Kids events in Glasgow

100 events within 5 miles

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BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre (1.9 miles)

Tue 29 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 30 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Thu 31 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

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 2015

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 21 May 2015

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Surge

A festival dedicated to physical performance, incorporating outdoor, site-specific events for all ages and indoor showcases of performance art. Workshops and masterclasses will also be provided for those wanting to develop their talents. In collaboration with Merchant City Festival and Roofless. The festival includes…

Various venues, Glasgow (0.1 miles)

Tue 29 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 559 4928

Wed 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 559 4928

Thu 31 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 559 4928

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Scotch Hoppers

An outdoor play area inspired by traditional street games that's designed to help little kids and big kids re-discovery what it's like to play in the city, in the summer.

Parnie Street, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00

Pollok Family Day and Highland Cattle Show

A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow (3.5 miles)

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 & Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 16:30
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Assemble: An International Print Workshop

An exhibition with participatory aspects spanning two venues, with the chance for the whole family to get hands on with printing by designing a flag. Aritst Rachel Barron leads the proceedings. Note: aprons are provided, as the dye may stain clothes.

WASPS Studios, Glasgow (0.8 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 554 8299

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 554 8299

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow (1.8 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug

Hare and Tortoise

Aesop's tale of the race is given a new and exciting treatment by Licketyspit, with bun baking, rapid rivers and frightening forests along the way. Developed for 3-7 year olds, this show will nevertheless appeal to all children under 12 and their families, and there is ample opportunity for audience participation, too.

Glasgow Green (0.8 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 16:00 – 17:00

Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow (3.2 miles)

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Scarecrows, Superworms and the Gruffalo

Former children's laureate Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm launch Julia’s latest picture-book The Scarecrows’ Wedding as part of an hour of fun, stories and songs. There's also a chance to meet characters such as Superworm and the Gruffalo.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Sun 3 Aug

£6–£8 / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Musical Theatre Summer School

Go behind the scenes on this five day musical theatre course led by industry professionals. A chance to improve your performance skills or try performing for the first time. Ages 8–16.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Mon 4 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 5 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug back to top

PLAY with Tunnock’s Medals

Kids adventure activity inspired by the post-war movement.

Baltic Street, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Tue 29 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Wed 30 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Thu 31 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Family Extravaganza Day

Fun-filled sports themed days with sports, games, arts and crafts as well as activities specially for children under 5 years old.

Glasgow Club Castlemilk (4.0 miles)

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0725

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Grimm Tales

  • Directed by: Philip Wilson
  • Written by: Philip Pullman (book)

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family including Ashputtel (the original Cinderella story) and Hansel & Gretel. Adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and dramatised by Tim Supple. Ages 6+.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

£8 (Family £21–£28; babes in arms free) / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:30

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (Family £21–£28; babes in arms free) / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:30

What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Tue 9 Sep

£12 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 10 Sep

£12 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 11 Sep

£12 / 0844 871 7647

Yellow Valley

Musical storytelling performance inspired by Kenyan children’s book Who’s Calling by Charity Waciuma.

Tramway, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Fri 1 Aug

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Sat 2 Aug

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45
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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 4 Aug

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

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 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Blue Block Studio

Creative space for adult and baby to create, learn, build, touch and experience. For babies under 24 months.

Tramway, Glasgow (1.7 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:00
  • 11:15

Fri 1 Aug

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:00
  • 11:15

Sat 2 Aug

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:00
  • 11:15

Toddler Time

Take the wee ones along for songs, stories and fun with a different theme inspired by the museum each week. Suitable for under fives.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (1.8 miles)

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30
…and 11 more dates until 31 Oct

Accordion Summer School

Intensive five-day accordion summer school, led by Djordje Gajic.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Mon 4 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 5 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 6 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Acting Up Drama Workshops

Fun drama workshops aimed at building confidence and creativity and leading towards an annual performance devised by the kids themselves. Children with additional needs from 10.30am; ages 4–9 from 11am; another block from 1pm for ages 8–12 and ages 13–18 from 2.30pm.

CCA, Glasgow (0.8 miles)

Sat 2 Aug

£6 for trial class; £55–£65 for eight weeks / 07974 270053

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Sat 9 Aug

£6 for trial class; £55–£65 for eight weeks / 07974 270053

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Sat 16 Aug

£6 for trial class; £55–£65 for eight weeks / 07974 270053

  • 10:30 – 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

All Saints Camp

Activity camp where children aged 5–11 years can take part in games, sports, arts and crafts, dance and more.

All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow (2.3 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

£2 / 0141 582 0010

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop

Tailored, practical help from qualified BFN Supporters and Helpers, with advice and a discussion session. All welcome, including couples and families.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow (2.0 miles)

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 11:15 – 13:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 11:15 – 13:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 11:15 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow (0.8 miles)

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

Autumn Outdoor Art

Join the ranger at the big grey rock to indulge in some autumn art, stories and fun.

Glasgow Necropolis (0.4 miles)

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0141 552 3145

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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