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Summer Activities for the Kids

Are you looking for activities to keep the kids busy this summer holiday? Look no further than the east end of Glasgow, because there are many fun and affordable activities for kids of all ages to get stuck into this summer. Here are some of the activities on offer in the east end.

Go for a picnic in the park On Glasgow’s sunny days, why not take the kids out for a picnic? Glasgow has a host of beautiful parks, from Tollcross Park with the children’s farm to Alexandra Park where there are plenty of ducks to feed alongside a fun playground. Glasgow’s oldest Park, Glasgow Green, bridges the east end and the city centre and holds the iconic giant, silver slides. There is an abundance of enjoyable parks in Glasgow east!

Let’s get splashing! The east end has a vast array of affordable leisure centres chock-full of activities for the whole family. Leisure centres in the east end include; Tollcross, which includes a state-of-the-art pool, a baby splash pool and a teaching pool, Easterhouse pool which includes flumes, river rapids, water slides and a teaching pool and Whitehill leisure centre with its teaching and swimming pools. Check out for special offers and don’t forget to pack your towel!

Step away from the screens! Draw, write, read, paint! Make a den out of twigs with your friends, or ask an adult to help you make a tyre rope swing. Pick flowers. Plant flowers. Cover the pavements in creative and colourful chalk drawings. Make hopscotch. Ride your bike or scooter. Make up a dance routine with your friends. Go to a play park with your friends and family. Watch the local wildlife that the east end is home to. Most of all, enjoy the sun, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen!

On a rainy day, go to the cinema Cineworld Parkhead is a great place to spend a rainy day with the kids. There’s plenty of new releases for everyone to see on those not-so-sunny days. For dinosaur enthusiasts, there’s Jurassic World: Dominion. For lovers of the Toy Story franchise there’s Lightyear - the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear. Minions: The Rise of Gru offers the wee ones a good laugh, The Railway Children Return provides a heartwarming piece of family entertainment, and fans of superhero stories can kick back and watch DC League of Super-Pets. At Cineworld Parkhead, there are new releases for everyone!

Summer fayres A wide variety of activities are available this summer in Glasgow east, such as; Baillieston St Andrew’s Church Summer Fayre on 11th June with crafts and kids activities, Easterhouse Parish Church Summer Fayre on June 14th with an alpaca petting zoo and bouncy slide, Whitehill School Summer Fayre on 18th June with dj, penalty shoot out, inflatable darts football, archery and entertainment, There is a mini zoo every Thursday at The Forge Shopping Centre with lots more activities planned for weekends. Find out more about these and other activities on the noticeboard tab on our website -

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