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The Countdown to Christmas in Glasgow begins...

Glasgow Loves Christmas so the legend goes and the proof is evident to anyone visiting the city centre, in particular George Square, home to the ice rink, the Big Wheel (the Glasgow Aye), some spectacular lights and live entertainment throughout the run up to Christmas. The perfect way to making Christmas shopping fun!

Glasgow loves pantos too. Highlights include the King’s Theatre Panto – renowned for its amazing costumes and high production values. This year it is the turn of Peter Pan to get the King’s treatment. The cast includes Scott Fletcher from River City as Peter Pan, Smee is played by the fab Greg McHugh from Gary Tank Commander and Fresh Meat and Warren Brown from Luther and Hollyoaks, where he earned a nomination for best villain in the Soap Awards, takes the role of Captain Hook. Rising star Joanne McGuinness stars as Wendy. The Tron Panto goes from strength to strength – hard to think that its existence was threatened a couple of years ago. This year’s show is ‘A Miracle on 34 Parnie Street’ and is written and directed by Johnny McKnight. It has a real local flavour and stars Julie Wilson Nimmo. Panto legends The Krankies return to the SECC with John Barrowman for a spectacular Cinderella. This year Melanie Masson, star of the X Factor, joins them as the Fairy Godmother.

For some families, the traditional pantomime is not really their thing, especially for those with younger children. There are some lovely shows especially for kids aged 3 and over. Wild Heather is at the Scottish Youth Theatre – the performance space is quite small so the young audience can get close to the action. Elf by Herself is at the Tron and Eric the...

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Whats on for Kids in Glasgow

A guide to events for kids and families in Glasgow
Welcome to What’s On For Kids, the all-singing, dancing (climbing, ski-ing, snowboarding, drawing and painting, storytelling, crafty, bird-watching) what’s on guide listing activities for children and their families in Glasgow.

At What’s On For Kids you can find fun things to do for children and families in Glasgow. Everything is here – things to do, places to go and all points inbetween. We list everything from festivals for under 5s, puppet shows, music concerts, holiday classes and courses, exhibitions and sports fixtures.

Find out what’s on at Glasgow’s attractions and historic houses – whether it is Kelvingrove Museum or GoMA in the city centre, the National Trust’s Pollok House, and the Titan Crane at Clydebank. We include children’s shows at the theatres in Glasgow. If getting outside is your thing, we’ve details of family walks and days out in and around Glasgow at country estates and parks like Kelburn, Finlaystone and Mugdock as well as all the activities that happen in the city’s many parks.

The list of what’s on can be overwhelming and so every event is categorised according to age, ranging from toddlers to 10+, activity type (Animals & Wildlife, Indoor Fun, Arts & Crafts, Sport, etc.,) and distance helping you find exactly what you want quickly and easily. If you want more, you can sign up to receive regular emails outlining forthcoming events and things to do for you and your kids and details of any competitions.

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