The children of Winchburgh staked their ‘claim’ on their own designed playpark in early September. Over 500 children marked the official opening of the Auldcathie Playpark with a picnic and parade of flags featuring their reflections on Winchburgh.

The Auldcathie Playpark has received an investment of £300,000 from Winchburgh Developments and was designed by the children of Winchburgh, pre-covid.

It consists of over 100 metres of children’s play facilities, with a sandpit and sensory areas for toddlers and young children, and adventure play areas for teenagers. The most requested equipment now featured in the playpark includes a witch’s hat climbing frame, a 50-metre fly fox and a large slide.

Mia Hendry flag bearer from Winchburgh Academy commented

“It’s been amazing to have been part of designing our new playpark and now seeing it in real life, it’s even better than we thought it would be. Being part of the ceremony today was a great way to open the park!”


Winchburgh is a £1 billion development encircling the historic village of Winchburgh in West Lothian, seven miles from Edinburgh Airport.  As a Core Development Area of West Lothian’s LDP the Winchburgh masterplan will contribute 25% to West Lothian affordable housing delivery – nearly 4,000 new homes of all tenures are being built or have planning consent. 

New infrastructure will include state-of-the-art schools, a new town centre, improved transport links, a new marina, a district park and a minimum of 40 acres of employment land.  The Masterplan received consent in 2012. Find out more