Family Activities this Easter in Glasgow

Family Activities Glasgow

The Easter school holidays are just around the corner. Now is a great time to start preparing some family activities if you’re staying in Glasgow. When you stay at Red Deer Village Holiday Park, you’re just a short hop away! With so many sights, museums and parks, there’s lots of activities going on in the Glasgow area over the Easter holidays to keep you and your family entertained.

We’ve pulled together a list of exciting activities for you!

Family Fun Activities in Glasgow

School holidays are the perfect time for you to get together as a family. Whether you’re taking part in activities with the kids, or just watching them have fun!

How does an Easter Wonderland sound? Over 20,000 balloons will be used to create an Easter Wonderland at The Quay (4-17th April). As well as a giant balloon garden there’ll be an Easter egg hunt, and a kids magic show!

Braehead Soar is hosting a Nick Jr takeover! Build your own Blaze and the Monster Machines, or make all your wishes come true with a photo on Shimmer and Shine’s flying carpet, as well a mask making and arts and crafts.

For Creative Kids

For those of you with budding artists in the family, across Glasgow’s fantastic museums there are a variety of children’s craft-making events going on from the 1st-17th April. At the Riverside Museum, there’s something different to make everyday – from Easter bunny cards and fairground characters, to 3D cardboard sea creatures and air balloons! For a full list of crafty workshops on at the Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Museum, Kelvinhall, GoMA and more see What’s On Glasgow.

For the kids with a flair for the dramatics, Scottish Youth Theatre are hosting a fantastic Easter Theatre Toolboxes (Monday 3rd – Friday 7th April, 9:30am – 4:30pm). Participants will work with Musicians, Actors, Prop Makers and Make-up Artists to learn theatrical skills which they will share in an informal session at the end of each day.

Get Active

Through rain or shine, Glasgow has a lot to offer for those looking to get a little more active over the Easter holidays. Whether you’re after a breathe of fresh air in one of the many parks, or something a little more active.

For outdoor activities, there’s always lots going on at Lomond Shores – and just under an hour away from Red Deer Village Holiday Park! Take a bike ride down the traffic-free West Loch Lomond Cycle Track, or brave heading out on the chilly Loch water with some watersports like kayaking or water-skiing.

Even if the weather isn’t great, Braehead has a host of fun-filled activities on offer, all-year-round in one place! From tenpin bowling and miniature golf, to a climbing wall and snowsports – there’s something for all those action-lovers. For even more indoor action across Glasgow, try your hand at roller skating – there’s even a special visit from the Easter bunny at sessions during the holidays. Or, head to East Kilbride to work on your trampolining skills!

Glasgow Life also has a number of programmes which you can book your kids into throughout the Easter break. If they’re looking for something sporty, and love meeting new people then take a look at their activity programme. There’s everything from swimming to team sports, and activities available for all ages and abilities!


We look forward to welcoming all of our Easter arrivals at Red Deer Village Holiday Park. We hope you enjoy whatever you get up to this Easter break – don’t forget to ask us for any further recommendations on family activities in Glasgow!