October Half Term events in Glasgow

View all the upcoming October Half Term events taking place throughout Glasgow below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Glasgow

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Glasgow's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Woodland Nippers

Woodland Nippers

4th October 2018
Woodland Nippers is a fun, free, nature group for kids under 6 and their grown ups held monthly at Castlemilk Park! Read more
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

6th October 2018
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment! Read more
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

9th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
From the production team that brought you Elf The Musical, Pantheon are back at the King's Theatre Glasgow with the truly spectacular and endlessly entertaining Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Read more
GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

13th October 2018 - 14th October 2018
This year the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2018 on the 13 & 14th October! Read more
Live Family Wrestling - Maryhill

Live Family Wrestling - Maryhill

13th October 2018
Join Wrestling Experience Scotland as they present an action-packed afternoon with fun entertainment for all ages, featuring the stars of Scottish Wrestling! Read more
Monster Trail

Monster Trail

13th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
Can you help the team at Culzean Castle banish the menacing monsters from the Country Park this October Half Term? Read more
W-hat About?

W-hat About?

13th October 2018
W-hat About? is a brand new show for children 4+ and their families! Catch it Platform Glasgow this October! Read more
Halloween Arts and Crafts - 2 Day Workshop for Kids October Holiday

Halloween Arts and Crafts - 2 Day Workshop for Kids October Holiday

15th October 2018 - 16th October 2018
Kids aged 7-12 can come along for two days of spooky fun at Pollok House during the October Half Term and get prepared for Halloween! Read more
Wizard School

Wizard School

16th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Join Scotland Street School for some spellbinding tricks and enchanting alchemy at their magical Wizard School this October Half Term! Read more
All About Owls

All About Owls

17th October 2018
Head along to Castlemilk Park during the holidays to meet and learn about a selection of owls courtesy of Owl Magic! Read more
Premier British Wrestling Live in Barlanark

Premier British Wrestling Live in Barlanark

18th October 2018
The stars of Premier British Wrestling will return to Barlanark during the October school holidays as part of the grand reopening of Barlanark Community Centre! Read more
Wild Thursdays

Wild Thursdays

18th October 2018
Spend a 'Wild Thursday' at Castlemilk Park hunting for mini-beasts, plants and animals during the October school holidays! Read more
BBC Good Food Show Scotland

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

19th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
The BBC Good Food Show returns to Glasgow from 19th - 21st October for a seasonal celebration of Scotland's finest food! Read more
Nature Fun Weekend

Nature Fun Weekend

19th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
This October half term bring your wild things on an adventure at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond hunting beasts and playing in the mud! Read more
Resonate

Resonate

19th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience! Read more
Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
The annual Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition is being held Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on the 20th & 21st of October! Read more
Andy and the Odd Socks

Andy and the Odd Socks

21st October 2018
Andy and the Odd Socks are coming to visit Glasgow! They'll be playing their first ever Scottish show at Drygate on October 21st! Read more
Brunch with Rapunzel at The Butterfly and Pig South

Brunch with Rapunzel at The Butterfly and Pig South

21st October 2018
One 4 The Kids and The Butterfly and Pig South are excited to be welcoming Rapunzel to join everyone for Brunch this October! Read more
Halloween Party at Darcys with Wonder Woman

Halloween Party at Darcys with Wonder Woman

21st October 2018
Join One 4 The Kids at Darcy's for two hours of Halloween fun including slime making, skeleton sweetie hands, mummie games, cupcake decorating and lots more! Read more
Woodland Nippers

Woodland Nippers

1st November 2018
Woodland Nippers is a fun, free, nature group for kids under 6 and their grown ups held monthly at Castlemilk Park! Read more
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

3rd November 2018
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment! Read more
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

1st December 2018
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment! Read more
Woodland Nippers

Woodland Nippers

6th December 2018
Woodland Nippers is a fun, free, nature group for kids under 6 and their grown ups held monthly at Castlemilk Park! Read more
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

2nd February 2019
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment! Read more
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

2nd March 2019
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment! Read more

Events in East Renfrewshire

Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

29th September 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!
NDT Cycling Saturdays Rouken Glen

NDT Cycling Saturdays Rouken Glen

6th October 2018
Enjoy a leisurely paced ride and learn some useful cycle skills along the way with NDT Cycling's Saturday events at Rouken Glen Park!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

6th October 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!
Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

13th October 2018
Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre for a special screening of some classic family films!
NDT Cycling Saturdays Neilston

NDT Cycling Saturdays Neilston

13th October 2018
Enjoy a leisurely paced ride and learn some useful cycle skills along the way with NDT Cycling's Saturday events in Neilston!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

13th October 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!
Martha

Martha

15th October 2018
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company return to Eastwood Park Theatre with Martha, an original story about friendship created by Andy Manley, Gill Robertson and Annie Wood!
Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies

18th October 2018
Don't miss this whimsical adventure at Eastwood Park Theatre featuring bobble hats, scarves and tents that have a life of their own - and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!
Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure

Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure

20th October 2018
From the team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show, Little Red Riding Hood is a fun, original musical for children, with live music and love-able characters!
NDT Cycling Saturdays Rouken Glen

NDT Cycling Saturdays Rouken Glen

20th October 2018
Enjoy a leisurely paced ride and learn some useful cycle skills along the way with NDT Cycling's Saturday events at Rouken Glen Park!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

20th October 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

27th October 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!
Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

31st October 2018
Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre for a special screening of some classic family films!
Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

3rd November 2018
Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre for a special screening of some classic family films!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

3rd November 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

10th November 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

17th November 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

24th November 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

1st December 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

8th December 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

15th December 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

22nd December 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!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

29th December 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!

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions!
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2018 - 31st December 2018
We'll be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia toy corgis on board the ship for you to spot.
Quest for Oz

Quest for Oz

4th October 2018 - 28th September 2018
This October, Vision Mechanics invite you to their Autumn production 'Quest for Oz', a brand new illuminated augmented reality adventure!
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

6th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

14th October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme.
Find Out About Minerals and Gems!

Find Out About Minerals and Gems!

15th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Find Out About Minerals and Gems with special guests from the Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club this October half term at Dynamic Earth!
Linlithgow Holiday Club: Wildlife Superheroes

Linlithgow Holiday Club: Wildlife Superheroes

16th October 2018
Our local wildlife can sometimes need a helping hand to get through the long and chilly winter. Find out what you can do to help feed it and keep it warm!
Holyrood Holiday Club: Unbe-leaf-able!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Unbe-leaf-able!

17th October 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers for an autumnal adventure, root around in leaf litter, make some art, forage for brambles and make some jam on an open fire.
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

17th October 2018
This Kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays.
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

17th October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme.
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

18th October 2018
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine.
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

19th October 2018
Come along to the City Art Centre on 19th October and learn to sketch with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher!
Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20th October 2018
Learn, create and perform your own magic at a spooky, magic workshop this Halloween at Lauriston Castle!
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

20th October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme.
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

21st October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.

Events in Fife

Fuora Dance Project Presents: W-hat About?

Fuora Dance Project Presents: W-hat About?

19th October 2018
W-hat About? is a brand new dance-theatre piece for children created by Fuora Dance Project and is an interactive celebration of the importance of the inter-generational family ties.
The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

20th October 2018
Tall Stories presents The Snail and the Whale at the Byre Theatre St Andrews, inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler!

Events in Lanarkshire

GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered

GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered

20th July 2018 - 4th November 2018
The GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered exhibition at New Lanark will celebrate the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games!
Outbreak: Night Terror

Outbreak: Night Terror

28th September 2018 - 31st October 2018
Returning for 2018, Outbreak: Night Terror Dream Decay is a terrifyingly unforgettable Halloween experience at M&Ds Scotland's Theme Park!
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

9th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Hamilton Operatic and Dramatic Club are proud to bring Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie, to Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre this October!
Mamma Mia! Dance Camp!

Mamma Mia! Dance Camp!

13th October 2018
Looking for October Week activities to keep the kids entertained? After the recent success and popularity of their last dance camp, SLS are back with another fun filled dance afternoon!
October Ghost and Ghoul Hunt

October Ghost and Ghoul Hunt

13th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
There's spooky goings on at Calderglen this October! Do you dare brave the Ghost and Ghoul Hunt?
October Week Holiday Activities with North Lanarkshire Heritage

October Week Holiday Activities with North Lanarkshire Heritage

13th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
A spooky selection of family friendly activities are being held in North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre throughout the October week holiday!
Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

13th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
The Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s will be a fantastic experience for the whole family featuring Pumpkin picking, haymazing hay maze, Halloween themed games, spooky storytelling plus more!
Kilbryde Hospice Charity Football Match

Kilbryde Hospice Charity Football Match

14th October 2018
To round off Hospice Care Week, Kilbryde Hospice will take on EK Thistle Amateurs in a game of 11 a side football with all funds going towards the hospice!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

15th October 2018
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Go Wild in Autumn

Go Wild in Autumn

15th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
Go Wild in the countryside during the October Half Term holidays at the award-winning National Museum of Rural Life!
Mayerling

Mayerling

15th October 2018
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Mayerling, catch it live via satellite at Airdrie Town Hall!
The McDougalls: Treasure Hunt

The McDougalls: Treasure Hunt

15th October 2018
The McDougalls are back with an exciting new musical show! Join them at Rutherglen Town Hall on Monday 15th October for Treasure Hunt!
Chilling Critters

Chilling Critters

16th October 2018
Face your fears and meet some creepy critters up close at Calderglen Country Park this October Half Term!
Martha

Martha

16th October 2018
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company return to Rutherglen Town Hall with Martha, an original story about friendship created by Andy Manley, Gill Robertson and Annie Wood!
The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

16th October 2018
Tall Stories presents The Snail and the Whale at East Kilbride Village Theatre inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

17th October 2018
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Halloween Arts and Crafts - 2 Day Class for Kids October Holiday

Halloween Arts and Crafts - 2 Day Class for Kids October Holiday

17th October 2018 - 18th October 2018
Kids aged 7-12 can come along for two days of spooky fun at Sew Confident, Bothwell during the October Half Term and get prepared for Halloween!
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

17th October 2018
After the sold-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet is back to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time... Swan Lake!
Chilling Critters

Chilling Critters

18th October 2018
Face your fears and meet some creepy critters up close at Calderglen Country Park this October Half Term!
The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

18th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Tall Stories presents The Snail and the Whale at Lanark Memorial Hall inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

19th October 2018
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Susie McCabe - Domestic Disaster

Susie McCabe - Domestic Disaster

19th October 2018
Susie McCabe is back with her brand new show for 2018 Domestic Disaster, featuring her unique brand of cynicism and solid hard-hitting punchlines!
Premier British Wrestling

Premier British Wrestling

20th October 2018
Premier British Wrestling return to Airdrie Town Hall on Saturday 20th October with their biggest show yet, Maximum Impact 2018!
Biggar Day Out

Biggar Day Out

21st October 2018
Biggar Little Festival pulls out all the stops for its biggest and best day out ever... Biggar Day Out on Sunday 21st October!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Do’s & Don’ts

Do’s & Don’ts

12th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
NTS and award winning documentary theatre socialists Rimini Protokoll present Do's and Don'ts in this unusual and exciting tour around Paisley.
Scotland’s Boat Show

Scotland’s Boat Show

12th October 2018 - 14th October 2018
Scotland’s Boat Show returns to Kip Marina, Inverkip between the 12th & 14th October 2018!
The Wee Spree

The Wee Spree

12th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!
Little Adventurers - Trick or Treat Spooktacular

Little Adventurers - Trick or Treat Spooktacular

15th October 2018 - 18th October 2018
PACE Youth Theatre hold regular workshops for 3 to 5 year olds! Join them during October Half Term their Trick or Treat Spooktacular!
PACE Detectives and the Halloween Hunt

PACE Detectives and the Halloween Hunt

15th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
This October half term join PACE and create a show in a week at 'PACE Detectives and the Halloween Hunt'!
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

15th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
Spend a week rehearsing a performance based on JM Barrie's much-loved tale of the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up this October Half Term with PACE!
Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

15th October 2018 - 18th October 2018
Join the cast and take on the grand high witch herself before she turns all of us into mice on PACE Youth Theatre's October Half Term camp!
Thriller: A Musical Showcase

Thriller: A Musical Showcase

15th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Wanna be startin' something? How about a week of fun-filled song and dance at PACE Yout Theatre's Thriller: A Musical Showcase!
Little Adventurers Explore - Pumpkin Patch Factory

Little Adventurers Explore - Pumpkin Patch Factory

20th October 2018
PACE Youth Theatre hold regular workshops for 3 to 5 year olds! Join them on October 20th for 'Pumpkin Patch Factory'!
Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

21st October 2018
Join us on the shores of Castle Semple to admire a dazzling array of beautiful cars at the annual Classic Car Show!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

29th September 2018 - 23rd January 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Stirling Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Playful Tiger

Playful Tiger

12th October 2018
Playful Tiger is a show created especially with and for children and young people who are profoundly autistic.
Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield

13th October 2018
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield

14th October 2018
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield

20th October 2018
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield

21st October 2018
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.

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