Children, Young People and Families

Our Children, Young People and Families Programmes allows us to deliver activities to young people, encouraging them to participate in a variety of activities that increase confidence, self-esteem, self-belief as well as helping to build sustainable relationships.

Whilst our activities are available to all children and young people, we have been particularly keen to engage with disadvantaged young people, deliver effective interventions, improve their quality of life, health and general well-being by providing access to opportunities, information and support.
Our services must be booked in advance (during covid) and your child must have a consent form.

Children & Young People Activities

Parents and Toddlers

Price: £2
Tuesday 9.30-11.30am
Thursday 9.30-11.30am
Age 0-5 & Parent/carer

Age 0-5 & Parent/carer Come along and take part fun activities with your child/baby such as arts & crafts, free play, bookbug and much more. Parents can enjoy a tea/coffee with other parents whilst their children have a snack/play.

Jelly Bean Club

Price: £3
Age: Primary 1-7 @Collection from OSLJ & GP Joint Campus then @Glenboig Life Centre

Children are picked up from the Joint campus and walk/ bus to the life centre to enjoy a wide range of activities including, arts and crafts, sports, homework support and outdoor activities (den building, gardening and much more).

Learn to Cycle

Price: £2
Saturday 9:45-10:45am
Age: 2+
@Glenboig Village Park

Teaching children/young people the skills to ride a bike safely without stabilisers.


Price: £2
Saturday 11-1pm
Age: Pre School +
@Glenboig Village Park

Led bike rides; building on confidence, physical fitness and self-esteem and learning dynamics of cycling, bike maintenance and mechanics.

Little Rascals

Price: £2 Includes Snack
Monday 5:30-7pm
Age: Pre School - Primary 3
@Glenboig Life Centre (Hub/graden at back)

A youth group to help with the transitioning to school, for children to come and have fun with peers, meet new friends and enjoy a range of activities.

Boys Group

Price: £2
Monday 7-8:30pm
Primary 6 - High School
@Glenboig Life Centre

Enjoy fishing, nightlines, camp fires, teambuilding activities, issue based workshops & trips and much more.

Friday Youth Group

Price: £2
P4-5: Friday 5:30-7pm
P6-High School: Friday 7:30-9pm
@Glenboig Community Garden

Team building games/ activities, sports, camp fire cooking, cycling, fishing, trips, den building and much more.

Girls Group

Price: £2
Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Age: Primary 6 - High School
@Glenboig Life Centre

Enjoy beauty sessions, nightlines, camp fires, teambuilding activities, issue based workshops and trips and much more.

School Holiday Programme

Days and times varied for different ages Monday – Sunday. Activities include; cycling, fishing, gardening, forest adventures, museum & park visits, train/ferry rides and much more.

Buggy/Health Walk

Price: Free
Age: 0+
Wednesday 1-2pm
@Glenboig Life Centre

You do not need a child in a pram to take part!

Adults Activities

Craft Group

Join us weekly to enjoy a social blether and learn sewing crafts from needle point to dress makings and other craft skills including knitting and crocheting. This is a self-led group where we share our skills with others just beginning to learn the craft.

Art Group

Tutor led welcoming people of all abilities.

Carpet Bowling

Enjoy meeting new friends for a game of carpet bowling. We are friendly crew and welcome newcomers to the game as well as the semi-professionals.

‘The Bovril Club’

Traditionally men only (but women welcome). Come along to experience the banter from our community garden and its cabins. Share your handy man (or woman) skills, and your gardening skills with others or just enjoy a blether and a hot Bovril. Occasionally we organise outings to places of interest to people’s palace, transport museum, Falkirk wheel etc just for a wee change of scenery. Charges may apply.

Activities For everyone


The Tovertafel (Magic Table) games are ideal activities for all ages especially. The games make events more enjoyable and help conquer apathy. They are designed to play in an intuitive way. They elicit natural movements and gestures, and respond to even the smallest movements.

Your donations matter

Glenboig Development Trust would love your support. All donations will contribute to sustaining the Centre’s aim of benefiting people of all ages from the local community.

Contact Us

Life Centre

Post Office