult for your family, we offer a mini bus coming from Portobello. Please contact Claudia on phone 075 0443 8763 to reserve a place and for further information.
From the city centre in Edinburgh, go in the direction of Lanark Road West, pass Juniper Green and Currie villages. Balerno is the next Village. At the roundabout go straight up the hill, pass all houses on your right, when you see the last house, a cream house in the corner, turn right into Cockburnhill Road. Pass farm on the left, pass farm on the right, pass sign saying Bavelaw garage, keep going straight ahead, the yurt is right there to your right.By car from outside Edinburgh:
Follow directions to A71. At Hermiston Gate Park and Ride roundabout turn left, at next roundabout pass Herriot What University on your right, keep going straight ahead up the hill pass another roundabout, keep going up the hill until you come to Main Road called Lanark Road West where you turn righ. Pass Currie village and Balerno is the next Village. Once you are in Balerno, follow directions as above.
Our family have been coming to Nature Connection for a few years and we are always excited when we go there.
Our two kids just love it as there is always lots of nice things to do like playing games, making art using natural materials, learning about bees and nature, making friends and the most important spending time in nature, surrounded by nice and friendly people.
Our son has severe autism and it is very difficult to go out with him as he gets upset easily but when we go to Nature Connection he is always calm and happy and never ever had any meltdown. He loves this place very much and even started taking part in some activities.
Our daughter always looks forward to go to Nature Connection and always asks when we can go again.
We are very grateful that Nature Connection helps us with transport as we don't have a car. This gives us possibility to attend every session.
Nature Connection is great for whole families, not only for kids as they help parents to spend time with their children in a really interesting and nice way.