What's On For Families in Central Scotland

Featured Events

There are thousands of events being held in Central Scotland every month, here we've handpicked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Family Day
25 Jul 2017
Enjoy some family fun at Musselburgh Racecourse on 25th July with exciting races and children’s entertainment.
Two Hour Baby and Child First Aid Workshop
25 Jul 2017
Helping Hands First Aid are running a two hour baby and child first aid workshop at Future Stars - Scotland Ltd.
The Fairy in the Kettle Story Time
25 Jul 2017
Come along to Waterstones and hear author Pauline Tait read from her lovely picture book 'The Fairy in the Kettle'.

Upcoming Events

Summer ARTScool! (P4-P7, week 2)
25 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
Join tutor Leanora Brophy for a summer art course that will inspire, entertain and educate children aged P4 – P7!
Mud!!
25 Jul 2017
Have some fun with mud at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
Timeline - Free Arts Workshops
25 Jul 2017
Glasgow East End
Timeline are running several free arts workshops to young people age 10 - 15 during the summer holidays!
Summer: Drama  & Games Workshop (Age 5 - 11)
25 Jul 2017
Love playing games and acting silly? Then this super fun drama workshop at Macrobert Arts Centre is for you.
LEGO Robotics Workshops
25 Jul 2017
New Lanark are hosting several LEGO Robotics Workshops during the summer hols as part of the Brick City Exhibition!
Growing Up Wild
25 Jul 2017
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Come out and play in your local green spaces during the Summer school holidays at Growing Up Wild!

New Events

You'll find all the latest family friendly events that have been added to the website right here!

Sponsored Run (or walk) Around The Parish
20 Aug 2017
Join Bellshill Central Parish Church for a sponsored run (or walk) around the parish on August 20th!
End of Summer Beach Party!
12 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Looking for ways to entertain the kids? Join us at Flip Out on August 12th & 13th for a summer beach party!
White
20 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
White is a playful, visual show for very young kids and is a perfect first time theatre experience!
Race The Runway
30 Aug 2017
Edinburgh West
Speed fiends, race 1800m down Edinburgh Airport’s second runway and raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity.
Cycle Rides at the North Lanarkshire Walking & Cycling Festival
08 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Sustrans have organised several family cycle rides as part of this year's North Lanarkshire Walking & Cycling Festival
Don’t Worry Children’s Yoga Workshop
11 Aug 2017
4 - 12 year olds can join Yoga Juniors for their Don't Worry Children’s Yoga Workshop at Seasonal Yoga Academy!

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Activities For Families

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

JT Music
Here at JT Music, we currently have 22 teachers (as of June 2017) who teach various instruments...
Rock n Roller
Roller skating pro? Never skated before? Come and check out Rock 'n' Roller - Scotland...
Tiny Treasures Baby Massage
Baby Massage Classes - suitable from 6 weeks to 1 year. Block 1 commences 15th August...

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Attractions For Families

Central Scotland has a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

ReimagiNation East Kilbride
ReimagiNation East Kilbride is a festival uncovering the human stories behind the buildings...
Springburn Park
Springburn Park (31 hectares/77 acres) has one of the most beautiful rockeries in Scotland...
Byres Road Book Festival
The Byres Road Book Festival is back over the weekend of 22 – 25 September 2017. Chris...

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Latest News

Piping competition drums up another successful event for Paisley

Piping competition drums up another successful event for Paisley

Paisley town centre was filled with the sound of pipes and drums on Saturday for the eighth annual Pipe Band Competition.

Try something new and learn something old this summer

Try something new and learn something old this summer

Families are being challenged to try something new, whilst learning about Scotland’s heritage with the National Trust for Scotland!