Half term is in full swing here in Glasgow and despite the wind, rain or even snow, there’s still plenty to do to keep the little ones entertained.
Here’s our pick of some of the best activities taking place this week.
City Mural Trail
If you’re out and about in Glasgow city centre, then you will have some the huge pieces of art adorning some of the city’s buildings. Find out more how these murals have brightened up local areas and supported local artists by providing a space for their unique creations. You can explore the urban works of art and learn more about the inspiration behind them on a Street Art Tour.
Take a Bus Tour!
Whether it’s a walking tour or going by bus, Glasgow has a wide range of tours to help you discover the city. Hop on the City Sightseeing Bus Tour to catch all the sights or explore further afield with Rabbie’s Trail Burner.
The Secret Garden, The Tron Theatre
This classic story has been adapted by Rosalind Sydney and tells the tale of Mary, a disagreeable child who stumbles upon a mysterious garden that has been hidden away. Here she imagines a magic that she didn’t believe was possible. Join Mary on her journey with your children. Suitable from age 6 onwards at The Tron Theatre until February 12th.
The Tron Theatre, Glasgow G1 5HB. Tickets cost £!0.
The Purple Cat Café
Are your children animal enthusiasts? If so how about treating them to lunch with 30 cats at The Purple Cat Café in the city centre? Booking is essential and you can take tea and cake whilst enjoying the cats that live right there in the café.
Booking fee of £5 required. Discover more.
Lenzie Sensational Safari, Mugdock Country Park
Put on your wellies and some warm clothes and head over to Mugdock Counttry Park to enjoy the Lenzie Sensatoinal Safari: Messing About on the Moss!
It takes place on Wednesday 12th February from 1pm to 4pm and is suitable for children aged 8 to 12.
Booking is essential on 0141 956 6100. Cost £10.
Love Your Woodland
This show takes place at Castlemilk Park on February 12th. For the second year running, your children can make decorations to transform a tree, create an outdoor arts piece, take part in woodland activities and warm up by the fire with toasted marshmallows.
No booking required, meet outside Castlemilk Stables, 59 Machrie Road, Castlemilk, G45 0AZ
Twist and Pulse
Ten years ago Twist and Pulse won the BGT and this is their first ever tour. See the duo on February 14th at the SEC Centre, Glasgow. Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, met at the renowned ‘Brits School of Performing Arts’. Through a joint love of dance, they have quickly become role models for young people around the UK. As their alter egos, Twist (Ash) and Pulse (Glen), they quickly shot to fame on one of the most watched TV shows in the UK. They achieved 2nd place on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, managing to win over both the public and Simon Cowell and his formidable team, with their talent and charm!
Tickets from £28.40.
Newlands Tennis Club
If your children enjoy tennis, Newlands Tennis club in Glasgow’s southside has a fantastic fun filled tennis camp this week. Children can stay from 8.30am to 4.30pm for indoor tennis and coaching from fully qualified tennis coaches.
Newlands tennis Club, 0141 632 1742. A discount is available for members.
Interested in living in Glasgow? We have the Laurieston Living and Pollokshaws Living developments, both which very easy access of the city centre! Help to Buy and First Home Fund available on some plots.