FAMILIES

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FACE PAINTING

Tiger? Butterfly? Dragon? You decide. Free face painting for kids and big kids at the Glasgow Canal Festival. Runs from 12pm until 4pm only.

Free Non-Ticketed

FREE

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PUFFY MCPUFFER AND THE CRABBIT CANALS

Scottish Opera present a pop-up opera telling the tale of the five waterways that link Scotland from the North Sea to the Atlantic. Each one thinks they’re the best. Can an ordinary little puffer boat make them think again?

£4/£2

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THE WHIRLYBIRD

Eco Drama presents The Whirlybird, an uplifting theatre show for children aged 3-7, featuring movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin! 

£4/£3

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Interactive play pools for Canal Festival visitors aged 18 months - 4 years. Young children can splash in our play pools and explore different water toys under supervision of accompanying adults.

Free non-ticketed

PLAY POOLS

FREE

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A chance to explore the fascinating canal ecosystem and meet the creatures who live there! Environmental experts will be on-hand to help interpret findings of the canal-dipping sessions.

Free non-ticketed

CITIZEN SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

FREE

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Take a tour on a real working canal boat with the Forth & Clyde Canal Society, and hear from fascinating stories about the canals' history and heritage.

Ticketed at event

CANAL BOAT TOURS

£3/£1.50

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The Village Storytelling Centre present 

stories to ignite the imagination for audiences of all ages inspired by the landscape of the canal. Storytelling sessions are free and you can sign up

on the day.​

CANAL STORYTELLING

FREE

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The Tallest is a participatory project where a child and an adult can create a very tall person using a specially designed cloak. The Tallest offers a new viewpoint, movement and personality of a very tall person for the participating child

THE TALLEST

FREE

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Our fantastic sponsors Sustrans will bring back their pedal-powered cinema showing a range of short films from Scottish filmmakers and community groups. Pop in, have a look and jump on a bike!

Free Non-Ticketed

PEDAL-POWERED CINEMA

FREE