This Easter bank holiday weekend is just around the corner and we’re here to embrace the celebrations. And there’s plenty to get up to aside from tucking into wonderful Easter eggs. What’s more, it looks like the weather gods are sending us warmer temperatures in the coming week, so Easter is looking quite promising, we think. Whether you plan on taking advantage of the spring weather and leaving your home or prefer to celebrate in the comforting indoors, here are lots of fun things to do in Glasgow over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
1. Indulge in Cadbury Caramel Cookie Dough and milkshakes in chocolate Easter eggs at the Little Dessert Shop
The Little Dessert Shop has introduced its special edition Cadbury Caramel Cookie Dough that will make you dream about it for days. The dessert place has released their Easter menu, and guests can expect the best cookie dough they’ve had in a while or a milkshake in a chocolate Easter egg. What is more, the limited edition Easter menu also includes a Cadbury Caramel Brownie: an American brownie filled with a Cadbury Caramel Easter egg. What is more, they also deliver, so if you feel like staying in, this is the perfect Easter treat.
2. Set sail for a night of movie soundtracks like you’ve never heard before at this floating candlelight concert
Escape the hustle and bustle and hop on board the splendid ship, the Glenlee, this Easter bank holiday weekend. The floating venue will be transformed to create a unique serene vibe, complete with moody lighting to give it that cosy, intimate atmosphere. You’ll hear tributes to some of the best movies of all time at this candlelight concert, such as Mary Poppins, Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather and Interstellar, all whilst on the calming shores of the Clyde. This unbelievable night on Glasgow’s riverside will take place for one night only this month, on Saturday, April 8 – and you can find your tickets on Fever.
3. Attend an Easter Sunday All Dayer at this rooftop bar
Central rooftop bar VEGA is hosting an Easter Sunday All Dayer on Sunday, April 9, where non-stop tunes and good vibes will be filling the space between 12pm and 12am. Guests can expect spring cocktails, floral displays and party vibes in partnership with Rock Rose Gin. The back to back Easter DJ line up includes sets from Jay Celino, DJ Greenman, Chris Colford, Christy McIntosh, Freque Boutique and Lewis Doherty. Plus, party goers can get competitive in VEGA’s neon bowling alley with prizes for the highest scorer of the day. You can book your tickets on VEGA Glasgow’s website. And if you can’t make it, the rooftop bar is also hosting a Poptastic boozy brunch on April 15.
4. Indulge in a good ol’ Sunday roast on Easter weekend
We all know Sunday roasts don’t require special occasions, but Easter Sunday seems like a particularly good day for a big, hearty feast. Luckily, The Loveable Rogue on both Great Western Road and Whitehill Street has just the trick- and it may even rival your mum’s roast. Tuck into Speyside beef, brisket mac ‘n’ cheese, beef fat garlic roasties, honey root vegetables, Yorkies, vegetable ecrasse and red wine gravy (vegetarian option available). And make sure to save room for dessert with warm sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce and ice cream on the menu.
The infamous bingo rave night, Bongo’s Bingo, will be in Glasgow all weekend long this Easter, at its regular venue SWG3. Bongo’s Bingo promises not only wild escapism, but also sweet tunes and unique prizes to be won. Ravers can be gifted anything from Henry Hoovers to mobility scooters – there are very little limits to the organiser’s imagination. The events will take place on April 7, 8 and 9, so expect for a weekend of wild shenanigans.
6. Step into another galaxy at this new, fun-filled carnival’s Easter egg hunt
Galactic Carnival, an out-of-this-world experience with a new space-themed fairground, launched in Glasgow this March. The space-themed carnival is taking place at Silverburn shopping centre, Pollok and features the likes of an epic rollercoaster, thrill rides for thrill seekers, a festival wheel with the best view of Glasgow, as well as rides for little ones. The event offers up to 14 rides for visitors to choose from, all of which are included with a wristband, and will take place during Scotland’s Easter Holiday, running until April 16. Easter eggs included in the Easter egg hunt will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to availability, so organisers ask that visitors head down early on their chosen session of either two hours or four hours.
7. See a play or a musical at Òran Mór
Home to the popular lunchtime theatre A Play a Pie and a Pint, Òran Mór is a restored church now used for dining, events and weddings. The arts and leisure centre opened its doors in 2004, so has been around for a while and is hardly a secret anymore, but it is a reminder of everything it has going on this Easter bank holiday weekend. Guests are invited to grab a pie and a pint with a new one hour lunchtime play every week, and this Friday (April 7) and Saturday (April 8) will be showing SCOTS by Noisemaker. The play is a comedy-drama about the power of storytelling that helps overcome the darkest moments, and tells our nation’s half true story. If you can’t make it this weekend, the play is running all week except for Sunday.
8. Treat yourself to these absolutely amazing Easter treats
You can’t deny that Easter weekend calls for indulgence and at Pudge’s Cakery you’ll discover some wonderful Easter treats. You’ll find Mini Egg brownies as well as other Easter-themed goodies like Creme Egg brownie bombs, Oreo slices, giant cookies studded with caramel eggs, double caramel cookie cups, triple decker cookie sandwiches, cookie sandwiches, chewy chunky bois and more. We don’t care how old you are, you just have to admit that the sight of these makes you a little giddy. We’re not ashamed to say that our inner child is desperate to get its hands on one (or all) of these amazing treats. They are available to order at Lunch Glasgow.
Determined to see more of this wonderful country? Well on this tour to the Scottish Highlands you can see epic ruined castles, listen to tales of old clan rivalries, and venture through brilliant mountain scenery. Start the trip with some breathtaking sights at the Loch Lomond National Park before exploring the beauty of the Inveraray Castle. Admire the charming little town known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ as well as the famous Glencoe Mountain, it’s magnificent ruins and more. With so much to see and plenty of densely packed history to uncover, it’s set to be an unforgettable highland experience. Book your tour tickets here.
National Unicorn Day is on Easter Sunday this year, so there is only one way to celebrate our national animal: by hunting unicorns in Glasgow. Since it’s such a big part of Scotland’s past, the inspiring meaning left by the unicorn’s legacy is worth being remembered and discovered in person. For example, The Mercat Cross around Scottish cities will all have a unicorn at the top, and Glasgow is no exception. You can find it on the junction of High Street and Trongate. Glasgow University’s famous staircase also has the mysterious being sitting atop of it, there is also a Doulton Unicorn statue at Springburn Park and a unicorn mural inside The Shilling Bar.