Events For Families in Central Scotland This Weekend

View the events taking place in Central Scotland this weekend below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Hibee Tots Football Toddler Class

Hibee Tots Football Toddler Class

26 April 2017 - 26 April 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
New Hibee Tots Football Toddler Classes for 2-4yrs are starting on 26th April.
OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

01 July 2017 - 31 December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions!
OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

01 July 2017 - 31 December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Glasgow's OpenJump sessions!
Homework Club

Homework Club

21 August 2017 - 11 June 2018
Kids taking too long to get their homework done? Bring them along to the Homework Club at Wonder World, Edinburgh!
Exhibition: 10 Years / 10 Buildings

Exhibition: 10 Years / 10 Buildings

28 September 2017 - 31 March 2018
Discover a few of the fantastic conservation projects Glasgow City Heritage Trust supports at 10 Years / 10 Buildings!
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Adult Event Programme

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Adult Event Programme

01 October 2017 - 28 February 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum runs an extensive programme of exhibitions, tours & workshops throughout the year!
City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

07 October 2017 - 13 May 2018
Explore the new activities in the family activity area at City Art Centre to complement the exhibition ‘Hidden Gems’
Include Me 2 Club - Junior Youth Club

Include Me 2 Club - Junior Youth Club

23 October 2017 - 31 December 2018
Include Me 2 Club run a Junior Youth Club for ages 0 - 12 and their families at Dalmeny Community Centre on Mondays!
Canongate Stars and Stories

Canongate Stars and Stories

09 November 2017 - 16 February 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Canongate Stars and Stories - A new illuminated walking trail through Edinburgh's Old Town print & publishing history.
A Fine Line

A Fine Line

18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018
A Fine Line: An exhibition at City Art Centre bringing together artists working across a diverse range of disciplines.
Comicrazy Cafe Events

Comicrazy Cafe Events

01 December 2017 - 31 December 2018
Paisley's specialist comic book and trading card shop, Comicrazy, have events on everyday for all hobbies including Pokémon, Yugioh and Magic The Gathering!
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

01 December 2017 - 31 December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!
Giant Lanterns of China 2017

Giant Lanterns of China 2017

01 December 2017 - 25 February 2018
This winter, Edinburgh Zoo will be home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling lanterns which will transform the venue into a spectacular work of art!
LEGO: Jacobite Risings at Stirling Castle

LEGO: Jacobite Risings at Stirling Castle

04 December 2017 - 02 February 2018
Brick to the Past comes to Stirling Castle this winter with their fantastic LEGO depiction of the Jacobite Risings.
Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
Various Locations Glasgow
Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
Various Locations Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
Turtle Tots Winter Term

Turtle Tots Winter Term

07 January 2018 - 25 March 2018
Various Locations West Lothian
Are you interested in baby swimming? Turtle Tots new winter term is starting soon in West Lothian.
Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

08 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Kids hip hop dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 8th January, taught by resident teacher Ashley Jack.
Indian Dance Classes in Edinburgh

Indian Dance Classes in Edinburgh

09 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Dance Ihayami's new spring term has started and they are offering a free Indian dance taster class to all new students.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Afternoon Tea

Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Afternoon Tea

15 January 2018 - 23 March 2018
Pre-schoolers can enjoy a special woodland picnic in the tearoom at Almond Valley Heritage Centre every weekday from 15th January to 23rd March!
Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

17 January 2018 - 17 February 2018
The West End smash-hit musical, Miss Saigon, is coming to Edinburgh Festival Theatre January 2018.
SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

19 January 2018 - 23 February 2018
Come and see all the winning entries from the annual SLLC Photography Competition at Chatelherault between January 19th and February 23rd!
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

20 January 2018 - 24 February 2018
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You is an exhibition of dolls at Project Ability, showcasing the evolution and history of doll making!
Inspired

Inspired

20 January 2018 - 15 April 2018
Inspired, at Paisley Museum from 20th January to 15th April, is an annual showcase of the best artwork from school pupils across Renfrewshire!
The Monarch of the Glen

The Monarch of the Glen

20 January 2018 - 11 March 2018
The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer will go on display at Paisley Museum as part of a four-stop tour supported by National Galleries Scotland.
Burns Week Specials

Burns Week Specials

22 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
We're celebrating the Bard's Birthday at The Golf Tavern by bringing back our classic Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with Whisky Sauce!
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

23 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in this magnificent five star production!
Bairns Trail | Red, Red Rose Street

Bairns Trail | Red, Red Rose Street

25 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Bairns Trail returns this year as we’ve hidden 6 Rabbie Burns inspired pictures around Rose Street for children to find!
Special Burns Menu for Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Special Burns Menu for Thursday, Friday and Saturday

25 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
To celebrate the life and works of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns, Inglewood House and Spa will be serving a special Burns menu.
ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

26 January 2018 - 29 April 2018
This stunning exhibition at New Lanark traces the history of 20th century art in textiles with highlights including prints of work by Dalí, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol!
Ballet West: Giselle

Ballet West: Giselle

26 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
Ballet West are back at Macrobert Arts Centre in January with 'Giselle', their brand new production for 2018.
Burns Ceilidhs

Burns Ceilidhs

26 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 26th or 27th January at Lauriston Hall!
Family Ceilidh | Red, Red Rose Street

Family Ceilidh | Red, Red Rose Street

26 January 2018 - 27 January 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Red, Red Rose Street is hosting a Family Ceilidh on 26th & 27th January with all the classic dances and for all ages.
Acting Up! Drama Sessions for Children and Young People

Acting Up! Drama Sessions for Children and Young People

27 January 2018
Acting Up is a dynamic, fun, confidence building weekly drama workshop for kids at CCA Glasgow!
Aurore Garnier at Veneer Gallery - Nuit de Mai exhibition

Aurore Garnier at Veneer Gallery - Nuit de Mai exhibition

27 January 2018 - 11 February 2018
French artist Aurore Garnier presents her Nuit de Mai exhibition at Glasgow's Veneer Gallery between 27th January and 11th February.
Battlefield Burns Family Fling

Battlefield Burns Family Fling

27 January 2018
Battlefield Primary School Parent Council are hosting a fundraising Burns Family Ceilidh on Saturday 27th January featuring music, dancing, poetry, food and drink!
Beetles and Butterflies

Beetles and Butterflies

27 January 2018
Riverside Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, drop in on January 27th and create your own 3D beetle or butterfly!
Big Feed Street Food Social

Big Feed Street Food Social

27 January 2018
Enjoy the best of Scotland's street food at the Big Feed Street Food Social, Glasgow's indoor, fully licensed street food market!
Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

27 January 2018
The Hidden Gardens are holding a whole range of bird related activities on Saturday 27th January as part of the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018!
Bird Buffet

Bird Buffet

27 January 2018
Join the Glasgow Countryside Rangers for a spot of bird watching and making bird feeders at Bellahouston Park on January 27th!
Carbeth Guthrie Forest School

Carbeth Guthrie Forest School

27 January 2018
Learn about nature, wildlife, environment and craft with Forest School, Saturday morning or afternoon sessions.
Caring & Selflessness in Islam WEC Family Dinner

Caring & Selflessness in Islam WEC Family Dinner

27 January 2018
Woodfarm Education Centre are hosting their Caring & Selflessness in Islam Family Dinner on January 27th.
Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

27 January 2018
Paisley Salvation Army are holding a Coffee Morning Fundraiser on Saturday 27th January from 11am - all welcome!
Crannogs and Logboats

Crannogs and Logboats

27 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
Can you make a boat that floats? Try out different materials and designs and find out which works best at Kelvingrove!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

27 January 2018
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Dockyard 004 - Celebrating Scotland - Street food Market

Dockyard 004 - Celebrating Scotland - Street food Market

27 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
Dockyard Social is a weekend food popup showcasing some of Glasgow's best street food accompanied by a bespoke selection of drinks - 004 will celebrate everything that is great about Scotland!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

27 January 2018
Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
Family Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Family Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

27 January 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre hold a range of fun museum activities, arts and crafts every Saturday!
Family Ceilidh

Family Ceilidh

27 January 2018
Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Family Ceilidh!
Free Outdoor Storytelling Session in Spanish

Free Outdoor Storytelling Session in Spanish

27 January 2018
La Biciteca, The Wee Spanish Mobile Library, are back on the road with a new series of outdoor storytelling sessions in Glasgow's most remarkable landmarks!
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

27 January 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

27 January 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Grand Volant Flying Trapeze

Grand Volant Flying Trapeze

27 January 2018
Always fancied having a go on a flying trapeze? Glasgow's circus school, Aerial Edge, are holding sessions on weekends for six weeks between January and March!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

27 January 2018
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Lanark Lifestyle Inflatable Fun Sessions

Lanark Lifestyle Inflatable Fun Sessions

27 January 2018
Inflatable Fun Sessions for under 16s are held on the last Saturday of every month at Lanark Lifestyles Pool!
Little Explorer Days

Little Explorer Days

27 January 2018
Especially for 3-5 year olds, Little Explorer days are themed fun-packed days at Glasgow Science Centre filled with things like workshops, drop-ins and make and take activities.
Lunch with Moana

Lunch with Moana

27 January 2018
One 4 The Kids & Kelbourne Saint are delighted to bring you Lunch with Moana... an event for all the family!
Making Games

Making Games

27 January 2018
Join Make Do & Grow on Saturday afternoons for their Making Games workshops where children take part in different games themed creative activities!
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

27 January 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Project Craft

Project Craft

27 January 2018
Learn new skills, create something unique and have lots of fun along the way with Project Craft at Paperchase!
Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns

27 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
Fizzgig Theatre return to Mugdock Country Park with an hour long family show about the life of Rabbie Burns!
Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

27 January 2018
Various Locations Renfrewshire
Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!
Revel with Rabbie

Revel with Rabbie

27 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Stirling Castle on January 27/28th.
Roller Disco

Roller Disco

27 January 2018
Grab the kids, get your skates on and enjoy a family friendly disco at the Rollerstop Roller Rink!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

27 January 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

27 January 2018
Glasgow Film Theatre's weekly Take 2 Family-Friendly Film Screenings will keep even the littlest film fans entertained!
Tall Tales

Tall Tales

27 January 2018
Tall Tales are fun-filled storytelling sessions especially for two to four year olds held regularly at the Tron Theatre!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

27 January 2018
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Textile Crafts with artist Johanna Flanagan

Textile Crafts with artist Johanna Flanagan

27 January 2018
Scotland Street School Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, join artist Johanna Flanagan for an afternoon of textile crafting!
The Heart Explored: Form and Function

The Heart Explored: Form and Function

27 January 2018
Explore what a healthy heart really looks like from the inside out in this workshop in ASCUS Art & Science Lab on 27th January.
The RSPB at Kelvingrove

The RSPB at Kelvingrove

27 January 2018
You'll find RSPB Scotland holding events most weekends at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 1pm - 4pm!
The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

27 January 2018
Join the Folding Theatre Co. at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for their production the Singing Ringing Tree!
Tiny Tales

Tiny Tales

27 January 2018
Tiny Tales are fun-filled storytelling sessions especially for babies and crawlers up to 23 months of age at the Tron Theatre!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

27 January 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Who’s A Pretty Boy Then?

Who’s A Pretty Boy Then?

27 January 2018
Can you spot the parrot in the Glassford family portrait? Try creating your own colourful exotic bird in this workshop at the People's Palace!
Beaded Collar | Necklace Class

Beaded Collar | Necklace Class

28 January 2018
Spend a Sunday afternoon learning beading techniques and designing and making a detachable collar or necklace with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club!
Big Feed Street Food Social

Big Feed Street Food Social

28 January 2018
Enjoy the best of Scotland's street food at the Big Feed Street Food Social, Glasgow's indoor, fully licensed street food market!
Cinema Club at Blythswood

Cinema Club at Blythswood

28 January 2018
Settle in for a Hollywood classic, family movie or all-time favourite at Blythswood Square Hotel's regular Cinema Club events!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

28 January 2018
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Drama Cubs

Drama Cubs

28 January 2018
Drama Cubs are brand new drama classes for children aged 5-9 starting at Parklands Country Club on Sunday 28th January!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

28 January 2018
Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
Exclusive Autism Friendly Sessions at Air Space

Exclusive Autism Friendly Sessions at Air Space

28 January 2018
Air Space Trampoline Park in East Kilbride are pleased to offer exclusive Autism Friendly sessions on Sunday evenings fortnightly!
Fizzgig Theatre Company present Wee Sleekit Cowrin Timrous Beast

Fizzgig Theatre Company present Wee Sleekit Cowrin Timrous Beast

28 January 2018
Fizzgig Theatre return to Pollok House with an hour long family show about the life of Rabbie Burns on Sunday 28th January!
Forest School, Mugdock – Let’s Get Creative!

Forest School, Mugdock – Let’s Get Creative!

28 January 2018
Join the Forest School Ranger on this afternoon of creative activity for 8-12 year olds at Mugdock Country Park!
Free Face Painting at St Enochs

Free Face Painting at St Enochs

28 January 2018
Wee ones can have their faces painted for free every Sunday from Midday to 4pm at the St Enoch Centre food court!
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

28 January 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday.
Glasgow Continental - Scotland’s Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish & Sauna

Glasgow Continental - Scotland’s Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish & Sauna

28 January 2018
Glasgow Continental - Scotland's Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish & Sauna is held on Sundays at The Arlington Baths Club!
Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market

Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market

28 January 2018
The family friendly Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market is held on the last Sunday each month at Barras Art and Design!
Grand Volant Flying Trapeze

Grand Volant Flying Trapeze

28 January 2018
Always fancied having a go on a flying trapeze? Glasgow's circus school, Aerial Edge, are holding sessions on weekends for six weeks between January and March!
Hands On at the Palace

Hands On at the Palace

28 January 2018
Come along to the People's Palace for one of their regular 'hands on' sessions where you can view pieces up close and learn more about the fascinating collections!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

28 January 2018
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Horrible Heedie Tours

Horrible Heedie Tours

28 January 2018
Join this interactive tour at Scotland Street School Museum and find out what school was like in the old days!
intu Braehead Kids Club

intu Braehead Kids Club

28 January 2018
Don't miss out - intu Braehead Shopping Centre has free kids' entertainment every Sunday from Midday to 4pm!
Little Explorer Days

Little Explorer Days

28 January 2018
Especially for 3-5 year olds, Little Explorer days are themed fun-packed days at Glasgow Science Centre filled with things like workshops, drop-ins and make and take activities.
Lunch with Wonder Woman

Lunch with Wonder Woman

28 January 2018
Be the first to join Wonder Woman for Lunch at Browns Brasserie with One 4 The Kids on January 28th!
Make Fantasy Hair Falls

Make Fantasy Hair Falls

28 January 2018
Come along for a fun workshop at Upcycled World on 28th January where you will learn to make your own Fantasy Hair Fall!
Make Wall Art - Stencilling

Make Wall Art - Stencilling

28 January 2018
Come join us at Upcycled World and let your creativity flow in this Stencilled Wall Art workshop!
Meet and Greet with Princess Merida at Our Scottish Brave Party!

Meet and Greet with Princess Merida at Our Scottish Brave Party!

28 January 2018
To celebrate Rabbie Burns birthday, One 4 The Kids and Grosvenor Cinema are hosting a full blown Scottish Brave Party with a meet and greet with the beautiful Princess Merida!
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

28 January 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Project Craft

Project Craft

28 January 2018
Learn new skills, create something unique and have lots of fun along the way with Project Craft at Paperchase!
Roller Disco

Roller Disco

28 January 2018
Grab the kids, get your skates on and enjoy a family friendly disco at the Rollerstop Roller Rink!
Secret Sunday Cinema Club

Secret Sunday Cinema Club

28 January 2018
Come along to Scotland Street School Museum for a family favourite movie each Sunday at 11.30am & 2pm!
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

28 January 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard!
The RSPB at Kelvingrove

The RSPB at Kelvingrove

28 January 2018
You'll find RSPB Scotland holding events most weekends at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 1pm - 4pm!