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

The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Glasgow City Centre

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!
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City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!
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Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts

Selected dates between 18th September 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Bring the kids along to Pollok House for one of their craft sessions where will enjoy an hour of craft activities while accompanying adults will be offered tea or coffee, and are welcome to join in!
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Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

1st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

This October, just in time for Halloween, Loch Lomond Faerie Trail will again be transformed into the Scary Faerie Trail!
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Spooktacular

Spooktacular

7th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Things are about to get spoooooky at Silverburn this Halloween, dare you enter the Spooktacular?
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GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

9th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2021 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October!
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Big Dog Walk

Big Dog Walk

10th October 2021

The Big Dog Walk is coming to Pollok Park on Sunday 10th October, you and your pooch will enjoy a venture around the stunning grounds before exploring the fantastic event village!
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Alloween Antics

Alloween Antics

Selected dates between 11th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Have some frightfully good fun at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum this Alloween!
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Exploring The Past At Pollok: Growing Up In A House Like Pollok

Exploring The Past At Pollok: Growing Up In A House Like Pollok

11th October 2021

Step back in time and learn what life was like for the Victorian and Edwardian Children who grew up in houses just like Pollok House!
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The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce

12th October 2021 - 13th October 2021

Big Bounce is back! After last year's online festival live from the Barrowlands, this time the whole family can get hands-on with exciting and inspiring physics at our amazing venues in the Barras!
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Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

13th October 2021

Whirly Gig present a fabulous retelling of the story 'Room on The Broom' in their Bell Tent at The Old Barn on Wednesday 13th October!
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Exploring The Past At Pollok: Hobbies And Games In A House Like Pollok

Exploring The Past At Pollok: Hobbies And Games In A House Like Pollok

15th October 2021

Join the team at Pollok House to hear about some of the interesting characters who have lived in the house and discover their favourite hobbies!
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Artie’s Singing Kettle: Halloween Special

Artie’s Singing Kettle: Halloween Special

24th October 2021

Get dressed up for this solo Halloween Special from the Singing Kettle's founder, Artie Trezise at Cottiers Theatre on Sunday 24th October!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

PRIME Football September & October Holiday Football Camps

PRIME Football September & October Holiday Football Camps

Selected dates between 24th September 2021 - 15th October 2021

After an incredible debut summer of camps, PRIME is back with more football fun with the September Weekend & October Holiday Football Camps based at Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen!

Find out about PRIME Football September & October Holiday Football Camps on What's On East Renfrewshire
Cycle The Circuit

Cycle The Circuit

9th October 2021

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on the first day of the October break for a led cycle around Lochgoin reservoir!

Find out about Cycle The Circuit on What's On East Renfrewshire
Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow Trail

9th October 2021 - 17th October 2021

After the huge success of last year's event the Netherlee Primary and PTA Scarecrow Trail is back for October Half Term!

Find out about Scarecrow Trail on What's On East Renfrewshire
Bird Box Build

Bird Box Build

16th October 2021

Get a head start on next year's nesting season and build your own bird box with the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on Saturday 16th October!

Find out about Bird Box Build on What's On East Renfrewshire
Kids Day of The Dead Printmaking Workshop

Kids Day of The Dead Printmaking Workshop

16th October 2021

With Halloween upon us why not join this creative printmaking class creating a Day of the Dead print at The Wee Art Studio!

Find out about Kids Day of The Dead Printmaking Workshop on What's On East Renfrewshire
The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival

The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival

16th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

All About Barrhead have announced that their Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival is making a return for 2021 and they're inviting all residents and businesses within the town to take part!

Find out about The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival on What's On East Renfrewshire
The McDougalls Big Splash!

The McDougalls Big Splash!

16th October 2021

Everyone's favourite children's theatre company, The McDougalls, return to Eastwood Park Theatre with a brand new live musical show for all the family!

Find out about The McDougalls Big Splash! on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Holyrood Herbs

Holyrood Herbs

14th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace of HolyroodHouse.

Find out about Holyrood Herbs on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh October Half Term Camp 2021 @ George Watson’s College

Edinburgh October Half Term Camp 2021 @ George Watson’s College

18th October 2021 - 22nd October 2021

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this October half-term and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!

Events in Fife

Events in Lanarkshire

Beat The Street North Lanarkshire

Beat The Street North Lanarkshire

15th September 2021 - 27th October 2021

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see the streets of North Lanarkshire transformed into a giant game during September and October!

Find out about Beat The Street North Lanarkshire on What's On Lanarkshire
Pumpkin Picking at Valley View

Pumpkin Picking at Valley View

1st October 2021 - 24th October 2021

Have fun and pick and carve your own pumpkin at Valley View at Gouldings between Friday 1st and Sunday 24th October!

Find out about Pumpkin Picking at Valley View on What's On Lanarkshire
Jurassic Encounter

Jurassic Encounter

2nd October 2021 - 17th October 2021

An interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods is coming to Cuningar Loop this October!

Find out about Jurassic Encounter on What's On Lanarkshire
Halloween Bath Bomb Experience

Halloween Bath Bomb Experience

3rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Join the team at Lerah in Condorrat, Cumbernauld in October for their Halloween Bath Bomb Making Experience!

Find out about Halloween Bath Bomb Experience on What's On Lanarkshire
Street Art Exhibition

Street Art Exhibition

8th October 2021 - 24th October 2021

Stretching the full length of Biggar High Street with more than 50 shops participating the Biggar Little Street Art Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate local talent!

Find out about Street Art Exhibition on What's On Lanarkshire
Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

From the 15th until the 31st of October ALL children visiting Clyde Valley Family Park will get to choose their own FREE pumpkin as part of their ticket and the park's Pumpkin Festival!

Find out about Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival on What's On Lanarkshire
Halloween Pony Event

Halloween Pony Event

Selected dates between 9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Turlood Equestrian Centre in Lesmahagow are holding spooktacular 'Ride & Play' sessions during October!

Find out about Halloween Pony Event on What's On Lanarkshire
Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

The annual Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s is a fantastic experience for the whole family featuring Pumpkin picking, Halloween themed games, spooky storytelling and more!

Find out about Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s on What's On Lanarkshire
The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

12th October 2021 - 13th October 2021

Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show! Catch it at The Town House Hamilton on the 12th & 13th October!

Find out about The Tiger Who Came to Tea on What's On Lanarkshire
What The Ladybird Heard

What The Ladybird Heard

12th October 2021 - 13th October 2021

What the Ladybird Heard will be live on stage at Lanark Memorial Hall for three spectacular performances during the October Week!

Find out about What The Ladybird Heard on What's On Lanarkshire
How the Koala Learnt to Hug

How the Koala Learnt to Hug

13th October 2021

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the charming family musical, How the Koala Learnt to Hug comes to Rutherglen Town Hall on Wednesday 13th October!

Find out about How the Koala Learnt to Hug on What's On Lanarkshire
The McDougalls Big Splash!

The McDougalls Big Splash!

14th October 2021

Everyone's favourite children's theatre company, The McDougalls, return to Rutherglen Town Hall with a brand new live musical show for all the family!

Find out about The McDougalls Big Splash! on What's On Lanarkshire
American Wrestling

American Wrestling

16th October 2021

Who doesn't love the wrestling? Well now is your chance to come along and see superstars live in action in Hamilton at the Town House on Saturday 16th October!

Find out about American Wrestling on What's On Lanarkshire
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

14th October 2022

After the sold-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet return to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time... Swan Lake!

Find out about Swan Lake on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Beat The Street Renfrewshire

Beat The Street Renfrewshire

15th September 2021 - 27th October 2021

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see the streets of Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game during September and October!

Find out about Beat The Street Renfrewshire on What's On Renfrewshire
Good In The Wood

Good In The Wood

Selected dates between 18th September 2021 - 16th October 2021

Join Good In The Wood at L.O.V.E. Woodland on Calderglen Road, Lochwinnoch for a series of two hour nature-based activity sessions for all the family!

Find out about Good In The Wood on What's On Renfrewshire
Big Kid Circus: Greenock

Big Kid Circus: Greenock

5th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show GOLD! Catch them opposite Beacon Arts Centre for 6 days between the 5th and 10th October!

Find out about Big Kid Circus: Greenock on What's On Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Boat Show - CANCELLED

Scotland’s Boat Show - CANCELLED

8th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Scotland’s Boat Show returns to Kip Marina, Inverkip between the 8th and 10th October 2021!

Find out about Scotland’s Boat Show - CANCELLED on What's On Renfrewshire
The Wee Spree Festival

The Wee Spree Festival

8th October 2021 - 16th October 2021

The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!

Find out about The Wee Spree Festival on What's On Renfrewshire
Insect Hotels

Insect Hotels

11th October 2021

Join the Clyde Muirshiel Rangers for some school holiday fun and make your very own insect hotel on Monday 11th October!

Find out about Insect Hotels on What's On Renfrewshire
Big Kid Circus: Renfrew

Big Kid Circus: Renfrew

12th October 2021 - 24th October 2021

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show GOLD! Catch them at XSite Braehead for 13 days between the 12th and 24th October!

Find out about Big Kid Circus: Renfrew on What's On Renfrewshire
Build Your Own Kite And Fly It

Build Your Own Kite And Fly It

12th October 2021

Build and fly your own kite with the Clyde Muirshiel Ranger Service on this fun school holiday event... can your kite creation survive a trip up the famous Windy Hill?!

Find out about Build Your Own Kite And Fly It on What's On Renfrewshire
How the Koala Learnt to Hug

How the Koala Learnt to Hug

14th October 2021

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the charming family musical, How the Koala Learnt to Hug comes to Beacon Arts Centre on Thursday 14th October!

Find out about How the Koala Learnt to Hug on What's On Renfrewshire
Bird Box Event

Bird Box Event

15th October 2021

Create and take home a bird box for your garden or local wild space at Castle Semple Visitor Centre on Friday 15th October!

Find out about Bird Box Event on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

30th October 2021

Whirly Gig present the fabulous retell of the story 'Room on The Broom' in their Bell Tent at Cloybank on Saturday 30th October!

Find out about Room On The Broom Storytelling Event on What's On Stirling

Events in Other Areas

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Glasgow Christmas Markets
The Glasgow Christmas Markets return to George Square & St Enoch Square again for 2021 offering a wide selection of festive delights!
Doors Open Days Glasgow
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival offers a diverse programme of in-person and digital events, celebrating Glasgow, its heritage and its people. The city is yours to explore, 13th - 19th September!
Jurassic Live
Jurassic Live is a roarsome new experience, millions of years in the making and the closest you'll ever come to real dinosaurs! Don't miss it at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in March!
Canal Days Out
Glasgow Canal Co-op have TWO exciting days of events planned for all ages on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th September!
Fun Time Carnivals: Glasgow Green
Fun Time Carnivals are bringing their funfair to Glasgow Green between the 23rd and 30th September, just in time for the September Weekend!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro