Kids and young people.

What’s on for kids and young people. Events for families and children in Glasgow.

Vivian French and The Giant’s Tea Party

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Paisley Book Festival – 20 February, 202 10 a.m. Family Event Age 5 – 10 years Tickets are Free – Book Online Beloved children’s author and picture book expert Vivian French brings us a rollicking new fairytale adventure, The Giant’s Tea Party, which tells the story of Prince Max as he ventures into the valley […]

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Halloween Window Wanderland Anderston

31 October, 2020 4.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. Anderston Hallowe’en Window Wanderland The Pyramid at Anderston, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS SCARE AND SHARE! Anderston Primary Parent Council and The Pyramid at Anderston, All treats no tricks for a covid-safe guising alternative! A magical spooky outdoor trail of windows in the local community around Anderston. […]

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Halloween Apocalypse Glasgow

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Saturday, 31 October, 2020 at 6 p.m. – 7  p.m. Kelvingrove Square Hosted by Parkgrove Terrace Lane & Kelvingrove Square Residents’ Association It seems Guising will not be going ahead this year. Although residents can’t actually meet you can come along to the spooky display in Kelvingrove Square. If you have a pumpkin or turnip […]

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Window Wanderland – Windows of Wonder Glasgow

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Windows of Wonder Walk – North Kelvinside 31 October, 2020 and 1 November – 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. You’re invited to create and spectate. North Kelvin Community Windows event to create a light/shadow design for your window and display it on Sat&Sun Oct 31st& Nov 1st, 2020. Between 6-9pm. Points will be awarded for […]

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Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Halloween 2020

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Book Scary Faerie Tale for Halloween The new trail markers pair with an exciting new activity booklet filled with magical illustrations to guide you around the trail. The Spider’s Curse is suitable for the whole family and the activity book comes with an additional 10 pages of magical puzzles and colouring to complete afterwards at […]

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The Haunted Concert Hall

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From 31 October, 2020 2 p.m. Hosted by Live Nation Concert A family concert packed with epic Halloween hits, some tricks and plenty of treats… Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is teaming up with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and RSNO Junior Chorus for spine-chilling performances in a ghost-busting film,  THE HAUNTED CONCERT HALL  Premieres at […]

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Glasgow Science Centre Spooktacular 2020

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Friday 30 October, 2020, 7 p.m. HALLOWE’EN IN GLASGOW This year, Scotland’s biggest indoor Halloween party is going online and coming to you! GSC At Home presents… The Halloween Spooktacular – bringing you all the thrills and fun of Glasgow Science Centre’s famous family Halloween night into your living room at 7pm on Friday 30 […]

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Science on the Sofa – Activities for Kids

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Hands On Families – Science on the Sofa Really Small Science Meet the Really Small Science Team from Chemical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. They are bringing you four activities to try at home. Each with an activity sheets of instructions available for you to download. There are also two ‘How-To’ videos for Nanopolymer Bouncy […]

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Fly your flag in Woodlands!

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Woodlands Community Garden Please join  in a collective project to create a set of bright flags, reflecting on how the past six months has affected you. Bring a splash of colour and a feeling of solidarity to the community, whether that’s with messages of activism, hope, kindness, sadness or struggle. Come along in your own […]

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Govanhill International Festival 2020

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21 until 31 August, 2020 Govanhill International Festival – now in its fourth year, is an anti-racist festival. It celebrates the contribution immigrants have made to the diversity, culture, community and the rich history of the area. Elven days of film, music, books, talks, walks, art, kids activities and more! Join in and celebrate the […]

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Edinburgh Book Festival Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Nick Sharratt

 Sat 15 Aug, 2020 10:00 – 10:50 Gruffalos, Conjurors and Teeny Weeny Genies with Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Nick Sharratt  Baillie Gifford Children’s Theatre Online  Free, online In the first of two bumper Book Festival shows from the award-winning author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson treats you to some lively storytelling from her magical book, The Teeny Weeny […]

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SEE YOU IN 10 YEARS WRITING COMPETITION for Teenagers

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Open to 13 – 19 year olds Submission Deadline 31 August, 2020 Do you ever wonder where you’ll be in ten years’ time? How about being part of Scotland’s writing future? Scottish Book Trust have teamed up with author Val McDermid to give you a chance to do just that. Looking for a two-part piece […]

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G20 Festival Safe Play for Children Under 11

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Come and Play With Your Friends Summer Holidays Wednesdays and Fridays  11 am until 1 p.m. At the Recce in Wyndford G20 Festival have organised Safe Play in Your Community Government Guidelines will be adhered to. For information telephone 07762029663 www.g20youthfestival.co.uk

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Monday, July 6, 2020 | Filed under: G20 Festival, Kids and young people

Anna (Young Adults Book) by Laura Guthrie

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Anna by Laura Guthrie (YA Paperback 13+) £8.99 Thirteen-year-old Anna has Asperger’s. When her father dies she moves to Scotland to face her reclusive mother, her past, and the challenges of a new life in this life-affirming debut ‘Anna is on the Scottish Book Trust’s ’30 novels to look out for in 2020’ and Books from Scotland’s ‘Who we’re […]

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Do You Remember Marseilles Charity Single

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Raising Funds for G20 Festival – Food From the Woods Do You Remember Marseilles by Jim Byrne You have helped to raise money for the Food from the Wood project, providing food packages and supplies to those who are in desperate need due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dancers, in order of appearance: Basia Palka Pat […]

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Saturday, June 6, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, G20 Festival, Kids and young people, Pat's Home Page Blog

Glasgow Youth Film Festival – Top Documentary Picks for Young People

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Top documentary picks for secondary pupils and students Maybe you’re looking to take your first step into the world of documentary film or maybe you’ve just binged all of Tiger King and are looking for your next fix. Whatever your experience with documentary, Glasgow Youth Film Festival’s education team members have picked out some of […]

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G20 Festival – U Fix It Cafe and Clothes Swop

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Sunday 23 February, 2020 – 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. G20 Festival, Unit 3a The Quadrangle Shuna Street, G20 9PX This is the second in a series of events deigned to support you in fixing broken items. Join the G20 Festival team of volunteer experts who will support you in repairing items. Please get in […]

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Friday, February 21, 2020 | Filed under: Community event, Free Events, Kids and young people

Take 2: Spies in Disguise, GFT

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Saturday, 22 February, 2020 Super slick spy Lance Sterling is always busy saving the world from the biggest threats. But when bumbling scientist Walter accidentally transforms Lance into a pigeon, can he still save the world? Buy tickets GFT 12 Rose Street, G12 0AP

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

Campire Club Rousing Rebels, Paisley

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Sunday 23 February, 2020 11 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Wevolution Renfrewshire SRG Hub, 25 Moss street, Paisley PA1 1DJ Oak Tree Art A creative writing club for ages 3-5 The club is a fusion of traditional storytelling with role-play and creative writing. Gather around the very special indoor campfire and join the adventure, exploring stories […]

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Learn Gaelic – Family Fun Session at NLS Kelvinhall

Learn Gaelic - Family Fun Session at NLS Kelvinhall

Buy tickets and select date (Tuesdays) 4 and 18 February, 2020. Seisean spòrsail ag amas air pàrantan/luchd-cùraim agus clann aois 3-5 bliadhna, ag ionnsachadh còmhla tro chleachdadh air filmichean, sgeulachdan agus ceòl. Fun session aimed at parents/carers and children aged 3-5 years, learning together using films, stories and music. Each family ticket admits 1 adult […]

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 | Filed under: Classes and Workshops, Kids and young people

Switch Off – Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing

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Mon, February 3, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT Deeprose Lecture Theatre, Govan Mbeki building (Glasgow Caledonian University), Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA This event in Glasgow aims to help you to learn about and discuss one of the most important issues for the health of Scotland’s children. Register for Tickets at EventBrite About this […]

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Glasgow Libraries Christmas Reading Challenge for Kids

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2 December, 2019  – 4 January, 2020 Encouraging young readers to get involved in Glasgow Libraries’ Festive Reading Tradition with this year’s Christmas Reading Challenge. Young readers aged 0-12 are being challenged to read three library books over the festive period.  Enjoy books and discover wonderful new worlds during the dark winter nights. Little book […]

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Christmas Play in a Day, for kids Hillhead Library

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22 December, 2019 Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP For the third year in a row, Halo Arts are delighted to announce the Christmas version of Play in a Day. Young people aged 6-13 will work with a theatre Director for the day with a range of props, costumes and set pieces to create […]

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Are We In A Book – book launch The Dram

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Sunday 15 December, 2019 – 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. ‘Are We In The Book’ – Stories and Poems for Children Black Agnes Press presents the Glasgow launch of their first anthology for children, with all proceeds going to Barnardo’s Scotland. Come along and hear fabulous writers like Ciara MacLaverty and Finola Scott read from […]

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Take 2: Miniscule Adventure GFT

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Saturday 30 November, 2019 11.30 a.m. When a curious ladybug is accidentally shipped to the Caribbean it’s up to his fellow insects to save the day and go on a journey of a lifetime. Dive into this luscious miniscule world of bugs as they travel across land and sea in their latest adventure. Tickets GFT […]

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Friday, November 29, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

G20 and The Children’s Wood Christmas Fair

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Sunday, 8 December, 2019 at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE IN THE CHILDREN’S WOOD/MEADOW. THE ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT IS UNIT 3, THE QUADRANGLE, SHUNA STREET, GLASGOW, G20 9PX Celebrating the festive period with craft stalls, Christmas workshops, lunch and music. Everyone welcome – please come along and help raise […]

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Let’s Go Green Family Day Kelvin Hall

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Saturday 9 November, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kelvin Hall will celebrate its third birthday at their annual Family Day. Free Drop In – No ticket required. This year’s theme is ‘Go Green’ based around their Gold Award for the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Working with Ricefield Arts once again – with a whole […]

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Halloween at The Children’s Wood and Meadow 2019

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Saturday 26 October, 2019 5pm-8pm. Fun filled day at The Children’s Wood / North Kelvin Meadow, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, G20 8QW Home Baking Donations Calling all home bakers. The Children’s Wood needs your home made halloween cakes and treats. Their halloween event is a free event, however it costs £100’s of pounds to put on. To […]

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Soft Play Area and Clip and Climb Kelvin Hall

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A New Soft Play Area and Clip and Climb Opening Kelvin Hall Monday 14 October, 2019 Clip n’ Climb at Kelvin Hall  Glasgow Club at Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AW With indoor climbing walls, Clip ‘n Climb Kelvin Hall promises an exciting day out full of empowering, action-packed challenges for everybody! There […]

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Filed under: Kids and young people, Sport, Walks, Cycling in Glasgow

Take 2: Charming

Saturday 28 September, 2019 – 11.30 a.m. Family Friendly Prince Charming suffers from a curse that makes women fall instantly in love with him. He himself sees it as a blessing, until he ends up engaged to three different princesses and which angers his future kingdom. Now he must complete three dangerous trials to discover […]

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Friday, September 27, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

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