The play room assistants breathe a sigh of relief when the vet confirms the hobby horses are going to be okay. After the children tuck into a hearty picnic of toy cake, corn on the cob, raw potatoes, carrots, lettuce and tea – served on blankets at the rekindled toy campfire – they report that the horses have had a lovely day.
“It’s been wonderful to see this kind of play and imagination in Little Glen,” says Kathryn Miller, Little Glen Coordinator. “The children’s faces have been lighting up as soon as they walk in the door, and it’s been lovely to hear their squeals of delight as soon as they see the railway carriage and treehouse.”
Since they opened in November, Gleneagles’ brand new spaces, Little Glen and The Den – the latest additions to the glorious playground – have been inspiring young imaginations, stimulating curious minds and occupying restless hands and feet.