On the search for best parent-child activities in region

If you enjoy jumping in the waves at Pease Bay with your wee one, being an otter spotter at Bemersyde Moss, near Melrose or feeding the seals at Eyemouth Harbour, then you may want to vote for the top things in the region to do with your children.

Thursday, 3rd December 2015, 12:12 pm
I took these photos of seals in the harbour at Eyemouth. In particular one of the photos make him look like a trophy hanging on a wall but he was treading water in the harbour waiting to be fed. Taken by Alex McSorley from St Boswells today 3nd September 2014.

PlayTalkRead want you to vote for top things for tots to do in the Borders before voting closes on December 13.

Parents and carers can vote by visiting www.playtalkread.scot/30things, selecting the Borders and voting from the 30 activities listed.

Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a bumper box of PlayTalkRead prizes worth £250.

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Created with the help of parents across Scotland, the list includes activities such as riding a bike together at Glentress forest, looking for crabs and starfish in the rockpools at Coldingham Bay and following the Teddy Trail to the adventure playground at Paxton House.

Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell said: “PlayTalkRead is all about enjoying time together with your wee one. It doesn’t need to involve lots of toys or extra equipment - the 30 Things To Do in the Borders list offers lots of free ideas that have been suggested by parents and carers across Scotland, so it is truly by parents and for parents.”