Kids events in Glasgow

125 events within 5 miles

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Southside Fringe

A 17-day festival incorporating music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights this year include Old Bohemia and a tribute to Jeff Buckley.

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

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

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Sat 12 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 13 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

Family Show

Family friendly cabaret with circus, aerial, song, dance and comedy.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sun 24 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge

Sun 31 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge

Sun 7 Jun

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge
…and 29 more dates until 27 Dec

Paddle Steamer Waverley 40th Anniversary Cruise

Sail away aboard the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. Celebrating 40 years of preservation.

Glasgow Science Centre (1.9 miles)

Sat 23 May

£27–£31 (Children £13.50–£15.50) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

Sun 24 May

£29–£37 (Children £14.50–£18.50; Seniors £27–£35) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Rothesay / Tarbert

Mon 25 May

£27–£29 (Children £13.50–£14.50; Seniors £23–£27) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

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Glasgow Mela

For 25 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, activities and stalls.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow (1.6 miles)

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Southside Film Festival

A super-local festival that brings an eclectic programme of films and workshops to 'pop up' cinemas in various Southside venues (cafes, pubs, clubs, schools, libraries, parks, even a boat shed). Film choices are often site specific or engage audiences by producing an event around the film.

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Thu 8 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 9 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 10 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 11 Oct

Times & prices vary

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 29 May

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Toddler Time Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Toddler Time Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Fri 12 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Toddler Time Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
…and 33 more dates until 29 Jan 2016

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: Glasgow (0.3 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

Family Storytime

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

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 23 May

babies & under 1s free; £5 (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

The Emperor's New Clothes

Sun 24 May

babies & under 1s free; £5 (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

The Emperor's New Clothes

Mon 25 May

babies & under 1s free; £5 (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

The Emperor's New Clothes

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Bookbug Rhymetime

Songs rhymes and stories for the youngest readers.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1.0 miles)

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Part of Bookbug Week.

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)

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

…and 7 more dates until 21 Jun

Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove

A weekend of fun-filled science activities for all the family. Meet leading researchers from across the country and see the world in a new light: compare yourself to elite-level athletes; explore seafood’s journey from ‘Creel to Meal’; discover a glowing nanoworld; trick your senses in a land of illusions and much more.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (1.8 miles)

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Glasgow Science Festival

A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment. 2015 is the year of Food and Drink, and your chance to sample infused whiskies and scientist-curated dinner…

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Thu 4 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun

Merchant City Festival

Now in its 14th year, the Merchant City Festival returns for an annual takeover of Glasgow’s cultural quarter. Normally serene boulevards and swanky bars are transformed into bustling markets with stalls selling artworks, handmade crafts and vintage clothing as well as stands dedicated to foodie delights. The summer…

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sun 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Mon 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

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Toddlers' Tales

Celebrate Bookbug Week with a giant Toddlers' Tales Session.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1.0 miles)

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Part of Bookbug Week.

William Hill Scottish Cup Final

David meets Goliath at this year's cup final, as Queen of the South face up to Rangers.

Hampden Park, Glasgow (2.5 miles)

Sat 30 May

£25–£30 (Children £5–£10) / 0141 616 6000

Bookbug Big Bedtime Story

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special Bookbug Session. Pyjamas optional and teddies welcome.

Giffnock Library and Heritage Centre (4.4 miles)

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 577 4976

Part of Bookbug Week.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrating the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe. An international cast of over 2000 musicians descend upon Glasgow, to create over 300 events. These include ceilidhs, workshops, talks, dancing, art exhibitions, free events…

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Fri 15 Jan 2016

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Sat 16 Jan 2016

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Sun 17 Jan 2016

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

…and 14 more dates until 31 Jan 2016

Disney on Ice - Worlds of Enchantment

Disney characters from Cars, The Little Mermaid and Toy Story besport themselves upon the ice for your family viewing pleasure.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow (4.7 miles)

Fri 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

…and 5 more dates until 4 Oct back to top

The Gibson Street Gala

Organised and produced by the local residents of GOW, the West End's favourite local gala day takes place once again in the distinctive part of town where Woodlands meets Hillhead. If it's the Gibson Street Gala, the West End Festival cannot be far behind! Local cafes, shops and bars join in with a free music stage…

Gibson Street, Glasgow (1.6 miles)

Sun 31 May

Free

Part of West End Festival.

Tiny Tales

Different tales every time, followed by a creative play session. Ages 6 months to 2 years.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Sat 6 Jun

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 13 Jun

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 20 Jun

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

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 25 May

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 8 Jun

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association & Yorkhill 5k Fun Run

The fifth annual AMYA 5k fun run allows members and non members of the Ahmadiyya Mosque to lace up their trainers and help raise funds for Yorkhill Children's Charity. Afterwards there's music, dance and food stalls at the recently renovated Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow (1.6 miles)

Sun 24 May

£10 (Children £7 under 13; Family £30) / 0141 201 6917

Camp Indy – Summer Camp in Glasgow

A summer camp where kids aged 6–14 can receive tuition in sport, art, dance and performing arts with all-camp activities including carnivals, campfires and colour wars.

Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow (2.4 miles)

Mon 27 Jul

£150 per week (Children £35 per day)

Tue 28 Jul

£150 per week (Children £35 per day)

Wed 29 Jul

£150 per week (Children £35 per day)

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