Things to do in Glasgow this Easter

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, here are some top tips on things to do and highlights of what's on to keep the whole family entertained.

Hunt for Easter Eggs

National Trust for Scotland, Cadbury Easter Egg HuntNational Trust for Scotland

Pay a visit to Pollok House, Holmwood House or the Tenement House for a fun filled Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt from April 19 - 22. Collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim your chocolatey reward. Or for something a little different, step aboard the Tall Ship Glenlee, join the pirate crew and search for Easter eggs that Captain Scallywag has hidden amongst his treasure. Ahoy!

Free Easter Fun

Saturday Art Club

Every Saturday the Gallery of Modern Art runs a FREE Art Club from 10.30 – 12.30 for children aged 5 and above. Throughout April there will be special Easter themed craft sessions where little ones can learn to make bonnets and 3D cards. The Art Club is drop-in and places don’t need to be booked in advance.  

Easter Bunny Party

With stories, crafts and a scavenger hunt, the Easter Bunny Party at Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street promises to be a hopping good time for the kids. Tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance. 

Face Painting

Little ones can transform in to Easter bunnies or cute little chicks for the day with FREE face painting at the St Enoch Shopping Centre. Head to the food court on Sundays between 12 – 4pm.

Discover Dinosaurs

Trix the Tyrannosaurus Rex

That’s right! This Easter there will not only be one, but two dinosaurs to visit in Glasgow, making it a perfect day out for dinosaur fans. From April 18 – July 27, head to Kelvin Hall to say hello to Trix the Tyrannosaurus Rex who is 66 million years old! And if you haven’t managed to see Dippy the Diplodocus at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum yet, then Easter would be a great time to do so as the exhibition finishes on May 6.

But it's not all about the dinosaurs! Check out what else is happening at Glasgow Museums this Easter, there are lots of activities and exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy.

Get Creative

The Craft Pottery, GlasgowThe Craft Pottery

The Craft Pottery

An independent pottery and craft studio in the city centre, The Craft Pottery offers fun for all ages this Easter. Simply select some pottery that you’d like to decorate and get creative! Your ceramic work of art will then be glazed and fired, and ready to collect the next week.

Arts at House for an Art Lover

Over the Easter holidays, House for an Art Lover are running some art classes for children aged 5 – 13 years old. Fashion your own printed t-shirt at the Explore Printmaking class on April 2 - 3 or create your own mask and costume at the Marvellous Creatures class on April 9 - 10.   

TRY OUT at Tramway

Take the little ones along to check out Tramway’s TRY OUT – creative workshops for all ages which are specially designed around programmed exhibitions. A great opportunity for the kids to get creative and what’s more, all sessions are unticketed and FREE to attend. 

Crafts at John Lewis

Head along to John Lewis' haberdashery department in Buchanan Galleries shopping centre for their Easter crafting sessions, taking place from 1 - 3pm on April 1 - 15 and 19 - 21. Sessions will be drop-in, free to attend, and children will learn how to craft various items, including Easter cards and pom poms.

Family-friendly Cinemas

Everyman Cinema, GlasgowEveryman Cinema

Everyone loves going to the cinema and the Easter holidays are a great time to go as a family, especially on those rainy days. Head to the Glasgow Film Theatre for their family offering - Take 2 – which shows both classic children’s films and the latest releases. With perks like waiter service from the comfort of your seat, the newly-opened Everyman Cinema in Princes Square offers a boutique cinema experience, but welcomes little ones too. In the West End, the Grosvenor Cinema on Ashton Lane offers a Kids Club which shows family-friendly films, some of which are even sing-a-long!

Sports and Entertainment

Glasgow Rocks BasketballGlasgow Rocks

Glasgow is synonymous with top class sporting events so why not take the kids along to experience the electric atmosphere at a big game!  The Emirates Arena is home to both the Glasgow Rocks basketball team and the Strathclyde Sirens netball team and both have home fixtures in April.  Expect a great night of sporting entertainment for all the family!  Or for edge of your seat style spectating, head to the Glasgow Tigers Speedway at the Peugot Ashfield Stadium, north of the city and watch the riders battle it out against the Berwick Bandits on April 12. 

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, The SSE Hydro (April 11 - 14)

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice returns to The SSE Hydro once again this April, bringing beloved characters, both classic and new to life through cutting edge figure-skating, eye-catching costumes and stunning set designs. And to make it an extra special Disney day out, why not head to 200 SVS for their Happily Ever Afternoon Tea which promises to take your tastebuds to wonderland. 

Annie, The King’s Theatre (April 15 – 20)  

Straight from London’s West End, Eastenders legend Anita Dobson plays the ruthless Miss Hannigan in Annie - the smash hit production of an enduring family favourite.

Urbuhn Avenue, SEC Centre (April 6)

Urbuhn Avenue is Scotland's newest and largest sneaker, streetwear and lifestyle event takes place at the SEC bringing together up to 150 streetwear pop ups.  Check out the latest fashions and exclusive lines.  Other highlights include free play basketball hoops, Hip-hop demos, a street art and photography workshop. 

Inflatable Fun City, Glasgow Green (March 30 - April 14 and April 19 - 22)

With one of the UK's tallest inflatable slides and a new Paw Patrol inflatable for this year, Inflatable Fun City at Glasgow Green offers the family a brillliant day out full of bouncing fun.  

 

Glasgow has lots of activites for the whole family to enjoy. Discover more great ideas for things to do with the kids and be sure to keep an eye on our what's on section for loads of family-friendly fun!

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