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Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
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Good evening everyone! Hope you have all had a fab summer! We have had a busy two days getting ready for everyone coming back and very much looking to seeing you all!

A few important pieces of information...

A reminder to all P1 parents that your child will be collected by their class teacher at 9.15am from their line which will be clearly marked in the playground. You will have the opportunity to see them settled into class.

We are introducing a warning bell at 8.58am so pupils can start making their way to their areas.

P2/3-P7 will make their own way inside on the 9am bell.
P2 will continue to line up to be collected by their class teacher.

You will see our fantastic developments in our playground... unfortunately with the weather these have not had a chance to be completed and must not be used by the children for the next two weeks. We would appreciate your support with this 1st thing.

Any pupils requiring medication administered at school please catch Heather 1st thing to make arrangements.

PE will start tomorrow and days for classes are as follows:

P1 Mrs Clarke Tue & Wed
P1 Miss Orr Mon & Wed
P2 Wed & Fri
P2/3 Mon & Tue
P3 Tue & Thu
P4 Wed & Thu
P5 Tue & Fri
P6 Tue & Wed
P7 Mon & Thu

Please do not worry if PE kit is not organised for this week.

There will be staff in the playground before 9am tomorrow to support these new arrangements.

See you all then!
Mrs Kennedy
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It's time. They're actually leaving us today! Wishing all of our P7 Class of 2019 the very best of luck at Lornshill. Have a safe and happy summer ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ˜Žand #bethebestyoucanbe as you start this fresh chapter. #goteambanchory
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
No bedtime story tonight folks as we've been so busy with end of term. But...we are waiting for the P7 leavers' video to process and will upload that for you later on tonight instead. It's gonna be an emotional one but especially great for anyone who didn't manage the assembly and, of course for the P7s to keep forever!
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Copied from another FB page! Thought it was worth sharing...
For those who have kids and for the summer holidays : Here's a list of things to do in the summer holiday....what a fab list of ideasโค

๐Ÿ’ด = costs
๐Ÿ†“ = free (ie. no admittance fee)
โ˜€๏ธ = sunny days
โ˜”๏ธ = rainy days
๐Ÿถ = dog friendly
โ™ฟ๏ธ = accessible

๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Aberdour Beach, Fife FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Aberfoyle (David Marshall lodge, Lodge forest Visitor Centre) FREE
๐Ÿ†“ Activity centre, Linn park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Adventure Planet softplay, Cumbernauld, ยฃ9.50 play & eat
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Aerial Adventures, Livingston. From ยฃ5, under 1s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Almond Valley, Livingston, ยฃ6.50-ยฃ8.50
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Almondell & Calderwood country park, Broxburn FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Amazonia @ M&Ds, Motherwell, ยฃ4.75-ยฃ6.20, under 3s free (ยฃ1 Mon-Thur after 3pm)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Aquatec, Motherwell ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Ardardan Estate, Cardross, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Arnprior Farm (seasonal...pumpkins, lambing), Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Arran (ยฃ- ferry)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Ayr Beach, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Auchingarrich wildlife centre, Comrie ยฃ6.95-ยฃ8.45, under 2s free
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Badminton For you, Cumbernauld ยฃ4-ยฃ6, Adventure Bouncy Castles
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Balloch Country Park - loch side walks / tree trails/ picnicking / sandy play park FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Dalmarnock. FREE. (Can register kids online)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Barons Haugh Nature Reserve, Motherwell, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Barshaw Park, Paisley - duck pond / model railway / small animals / play park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Bearsden Ski Club ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Beech Tree Inn, Dumgoyne by Killearn - animals/food ยฃ (kids eat free)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Bellahouston Park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Bishopbriggs park Fairy trail carvings FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire ยฃ (kennels for dogs at entrance)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Boswellโ€™s Coach House, Auchinleck - small play area, walks, castle ruins, coffee shop
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Bounce & Tag Active, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Briarlands Farm, Stirling ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Broadwood Stadium Gym Play, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Burngreen park, Kilsyth FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Burntisland, Fife FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Burrell Collection, Glasgow FREE (currently closed for refurb)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Butterfly & Insect World, Edinburgh Dobbie's ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Cafe Ceramico, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Cairnie Farm & Maze, Cupar, Fife - Mar-Oct, ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride FREE (zoo entry ยฃ1.50 adults, 50p kids)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Callendar Park, Falkirk FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Camera Obscura, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Campsie Glen gallery & cafe, nr Lennoxtown ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Carmichael Estate, nr Biggar ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Castle Semple Country Park, Lochwinnoch, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Cineworld & Odeon Kids Club ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ City Kids Adventure play, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ City Sightseeing Tour, Glasgow (Hop on Hop off) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Clarkโ€™s Little Ark, Sanquhar, D&G (animals) FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Coats Observatory, Paisley FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Cocoabean Chocolate Factory, Braehead Soar ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Cocoa Bean Company, Kirkcudbright ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Colzium Estate, Kilsyth - visitor centre, cafe, play area etc. FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Conifox Nursery & Adventure Play park, Kirkliston ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Coopers Coffees, Hamilton - children's baking / biscuit making ยฃ9.95
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craft Daft, Ayr, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craft Daft on a Raft, Kirkintilloch ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craigend Nursery - indoor sandpit, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Craigieโ€™s Farm Shop, Edinburgh. Pick your own fruit, min spend ยฃ3
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Craignethan Castle, Lanark, ยฃ, under 5s free
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Craigtoun Country Park, St. Andrews ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Crawick Multiverse, Sanquhar, D&G, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Cream oโ€™ Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet - adventure playground, nature reserve, etc. ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Crieff Hydro ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Culzean Castle, Maybole ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Cuningar Loop, Dalmarnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dalgarven Mill, Museum of Ayrshire Country Life & Costume, Kilwinning ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dalkeith Country Park, FREE (playpark entry ยฃ3-5, under 3s & adults FREE)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Dalscone Farm Park, Dumfries ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dams to Darnley County Park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ David Coulthard museum, Kirkcudbright ยฃ (children go free with cocoabean workshop)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ David Livingston Centre, Blantyre (weekends) ยฃ (currently closed for refurb)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dhoon Beach, Kirkcudbright FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dino Park, Dumfries ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ DinoM8, Airdrie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Doune Castle, Perthshire ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries & Galloway ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dumbarton Castle, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dumfries house, Cumnock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Duncarron Medieval Village, Carron Valley ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dundonald Castle, Kilmarnock ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ East Links Family Park, Dunbar ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ East Yonderton (fruit)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Edenmill Farm Shop, Blanefield, ยฃ5.95 2 hour eat & play, adults free
Edinburgh Castle ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Edinburgh Zoo ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Eglinton country park, Irvine FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ EICA Ratho - Clip 'n Climb, nr Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Engine Shed, Stirling, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Falkirk Wheel ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Finlaystone Mansion House, Port Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Flanders Moss national nature reserve, nr Kippen, Stirlingshire FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Flip Out Trampoline Park, Rutherglen ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Free Wheel North, Glasgow Green ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Fullarton Fairy Trail, near Troon, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ 5 Sisters Zoo, West Calder, ยฃ9.95-ยฃ11.95, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gambado Softplay, Barrhead, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Garscube Playrooms, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gatend Equestrian, Barrmill, Ayrshire - horse riding, grooming etc. Weds & Fri, must book, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Glasgow City Treasure Trail, starting @ George Square, ยฃ6.99 to download (2 miles)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Glasgow West Treasure Trail, starting @ Hillhead Underground, ยฃ6.99 to download (2 miles)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Climbing Centre ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Glasgow Green FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Museum Resource Centre, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Glazed (ceramics), Langside ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Go Wild Soft Play & Party Centre, Bridgend, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gooey Events Limited, (parties, school visits, bookable events - inc. Time to Slime), Livingston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gourock Outdoor Pool ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gravit8, Airdrie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Green Aspirations, Drymen ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Greenbank garden, Clarkston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gruffalo trail - ardkinglas estate, Argyll ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Hamilton Water Palace - swim pool with pirate ship ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Happy Town NL, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Heads of Ayr farm park, Ayr - animals & play park indoor/ outdoor ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Hollywood Bowl, Springfield Quay & Bargeddie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Holmwood House, Cathcart (seasonal) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery @ Glasgow Uni FREE (ยฃ mackintosh house)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ I-play softplay, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Inveraray Jail, from ยฃ6.75, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride, FREE (ยฃ activities)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Jeely Piece Club, Castlemilk ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Jolly tots & Cookies play cafe, Uddingston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Jump-N-Joy Trampoline Park, Tullibody. From ยฃ5
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf, World of Golf, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Jurassic Jungle soft play, Possilpark ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Kelbourne Play Group. The Scout Hall, Kelbourne Street, Friday 10am to 12pm. ยฃ2
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Kelburn Castle, North Ayrshire - bird sanctuary, forest trail/park, indoor/outdoor play, ยฃ30 family ticket
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelpies & Helix Park, Falkirk FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow- museum & cafe, toddler group Friday's FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvingrove Park
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvinhall toddler Gym time, Tuesdays & Fridays ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Kids Town Role Play, ยฃ6.95 (adults free)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kilmardinny Loch (in bearsden for a Gruffalo Hunt) FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Kings park, Stirling - adventure playground FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Lake of Menteith / Inchmahome Priory, nr Stirling ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Lamont City Farm, Erskine - small animal petting FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Lanark Equestrian Centre (pony rides) ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Landmark Adventure Park, Aviemore, ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Largs FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Linlithgow Canal Centre ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Linlithgow Palace ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Linn Caves, Baldernock FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Linn Park Adventure centre / Playground, Glasgow (booking advisable) FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Little Critters, Stirling (in Dobbies), small animals / birds of prey, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Little Potters (pottery painting), above Little Coffee Company, Paisley ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Little World of Play, Cowdenbeath ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Loch Katrine, Trossachs FREE (ยฃ boat ride)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Loch Leven RSPB, Kinross ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Luss ยฃ2/ยฃ3
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Loch Lomond shores - outdoor play park nearby FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Lochwinnoch RSPB ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Lollipop Land soft play, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Low Park Museum, Hamilton ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Lunderston Bay, Gourock, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Mabie Farm Park, Dumfries (Mar-Oct) ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Make Do & Grow, Govan. Free drop in arts and crafts and affordable creative workshops, ยฃ2-3
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Maleyโ€™s Artisan Chocolates, Falkirk - chocolate making / decorating classes. Weekends, holidays, some mid-week, ยฃ10
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ M&D's, Motherwell - funfair ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mariner Leisure Centre, Falkirk ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Milk Barn, Falkirk - ice cream parlour on farm, ยฃ (tables outside)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Millport - hire a bike / play on beach ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mini Beatz (sensory dance, birth to preschool), Glasgow & Airdrie classes. From ยฃ3.50
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Monkey Madness soft play, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Movement Park, Whiteinch ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Muddy Boots Farm, Cupar, Fife ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Mugdock Park, nr Milngavie - muddy walks/ ranger activities / garden centre FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Muiravonside Country Park, nr Falkirk, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Muirshiel Country Park, Lochwinnoch, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mystic Monkeys Soft Play, Kirkintilloch
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ National Museum of Flight, North Berwick, from ยฃ7, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, from ยฃ4, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ New Cumnock outdoor pool, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ New Lanark - museum/play area/outdoor walks ยฃ & FREE (dogs not permitted inside)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, from ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Newmilns Snow & sports complex, east ayrshire, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Orcadia Trampoline Centre, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Overtoun Park, Burnside, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, from ยฃ8.10, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ People's Palace & Winter garden, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Pirate Pete's, Ayr ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Platform @ Argyle St Arches, every Fri, Sat, Sun, independent street food stalls (+ some events for kids) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Plean Country Park, Stirling FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Police Museum, Glasgow merchant city, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Polkemmet Country Park, Bathgate FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Pollok Country Park, Glasgow (inc. dinosaur trail & fairy garden) FREE (exc Pollok House)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Potter Around, Kirknewton (nr Edinburgh) ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Purves Puppets, Biggar ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Queens Park & Glasshouse, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถ Rainforest Adventure, East Kilbride & Motherwell ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Ravenscraig Activity Centre, Greenock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Reidvale Adventure Play, Denniston, from 50p
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Riverside Museum & Tall Ship, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Robert Burns Birthplace, Alloway ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Rock n Roller, Cumbernauld, ยฃ5 plus skate hire
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Roller Stop, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Rothesay Castle, From ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Rouken Glen Pottery, Giffnock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Ryze Trampoline Park, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Science Centre, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Scotkart, Cambuslang & Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Scotland street school, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar, from ยฃ6, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, from ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish maritime museum, Dumbarton & Irvine, ยฃ (up to 3 kids FREE with paying adults)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre, Glasgow west ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Scottish Owl Centre, Bathgate, ยฃ, under 3s & carers FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Sealife centre & Aquarium, Loch Lomond, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sensory room, Hillington (@ the experience), ยฃ (book a free session)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate Glasgow, from ยฃ3
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Snow Factor, Braehead ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Southerness Beach FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sportsquad - varied sports classes for 2-10 year olds. Mainly East Dunbartonshire.
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ St. Andrew's Botanic Gardens, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ St Mungo's Museum, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Stirling Castle ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Strathaven Park, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Strathclyde Country Park, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Summerlee, Coatbridge FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Tantallon Castle, North Berwick ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tentsmuir, Fife - Nature Reserve, Beach, Forest, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ The Alpaca Trekking Centre, Thornhill, Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ The Children's Wood, Glasgow West, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Craft Pottery, Glasgow City ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ The Ecology Centre, Burntisland, Fife ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ The Experience, Hillington ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ The Lighthouse, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Messy Place, Bishopbriggs, ยฃ (book places, 10.30-11.30am)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ The Tall Ship, Glasgow Riverside - museum / cafe / teeny under 5 soft play FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Wee Mud Hut, Blantyre - pottery classes, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถ The ZooLab Jungle Room, Larbert, open Apr-Oct, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Time Capsule, Coatbridge - fun swim pool ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tir Na Nog, Balfron - holistic centre & shop/cafe ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Tollcross Farm, Glasgow - small animals FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tree stumps in Balloch Park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Urban Gymnastics, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Victoria park, Glasgow west - fossil trees & play park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Vikingar, Largs ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Wallace Monument, Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Waverley Excursions, Lancefield Quay - boat trip ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Wellsfield Farm Park, Denny ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Whitelee Wind Farm, nr Eaglesham FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Wild Adventure (soft play), Drumchapel, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Wonderworld Softplay, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Woodland Fairy Experience, Balfron ยฃ5 (includes tea/coffee/biscuits), under 2s free
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, Cumbernauld, ยฃ under 3s free

(Copied and pasted...Hats off to the person who wrote this all out, best list a parent could have!)
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub
Due to the Norovirus outbreak across Clackmannanshire we had to cancel our scheduled P1 parents' presentation at Banchory.

As an unplanned alternative, we are holding a virtual session on Friday 21st June at 1:30pm. Mrs Kennedy will give a video overview of alll the key information every P1 Parent needs to know and helping you understand what we're all about at Banchory.

You can find out about grants that are available and all the important stuff like lunches, PE kit and see the faces of the staff who will be supporting your little people as they start school for the first time in August.

The video will stay available all summer and you will be able to see the questions people asked so don't worry if you can't make it for the live event.
Banchory Primary Parents' Hub

Banchory Bedtime Stories

Stories LIVE on our Facebook hub and a YouTube playlist of our favourite stories


Banchory Bedtime Stories Playlist


How Can I Support My Child’s Learning?

Plan trips and travels as a family

Have a family approach to travel. Investigate the area and explore the culture before you go. Get children involved in pricing and research. Read reviews together.

Help them find the answers to their questions

Children are curious. They ask questions. Google has the answers when you don’t. Why not ask Google together and enjoy discovering new things together.

Watch a family movie and talk about it

Movies can make us think about issues and ideas in new ways. Make some popcorn and have a family movie night watching one of these great movies.

Write or tell stories together

Writing and telling stories can be a fun way to develop your child’s language skills and imagination. WHO?ย ย WHAT? WHY? WHERE? WHEN? are the important questions every story needs to answer.

Explore the World online

Can’t afford that trip to Australia? Explore it anyway with virtual trips. Watch travel shows on YouTube for a country. Price up a trip for fun. Watch a movie that’s set there. Cook up some country themed food. Get Google Maps and Google Earth on the go and walk about the streets.

Speak With Them

Words are hugely important in a child’s development. Talk to them as much and as often as you can. Point things out from the bus and the car. Shareย ideas. Tell stories from your childhood. Help them understand the world.