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Easter Holidays in GlasgowEaster Holidays in Glasgow
Added: 27 Mar 2014
There’s plenty to keep spring chickens and Easter bunnies entertained during the school holidays. The Easter weekend starts with Breakfast with the Bunny at the Hard Rock Café (Buchanan Street). Celebrate 30 years of the phenomenon that is Sylvanian Families at Hamleys (St Enoch) on Saturday 4 April. There’s a special extended Easter Family Storytime, “How the Alphabet was Made” at the Scottish Youth Theatre (St Enoch) and at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre (Hillhead), there are magic shows, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and homebaking.

There are all kinds of courses and workshops in town. Bricks4Kidz runs really enjoyable themed Lego workshops – pirates, Star Wars and Minecraft are just some of the popular sessions - and take place in the Renfield Centre and Trades Hall (St Enoch/Buchanan Street). What’s On For Kids tried one out in February and the feedback from two 9 year old boys was very positive. Normally, you have to head out to Mugdock or Finlaystone for some outdoor pursuits but youngsters (10+) can learn about target archery and kayaking at Boats and Bows at Pinkston Watersports (Cowcaddens). Glasgow Climbing Centre (Cessnock/Ibrox) is running its popular holiday climbing programmes – book online for reductions – but be warned, the sessions fill up pretty quickly. Over in Partick, The Language Hub (Kelvinhall) is running a half-day holiday sessions where children can learn more about different cultures and countries with storytelling and arts and crafts. The sessions are ideal for working parents since they start at 8.30 and finish at 5.30.

On Saturday 11 April, CBeebies hits town with the versatile Justin Fletcher very much the centre of attention. Other favourites featuring in Mr Tumble’s Circus include newcomers Cat Sandion, Swashbuckle’s Gem and the lovely Andy Day. It is 150 years since Alice in Wonderland appeared and fans are invited to celebrate at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street (Buchanan Street) on Saturday 4 April, or Waterstones on Argyle Street (St Enoch) on Saturday 11 April or at Oxfam Book Shop (Hillhead) on Byres Road on Sunday. For something completely different, there’s a family workshop, Samba on a Saturday with Big Groove at Wellington Church (Hillhead/Kelvinbridge). What’s On For Kids went to one as part of Celtic Connections and can recommend it as a noisy family day out.

There’s a lot happening at Glasgow’s museums – you can depend on them (and Glasgow’s libraries) for rainy days when money’s tight. Worth mentioning is Kelvingrove (Kelvinhall) – where Easter coincides with a major exhibition about dinosaurs – Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. There will lots of dinosaur-themed workshops and events during the holidays as well as some storytelling with the Village Storytelling Centre. At the People’s Palace (St Enoch), visitors can relive Glasgow 2014 with their exhibition and activities celebrating the Games’ volunteers. With a hop, skip and a jump, head over to Scotland Street School Museum (Shields Road) where children can learn how to be the Easter Bunny. There’s some concern that the Easter Bunny might eat too much chocolate and be unable to move afterwards! We know the feeling!
Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/easter

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