Things to do this spring

Monday 28th March, 2022

Easter in Renfrewshire

Spring into the new season with these fun things to do over the holidays.

Whether it’s a family day-out you’re looking for, or some amazing food at the local farmer’s markets, check out these fun activities which are taking place around Renfrewshire!


Day’s Out

Paisley First Easter Bunny Trail

  • Date: 1 April – 18 April
  • Place: Paisley Town Centre
  • Cost: Free

Follow the trail, find all 10 bunnies hiding in local businesses and collect the clues which spell out the name of the business where you can collect a free crème egg (or dairy free alternative).

Plus, remember to post your entry form in one of the special Easter post-boxes located in either the Piazza Shopping Centre or The Paisley Shopping Centre to be entered into our prize draw.

Entry is free, simply pick up a trail leaflet at either of the shopping centres, or by visiting the Paisley First website:

Dinosaur Egg Hunt

  • Date: 1 April – 30 April 2022, 10am – 4pm
  • Place: RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Lochwinnoch
  • Cost: £3 per child plus normal entry fees for non-members

Come and take part in this fun self-led egg hunt with a difference! Walk the trails and keep an eye out for any dinosaur eggs you can spot along the way. Find them all and claim a reward! Available daily throughout April between 10am and 4pm!

Call 01505 842 663 or visit RSPB Lochwinnoch

Guided Pond Dipping and Bug Hunting

  • Date: 9 April 2022, 10.30am – 12noon
  • Place: RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Lochwinnoch
  • Cost: £6.50 – £15

RSPB Lochwinnoch are holding a Guided Pond Dipping and Bug Hunting event on Saturday 9 April.

Come and take part in this fun event for adults and for kids. Adults don’t be shy, you can also take part without any kids. The knowledgeable and experienced volunteers will guide you through these activities and help you discover the amazing creatures in the water and on the land that call the Lochwinnoch reserve home. You never know what you might discover!

Call 01505 842 663 or visit RSPB Lochwinnoch

Feel-Good Photo-Walk

  • Date: 23 April 2022
  • Place: RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch
  • Cost: £10.50

Outdoor photo walks connect people to nature, inspire creativity and leave people feeling good! Join Becky Duncan of Open Aye for this ‘Feel-Good Photo-Walk’ at RSPB Lochwinnoch!

During the event participants will be led on a guided walk and invited to participate in set photo activities which may include experimenting with tips and techniques for taking better pics and tasks that encourage creativity in nature.

Visit the RSPB Lochwinnoch website for more information.

Barshaw Junior Parkrun

  • Date: Every Sunday, 9.30am
  • Place: Barshaw Park Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1

Barshaw Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Barshaw Park, Paisley.

Suitable for all abilities everyone is encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to budding Olympians, everyone is welcome.

Find out more information here.

Farmers’ Markets

Paisley Farmers Market

  • Date: 9 April, 30 April 
  • Place: Paisley Cenotaph, Paisley Town Centre, Paisley

Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!

Throughout the year up to 30 producers bring their amazing array of produce to Paisley Town Centre. As a community market, it has won recognition from the BBC Good Food Magazine as among the best in the UK.

Visit Paisley Farmers Market Facebook page.

Renfrew Market

  • Date: 10 April, 8 May, 10am – 4pm
  • Place: Robertson Park Paisley Road, Renfrew PA4 8NF

Renfrew Market runs on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10am until 4pm in Robertson Park at the Inchinnan Road entrance. You will find fresh produce, artisan crafts, unique gifts and street food!

Visit Renfrew Market’s Facebook Page

The Bishopton & Dargavel Farmers Market

  • Date: 16 April, 21 May, 10am – 2pm
  • Place: Bishopton Train Station Car Park, Bishopton

The Bishopton & Dargavel Farmers Market is held at Bishopton Train Station Car Park on the third Saturday of each month!

A farmers market full of the best locally produced produce. If you love food then you will love this market!

Erskine Riverside Market

  • Date: 27 March, 24 April
    Place: Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine PA8 7

Erskine Riverside Market runs on the last Sunday of every month. Shop from a blend of fresh produce, unique gifts, handmade items and yummy street food. The ideal family day out on your door step.

Visit Erskine Riverside Market Facebook page.

Activity Camps

Street Stuff Spring Camps

  • Date: 4 – 15 April
  • Place: Various schools across Renfrewshire 

Street Stuff Spring camps are back, come along and take part in a variety of free outdoor multi-sport activities including football, basketball and gaming.

Find out where the Street Stuff team will be each day during the spring school holidays.

PACE Easter Fest!

  • Date: 4 – 9 April, 11-16 April. one day events 8 April and 15 April
  • Place: Various locations in Paisley 

PACE’s Easter programme of events is for young people aged five to 21 years old. Easter Fest events involve a cast of young people coming together to devise and rehearse a new production based on fun themes such as Encanto, The Wizard of Oz, The Borrowers and more . They are designed to be challenging as well as fun and are a great way for young people to make friends and spend their school holiday time.

Visit the PACE website for more information.


Get active

Pack a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors

For the adventure seekers

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