Unusual family days out in Renfrewshire

Tuesday 27th June, 2023

We have pulled together some of Renfrewshire’s quirky and unusual days out that are packed full of fun and are just a bit different to your standard family outing.

Theatre on the Lawn – Finlaystone Country Park

Pack a picnic, bring a rug and join Mr Todd, Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of Wind in the Willow’s, taking place in the gorgeous grounds of Finlaystone Country Park. Make sure you pack for all weather, even if it is raining, as they say in the industry – the show must go on!

  • Where: Finlaystone Country Park
  • When: Friday 7 July, 5.50pm – 7pm
  • Price: Adult £16, Child £11, Family £46

Renfrew Comic Con – Robertson Park

Calling all superheroes, and villains. It’s time to dress up the kids…and adults and fly over to Robertson Park in Renfrew for the BGCP Comic Con. Meet your favourite characters and browse over 50 traders selling toys and crafts. Pack a power snack and liquid fuel to make a day of it in the park.

  • Where: Robertson Park, Renfrew
  • When: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 10am – 4pm
  • Price: Free entry

BRICKLIVE Mythical Beasts – Paisley

It’s not every day you see a nine headed water serpent or an immortal winged horse in Paisley town centre. This summer, thanks to the BRICKLIVE Mythical Beasts trail you will. This exciting unusual day out brings the fascinating world of creatures from mythology to life using toy bricks. Meet the Hippogriff, a legendary creature with the front half of an eagle and the hind half of a horse or track down the wise Owl of Athena and listen our for the melody of the mermaid, or the roar of the feared one-eyed Cyclops. There are 18 different BRICKLIVE models to find, pick up a trail leaflet and a free activity sheet from the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre and let the adventure begin!

  • Where: Paisley Town Centre
  • When:  Saturday 24 June until Sunday 13 August
  • Price: Free

Strawberry picking – East Yonderton Farm

Juicy strawberries and sunny summer days – does it get any better? Strawberry picking season has officially started but be quick they won’t be around for long. Entry is free and you pay for what you pick. Call ahead to reserve your space – 0141 889 3492.

  • Where: East Yonderton Farm
  • When: Daily throughout the summer, until the fruit has all been picked.
  • Price: Free entry, pay for what you pick

Wild Night – Finlaystone Country Park

Wild Night at Finalystone is a great camping experience out for kids and adults. Pitch up at Finalystone Country Park with all your essentials; tent, sleeping bags, food and refreshments.

There will be a welcoming family campsite with a large campfire and games for the kids all hosted by a Senior Scout who can also help you with any questions you might have about pitching your tent or building a den.

  • Where: Finlaystone Country Park
  • When:  Saturday 22 July
  • Price: Adult £18.50, Child £14

Summer Film Sessions – Ikea Glasgow

You normally see pop up cinemas in car parks, a park or even on a roof top but it’s not every day one pops up in your local furniture store. Ikea Glasgow are hosting three nights of family movies which are free to Ikea family members (free to sign up. For an unusual day out (or should we say night our) at the cinema visit their website and book in now.

  • Where: Ikea, Braehead Shopping Centre
  • When:  Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 July
  • Price: Free

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