A few dates for your diary

Yippee! It’s the Summer Holidays and we’re having a great time in my childminding service having the whole day with no school drop offs and pick ups and the chance to do lots more fun things out in our community. I have found out about a few things in and around our area and I thought I would share them with you all. These events are all free and are in or around Glasgow (I have no idea what the events themselves will be like but thought I would share them in case they are of interest to you and your children).

Monday 4th July

Pollokshaws Library is holding “The Best Family Day” from 11am to 3pm.

All activities are free and include:

  • Dingley Dell Pets
  • Balloon Man
  • Face Painting
  • Come dressed as a Roald Dahl character – prize for the best costume!
  • Sign up to the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Storytelling and Parachute Games
  • ABC Music and Me
  • Lots of competitions and prizes to be won

For further information please call: 0141 2761535

Thursday 7th July 

Wild in the City – Alexandra Park, 11am to 3pm

Join the Countryside Rangers and their friends from the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Scottish Badgers and many others going “Wild in the City” with lots of interactive games, hands on environmental arts and crafts, face painting and get up close and personal with the Highland Cows and the Clydesdale Horses.

For more information call the Countryside Rangers on: 0141 2760927

Thursday 14th July 

Wild in the City – , Bellahouston Park (next to the play park and House for an Art Lover), 11am to 3pm

Join the Countryside Rangers and their friends from the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Scottish Badgers and many others going “Wild in the City” with lots of interactive games, hands on environmental arts and crafts, face painting and get up close and personal with the Highland Cows and the Clydesdale Horses.

For more information call the Countryside Rangers on: 0141 2760927

What’s On Wednesday

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Well, how about a free Family Fun Day at Calderglen Park?

On Sunday 9th June from 12 noon until 5pm you are invited to attend this family friendly fun day in Calderglen Park.

There will be:

  • Stunt team
  • Entertainment
  • Live music
  • Craft fair and other stalls
  • Giant inflatables including an inflatable golf driving range!
  • Hoot owls

Why not pop along and have a fun day

For more information visit the South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture website.

What’s On Wednesday

Any plans for the weekend? If you’re looking for something to do on Sunday 2nd June then why not head down to The Tramway for their Family Day?

“This playful event explores our wild instincts. The Red Shoesinteractive installation takes place in Tramway 1, with workshops and performances across the venue.”

The day starts at 12 noon, and finishes at 4pm, and will feature a variety of activities including performances, music, visual treats and arts and crafts.

This is a free event and you are welcome to drop in at anytime although some activities are on at specific times and have a limited capacity. Activities are suitable for children aged 0-12 years.

For more information please visit the Tramway website.

 

Beasts at the Burrell

As part of the Festival of Museums 2012 , The Burrell has put together a special day of events inspired by their temporary display, Beasts of the Imagination.

On Saturday 19th May between 1pm and 4pm you can go along and visit a mini petting zoo, see the Clydesdale horses and enjoy a horse dray ride, see a falconry display and meet a friendly Highland cow…… a really wild day inspired by animals real and imagined!

This event is free and is appropriate for families.

For more information visit the Glasgow Life Events page for the Beasts at the Burrell.

If you go on the 19th, have a wild time!

Impossible Bodies at The Tramway Family Day – Sunday 11th March

I love the Tramway Family Days and I am really looking forward to taking my little one to the next one which is on Sunday March 11th. This one is called Impossible Bodies and aims to introduce young children to contemporary performance exploring movement and transformation. There is a ticketed performance and workshop called, “We are the Monsters” by Colette Sadler along with a range of drop-in activities that are free and suitable for children aged 0-12 and their parents. You will have the opportunity to make puppets, create mobiles and streamers and play with live visual projections….. looking forward to it already.

If you want more information and the details for booking, go to the Tramway website and if you go have a great time.

 

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