Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Family Event Programme

Bring the family along to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for a day crammed with fun events and activities!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Family Event Programme

About Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Family Event Programme

Sunday 1st October: Superhero Masks
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Make a superhero mask inspired by the animals in the Kelvingrove Life Gallery and the superheroes featured in the Frank Quitely Exhibition.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October: Re-create a Painting
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Investigate our Joan Eardley painting ‘Two Children’ and recreate your very own artwork to take away using lots of different art techniques and materials!


October Half Term Events


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October: Diwali Clay Lamps
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Make a traditional clay lantern to celebrate Diwali with your friends and family!

Monday 16th October: Diwali Clay Lamps
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Create a beautiful wall decoration by bringing two very different art forms together!

Tuesday 17th October: Diwali Clay Lamps
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Some are small and some are very tall, some are made of wood and string and some are even made of metal! Come and explore our Glasgow Style chairs and make your very own mini 3D chair from card.

Tuesday 17th October: Museums Fundraising Day
10am - 4pm
Come along and meet the Museums team to hear about the work that we do and find out how our visitors and supporters help us to take care of and preserve our wonderful collections.

Wednesday 18th October: Motif Cards and Badges
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Take a close look at Mackintosh and Glasgow Style to find a pattern then create an impressive badge on our badge maker.

Wednesday 18th October: The Big Banner Project
11.30–4pm | Family 5+
Contribute to the making of a Mackintosh Willow Tea Room style banner while learning how to stencil Glasgow roses. Workshop led by Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw, stencilling artist.

Thursday 19th October: Minature Book Making
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Our Glasgow Style gallery is full of designs which hint of fairyland. Take a close look at the designs in the gallery and use them as inspiration to design your own mini fairy book.

Saturday 21st October: Fairy Tales
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come along to Kelvingrove Winter Grotto where the Fairy Grandmother will be telling seasonal stories and fairy tales. Story sessions last 15 – 20 minutes

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October: Ecozones: Indo-Malaya
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
The Indo-Malaya Ecozone stretches through Southeast Asia and includes India, Pakistan, Burma and Indonesia. Find out more about what Eco-zones actually are and also find out about some of the animals, people and culture from Indo-Malaya.

Sunday 22nd October: RSPB - Hedgehogs and Habitats
1–4pm | RSPB members £3, non-members £5 | Booking at gnahg@rspb.org.uk
As the autumn nights close in it is time to make sure we are looking out for our prickly friends. Join the RSPB and Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre to look at how to improve your garden or green space for hedgehogs and what to do if you find a poorly one!

 


Friday 27th October: Hallowe'en Toddler Time
11.30am - Midday | 2-5 years
At this very atmospheric time of year we will explore some of the mysterious objects in Kelvingrove and journey in story and song to lands other than these. Please feel free to come in your Hallowe’en guise.

Saturday 28th October: The Big Banner Project
11.30–4pm | Family 5+
Contribute to the making of a Mackintosh Willow Tea Room style banner while learning how to stencil Glasgow roses. Workshop led by Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw, stencilling artist.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October: RSPB - Bat Bonanzia
1–4pm | Suggested donation £1
As it’s nearly Halloween come and join our activities to learn about the amazing bats and make some creepy crafts.

Sunday 29th October: Halloweenimals!
11.30am - Midday | Family 5+
Some animals can be really spooky! Get into the spirit of Halloween and make a Kelvingrove inspired spooky animal decoration.

Saturday 4th November: Kids Salsa Class
1.30–2.30pm | Family 5+
Bring the family along to get involved in some salsa dancing to celebrate the start of the Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2017!

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November: Maker Shakers
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come along and join in or listen to our drum circle and create your very own colourful percussion instrument to play along with us!

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November: Salsa and Afro Rhythm Sessions
2.30–4pm | Family 5+
Salsa and Afro beats weave together in patterns that sound complex and stir the soul as well as the feet. Let's work together to build up some beats!

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November: Fairy Tales
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come along to Kelvingrove Winter Grotto where the Fairy Grandmother will be telling seasonal stories and fairy tales. Story sessions last 15 – 20 minutes

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November: Scottish Winter Animals
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come along and hear stories all about the amazing animals who live in Scotland in winter and create your very own winter animal story scene artwork.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November: Make your own Totem Pole
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Explore our wildlife galleries to learn more about Native American spirit animals and create your own family totem pole.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November: Aboriginal Art
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come take a close look at our amazing Aboriginal painting and create your own journey artwork.


Christmas Events


Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December: Robin Bobbins
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Come and search the gallery for the little red breasted bird and learn all about them and create your very own Robbin Bobbin decoration.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December: Willow Weaving
1–4pm | RSPB members £3, non-members £5
Learn the craft of willow weaving at this practical workshop, using natural materials to create beautiful Christmas wreaths and other fantastic crafts.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December: Make a Christmas Decoration
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Add even more Christmas joy to your tree by making a special decoration for it.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December: Willow Weaving
1–4pm | RSPB members £3, non-members £5
Learn the craft of willow weaving at this practical workshop, using natural materials to create beautiful Christmas wreaths and other fantastic crafts.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December: Christmas Music
1.30–4pm | Family 5+
Christmas is just made for music and song. Sing-along, stomp, sway or simply listen and enjoy some yule-tide favourites through the ages of Christmas.



Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organised group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Family Event Programme are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or Glasgow Museums

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

16th August 2018 - 30th June 2020
The People’s Palace is hosting a community display which gathers together never seen before objects from Benny Lynch’s life and career.
Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum holds delightful daily recitals by eminent local organists and visiting players!
Domestic Bliss

Domestic Bliss

8th March 2019 - 31st December 2020
Domestic Bliss is a new exhibition that brings together works from Glasgow Museums' collection to reflect on GoMA's building history as a former house, Royal Exchange and civic space!
Riverside Museum Summer Beach

Riverside Museum Summer Beach

5th June 2019 - 31st August 2019
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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney Retrospective

5th July 2019 - 12th January 2020
A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney will be shown in the UK for the first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow from 5th July 2019 to 12th January 2020!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23rd August 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30th August 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
The Great BIG Heritage Bus Tour

The Great BIG Heritage Bus Tour

31st August 2019
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Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

6th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

13th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

20th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

27th September 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

4th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

11th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

18th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

25th October 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

1st November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

8th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

15th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

22nd November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

29th November 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

6th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

13th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

20th December 2019
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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