August/September Central Scotland

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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby FestiveTidings » 19 Aug 2012, 07:07

I'd be central too, I'm on the Livingston South line. Thinking about taking the car so Roo can nap on the way back (devious mummy!)
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby booksnob » 19 Aug 2012, 08:48

The Botanics would be good, but would require an underground or bus ride from the centre. Would that option be too difficult with a double buggy busmother? There isn't a cafe, but there's the Kibble Palace (greenhouse) for shelter, and there's a Waitrose and M&S within spitting distance for supplies.

I haven't been to Glasgow Green for years, but don't think there's a cafe or any kind of shelter there - happy to be corrected by someone in the know! But it is walkable from both stations.

We will be catching the train from Waverley, so happy to meet up with anyone else travelling that way.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Scozzie » 19 Aug 2012, 09:16

booksnob wrote:We will be catching the train from Waverley, so happy to meet up with anyone else travelling that way.


That would be fab, I am utterly hopeless in Glasgow beyond the central shops :oops: And the company on the train would be great too obviously :)
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby qbm » 19 Aug 2012, 11:26

Scozzie wrote:booksnob wrote:We will be catching the train from Waverley, so happy to meet up with anyone else travelling that way.That would be fab, I am utterly hopeless in Glasgow beyond the central shops And the company on the train would be great too obviously


I'll be getting on at Linlithgow - look out for the flustered girl hopelessly trying to get the pram on the train... :D
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Disco » 19 Aug 2012, 20:22

Righto.
Park is a nice idea.

Botanics would be nice, I haven't been there in years :oops:
Its 45 min walk from train stations (according to google maps) OR take a bus from the centre OR take the underground. Personally I find the underground a complete and utter faff with a buggy, one child and one small bag so don't tend to use it any more. Bus might be ok although if there are more than two of us trying to get the same bus this could be a problem. We would all need to get the same bus - 66 runs every 12 mins.. The kibble palace and supermarkets nearby are good though.

Glasgow green- There is a half decent fenced off play park at the right end of it about 20 mins walk from both stations. We could sit just outside it and have a picnic of whatever. For toilets and bad weather option you have the People's palace (a wee museum) with winter gardens attached (a mini kibbles palace if you will) which also has a cafe. This is another 5 mins walk through the park - a bit annoying for the toilet though if we're all at the play park.

I'm leaning towards Glasgow green but am happy to go with what other people prefer or would find easier...
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby booksnob » 19 Aug 2012, 20:45

Ooh, I'd forgotten about the People's Palace! I agree that Glasgow Green sounds like the best option, as it involves less faffing about on public transport. I remember being in the winter garden years ago and there were loads of little kids running around, so that should be a good wet weather option.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby busmother » 19 Aug 2012, 20:57

People's Palace was the other place I was thinking about suggesting but couldn't remember what it was called or have any idea at all where it was, so if it's easier to get to from the station, let's do Glasgow Green. We'll know on the day if it's likely to rain and if we want to hang around the People's Palace end. I'd like to go to the Botanics one day, but muliple buggies on the bus is not good, so think I have to organise a trip myself.

Do we want to go for the traditional 11am? For those going from Waverley, there's a train at 9.45 if that suits.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby booksnob » 20 Aug 2012, 05:31

We're with you for the 9.45, busmother. Our hideous pink buggy folds up very easily so we'll not take up too much room on the train, if others want to join us?
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Scozzie » 20 Aug 2012, 08:21

Yep, count us in for 9.45 at Waverley too. We have a ridiculous buggy from a public transport perspective so I'll bring the Poppet in the carrier.

Glasgow Green sounds less faffy, with a good backup option for wet weather, and byoing means all budgets & tastes should be covered. Ideal!
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Splash » 20 Aug 2012, 08:59

What station will you be arriving at from waverly? Just wondering if my train will be the same one. My train goes to queen street.

I'm happy with either option I'm clueless with Glasgow.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby FestiveTidings » 20 Aug 2012, 09:40

Would anyone mind if I brought my mum? :oops: :oops:

She's originally from Glasgow and doesn't get the chance to return very often.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Scozzie » 20 Aug 2012, 16:24

Absolutely fine with me Sweetcheeks!
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby booksnob » 20 Aug 2012, 16:45

Splash, we'll be coming into Queen St too.

Sweetcheeks, if she's BLW-friendly I'm sure she'll be welcomed by everyone :wink:
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby Disco » 20 Aug 2012, 19:42

He he no problem sweetcheeks.

Right. This will be good. Fingers crossed it doesn't rain.

Will you all be all right finding it? Booksnob do you know the way ok? The play park is right at the city centre end of the park, just off the saltmarket.
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Re: August/September Central Scotland

Postby booksnob » 20 Aug 2012, 19:59

Straight along Trongate, then down High St? Yup, we'll be fine (I'll stick my A to Z in bag, just in case!). Off to check the weather forecast...
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