Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Spring into action for a cracking Easter break in Glasgow
The countdown to the long weekend is on and to help ensure your Easter is an eggcellent one, People Make Glasgow has provided a handy round-up of things happening throughout the city. They’ve also included a few ideas to keep families busy throughout the spring break. Read on to find out the top picks:
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Easter is the only time it’s acceptable to munch on chocolate for breakfast, so head down to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt early! The hunt is packed with clues and puzzles for kids to solve with tasty chocolate prizes from the Easter bunny.
Venue: Pollok House & Holmwood House
Date: 25 – 28 March
Price: Park price, plus £1 per hunt
More info: http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Theme/Easter-Events/
Pirate Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at the Tall Ship at Riverside
Step aboard the Tall Ship at the Riverside to embark on a treasure hunt with a difference. Follow the treasure map to find all of Captain Scallywag’s Easter Eggs; it’ll be sure to be a tasty outcome.
Venue: Tall Ship at Riverside
Date: 25 – 28 March 12pm-3:15pm
Price: £3 per child
More info: http://thetallship.com/erracal/?e=112&c=0
Unwind in one of Glasgow’s many beautiful parks
On a spring day, take yourself to one of Glasgow’s ‘Dear Green Places’, the perfect location to relax and switch off. Bring a picnic to sit in Victoria Park, take a stroll along the banks of the River Kelvin in Kelvingrove Park or play with the kids at Tollcross Park.
More info: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/things-to-do/parks-gardens
Widen your horizons and train for the circus with Aerial Edge
Have you always wanted to be part of the circus? Then your wishes could come true this Easter as Aerial Edge is offering 3 dynamic and adrenaline-filled intensive courses in Swinging Trapeze, Doubles Swinging Trapeze and Teeterboard. The courses are spread over 4 consecutive days so you can make real progress across some of the most unique circus arts.
Venue: The Briggait
Date: 25 – 28 March
More info: http://aerialedge.co.uk/index.php/courses/weekend-holiday-workshops/holiday-workshops
Jump for joy at Ryze Trampoline Park
At Ryze Trampoline Park, the whole family can work off all those Easter eggs by taking part in the wide range of trampoline activities. Bunny-hop your way through dodgeball and slam dunk – see which family member wins!
Venue: 120 Portman Street, Kinning Park
Price: 1-hour ages 7+ £10. Ages 2-6 £7 (This age group is only allowed access to the park during the KidJump session: 10-11am every morning)
More info: http://www.ryzeglasgow.com/
Climb your way to the top this Easter at Glasgow Climbing Centre
Are you up for a challenge? Take part in leading, bouldering, or top roping to climb your way towards Easter treats. If you are not a fan of climbing, you can chill out in the café whilst the kids enjoy themselves. The Glasgow Climbing Centre is great fun for all the family!
Venue: The Glasgow Climbing Centre
534 Paisley Road West
Price: Ranges from £5-£15
More info: http://www.glasgowclimbingcentre.com/
Fancy some quirky culture? Head to the Brick Flicks exhibition at the St Enoch Centre
Love films, love Lego? Then you’re in for a real treat with the Brick Flicks exhibition at the St Enoch Centre which runs until the 18th of April. Artist and Lego enthusiast Warren Elsmore has recreated famous movie scenes with Lego bricks. You can expect to see scenes from film favourites including Wayne’s World, The Wizard of Oz and The Godfather.
Venue: St Enoch Centre
Date: 12 February to 18 April
More info: http://www.st-enoch.com/stores/brick-flicks/
The Beauty Kitchen
For a ‘girls-only’ afternoon that will leave you feeling radiant, book a workshop at the Beauty Kitchen to make your own natural products that you can take home. You can create bath bombs, body scrubs and face masks that are tailored to your skin.
Venue: Beauty Kitchen, 117 Saltmarket Glasgow
Price: prices vary
More info: http://www.beautykitchen.co.uk/indulgence-experiences
If you fancy a break from the chocolate then Glasgow’s restaurants will have you feeling inspired this Easter with delicious, seasonal treats on offer.
Glasgow Restaurant Festival
The Glasgow Restaurant Festival is the first ever city-wide foodie event and launches on Friday the 25th of March with a week of secret dining taking place in a beautiful vintage Spiegeltent. From the 1st of April until the 17th, diners can sample a variety of flavours on offer at the festival’s pop-up dining marathon with a packed calendar of chefs cooking up a storm from within the tent at Candleriggs Square. Enjoy good food, entertainment in unique surroundings as Glasgow celebrates its culinary diversity. From the 18th to 24th of April, many restaurants across the city will be running special set menus. To book your tickets and find out more, visit http://glasgowrestaurantfestival.co.uk/
Venue: Candleriggs Square
Date: 25 March – 24 April
Price: Ranges from £5-£14
More info: http://glasgowrestaurantfestival.co.uk/
Bombay Street Food & Beer Pairing
Start Easter Weekend with a Bombay Street Food and Beer Pairing session with Tennent’s Brewery and Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. Together they are hosting this exclusive event; beginning with a one-hour tour of the Brewery and followed by a taste of Babu’s delicious Bombay inspired food with Tennant’s beer. Soak in the atmosphere as you join in the celebration.
Venue: Tennent Caledonian Breweries
Date: 24 March – 28 July
More info: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/whats-on/days-out/tennent-caledonian-breweries/bombay-street-food-and-beer-pairing
Fancy a trip away? Head to the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
Just less than an hour away from Glasgow and easily accessible by train, Loch Lomond offers the ultimate Easter adventure with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for fresh air and great views; an action packed adventure or a relaxing pamper Loch Lomond has it all.
For a full breakdown of everything going on in Loch Lomond across the Easter weekend and beyond, take a look here http://lovelochlomond.com/event/easter-holiday-events-loch-lomond-shores
Venue: Loch Lomond
Date: 25 March – 17 April
Price: prices vary
For more information on events and things to do in Glasgow visit www.peoplemakeglasgow.com
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