Cromarty Young People
There are organised activities for young people of all ages throughout the year in Cromarty.
For young children
For the very youngest, the Parents and Toddlers Group meets on Tuesday mornings during term-time in the West Church hall. The Cromarty Childcare Centre offers pre-school education, daycare and out-of-school care.
Youth Club (see Youth Club News sub-menu)
Youth Worker Wanda Mackay organises wide-ranging activities for young people. The term-time schedule focuses on out-of-school meetings in the Victoria Hall. Wanda plans additional outdoor, sporting and physical challenging away-days during the summer holidays. Now that Wanda is Youth Worker for the whole of the Black Isle, some activities are based in Fortrose rather than Cromarty.
A wide variety of activities continues in the Victoria Hall (see Spring 2013)
- Dancing class with Amazing Amy Mullen of Stagecoach (P4–S4): 4.15–5.15pm on Mondays (cost £1)
- Junior Youth Café (P4–P7): 4.00–6.00pm on Mondays (cost £1) All welcome
- Senior Youth Café (S1–S4) from 6.00–9.00pm on Mondays (cost £1) All welcome
- Chanter class (any age) with Father Mel from 3.30–5.30pm on Tuesdays (cost £1) Open to new recruits
- Sports including shinty, football and badminton (P4–S1) 5.30–6.30pm on Tuesdays (free)
- Activities for Juniors and Seniors on Wednesdays
- Senior sailing project with Simon Simms from 6.00–9.00pm beginning 24 April
If you have any questions, call Wanda on 07515717011
Visiting Cromarty with children?
For the bucket-and-spade brigade, the west beach in front of the Royal Hotel (always sandy) and the east beach alongside the Links (rocky towards the east end) are good for sand castle construction and exploration of tide pools.
For school-age children, we recommend: EcoVentures wildlife watching boat trips (for children five years and older), Hugh Miller Museum and the Cromarty Courthouse Museum.
In the Victoria Park you will find an outdoor play area suitable for toddlers and primary-age children, football pitch and enclosed basketball court. There is also a 'pensioners' playpark' adjacent to the children's play equipment — perfect for a grandparent-and-grandchildren's outing.