Kids events in Glasgow

67 events within 5 miles

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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 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Glasgow Open House Art Festival

Emerging and established contemporary artists who live in Glasgow open the doors of the city's domestic and disused spaces, to reveal a program of exhibitions, performances and events.

Various venues: Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 2 May

Times vary / Free

Sun 3 May

Times vary / Free

Mon 4 May

Times vary / Free

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

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

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 back to top

ARTScool

A summer school for children, with creative workshops exploring drawing, painting and model making.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2.8 miles)

Tue 30 Jun

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Ages 5–8

  • 10:00 – 15:00 ARTScool House for an Art Lover

Wed 1 Jul

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Ages 5–8

  • 10:00 – 15:00 ARTScool House for an Art Lover

Thu 2 Jul

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Ages 5–8

  • 10:00 – 15:00 ARTScool House for an Art Lover
…and 15 more dates until 6 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

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 21 May

£16.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7648

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 8 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 9 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 10 May

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 24 May

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

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)

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

…and 8 more dates until 15 Jun back to top

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

Platform, Glasgow (4.9 miles)

Thu 7 May

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

Fri 8 May

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

Sat 9 May

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

Platform, Glasgow (4.9 miles)

Wed 29 Apr

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:30 Hup Platform

Thu 30 Apr

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 10:30 Hup Platform
  • 13:30 Hup Platform

The Art of Getting by

Come and see this exhibition on young people’s views of poverty in Scotland, put together by children and young people from Glasgow and Aberdeen, supported by students from Glasgow School of Art. Over 200,000 children live in poverty in Scotland; this exhibition is the result of young people using art as a medium to…

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow (1.4 miles)

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 444 8678

Part of Engage with Strathclyde.

Sat 2 May

Free / 0141 444 8678

Part of Engage with Strathclyde.

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 444 8678

Part of Engage with Strathclyde.

…and 14 more dates until 17 May

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

Family Storytime

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

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow (0.3 miles)

Sat 9 May

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

Thumbelina

Sun 10 May

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

Thumbelina

Sat 23 May

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

The Emperor's New Clothes

…and 2 more dates until 25 May back to top

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

Royal Mail Fun Runs in aid of Stroke Association

A series of fun runs for all the family. Choose between 5k and 10k distances and help raise funds for Stroke Association.

Glasgow Green (0.8 miles)

Sun 17 May

£5 for 5k; £10 for 10k (Children free; Seniors free)

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 27 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 11 May

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 7 more dates until 29 Jun

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)

Sat 2 May

£60 / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 25 Apr–20 Jun.

  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Sat 9 May

£60 / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 25 Apr–20 Jun.

  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover

Sat 16 May

£60 / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 25 Apr–20 Jun.

  • 11:00 – 12:15 ARThouse House for an Art Lover
…and 4 more dates until 20 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 3 May

£4 / 0844 335 8879

With Gavin Webster, Larah Bross and host Rob Kane.

Sun 7 Jun

£4 / 0844 335 8879

With Ro Campbell, Mikey Adams and host Ashley Storrie.

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Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

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

George Square, Glasgow (0.2 miles)

Thu 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Ministry Of Science Live

Interactive science show exploring the inventors and engineers who have shaped the modern world we live in.

King's Theatre, Glasgow (0.9 miles)

Wed 18 Nov

£15.50 / 0844 871 7648

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's festive production of the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale, set to the unmistakable score penned by Prokofiev, which is performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow (0.5 miles)

Tue 12 Jan 2016

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 13 Jan 2016

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 14 Jan 2016

£8–£27 / 0844 871 7647

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 16 Jan 2016

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Crocodiamond

Jonathan Dove's The Crocodiamond, with a story by Anthony Horowitz, tells the tale of some fiendish jewel thieves, a plucky young girl and a diamond that used to be in a crocodile's stomach. Ideal for ages 4–10.

City Halls, Glasgow (0.2 miles)

Sun 14 Feb 2016

£12.50 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 16s £5; Family £31) / 0141 353 8000

Tall Tales

Interactive storytelling session with movement, mime and props thrown in for good measure.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow (0.4 miles)

Sat 2 May

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 9 May

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 16 May

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

…and 4 more dates until 20 Jun back to top