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Children's Autumn Activities - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Children's Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Children

                                         Roald Dahl

There are so many brilliant activities and events to chose from this Autumn for children. Visit the Book Week Scotland page for further activities happening in November as part of the National celebration of books and reading including Meet the Authors and Foodie Fun! The full Autumn brochure will be available soon.

Crafts to Match 5-12 yrs: Regular hands-on craft sessions inspired by children's books. Free, no need to book.

Crafts to Match
All aboard your very own train, taking inspiration from 'The Railway Children'.Giffnock LibraryWed 23 Aug3.30pm-4.30pm
Create magical Autumnal pictures using leaves and twigsMearns LibraryWed 23 Aug3.30pm-4.30pm
Picture this! Create an autumnal masterpiece using twigs, leaves and other natural materials.Neilston LibraryWed 23 Aug3.30pm-4.30pm
Rainbow Tambourine - Make your own rainbow-themed Tambourine.Barrhead Foundry LibraryThurs 24 Aug4pm-5pm
Seasonal inspired craft session, unleash your creative side with the help of gallons of glitter and glue!Clarkston LibraryFri 25 Aug3.30pm-4.30pm
Seasonal inspired craft session, unleash your creative side with the help of gallons of glitter and glue!Busby LibraryFri 1 Sept3.30pm-4.30pm
Celebrate author Daniel Defoe's birthday by building a raft to help Robinson Crusoe escape from his islandThornliebank LibraryTues 5 Sept3.30pm-4.30pm

                                                                      Roald Dahl 3              

Roald Dahl Day: Create dream jars or dreamcatchers, wear big ears or eat snozzcumber,drink frobscottle or play with words in a whipple-scrumptious word activity game.Just one of many ways your library may be celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday.

Wednesday 13 September, 3.30pm All libraries. Free, please call library to book your place.


National Poetry Day: Drop in to any library and let our poetry lovers prescribe the perfect poem for you for National Poetry day! Why not have a go yourself - transform titles on the shelves or words on spines into poetry for others to enjoy.

And we have 'Poetry Play' for families too. Make up your own poem by picking random words from the Rhyming Hat...who can make the silliest, kookiest rhyme...?

Thornliebank Library Tuesday 26 September 3.30 - 4.30pm

Clarkston, Giffnock, Mearns Libraries Thursday 28 September 3.30 - 4.30pm

Barrhead Foundry Library Thursday 28 September 4 - 5pm

Free, no need to book


Libraries Week: Wonders await at your local library, whether it's a super salt-dough craft session, a book-tastic quiz night, origami monsters or digital delights, make sure you make your mark on National Libraries Week. Free, no need to book.


Libraries Week Activities
Make yourself an awesome snake mobile. Decorate your snake as Kipling's Kaa, Voldemort's python-viper Nagini, or as your imagination dictates. 5-12yrsBusby LibraryTues 10 October3.30pm-4.30pm
Origami Monster Corner Bookmark. Make a monster to keep your place in your book. 5-12 yrsGiffnock LibraryTues 10 October3.30pm-4.30pm
Dick King Smith was born this month. Let's celebrate and create your very own Babe pig mask. 5-12yrsThornliebank LibraryWed 11 Oct3.30pm-4.30pm
Make and paint a salt-dough model of your favourite storybook character, or with a little bit of imagination create your very own! 5-8yrsClarkston LibraryThurs 12 Oct3.30pm-4.30pm
Diwali Diya Lamp - Celebrate the festival of light with us and make your own Diya Lamp. 5-12 yrsBarrhead Foundry LibraryThurs 12 Oct4pm-5pm
Make a finger puppet inspired by the classic children's book 'the Very Hungry Caterpillar. 5-8 yrsEaglesham LibraryFri 13 Oct3.30pm-4.30pm
No fear of prickles at this craft session! Create pompom hedgehogs from wool. 5-12 yrsNeilston LibraryFri 13 Oct3.30pm-4.30pm


October Holidays: Full details of the October Holiday activities will be posted shortly.

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