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Summer Holiday events in Glasgow

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Events in Glasgow

Discover! Weekend Sessions

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 29th December 2024

Join The Burrell Collection each weekend for a free drop in family session where you can get hands on and find out more about the collection through crafts, music and object handling!

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Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

28th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Located in one of Scotland's most charming villages, join Loch Lomond Faerie Trail for a delightful adventure through our enchanting woodlands!

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

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Fire Engine Rally

Selected dates between 13th April 2024 - 21st July 2024

Enjoy the sight of magnificent fire fighting machines of the past and present in all their glory at Riverside Museum's Fire Engine Rally!

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WestFest

1st June 2024 - 30th June 2024
Glasgow West End

WestFest returns for its second annual festival between Saturday 1st and Sunday 30th June, delivering a wide array of high quality, vibrant and inclusive events to the area!

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Summer Holiday Adventure Camps

26th June 2024 - 15th August 2024
Glasgow West End

This summer, West End Adventure are running seven weeks of fun and action packed adventurous activities for kids!

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Zippos Circus at Kirkintilloch’s Woodhead Park

26th June 2024 - 1st July 2024
Kirkintilloch

Zippos Circus returns to Kirkintilloch's Woodhead Park between Wednesday 26th June and Monday 1st July with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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Fabulous Fossils of Lennoxtown

29th June 2024
Lennoxtown

Search for amazing ammonites and tremendous trilobites as well as many other delightful shell fossils on this Mugdock Park Ranger led walk in the foothills of the Campsie Fells!

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I Am A Raver Baby

29th June 2024

Following their sell out launch event, I Am A Raver return for an All Ages Beach Party at The Dream Machine on Saturday 29th June!

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Oor Boaby

29th June 2024

Amalgamating a certain Scottish comic strip and the book Around the World in 80 days, Oor Boaby, takes his bucket and sets off on his travels, through song and dance BUT will he be back by tea time?

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Scottish Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Day

29th June 2024

Visit Riverside Museum and see a range of iconic Jaguar cars through the decades, from the 1950's up to the present day, brought to you by the Jaguar Enthusiasts Clubs in Scotland.

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The Scotland Card Show

29th June 2024

The Scotland Card Show is excited to welcome card collectors and players from around the world to the SEC Glasgow on Saturday 29th June!

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Summer Schools at RCS

1st July 2024 - 5th August 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's exciting programme of summer schools, featuring a range of courses covering dance, drama, musical theatre, music, film and production are now open to book!

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The Wizard Of Oz

1st July 2024 - 7th July 2024

Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world's most beloved musicals, The Wizard Of Oz is coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow in July!

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The Lion Inside

2nd July 2024 - 4th July 2024

The Lion Inside is a heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar... don't miss it at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in July!

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Circus Extreme

12th July 2024 - 28th July 2024

This year a death-defying and extreme circus is descending on the UK! Don't miss Circus Extreme when it returns to Silverburn between the 12th and 28th July!

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NYOS Summer Concert

13th July 2024

NYOS is the flagship classical ensemble formed of over 100 of the most gifted young orchestral players from across Scotland, join them at City Halls for their Summer Concert!

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Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

13th July 2024 - 14th July 2024

Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Don't miss it at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July!

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Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival

13th July 2024

The Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival returns with a bang to SWG3 Glasgow on Saturday 13th July!

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ButeFest

26th July 2024 - 28th July 2024
Ettrick Bay

ButeFest, the much-loved boutique west coast music festival, returns this summer bringing live pop and folk music to the island from Friday 26th - Sunday 38th July!

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Into The Limelight

27th July 2024

Join us for a brand new musical theatre production, Into the Limelight a time-travelling musical odyssey celebrating 120 years of the King’s Theatre!

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Zippos Circus at Glasgow’s Queen’s Park

31st July 2024 - 5th August 2024

Zippos Circus returns to Glasgow's Queens Park between Wednesday 31st July and Monday 5th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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The McDougalls In Toyland

3rd August 2024

All aboard the Toyland express and join everyone's favourite children's theatre company, The McDougalls, for five star family fun at The Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 3rd August!

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Big Butterfly Count

4th August 2024

Ever wondered what that butterfly in your garden is? Then come along and learn about identification and the lifestyles of butterflies, and how to help them at Dams To Darnley Country Park!

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Madagascar The Musical

7th August 2024 - 10th August 2024

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage when live musical spectacular Madagascar The Musical comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in August!

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Summer Holiday Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Foodies Festival Glasgow

Foodies Festival Glasgow

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music will return to Rouken Glen Park in August featuring Symphonic Ibiza, Blue and Scouting for Girls!

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Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble On Volcano Island

Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble On Volcano Island

9th August 2024

Calling all dino fans... join an interactive adventure to save Volcano Island from an erupting volcano and meet incredible life-like dinosaurs when Dinosaur Adventure Live comes to Giffnock!

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Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

1st July 2024 - 8th August 2024

The Wee Art Studio in Clarkston are running a variety of classes for kids and teens over the summer holidays!

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Summer Holiday Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Foxfest

Foxfest

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Foxfest is back at Conifox Adventure Park for summer 2024, bringing kids and adults together for a weekend packed to the brim with fun and entertainment!

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 28th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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Sprint World Orienteering Championships

Sprint World Orienteering Championships

12th July 2024 - 16th July 2024

Ahead of what is set to be an exciting summer of sport in Scotland, Edinburgh plays host to the Sprint World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2024) from 12-16 July.

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Summer Holiday Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

10th July 2024 - 11th July 2024

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

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Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 6th September 2024

Experience an estate tour of our organic farms, crops & animals by tractor ride, followed by a seasonal BBQ dinner back at Bowhouse.

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Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble on Volcano Island

Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble on Volcano Island

11th August 2024

Calling all dino fans... join an interactive adventure to save Volcano Island from an erupting volcano and meet incredible life-like dinosaurs when Dinosaur Adventure Live comes to Rothes Halls!

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Summer Holiday Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

28th July 2024

Take a unique, colourful walk, jog or run, through some of the beautiful grounds of Calderglen Country Park at the Family Run of Colour on Sunday 28th July!

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Julia Donaldson Day

Julia Donaldson Day

29th June 2024

South Lanarkshire's Cultural Venues and libraries are joining forces to bring you a fun-filled day featuring all your favourite Julia Donaldson characters on Saturday 29th June!

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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

8th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Leave your troubles Far Far Away and embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, love, and ogre-sized fun when Shine Youth Music Theatre bring Shrek The Musical to Hamilton!

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Summer Holiday Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Taylor Swift Tribute

Taylor Swift Tribute

8th August 2024

Calling all Swifties! Don't miss a Taylor Swift Tribute by Xenna at Beacon Arts Centre on Thursday 8th August!

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Dinomania Live

Dinomania Live

6th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

The indoor arena extravaganza, Dinomania is coming to Johnstone Community Sports Hub! Come and join Ranger Chris and his gang of dinosaurs on 6th & 7th July!

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Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st July 2024 - 31st July 2024

Explore the woodland trails at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve this Summer on this family-friendly Scavenger Hunt!

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Summer Holiday Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bannockburn House Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bannockburn House Gardens

25th August 2024

Bannockburn House, an A-listed mansion built in 1675 by Sir Hugh Paterson, now sits in 26 acres of woodland and gardens.

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Stirling Highland Games

Stirling Highland Games

17th August 2024

The Stirling Highland Games return in August with an exciting programme of activities to entertain everyone!

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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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Events in Other Areas

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

4th July 2024 - 8th July 2024

The Kelburn Garden Party is a music and arts festival that explodes across numerous stages, nooks and spaces throughout the magical glen and stunning gardens that surround Kelburn Castle!

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Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

7th August 2024 - 12th August 2024
Ayr

Zippos Circus returns to Ayr's Low Green between Wednesday 7th and Monday 12th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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