Suddenly realised that you can’t drop the kids off at school next week for a few hours peace? No fear! We have compiled a list of 9 great activities to keep them busy, come rain or shine. From learning a new skill, to days out fun enough that even you will (secretly) be really looking forward to it, let’s make this October Week (that’s the Tattie Hols to all you fellow tcheuchters) one to remember!

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Image: Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf is something that the whole family will enjoy, young and old! Bored of bowling? Fed up with Films? Paradise Island Adventure Golf is a fun day out for the whole family with two indoor 18 hole ADVENTURE GOLF courses.


Escape the wet and windy weather this Autumn and head over to Paradise Island Adventure Golf where the sun always shines…Located in Soar at Intu Braehead, tee off either at the Tiki Hut Trail or Maggie McCaw’s Challenge. Why not join their GolfClub for monthly deals and offers, to join up or to book, click here or check out their Facebook page for more information.

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October Week at Loch Lomond Shores

Image: Facebook @lochlomondshores
Image: Facebook @lochlomondshores

A ‘wee’ bit outside of Glasgow, Loch Lomond Shores seems to have the whole week sorted when it comes to things to do. There are events on each day, from Saturday 15th until Sunday 23rd, including Big Bike Revival, Rainbow Twisters and Animal Man’s Mini Zoo. There is also a Farmers Market and live music on Sunday 16th. For the full line-up, click here.

Glasgow Sport Holiday Activity Programme


Want the kids to do something active for the October Week? Check out the Glasgow Sport Holiday Activity Programme by Glasgow Life. With Multi Activity Programmes you can take your kids from ages 5-11 to the Club 511, Glasgow Kids Club or Pool Activities. Got a wee one under 5? Why not take them to Pre 5 Activities, such as Balanceability or Football. There is also a Sports Programme including Badminton, Gymnastics and Football. Check out the programme here.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at King’s Theatre

Image: ATG Tickets
Image: ATG Tickets

The James Bond creator’s ‘other’ amazing car is flying into Glasgow just in time for the holidays, and you’re all invited to help vanquish the Childcatcher, once and for all! Catch the show from 19th – 29th October.

Junior Roller Derby lessons

Image: Roller Stop Roller Rink via The List
Image: Roller Stop Roller Rink via The List

Older kids will love the chance to go back to school with a seriously cool new skill. The classes are running until December, and are taught by professionals from Team Scotland. Maybe your wean is the next big thing on wheels? Check out the website to find out how to get there.

Glasgow Science Centre

GSC challenges you to build a land yacht - will yours make it? Image: GSC Facebook
GSC challenges you to build a land yacht – will yours make it? Image: GSC Facebook

Always reliable for a fun and fascinating day out, the Science Centre has a great programme of events running throughout the holidays and beyond. From space exploration in the Planetarium for ages 7 and under, to Lung Dissections for budding surgeons aged 8+, there’s something for all ages. Click the link in the title to find your next big discovery.

Fearless Theatre October Week Fun

Image: Fearless Theatre Facebook
Image: Fearless Theatre Facebook

Got a few future Oscar-winners to keep occupied during the holidays? Why not treat them to 3 full days of activities with Fearless Theatre in the West End, where every activity is designed to get the creative ideas buzzing and make the most of all those hilarious things that kids say sometimes.

Japanese Art Workshops

Image: Maryhill Burgh Halls Facebook
Image: Maryhill Burgh Halls Facebook

The beautiful Maryhill Burgh Halls are an inspiring place to go and learn all about some fascinating Japanese art forms from Japanese Book Binding to Origami. Suitable for a variety of ages and you can enjoy looking for fabrics and papers together in preparation. Just think of how artsy the living room could look with some bespoke works!

Kids Football Camp

Image: Facebook @Powerleague
Image: Facebook @Powerleague

If you’re wee one is footy mad, why not sign them up to a F2 Ultimate Skills Camp at Lucozade Powerleague in Townhead, the world’s largest 5-a-side football specialist. They can learn new skills and complete daily challenges to try and become “#F2Certified”. The F2 are online sensations and are taking over Powerleague this October. For more information, click here.