Things to do with kids in Glasgow

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The summer holidays are right around the corner, and it can be tricky to keep the whole family entertained over the break. We’ve put together some suggestions on how to stay amused in and around Silverburn so you can make a list of things to do with kids in Glasgow this summer.

Flamingo Summer

Flamingo Summer has landed at Silverburn, with 8-metre-tall flamingos on the mall for the summer. For an interactive shopping trip, take part in a game of Flamingo Bingo! Collect a bingo card from the Guest Service Desk and start hunting for the numbers on the floor vinyls around the mall. Cross off a full house, crack the code, and collect your prize of flamingo sweets from the Guest Service Desk. Visit our Flamingo Summer page for more information.

Come to our indoor Flamingo Beach

We’ve also opened our doors to an indoor beach, so the little ones can have fun playing in the sand whatever the weather. Open between 11am and 5pm daily, 30 minutes of play at the beach will cost £2.50. All proceeds will go to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Read our rules of play before visiting to keep your little chicks safe.

Your chance to win £1,500 from Barrhead Travel

As part of our big Flamingo Summer, we’re giving you the chance to win a £1,500 travel voucher courtesy of Barrhead Travel. Visit our competition page to enter!

Spend the day at a soft play

The weather can be unpredictable here in Scotland, even in the “warmer” months, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead! But there’s lots of things to do with the kids in Glasgow to keep them entertained indoors. 

Don’t let the rain spoil your summer fun – head to Fun Street soft play for more indoor fun. Suitable for children up to the age of 12, Fun Street is packed full of activities to keep the whole family amused for hours. Featuring a soft play, toddler play for the little ones, a climbing wall, puppet shows and a virtual iZone, Fun Street is a creative and exciting place for kids of all ages.

And don’t miss out on the exciting new Ocean Adventures soft play, now open at Silverburn! Located outside Marks & Spencer, the free soft play features a crawl-through submarine, whale hump slide, and built-in activity panels so you can continue the beach fun no matter the weather.

Check out what’s in store
Cineworld has lots of child friendly releases lined up this summer. Catch Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken from the 30th of June, or Elemental in cinemas from the 7th of July. The highly anticipated The Little Mermaid was released in May – if you’ve not managed to watch this yet, head to Cineworld Silverburn soon so you don’t miss out!

From the 21st of July the older kids can enjoy the eagerly-awaited Barbie movie, expected to have a 12A rating. Action and animation lovers can head to Cineworld from the 31st of July to enjoy the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, also expected to be awarded a 12A rating. There’s something for everyone this summer at Cineworld!

Silverburn has plenty of family-friendly dining options, perfect for taking the kids out for a meal. Maybe you’re grabbing a bite to eat after a day of shopping, or maybe you just fancy a night off from cooking.

Head to Fridays to get that Friday feeling any day of the week, transport yourself to Italy with a fresh pizza from Zizzi, or indulge in a mountain of ice cream, waffles and crepes at Heavenly Desserts.

For a taste of the Mediterranean that the whole family can tuck into, visit The Real Greek and sample some authentic Greek cuisine.

For some fast, delicious Asian inspired meals, head to Chopstix at Silverburn. Their new lemon chicken has launched just in time for summer, with fresh, zingy flavours that are perfect for those sunny days. Enjoy veggie, vegan, and meat options including curries, rice, and noodle dishes – the tasty, nutritious portions will satisfy any cravings.

Activities on a budget

If you’re looking for free things to do in Glasgow with kids, pay a visit to Pollok Park. Spending time in the fresh air is a great choice, and the beautiful green space is right on our doorstep. For a little bit of culture, you can even visit the Burrell Collection, a museum full of interactive exhibits and sculptures.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date with all our summer activities.

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