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Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training programme that supports more than 36,000 children to develop an essential life skill every year. This national programme is offered within the school setting (typically P5-S1), and comprises of three levels, to support the next generation of confident and responsible citizens.
Bikeability Scotland is delivered by thousands of volunteer instructors; often parents, teachers and members of the local community, across the length and breadth of Scotland.
You can support the movement too; by encouraging your child or pupils to practice their skills, helping them to safety check their bike, or even becoming a Bikeability Scotland Instructor yourself.
Find out more about Bikeability Scotland, including activities to encourage your child to cycle, at www.cycling.scot/pt
Celtic Soccer Academy’s October Skills Schools are back, giving young boys and girls the chance to learn from some of the best youth coaches in the country, at locations across the West of Scotland during the school holidays.
Kids aged 4-14 years old can join our Celtic Soccer Academy coaches to learn top tricks, techniques and teamwork skills in a safe and fun environment.
Don’t miss out and secure your child’s place today. Visit www.celticfc.net/courses or call 0871 226 1888* to book now.
*Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.
It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 months or 82 years old, you can always have fun at GRAVITY! Bounce to your hearts content between the interconnected trampolines, challenge your friends to a game of slam-dunk or dodgeball, jump on the big air bag – or just sit back and watch the kids exhaust themselves from the viewing gallery.
GRAVITY offers parties for all ages – kids, adults and toddlers. Parties include socks for all guests, 15 mins’ private dodgeball game, group photo, dedicated party host, and a food package of your choice with unlimited soft-drinks!
GRAVITY also runs HIIT fitness classes with qualified personal trainers; Disability sessions with specialist equipment including sensory tents; whereas parent and toddler classes give you access to the full park without worrying about bigger kids bouncing.
Find out more and book: www.gravity-uk.com | T: 01977 529920
Glasgow Acting Academy is a Scottish registered charity and one of Glasgow's fastest growing stage schools. At Glasgow Acting Academy our aim is to teach, develop & nurture the key skills, qualities and talents required for individuals to succeed in becoming successful actors and performers. We create a fun and safe, family-like environment where students aged between 4-18 can learn new skills, make new friends and apply all they learn to their everyday lives. We offer all our new students a four week free trial. We think it is very important that our new students have the chance to experience life here at GAA. Adult classes are also available. Tel: 0141 237 7140 www.glasgowactingacademy.org find us on Facebook and Twitter.
is the place to ski and board in the West of Scotland. In Bellahouston Park, only minutes away from central Glasgow, you will find a club with four modern floodlit dry slopes, unrivalled instruction, and snowsport activities for every taste.
You do not need to be a member to learn to ski with us, use our hire and service facilities, enrol in holiday ski schools, or book a children’s birthday party.
Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow G41 5BW
Phone: 0141 427 4991 www.ski-glasgow.org
Scuttle, slither and wriggle your way to Edinburgh Zoo this October holidays to meet the smallest of animals, as Creepy Crawlies returns! Get hands on with this immersive and unique event and get nose to nose to rare bugs and insects you wouldn’t normally see in Scotland.
Taking place in our Budongo Trail, don’t miss out on some animal handling experiences, keeper talks and a chance to see some completely unique animals, big and small including crickets, beetles, stick insects, spiders and more. Creepy Crawlies runs daily from 11am to 3.30pm throughout the October holidays, and even better, it is free with Zoo admission.
Brand new for 2017, the ‘Wee Beasties’ are here to stay! This amazing new indoor exhibition features amphibians, insects and reptiles and highlights the importance of diversity within our natural world.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/creepycrawlies
We’ve got disco lights, pop music, plenty of hire skates and experienced coaches on hand to help you get rolling.
At discos there are games and chances to learn some simple skate moves too.
During the October half term (13th - 20th) we have roller discos every day.
This Halloween there will be Spooks on Skates at the rink, with ghoulish games and prizes for the best fancy dress, it’s sure to be spooktacular fun!
Roller discos are suitable for anyone aged 4+, for more information visit www.rollerstop.co.uk
If you’re seeking a fun-filled day out for all the family, look no further than Eastwood Park Leisure complex in Glasgow’s south side.
Bringing the best family shows to town, you can get the thrill of live theatre and catch blockbuster family films on the big screen. Check out this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Muppets, which will be full of song, dance and top-class banter.
Make a day of it with a dip in the on-site swimming pool. And with a café and leisure facilities on site, free parking and excellent transport links, you’d be mad to miss out!
Are your kids constantly looking for things to do, but you don’t want them stuck in front of the TV when they’re not at school? Young Glasgow is where you’ll find all the information you need in keeping the kids active, entertained and happy all year round.
Activities outside of school help kids with their own development by teaching them valuable skills such as sharing, social skills, confidence, as well as the chance to make new friends and lots more.
The Glasgow Kidz Card is FREE and available to anyone aged between 5-11 years old, living or attending school within the Glasgow City Council boundary.
Card holders benefit from lots of discounts and offers around Glasgow, free swimming, free films, regular competitions and lots of discounted holiday programme activities.
Check out the website and read about all the great things on offer for kids.
THE SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE www.maskandpuppet.co.uk
SMPC kicks off with another exciting season of shows and workshops on Sat 2 Sep with the MAGIC CIRCUS at 2pm. The first of many events, which include DOORS OPEN DAY 16-17 SEP, MAGIPUP OCT HOLS FESTIVAL 14-21 OCT, HALLOWEEN 28-31 OCT, SANTA’S BACK and our annual GREAT CHRISTMAS PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOPS 16-17 DEC. Check out the whole programme on line – What’s On, along with our birthday party shows and puppet making workshops.
SMPC, 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, Glasgow G12 0QF Tel: 0141 339 6185
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