Kids events in Glasgow

88 events within 5 miles

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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow (0.2 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Sun 30 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Mon 1 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

…and 29 more dates until 31 Dec

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (0.3 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Ponds in the Water

Join the RSPB and OPAL to look in the freezing water and discover the life beneath the surface.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (1.8 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£1 / 0141 276 9599

Sun 30 Nov

£1 / 0141 276 9599

Glasgow Loves Christmas

Six weeks of festive celebrations in Glasgow city centre. Watch the centre be lit up at Glasgow Christmas Lights switch-on, race 5k dressed as Mr Claus at the Santa Dash, watch the parade at the Style Mile Christmas Carnival and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Glasgow On Ice.

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 30 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 1 Dec

Times & prices vary

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

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 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow (0.6 miles)

Thu 4 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Fri 5 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 6 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow (0.2 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow (1.6 miles)

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

The Three Little Pigs

The wolf has blown down their houses and the three pigs are forced to take their Christmas elsewhere. Ages 5+.

Platform, Glasgow (4.9 miles)

Tue 9 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

Wed 10 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

Thu 11 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

…and 9 more dates until 22 Dec back to top

Children's Classic Concerts and the RSNO: Deck the Halls with Owen and Olly

Christmas tunes with the irrepressible duo, a full orchestra and a squad of ballet dancers.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (0.3 miles)

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£15 (£6–£9; Children £6–£9) / 0141 353 8000

Mrs Claus Christmas Party

While Santa is busy, Mrs Claus will be hosting her Christmas party with games, storytelling and a personal escort to her very special grotto. Join Mrs Claus for extra special festive fun at her Christmas party. Enjoy games, a sing-a-long-Christmas-carols and storytelling while you indulge in your Christmas treats. Every…

Pollok House, Glasgow (3.5 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Children £10 / 0844 493 2202

Wed 24 Dec

Children £10 / 0844 493 2202

The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow (4.7 miles)

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

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 2015

£14.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 16 Jul 2015

£14.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

City Freeze

Take inspiration from the Alexander Millar exhibition and help create a massive, chilly city frieze.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow (1.4 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 14:00 City Freeze Scotland Street School Museum
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Jack And The Beanstalk

Eastwood Entertainers present a classic Christmas panto that's full of beans.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow (5.0 miles)

Tue 2 Dec

£10–£14 / 0141 577 4956

Wed 3 Dec

£10–£14 / 0141 577 4956

Thu 4 Dec

£10–£14 / 0141 577 4956

…and 2 more dates until 6 Dec

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 2015

£12 / 0844 871 7648

Miracle on 34 Parnie Street

Johnny McKnight plays Kristine Kringle in this kitsch pantomime.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / £9–£18 (Family £40–£56) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

Times vary / £9–£18 (Family £40–£56) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / £9–£18 (Family £40–£56) / 0141 552 4267

…and 34 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Peter Pan

JM Barrie's classic story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Presented to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the King's Theatre staged its first pantomime. Featuring Gary Tank Commander's Greg McHugh.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Sat 6 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £9–£29.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sun 7 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £9–£29.50 / 0844 871 7648

Mon 8 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £9–£29.50 / 0844 871 7648

…and 34 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Wild Heather

A variation on the Cinderella fable featuring a wild princess named Heather. Ages 3–7 and the whole family.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Sun 30 Nov

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Tue 2 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

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Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Pop Lock-In

An afternoon lock-in for 4–11 year olds, with everything included in the price. Resident DJs spin the very latest chart tunes and there's a streetdance instructor, karaoke, jewellery making, plus a relaxing parents room and licensed bar.

Hummingbird, Glasgow (0.6 miles)

Sun 30 Nov

£5.60–£11.40 / 0845 166 6039

Christmas special

Sun 28 Dec

£8.94–£11.45 / 0845 166 6039

Southside Fringe

A 17-day festival incorporating music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights this year include a production of Hamlet, Women in the Fringe art exhibition and burlesque from Lily and Roxy’s Lonely Hearts Club.

Southside, Glasgow (2.2 miles)

Fri 8 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 9 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 10 May 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 24 May 2015

Toddler Tuesdays

Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, games and imaginative play for ages 1–4.

The Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow (2.4 miles)

Tue 2 Dec

£3 per child / 0141 357 3699

Garmin Arenacross Tour

Freestyle Motocross meets indoor dirt bike racing in this high energy event.

SECC, Glasgow (1.6 miles)

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£20.90–£40.90 / 0141 248 3000

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