It is our pleasure to announce summer has landed (more or less) in East Renfreshire and we partnered with Whats On East Renfewshire to bring you the biggest and best events happening over summer in our lovely neighbourhood. Take your pick from amongst running races and a beer festival, an Armed Forces Family Fun Day and lots of events for the little ones and keep yourself busy no matter the weather!
June 18th – Armed Forces Family Fun Day, Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Park is set to become a show ground for the Armed Forces on Saturday 18th June, 12pm – 4:30pm. East Ren’s Armed Forces Day is a spectacular and FREE family-friendly event to celebrate and remember our Armed Forces and to offer visitors a taste of military life. The fantastic and popular event will have a wide variety of attractions for all ages – discover them all here.
June 18th – Whitecraigs Beer Festival, Newton Mearns
After another successful beer festival last year Whitecraigs Beer Festival go bigger and better in 2016. There will be beer, cider and gin as well as a BBQ, chilli stall, home baking and tuck shop – so food for everyone plus many fun things to do for kids and grown ups alike. See more on the Whitecraigs Beer Festival here.
June 25th – August 4th – Summer Fun at East Renfrewshire Libraries
Join us for the launch of the Tesco bank summer reading challenge: “The Big Friendly Read”. This year libraries are marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Read in our Libraries for all you chiddlers throughout the summer. Have a whoopsey-splunkers time this summer by joining us for some squiffing surprises and gloriumptious treats. All library events are free and full list of activities are listed here.
4th – 8th July Art Camps at the Water Works, Barrhead
Interested in art and design? Want to do something different over the holidays?
Why not sign up for a week of art, nature and outdoor activities at the Water Works, Barrhead. In collaboration with artists from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure – see full details here.
6th – 10th July – East Renfrewshire Early Years Festival, Various Venues
Ever fancy being a superhero? Or joining a pirate ship? Or researching your family tree? Or making your own Willy Wonka golden ticket? Well, East Renfrewshire is the place to be as they unveil their arts and library programme for the Summer of Culture 2016. From fun and games to singing and dancing, from learning and reading to heritage and arts, there is something for all ages and all interests in our schedule. Click here for full details on the festival.
23rd July – Run the Blades, Whitelee Windfarm
Held within the stunning yet exposed landscape of Whitelee Wind Farm, 20 minutes from Central Glasgow, the event offers a challenging course across mixed moorland and forests past wind turbines that tower 140 metres above the trail. Fully supported by Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service you’ll maybe chance upon one of the hundreds of species of birds, adders or deer that live within the boundaries of the wind farm. On a clear day you’ll be able to see Glasgow and in the distance even the coast of Northern Ireland. With a 10k, a half marathon and 50K Ultra race – you will have your pick in keeping active and healthy in a stunning backdrop. See more details on Run the Blades here.
30th July – Rouken Glen Park Celebration
July ends with a special celebration of the end of the 4 year Heritage Lottery Fund park improvement project in Rouken Glen and their 5 major projects: the Pavilion Visitor Centre refurbishment, refurbished children’s playpark, redeveloped walled garden, glen path extension and pond improvements. A fun day for all to explore and appreciate East Renfrewshire’s most popular park. Keep up to date with all details about Rouken Glen Park Celebration here.
We hope you find something exciting and entertaining to do over this summer and Scottish weather helps you with all your plans.