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Jolly January Outings in Scotland

Banish the post-Christmas blues with these great days out


Posted: 4 January 2012
by Zoe Dickens

IRN-BRU Carnival 2012
December 23January 15
Revel in some post Christmas excitement with this annual carnival at the SECC in Glasgow with over 60 great attractions, rides and stalls for children and adults alike.

Mince Pie Specials
December 31–January 2
Postpone the New Year diet one more day by enjoying a hot mince pie and drink on the traditional Strathspey steam-engine. Bask in the vintage glow of this old-fashioned train as you take in the breath-taking views of the Highlands' winter landscape.

Festive Family Fun Day at Brisbane House Hotel
January 2
Take a relaxing break after the burden of Christmas meals with a delicious two-course lunch at the Brisbane House Hotel in Ayrshire where face-painters, clowns and entertainers will be on hand to keep children entertained.

Little Ulla
January 27
Join Little Ulla, a mountain goat who like all other little goats, loves apple strudel, the sound of ticking clocks and rolling down hills. Children will love this 45 minute interactive show at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, which features puppets, music and song. 

Contemporary Art Encounters
January 8
Encourage your child’s creative side with this workshop led by the staff at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre.Young artists can participate in fun activities and workshops whilst parents can explore the gallery’s latest exhibition with it's curator.

Glasgow Kids Comedy Club: Ray Bradshaw
January 8
Rescue your children from their back-to-school slump with a special comedy show that will appeal to their cheeky sense of humour. Ray Bradshaw takes to the stage at The Stand in Glasgow for an afternoon of comic antics and hilarious hijinks.

Magic Carpet
January 11 – 25
Join the Magic Carpet at the National Museum of Scotland as it visits a different gallery each week to show children all the things to see and do in the museum. The cultural fun on offer will include activities, sing-along songs and storytelling.

Glenshee Snow Festival
January 22
Immerse yourself in all that is white and fluffy at Glenshee Ski Centre’s festival as part of World Snow Day. Try your hand at skiing and snowboarding with a range of demonstrations and taster sessions or compete in snow sculpting and snowman building competitions.


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