Kids events in Glasgow

42 events within 5 miles

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Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Mon 26 Jan

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Tue 27 Jan

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Family Disco Ceilidh

Traditional ceilidh dancing set to hits from the 70s right up to the latest chart tunes. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and dance up a storm with the kids.

St Silas Episcopal Church, Glasgow (1.5 miles)

Sat 21 Mar

£5 (Children £2; under 5s free) / 0141 337 2276

Hyndland Community Hall, Glasgow (2.6 miles)

Sat 21 Feb

£2–£5

Cat Video Festival

GoMA and Glasgow Film Festival present the UK premiere of the Internet Cat Video Festival. No longer a guilty habit, the watching of feline clips has gone mainstream. The videos in the programme range from clips dating back to 1901, to animations and shorts featuring some more familiar feline faces.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 21 Feb

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Glasgow Film Festival.

Harry Potter Book Night

A themed storytelling evening for all you wannabe witches and wizards.

Waterstones, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 0141 248 4814

Waterstones, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Thu 5 Feb

Free / 0141 332 9105

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Hummingbird, Glasgow (0.6 miles)

Sun 15 Feb

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 8 Mar

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 12 Apr

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jun back to top

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Wed 20 May

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 21 May

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Novotel Super Heroes Day

Novotel host a free family fun day with plenty of activities for little superheroes. Enjoy crafts, baking and adventures. There's even a few treats for the big superheroes.

Elements at the Novotel Glasgow Centre (0.8 miles)

Sat 21 Feb

Free / 0141 2222775

Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Wed 15 Jul

£14.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 16 Jul

£14.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£12 / 0844 871 7648

ARThouse

Art workshops specially designed to develop the skills of young people interested in the visual arts.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2.8 miles)

Mon 26 Jan

£120 includes all materials/equipment / 0141 353 4776

Please note: The course runs 11 Jan–29 Mar

  • 11:30 – 13:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Tue 27 Jan

£120 includes all materials/equipment / 0141 353 4776

Please note: The course runs 11 Jan–29 Mar

  • 11:30 – 13:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Wed 28 Jan

£120 includes all materials/equipment / 0141 353 4776

Please note: The course runs 11 Jan–29 Mar

  • 11:30 – 13:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
…and 60 more dates until 29 Mar back to top

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years. Advance booking strongly recommended.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 7 Feb

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

Sun 8 Feb

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

Mon 9 Feb

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

…and 11 more dates until 7 Apr

Gaelic Rhyme Time

Interactive sessions learning basic Gaelic including greetings, colours, numbers and your own name. Ages 0–3 years.

Hillhead Library, Glasgow (2.0 miles)

Fri 30 Jan

Free / 0141 339 7223

For children pre-5

Fri 6 Feb

Free / 0141 339 7223

For children pre-5

Fri 13 Feb

Free / 0141 339 7223

For children pre-5

…and 45 more dates until 25 Dec

Hina Matsuri Japanese Spring Festival

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami, sampling some Asian sweets and testing out some Japanese fashion.

Wellington Church, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0141 334 0454

Kibble Palace, Glasgow (2.0 miles)

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 334 2422

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Paul Rissmann's adaptation of Giles Andreae's children's book is conducted by Ben Gernon and is presented by Chris Jarvis. Note: May contain a bottom. Among other items on the programme are Handel's suitably explosive Music for the Royal Fireworks.

City Halls, Glasgow (0.2 miles)

Sun 15 Feb

£5–£12 / 0141 353 8000

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 30 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Fri 1 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

…and 12 more dates until 17 May back to top

ARThouse

A 12-week course in hands-on art-making covering drawing and painting; printmaking; model making and sculpture; fashion and textiles; and jewellery design. Ages 9–12. Booking is essential.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2.8 miles)

Mon 26 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Tue 27 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Wed 28 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
…and 59 more dates until 28 Mar

Drama Classes

Weekend drama classes for ages 5–17 that cover a set curriculum of acting skills and technique.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Sun 25 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sat 31 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sun 1 Feb

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

…and 39 more dates until 21 Jun

Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow (1.4 miles)

Sun 1 Feb

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow (4.2 miles)

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

Wee Mice Drop-in

Games, imaginative play and dance stories themed around everyone's favourite ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella for girls and boys aged 3–5 and their parent/carer.

Tramway, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Tue 27 Jan

£60 1 Adult and 1 Child for the full term / 0845 330 3501

Fri 30 Jan

£6 1 Adult and 1 Child / 0845 330 3501

Tue 3 Feb

£60 1 Adult and 1 Child for the full term / 0845 330 3501

…and 17 more dates until 3 Apr back to top

Wee Write!

A week-long programme offering over 100 author events, activities and readings for children, families and school pupils of all ages.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1.0 miles)

Mon 2 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

Tue 3 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

Wed 4 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

…and 3 more dates until 7 Mar

West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow each year, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: West End, Glasgow (1.8 miles)

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow (1.1 miles)

Mon 26 Jan

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 2 Feb

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 9 Feb

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 9 more dates until 13 Apr

ARThouse

Get young artists' creative juices flowing in these fun workshops teaching all aspects of art, from drawing and painting to model making and jewellery design. Ages 5–8.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2.8 miles)

Mon 26 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 09:30 – 10:45 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Tue 27 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 09:30 – 10:45 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Wed 28 Jan

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 09:30 – 10:45 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
…and 59 more dates until 28 Mar