In Autumn

Ochre, russet and brown leaves envelope our woodland. Riversiders kick up the leaves, fish the river, harvest their homegrown veg and pick apples.

Child Eating Porridge Beside Outdoor Fir
Mud kitchen play in outdoor nursery
Toasting bread on campfire at children's nursery West Lothian
Tree climbing at a forest school in Scotland
Muddy Play at nature kindergarten
Girl hiding under apple tree
Child walking and exploring open space
Boys use wheelbarrow in role play outdoors
Child in a field at forest school
Child overlooking river at forest school
Child collects and studies insects at West Lothian kindergarten

In Winter

The landscape is clear and the elements amaze us. Riversiders wrap up so we can walk, play and explore in snow, ice and rain. We're outside having fun in all weathers.

Muddy play at a forest school in Bathgate
Snow play at a nature nursery West Lothian
Nursery outdoor arts and crafts in Scotland
Children running in nature
Children exploring wild spaces
Children at forest school Bathgate
Child enjoys the view over west lothian
Child explores frost on a nature walk

In Spring

We witness new growth and feel warmth in the sun. Kids enjoy planting vegetables, dozing in hammocks and long walks in the Spring sunshine.

Exploring water affordance in elemental play
Rope swing outdoor play
Elemental discovery play with water at Scottish nursery
Children gardening at outdoor nursery
Child weeding the nature kindergarten allotment
Child pulling weeds in nursery allotment
Child water play
Child holding a worm at nature kindergarten
Children's wellies
Loose parts play

In Summer

Riverside is a lush green wonderland and our kids enjoy hiding among the leaves, chilling in the sun, cooking on campfires and paddling in the river.

Mud Affordance outdoor nursery
vestibular development forest school
embodied learning in nature
real life learning with fire
elemental play, learning about fire
Wayfairing child with time and space to explore
Tree climbing and feeling content
Tree climbing and relaxing in nature
Campfire at nature kindergarten Scotland
Child walking in nature through the woods
Water affordance in elemental play at forest school
Exploration and discovery play in water

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9 Riverside Lea, Blackburn, Bathgate, West Lothian,  EH47 7EL, UK

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Nursery outdoor arts and crafts in Scotland

We do as much outside as possible including activities which are traditionally enjoyed indoors