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11—17th September 2017

Over 50 FREE events & activities. A celebration of Glasgow’s buildings and heritage. www.glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com


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ART PARK, House for an Art Lover Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, G41 5BW Our Heritage Centre will host 'Glasgow Stories' an interactive workshop for toddlers and their parents. All nursery rhymes and stories will take their inspiration from the fascinating history discussed in our Heritage Centre. Suitable for children pre-5. Weds 10am-11.30am Booking essential: arts@ houseforanartlover.co.uk Alliance Française Family Events 3 Park Circus, G3 6AX This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Alliance Française de Glasgow! To celebrate the occasion, we invite children and their families to a special workshop! This is an ideal opportunity to discover more about French language, culture and history. Weds 3.30-5.30pm, Sat 11am-1pm Booking essential: culture@afglasgow.org.uk The Back Garden Off Brechin Street, Finnieston, G3 7HF Don't despair if your little one(s) do not like getting their hands too dirty, they can easily be kept amused doing crafts; making a cress head or decorating a pot plant to take home while you enjoy gardening. Sat 11am-4pm

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Castlemilk Stables 59 Machrie Road, Castlemilk G45 0AZ Can you spot all the hidden horseshoes around the building? Join in with arts and craft activities or plant seeds to grow your own monkey puzzle tree. Weds 2-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD In September, Take One Action Film Festival will be showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern, including free family short film screenings programmed especially for GDODF. Sat-Sun 2pm

Fairfield and Fairfield Heritage 1048 Govan Road, Govan, G51 4XS Special trail of the museum, design a lego ship or crane, "hold a rivet gun", dressing-up, arts & crafts. (5-11 years old) Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Glasgow Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib 37 Albert Drive, G41 2PE Art and Crafts for young children age 5+ Fri-Sat, 12.30am-4pm The Glasgow Police Museum 1/1 30 Bell Street, G1 1LG Lego manhunt (5 - 8 years) and museum quiz (8 - 14 yrs) available. Certificate awarded for successful completion of activity. Note: these may be temporarily suspended during times of high visitor numbers due to available space. Sat-Sun, 10am-4.30pm The Glasgow School of Art Reid building 164 Renfrew Street, G3 6RF Complete our children's activity booklet on a tour of our building! Sat-Sun, tours throughout the day Booking essential: www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/doors-open-days Glasgow Sheriff Court 1 Carlton Place, G5 9DA Visit the cells! Sat 10am-4pm, tours on request

Flourish House 23-25 Ashley Street, G3 6DR Children's craft activities will be available. Sat-Sun 10-4pm

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76 Fordneuk Street, G40 3AH Colouring in, quiz and find the GVVT teddy bear. Saturday 10am-4pm Booking Essential: glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com

Fossil Grove Victoria Park, G14 9NW There will be fossil rubbing, mask making, plaster cast making of fossils, a geological quiz and general colouring in; this will be suitable for all age groups. Sat 10am-4pm

Buchanan Bridge Club 4 Clairmont Gardens, G3 7LW Answer our quiz questions and win a prize! Sat-Sun 10-4pm

Glasgow City Mission 20 Crimea Street, G2 8PW A treasure hunt and interactive art activities. Sat 11am-5pm

Govan Old Church 866 Govan Road, G51 3UU Have you ever fought in a Viking shield wall? Try a heavy chainmail shirt out for size and see how many star jumps you can do? Perhaps a monk's robes would suit your fashion sense better? On Saturday and Sunday young people can learn about the past through artefacts and costumes. Quiz available for budding detectives. Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm


The Hidden Gardens 25a Albert Drive, G41 2PE Accompanied children 8 and over can join the guided tours. Accompanied children below 8 can explore a special trail. Wildlife themed activities from RSPB Scotland for Glasgow Wild Fest. Sat 10am-7pm, Tours at 1.30; 2.30; 3.30; 4.30. Part of Wild fest! www.glasgowwildfest.org

Holmwood House 61-63 Netherlee Road, G443YU Art activity trail and 'Greek' dressing up box. Ages 4-12. Sat-Sun, 12pm-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) House for an Art Lover Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, G41 5BW Explore our House for an Art Lover Sculpture Trail to find out more about our sculptures and their creators! Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm Trail available from the shop Hyndland Parish Church 81 Hyndland Road, G129JE Window watching, can you spot the characters in our stained glass? Sat 10am-4pm The Kelvingrove Bandstand Kelvin Way, G12 8NR Wildlife themed activities in the bandstand and park! Sat 1-4pm Part of Wild fest! www.glasgowwildfest.org Kelvin Hall National Library of Scotland 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW Special parent and children film showings in our learning room. Sat 10am-5pm drop in Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church Saltoun Street, G12 9AG An 'I-spy' competition for Children - of all ages! Sat-Sun 10am-4pm (service 1 1am-12pm Sun)

Kinning Park Complex 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA Join us for our Social Sundays for a range of arts and crafts and other activities for all ages. Sun 12-4pm The Lighthouse 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU Designer-led workshops for all ages, including kids! Sat-Sun, 11-4pm Booking essential: raymond.strachan@glasgow.gov.uk Mackintosh Queen's Cross 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Design Detective Discovery Quiz, 5+ Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-4pm Madrasa Taleem Ul Islam (Norwoodville) 161 Nithsdale Rd, G41 5QS Children will love our kidzone- where they can design and colour their own mosaic based on patterns found in Mosques across the world! Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm Mount Florida Primary School 1127 Cathcart Road, G42 9HF Join us for playground games down the years, a quiz and craft activities! Sat 10am-4pm National Theatre of Scotland 125 Craighall Road, G4 9TL Come and build your own rocket and launch it on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal to celebrate the National Theatre of Scotland's new show, Rocket Post, which tours Scotland this autumn. Sat 10am-4.30pm New Victoria Gardens 55 Glenapp Street, G41 2NQ Join us for an apple press demonstration Sat 12-2pm Partick Curling Clubhouse Victoria Park, enter from Victoria Park Drive North, G14 8NN Try your hand at Kurling! (the indoor version of curling!) 6+ Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm Partickhill Bowling & Community Clubhouse and Green 46 Partickhill Road, G11 5BY "Try Bowling" and "short bowls" sessions (with tutoring from qualified bowls

instructors), and a Trick Shot Challenge 9+ Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm The Pipe Factory 42 Bain Street, G20 4LA Fun with clay, discover the amazing history of the factory building and make your very own William White pipe to take home! Suitable for 4 + year olds. Sun 2-5pm Pollok House 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Pollok Country Park, G43 1AT Our friendly guides are always on hand to entertain children (and adults alike!) with stories and anecdotes about the contents of the House and it's past inhabitants. You can pick up an I Spy sheet the Front Desk - the aim is to match the magnified corners of artwork and objects to the pictures and objects you see throughout the House. Sun 10am-5pm Pollokshaws Burgh Hall 2025 Pollokshaws Road, off Christian Street, G43 1NE Traditional childrens games! eg. Gird and Kleeks, Peever; Bagatelle, Shove ha’penny, Nine Pin Skittles, Short Stilts, Jenga, large Snakes and Ladders mat, Skipping, yoyos, Quoits, Draughts, Splat the Rat and Marbles. Sun 10am-12pm

Provan Hall Auchinlea Park,G34 9NQ A garden fairy trail, arts & crafts Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm School of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Hospital 464 Bearsden Road, G61 1BD See some real life animal X-Rays, complete a quiz, and learn how to bandage a Great Dane and Labrador mannequin! Ages 5-11 Sat 10am-4pm Booking essential: glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com


Scotland Street School Museum 225 Scotland St, G58QB Build your own mini portcullis and celebrate the influence of Scottish castles on Mackintosh by making your very own door to open (and close!). Join one of our Horrible Heedie Tours! Think school is bad these days? You kids don’t know you’re born! Join Heedie on this interactive tour and experience just how bad kids in the olden days had it. Build your own mini portcullis 16th and 17th of September 1:30-4pm, Suitable for all ages. Horrible Heedie Tours Tuesday 12th-Friday 15th, 1:30pm. Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre 8 - 10 Balcarres Ave, G12 0QF Come see a puppet show and join us for puppet and mask making; colour-in, cut out and assemble in the café. Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm St Aloysius Church 25 Rose Street, G3 6RE Children can learn about the church while taking part in the tour.

The Tall Ship - SV Glenlee 150 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS Nautical-themed children’s activities available on board a real tall ship! (Ages 3-11) Sat-Sun, 12-3pm The Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street, G3 6QN Children’s craft activities for all ages inspired by tenement designs like ‘wally’ tiles! Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm, tours every 45mins

The Tobacco Merchants house 42 Miller Street, G1 1DT Enjoy activities that look at familiarising yourself with different parts of the building. And why not colour in a picture of how you think the building should look? Ages 0-100 and beyond! Sat 10am-4pm The Trades Hall of Glasgow 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH A child friendly timeline, educational games and activity packs. Suitable for primary children. Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Tramway 25 Albert Drive, G41 2PE Tryout Creative Drop in workshop for all ages. Take part in an artist-led workshop exploring the conversion of our two largest rooms from industrial spaces to a 600-seater theatre and a vast visual art gallery, and the artworks they have contained over the last 29 years. Suitable for all ages, but under 14s must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Sun, 2-4pm Village Storytelling Centre Langton Halls, 134 Langton Road, G53 4DD Come visit The Village Storytelling Centre in its new home! Hear stories, get involved in art activities and much more. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm West Boathouse Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club, The Weir Glasgow Green, G1 5QA Get out on the river Clyde with a rowing taster session for children over 12. Come and try some activities to learn about the heritage of the building, river and rowing! Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm Booking Essential for taster session: secretary@clydesdalearc.org.uk

Whisky Bond: Glasgow Sculpture Studio 2 Dawson Road, G4 9SS Glasgow Sculpture Studios’ regular Saturday Sculpture Club will be on for 3-10 year olds. Families and siblings welcome too! Sat 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm Woodlands Cottage ‘The Hidden House’ Upper flat Woodlands Cottage, 18 West End Park Street, Woodlands, G36LG Learn about Glasgow in another era, make a little postcard of the Hidden House and taste some Kale from our little heritage garden. Sat-Sun 11-4pm Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event celebrating Glasgow’s architecture, culture and heritage. Glasgow Building Preservation Trust has organised this much loved event since 1990, part of national Doors Open Days that happen across Scotland in September – coordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, 120 Sydney St, Glasgow G31 1JF 0141 554 4411 doorsopendays@gbpt.org GlasgowDOD GlasgowDoorsOpenDays glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival COMPETITION Design & draw your own building! If you could have any kind of building in Glasgow what would it look like? Would it be made of mashmallows? Or have a giant trampoline instead of stairs? Send us your drawings and you could WIN PRIZES! How to enter Take a photo of your drawing and email it to doorsopendays@gbpt.org or post it to 120 Sydney St, Glasgow G31 1JF Full details and prizes info at glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult to all events


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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017 Children's Programme  

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is taking place 11-17th September 2017. Our dedicated children's programme, distributed to primary schools...

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017 Children's Programme  

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is taking place 11-17th September 2017. Our dedicated children's programme, distributed to primary schools...

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