Picnic & Play

Picnic & Play is a version of Porridge & Play that takes place in outdoor or cultural venues, such as a museums, galleries and parks.

Rather than soup or porridge, we have a picnic meal, with the same delicious fruit and crunchy veg, cheese and hummus! Find out more about the food in the Lickety Kitchen!

The sessions take the same format as Porridge & Play – an hour of drama-led games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play for the whole family., followed by a delicious group meal. The session ends with Reflective Drawing and the Lickety Gallery, where everyone is invited to present their drawing and talk about what they thought about the session.

Picnic&Play – Glasgow Botanics

Picnic & Play is an opportunity for members of the Licketyspit Children & Families network to meet and play the games they know together, and explore new cultural venues around the city. It is also an opportunity for new families to discover Licketyspit, and the Lickety Playcard repertoire!

We have held Picnic & Play at venues including WHALE Arts, North Edinburgh Arts, the Glasgow and Edinburgh Botanics, City Arts Centre, GoMA, Lauriston Castle, the Tall Ship, Riverside Museum, Glasgow Green and the Glasgow Women’s Library.

“The picnic was fab! Did not expect so much lovely fruit! Thank you for a fabulous playtime!” (Mum, Edinburgh Botanic Gardens)

“We really enjoyed being here. This is good thing to take us out of our stress for a while.“ (Mum, GoMA)

These FREE sessions are very popular and spaces are limited, so we have a ticket ballot system – email CFN@licketyspit.com or text 0741 380 0342 to enter the ballot and please state which Picnic & Play session you would like to attend, your children(s) names, age(s) and postcode.

Sunshine & Sausage Rolls!

August 22nd, 2023|Comments Off on Sunshine & Sausage Rolls!

Find out what the Cranhill  group got up to in their latest Picnic & Play adventure! BALLOCH We had a WONDERFUL trip to BALLOCH with the Cranhill Families! We enjoyed [...]

Picnic & Play at The Tall Ship!

August 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at The Tall Ship!

It wasnae a dark n stormy night for our motley jelly headed crew!  Excited our friends gathered below deck on the Tall Ship... We played games & sang some of our favourites [...]

Funky Lions! Unicorns & Dancing Dragons

July 21st, 2023|Comments Off on Funky Lions! Unicorns & Dancing Dragons

37 play in The Green Green Wood! There were 37 of us to play in The green green North Kelvin Meadow & Children’s Wood last Friday for the Maryhill/Ruchill Licketyspit [...]

From Bridgeton to Troon – dancing, sea, sand & a big bye to Ruby!

July 13th, 2023|Comments Off on From Bridgeton to Troon – dancing, sea, sand & a big bye to Ruby!

Salsa, Sand, Sea & Send offs TROON We had a WONDERFUL trip to TROON with the Bridgeton Families! Some of us – led by Taz & Andre - had to [...]

Treasure Hunts, Witchy fingers & lots of SEA

July 12th, 2023|Comments Off on Treasure Hunts, Witchy fingers & lots of SEA

Curious shells, Sunny spells, Mermaid Grandma, Ice lolly Treasure! Castlemilk group’s latest adventures Week 3 of Porridge & Play Castlemilk 2023 Wednesday 12th June We had a truly wonderful time [...]

Picnic & Play Balloch!

July 7th, 2023|Comments Off on Picnic & Play Balloch!

Picnic & Play Balloch, 2023 Friday 7th July It was a beautiful Sunny day for our Online group's Picnic & Play Balloch! We announced ourselves to Balloch Castle as BIG as [...]

If you are involved in a community or arts venue and would like to find out more about hosting a Licketyspit Picnic & Play, please get in touch – info@licketyspit.com