Category Archives: Trips and Outings

Autumn Adventures

Today some of the children went on an Autumn walk to collect leaves and sticks for the nursery. In pairs the children had a bag to fill, they decided they wanted to have a competition to see who would fill the bags the quickest. As the children were collecting the leaves, we talked about the colours, shapes and sizes of the leaves.

Matthew was very happy with the “big yellow leaf” he found.

Once we had filled our bags, the children discovered some BIG muddy puddles and had lots of fun jumping in them!

The children were very proud of how many leaves they had collected. Abigail thought it would be a good idea to take the leaves to nursery and paint with them.

Playday in Scotland “Playing Together”

Today is National Playday in Scotland.Click on the link below for more information on Scotland’s Play Charter and what it means for our children.


Scotland’s Play Charter

We chose the theme of “Playing Together”, for our Playday event ,so we invited our friends from all the other family centres in the council.  Glen Family Centre, Glenwood Family Centre, Isobel Mair Family Centre and Madras Family Centre were all able to join us which was lovely. We had a fabulous day . The pictures below speak for themselves.

Many thanks to our friends from the other centres for joining us. I hope we can do it again sometime.



If you go down to the woods today….

Some of the children and their teddy bears went off to Busby Glen this morning and afternoon with their teddy bears. It was a rainy day but they didn’t let that dampen their spirits.


Snack time under shelter of the trees

Lots of nice chat and interaction.

Time for Louise to have fun too.

Meanwhile, back at the centre, there was big fun after lunch as the weather cleared up a little. Who is inside this pipe? Answers in the comment box please.

Abigail liked the sound when she blew through this pipe.

Holly and Calum made a “fish tank”

Have  a wonderful weekend everyone xx

GOMA Visit

We walked to catch a train to go into Glasgow for our trip to GOMA and we met Michelle at the station. Rhonda bought the tickets from the machine. The train ride was great and Michelle sat with us on our journey.

As we walked to the Museum we heard a man singing a lovely song, Siri said his voice sounded like violins. There were lots of different smells and Florence said that it made her feel hungry.

When we arrived at the gallery we saw the man on the horse with a cone on his head – we laughed. Kaile said he had seen him before.

Inside the gallery we took a lift right up to the top. Hallie liked the painted windows, she said they looked like rainbows with all the different colours. Siri liked the painted curtains and Florence thought that the green lady in the mural looked a bit scary.

Hallie also liked the bin bag sculptures, she commented that they are funny because they should be in the bin and Siri said the wind blows the bags and it catches on the wires and twigs. Siri said “they should be in the trash.”

The children thought the black and white pictures were very old and that one of the ladies in a picture looked like Rhonda.

We had a lovely trip, we saw lots of great things, we heard beautiful music and we had a picnic lunch. Everyone arrived back at the family centre tired but very happy.



Farm Life

Today some children went on a trip to “The Museum of Rural Life”

Emily and Damon were so excited to tell about all the different things they had seen.

Emily said, “There was a tractor and I was on it, it was big; there were pigs and the wee ones are piglets”

Damon said, “There were chickens too”

Damon also found a treasure chest among the old toys; he told Archie it was a pirate’s treasure chest.

The children had an opportunity to visit the old farm house, meet some of the animals and played a game where they discovered where some farm creatures lived.

They all played for a time in the adventure play area and crossed the wooden bridge.


Kelvingrove Museum & Park

I took a group of children on an adventure this week all the way to Kelvingrove.  We set out from Busby train station.

Then we went on the Subway to Kelvinhall.

We arrived at Kelvingrove Museum.

We used an app and went on a treasure trail around the museum answering questions and finding artefacts in the museum – we won!  Here are some of the artefacts we had to find:

Briar Rose – Sleeping Beauty

The Scotsman

A knight on horseback


The children liked the interactive story about the artist Raoul Dufy.  The story explained how he painted the scene as he sat at the seaside on a sunny but chilly day in the 1920s.  The painting is called “The Jetties of Trouville-Deauville, 1929”.

Amelia and Lily view the Floating Heads Installation by Sophie Cave.

Hugh and Amelia imagine the Spitfire flying in the sky.  We also saw some animals.

Listened to the organ being played.

Met Clyde.

And we found a shoe for “The Smartest Giant in Town” and made funny faces.

Then it was time for some fresh air and exercise in Kelvingrove Park.

Great fun was had by all and we were very tired by the time we got back to Cart Mill.  I can’t wait to go on another adventure.  I wonder where we will go!

Trip To The Shops

After lunch the children went on a trip to the shops.  On the way they noticed lots of patterns in the local environment. As it was a lovely sunny day the children were investigating their own shadows on the ground and were talking about size.

Lewis said “Katie is tall. She is the tallest.”




Kaile spotted a pattern on a drive way he said “theres a pattern on the ground, its rectangles.”


As the children have been learning about money within the numeracy area, they helped Katie take some money out of the bank. The children were recongnising the numbers on the machine and learning that money is exchanged for goods and this is how we pay for things in the shops.



When in the shop purchasing food for snack, the children could recongnise some numbers and they knew that this was called the price.


Siri said “The oatcakes have 9 and 9. ”