Abbeywood Tots Graduates day

All of the staff at Abbeywood Tots were delighted to see so many parents, carers and children at our graduation ceremonies in July. Although we were only saying goodbye and good luck to a small number of children at certain nurseries, it was fantastic to have so much support from their loved ones and we hope that you enjoyed the performances as much as we did. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our graduates the very best for their new journeys in September – we can’t wait to hear how you get on as you will all be very missed!

With the summer almost at an end, in our latest blog we thought we would take a look at the different ways our staff and children from our nurseries in Filton, King Street, Stockwood, Knowle and Station Road have been having lots of fun in the sun over the last couple of months – read on to see what they’ve been getting up to!


The tadpoles have been going on lots of walks recently, where they have been recording the different types of transport that they have seen. The bees, caterpillars and butterflies have also been having lots of fun exploring natural materials, and during a visit to Wild Place they collected different objects which they had lots of fun painting back at the nursery.

King Street

The caterpillar and butterfly babies have been learning how to keep themselves cool on hot days by making their very own ice lollies – yum! The pre-school children have also been spending plenty of time outdoors in Queens Square, playing different sports and taking part in team building games as they get ready to welcome their new friends to the frog group in September.


Sports day was enjoyed by the frogs, who had a great time in the egg and spoon race and sack race. It was also great to see so many parents taking part in the relay race too! The butterflies also collected apples that had fallen from the tree in the garden and made apple printing pictures which were really colourful and beautiful!

Station Road

The babies have had lots of fun reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar and enjoying a picnic outside with the pieces of fruit that are mentioned in the story. The frogs also took a trip to the allotment to plant seeds, and spent some time looking for mini beasts and learning the life cycle of a butterfly too.


The tadpoles have been busy taking part in lots of forest themed activities, where they used hammers, pegs and tarpaulin to build dens and magnifying glasses to look for different creatures in the allotment. The children also went on a trip to Blaise Castle, where they especially enjoyed playing parachute games!

As the August Bank Holiday is just around the corner, we’ve put together some suggestions for activities that we think the whole family will love if you fancy getting out and about this weekend:

Saturday 26th August

The Old Market Assembly are hosting kids party favourites Sharky and George for a morning of fun and games that the whole family will love as part of their Summertime Family Festival – this is your chance to party to some great tunes! Find out more and get your tickets here

Saturday 26th August – Monday 28th August

Would your little ones love pretending to be a pirate for the afternoon? Then this is the activity for them! At 2pm and 4pm daily, the Treasure Island Story Walk will trace the footsteps of Long John Silver and will take your little pirates on a trip round the Bristol docks that they’ll never forget!