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02 • Welcome

Welcome to... the YOUNG GLASGOW FAMILIES magazine! We have a new name and a new look – we hope you like it! Let us know what you think at:

Don’t worry, we still have all your regular fun features and favourites to keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays, plus some brand new additions too! In this Spring issue you can find Easter recipes and craft ideas, exclusive Kidz Card Spring offers and loads of free activities. We have a new ‘How To’ page – a great feature that shows you how to make or do something fun! Don’t forget our fabulous competitions on the back page, with the chance of winning some great prizes!

Moved house? Let us know if you have moved so we deliver your magazine to the correct address! email:

Need a new Glasgow Kidz Card? It’s easy, call us on 0141 276 0727 or visit click the replacement card box, enter your details and we’ll do the rest! email:

Never had a Glasgow Kidz Card but want one? Visit any Glasgow Library, pick up and fill out an application form then hand back into the Library. Or you can visit:

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04 • ParentZone


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WEE STAR of the Season

My 9 year old daughte r Leah McKay is my wee cra cker. I have been really un well for a few months and du ring this time my husband and I separated. Leah ha s been absolutely amazing in coping with all this and has been a massive help. I can’t do too much without being in pain so Leah has been he lping with the housework and making breakfast for her younger siblings, Gra cie (5) and Oscar (4). She never moans and always loo ks for more chores to lessen the

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My kids use them co nstantly, swimming, library, cin ema offers, activity clubs, Saturday art club, concessions at variou s events across the cit y. Brilliant cards. Than k you Glasgow Kidz Card, you do a smashing job! Keep up the great work. Claire Barr

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load for me. I recen tly got my diagnosis from ho spital of having a pancreat ic tumour and a few da ys later I became really ill. Le ah managed to phone her Gran to let her know I wa s being really sick and was in pain on the bathroom floor. She then alerted an ambulance for me and I was taken to ho spital. She is such a beautifu l, kind, caring little girl and I think it deserves to be recog nised. Nicola McKay


My Godson, Arran is a wee cheeky chappie who always makes everyone lau gh. The other day he came running into my house shouting excitedly “Guess what Auntie Kate, I got an award at school today!” Happily, I cheered “Fa ntastic news, Arran. What wa s your award for?” To which he proudly replied “For going a whole week without gettin g a verbal warning from the Tea cher!” Kate MacDonald

Let us know why your kids ♥ their Kidz Card, what hilarities they’ve come out with, your top tips on parenting, or any issue you would like to see featured on our Parentzone page! Email

06 • Discounts

FREE Swimming

Do you have a Glasgow Kid z Card? Then you can swim for fre e at any of the 12 Glasgow Club poo ls! For more info go to: glasgo

FREE Films

GFT TAKE 2 screenings at the morning ay urd Sat take place every all for EE FR are and at 11.30am an and s der hol rd Ca z Kid accompanying adult. For more information on Take 2 visit: youngglasgo

FREE Book and DVD Hire

Glasgow libraries stock books and DVDs specifically for young people and each library has its own Children’s Area with dedicated computers for young people to enjoy alongside books and graphic novels. For more info and a list of Libraries go to:

Find more great offers at:

Offers • 07

Off-Ice Skating Try skating without the rink, at Glasgow Club Gorbals! Just Skate: Saturday and Sunday 11.30am–2.30pm, £3.75 for Glasgow Kidz Card holders (normally £5 per session) Learn to Skate: Saturday & Sunday 9am–10am and 10am–11am. £39 for block of 6 lessons.

Book: 0141 276 1490

08 • Offers

Bank of Scotland

Great Scottish Run Super Saturday George Square • 4 October Be part of Scotland’s biggest weekend of running and take part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Super Saturday. Have your chance to run, jog or walk around the course with your friends and family. Plus all finishers receive a limited edition medal and goody bag. There will be entertainment, a free come and try sports area, and even some famous faces. It’s never too early to start and you’re never too old to have fun.

Bank of Scotland

Great Scottish Run Toddler Dash (up to 5 years of age) – FREE

Bank of Scotland

Great Scottish Junior Run 2.5k race (9–15 years) £3 for Kidz Card members (usually £6)

Bank of Scotland

Great Scottish Run Family Mile 1 mile, all ages. Child £2 for Kidz Card members (usually £4), Adult £6, Family £16 (2 adults, 2 children) *no discount for members on family price. For more info and to register visit:


The Queen’s Baton Relay has travelled all around the Commonwealth in 288 days. Cheer on the baton on its final journey throughout Glasgow. BatonRelay2014

GLASGOW WELCOMES THE QUEEN’S BATON By the time the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Glasgow on July 20 for the last three days of its global journey, it will have travelled over 190,000 kilometres around the world, visited hundreds of schools in five continents and been carried by legendary athletes.

You too can be part of those exciting final days, leading to the Opening Ceremony of the Games, by applying for a ticket to one of the Queen’s Baton Relay finish line events. The events take place at the end of the day, with plenty of entertainment for all the family. Keep an eye on the website for full details on the route and how to bag yourself a place at one of the finish line events.

10 • Museums

Toddler Time WHERE: Kelvingrov e Art Gallery and Mu seum WHEN: Every Frida y at 11.30am Come along to Kelvi ngrove and join us for fun in the galleries with songs, rhymes and stories. The the me varies each week and includes topics like Colours, Dinosau rs and Minibeasts. Toddler Time is suita ble for ages 1–3.



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Lordship WHERE: Provand’s during museum WHEN: Available opening hours -trolley encourages This brilliant activity nd’s Lordship as you to explore Prova about the oldest re a family. Learn mo ough its objects house in Glasgow thr -filled activities! and complete our fun able to use ail av The self-led cart is ing hours, en op um se during the mu up the activities so head along, pick and find out more.

Rainforest Explorers Backpack WHERE: Kelvingrov e Art Gallery and Mu seum WHEN: Available during museum open ing hours Be a rainforest explo rer at Kelvingrove! Pic k up a backpack from our lower ground floor inf ormation desk and complete our activity trail. Th e backpack contains binoculars, torch, magnifying gla ss and everything you need to help you on your adventure!

For more info and full event listings visit:

12 • Libraries

FREE eMagazines

from Glasgow libraries Your library membership lets you read digital copies of your favourite magazines for FREE with exactly the same pictures, layout and text as in print.

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Gaming Sport Fashion Travel Technology Music Art and Photography And lots more

Over 100 eMagazines are available so start downloading today!

Visit for more info. Come along to your local Library to do your homework, or find a quiet place to read.

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Full list of libraries at:

FREE Books FREE eBooks FREE Magazines FREE eMagazines FREE Computers FREE Events

Pre-5s • 13

Queens Park Glasshouse Mini Explorers Sundays 1.30pm–3.30pm Family Play Session! Get back to nature, explore outdoors, go on a mini-beast hunt or build a den. Parents must accompany children and are advised to dress appropriately for the Scottish outdoor weather! Free Drop in. To find our more call: South Area team on 0141 276 1330.

Tots Tennis @ Glasgow Club Scotstoun An early introduction to the game for pre-school aged children to help your child enjoy a lifetime of sport. These fun based sessions have an emphasis on balance and coordination, with parents also encouraged to join in the fun on the court! To book call Tennis Development on 0141 287 5576

Bounce ‘n’ Rhyme A fun opportunity for parents, carers and children to: sing, read and talk together, helping to improve literacy and numeracy skills as well as speech, language and communication skills in their pre-school and school years. Check with your local library to find out when classes take place:

For more information as well as other pre-5 activities visit:

14 • Cultural Events

Glasgow Mela Kelvingrove Park • 6 & 7 June 2014 Glasgow Mela is probably the most colourful event in the Glasgow calendar! Last year 35,000 people attended the fun, free family festival, making it the biggest Glasgow Mela yet. Make sure you are part of this extravaganza to enjoy world music, dance, exotic food and child-friendly activities and performances. Glasgow Mela 2014 is part of the Culture 2014 celebrations.


Visit to find out more.

Arts • 15

Atelier Public #2 20 February – 27 May 2014 Ever wanted to create an exhibition? Or maybe you would like to destroy an exhibition? How about writing and starring in a film? GoMA will provide the artists and the space – YOU just need you to come along and provide the work (or take it down!).


GoMA is sending you an invitation to play. There will be materials provided in the exhibition space. Come along anytime during opening hours, have fun and be creative!

For more information visit:

16 • Cultural Events

Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Kids Mums and Dads in Glasgow might be familiar with Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival. This year its family programme’s got its very own festival, Wee Write! If you missed the fun don’t worry, we’ve got two more special appearances to come. Award-winning Gruffalo author Julia Davidson will be visiting the library on Sat 5 April, and Sally Magnusson will be talking about her hero, Horace the Haggis, and his latest adventure.

Find out about these events and how to book them on:

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How To • 17

Welcome to our new feature that shows you how to make or do something fun and exciting! This edition we are showing you how to make Jelly Play-dough...

Before we start you will need an adult to help you!

How to make it 1 Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan. 2 Add 85g packet to warm water and stir until mostly dissolved.

You will need

3 Add jelly, water and oil to dry ingredients.

• 1 cup plain flour

4 Use a whisk before heating as this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients well.

• 1 cup warm water • 1 tbsp oil

5 Cook over a medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob.

• ¼ cup salt • 2 tsp cream of tartar • 1 x 85g Packet Jelly Crystals (Jello)


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6 Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth ball. Be careful the play dough will be very hot! Use a little bit of flour if the play dough is sticky. 7 Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.

Tad-dah!… now your play-dough is ready, have fun! Store your play-dough in a container, that way you can keep it and use it again!

18 • Holiday Programme

Family Fun Glasgow Kids Club

Spring Family Fun

The focus is fun fun fun with Kids Club! These 5 hour sessions are a mix of games, sports and activities.

Leap into Spring with our Commonwealth Games-themed family events.

Week 1: 07/04 – 11/04 Week 2: 14/04 – 18/04 Monday–Friday, 10am–3pm (12noon–1pm supervised lunch). Ages 5–11

PARTICIPATING GLASGOW CLUBS... Bellahouston, Castlemilk (week 1 only) Crownpoint Sports Complex, Drumoyne Easterhouse, Gorbals Holyrood, Maryhill (week 2 only) Milton (week 1 only), Scotstoun Sports Campus Springburn, Whitehill Cost £35 per week or £30 with Glasgow Kidz Card To book contact Glasgow Club of choice.

Hillhead Library 17 April 11, 2pm FREE


Face painting, Family Puzzles Making a Commonwealth Banner, Arts and Crafts Commonwealth Country Hunt, Decorate Giant Clyde Bounce and Rhyme and more... For more info call: 0141 276 1617

Aye Write! Sally Magnusson and Horace the Haggis Join Sally Magnusson, writer and broadcaster, for her latest children’s book adventure. When the moon is full and the sky lights up with fire, beware the Ghost Dog! In this second Horace the Haggis book of adventures join Horace, who will be there on the day, for his latest adventure, frights and fun! The Mitchell Library 12 April 2014 10.30am–11.30am £8 to book call: 0141 353 8000

Holiday Spring Programme Holiday • 19

Your guide to fun activities and sports over the Spring School Holidays

Sporty Stuff Pool Activities Pool and Disco Fun, Floats and Flumes, Water Wakerz, Snorkeling and more. 7–18 April, times vary (Contact centre for more info)


Bellahouston, Easterhouse Pool, Gorbals, Pollok, Springburn and Castlemilk Pool Cost: FREE with your Kidz Card except for Rookie Lifeguard £3.75 with KC, or Snorkeling £19.10 per week with KC. To book and for more info contact Glasgow Club of choice.

Tennis – Come and Try! Come and try tennis sessions are available for all abilities. All sessions are led by our team of qualified tennis coaches and provide the perfect way to try tennis for the first time and practice your skills in a safe, fun environment. 7–18 April, Mon–Fri, times vary. (Contact centre for more info)


Scotstoun, Gorbals and Kelvingrove Park Tennis Courts Cost: £3.80 per session or £3.60 with your Glasgow Kidz Card To book, please pay at reception on the day.

Football: Mini Kickers and Fun Fours Mini Kickers offers a fun and safe environment for children aged 3 and 4 to play football, all football sessions provide opportunities for children to experience playing football and learning basic movement and ball skills. Fun 4s is for children aged 5 to 12 years of age, these sessions offer the opportunity for children to develop their technique and skills through playing small sided games. The programme is designed to give children the chance to play as much football as possible... creating the next superstar. 7–18 April, Times vary, please contact Glasgow Club for details.

PARTICIPATING GLASGOW CLUBS... Milton, Scotstoun and Toryglen Football Centre

Costs start from £3 per day or £20 per week with Glasgow Kidz Card. For full info and to book contact the Glasgow Club of choice.

Pick up your Spring Holiday Activity Programme brochure from your local Glasgow Club today!

Check out the programme at:

20 • Sporting Events

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Glasgow 7s SCOTSTOUN

Emirates Glasgow 7s 3 & 4 May Roll up… roll up! Live international sevens rugby is coming back to Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 May with a circus fancy dress theme! It’s a whole weekend of live entertainment – great fun for the whole family with plenty of activities for the kids to try.



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Cooking Corner • 21

Cheeky Mini Egg Chocolate Cupcakes INGREDIENTS • 60g good quality (70%) cocoa powder • 4 or 5 tablespoons boiling hot water • 175g unsalted butter, softened • 175g caster sugar • 120g self-raising flour • 1 level teaspoon baking powder • 3 eggs


100g dark chocolate, melted 60g butter, softened 250g icing sugar Packet of mini eggs

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DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas mark 6. Set aside a 12 hole cake tray with paper cases. 2 Sift the cocoa into a large bowl; add 4 tablespoons of boiling water and mix into a thick chocolate syrup, adding more water if needed. Add the softened butter, sugar, self-raising flour, baking powder and eggs. Mix with electric beaters until smooth and evenly mixed. 3 Spoon teaspoons of the mixture into the paper cases, filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven; cool on a wire rack. 4 To make the chocolate icing: Mix the melted chocolate and softened butter in a large bowl; sift in the icing sugar, beating with a spoon or an electric beater until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag with a number 5 star nozzle. Pipe buttercream icing evenly on top of each cupcake. 5 Add 3 mini eggs on top of each cupcake.

DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat your oven to 180°C. 2 In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon,

Healthy Whole-Wheat Carrot Apple Muffins INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • •

1½ cups whole-wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup margarine, softened (but not melted) ½ cup honey 1 egg ¾ cup unsweetened apple puree ½ cup grated carrot

3 In a large bowl fitted with an electric whisk (or beaters), mix the butter, honey, egg together on medium speed. Turn the speed down and slowly add in the flour mixture until well combined. The batter will be fairly thick at this point. 4 Using a spatula, carefully fold in the apple puree and carrot. 5 Add mixture to paper lined muffin trays. 6 Bake for 24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and muffins are beginning to turn golden brown on top. 7 These muffins will be really moist when they come out of the oven, so leave them to cool completely and enjoy the next day!

22 • Arts Corner


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• Choose a flag from the Commonwealth, here are some of our favourites: • Or have a look at the other Commonwealth countries from the link below and find a flag that you like. You might need to ask an adult for a wee bit of help here: • Get your paints out and paint your egg with one of the flags. • Why not email us a photo of your egg to and we will post our favourites on our Facebook page.

ACROSS / 2. LAMB – It’s a baby sheep. / 4. PAINT – You should do this to your hard boiled eggs for Easter. / 7. HONEY – Bees start to make this in spring. / 8. ROLL / Many people do this with their Easter Eggs down a hill. / 12. APRIL FOOL – You play tricks on people on this day and it is not Halloween! / 13. SPRING – The season after winter. / 14. EASTERBUNNY – This cuddly animal is said to deliver Easter Eggs to all the children / 15. CHICK – A cute wee baby chicken. DOWN / 1. DAFFODIL – This yellow flower is one of the first to bloom. / 3. BUTTERFLY – A pretty, colourful, flying insect. / 5. TULIP – These spring flowers are famous in Holland. / 6. SEEDS – You plant this in the ground and they grow into flowers. / 9. BLOSSOM – Flowers do this. / 10. PICNIC – Lunch outside on a rug, now that the weather is nice. / 11. BEES – This insect flies from flower to flower.


15 A cute wee baby chicken. 14 This cuddly animal is said to deliver Easter eggs to all the children. 13 The season after Winter. 12 You play tricks on people on this day and it is not Halloween! 8 Many people do this with their Easter eggs down a hill. 7 Bees start to make this in the Spring.

No peeking until you’ve finished!

11 These insects fly from flower to flower. 10 Lunch outside on a rug, now that the weather is nice. 9 Flowers do this. 6 You plant these in the ground and they grow into flowers. 5 These Spring flowers are famous in Holland.



2 It’s a baby sheep.


4 You should do this to your hard boiled eggs for Easter.

3 A pretty, colourful, flying insect. This yellow flower is one of the first to bloom.

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Arts Corner • 23

FREE & Discounted Films with your Kidz Card

FREE Take 2 films at the GFT every Saturday morning at 11:30am. Films coming up…

The Fox and the Child U

Saturday 12 April • 11.30am

A fairy tale about a young girl and her friendship with a fox.

Believe N/C 5+

Saturday 17 April • 11.30am

Man United legend Matt Busby coaches an unruly kids’ football team.

Epic3D U

Saturday 26 April • 11.30am

A teenager finds herself transported into a good versus evil forest battle.

GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB 0141 332 6535 For more information on Take 2 visit:

Films • 25 The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless.


How To Train Your on! Dragon 2

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the dragon in What is the name of Dragon films?’ ur the ‘How To Train Yo me along with your na Leave your answer er. Competition closes mb nu and Kidz Card Sunday 11 May 2014.


Competitions • 27

win, win, win! YOU HAVE 2 WAYS TO ENTER

OUR FAB SPRING COMPETITIONS... Tick the boxes, fill out your details, tear off the page and post it to the Freepost address below. Go to and click on the competitions link Name


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