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Whether it’s your baby’s first Christmas or your toddler’s third, there are dozens of ways to celebrate the season in Glasgow over the next few weeks.  This weekend kicks off the Family Fun Days in George Square, where you’ll find face painting, ice sculptures, live music, a carnival and Santa’s Grotto.  Santa’s Grotto is open from 22 November – 24 December (Mon-Fri, 2-8, Sat/Sun 11-8), and includes a visit with the Big Man, a photo and a Christmas gift for 7 pounds.  Admission to the Family Fun Days is free.  Visit for more details.  Kelvingrove Museum also has a Festive Family Weekend on 6 and 7 December (each day at 3) called Bringing in the Mistletoe.  The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will continue its wonderful Children’s Classic Concerts with “Sleigh Ride” on 13 December at 1 and 3pm.  CBeebies are visiting the SECC with their Christmas Spectacular on 11 December at 2pm and 5:30pm.  The King’s Theatre will have a Cinderella panto, and the Tron Theatre has a children’s play about Rudolph called Little Rudi.  Please write to tell us of other exciting events you know about!

The National Childbirth Trust is holding a Nearly New Sale this Saturday, 15 November, from 10am – noon at Hyndland Secondary School (5 Lauderdale Gardens, Glasgow G12).  This twice-yearly NCT sale is a chance for mums to pick up some bargains and offload some things their children have grown out of.  Clothing, toys, books, and practical items will all be sold by mums, and a portion of each sale will go to the NCT.  Visit NCT Glasgow North for more information.  See you there!

Are you interested in using a baby carrier, but aren’t sure which one is right for you? Or perhaps you’re an experienced baby wearer who would like to meet other sling enthusiasts? Then head along to the Coffee and Yummy Cakes Sling Event this weekend. There will be a number of slings for people to try, including the Storchenweige ring sling, Napsack mei tai, Calin Bleu wrap slings (cotton & fleece), Coorie pouch slings, Calyx Baby carrier, Olive & Applesauce structured carrier, a Scootababy hip carrier, Wilkinet, BabyHawk mei tai, Hoppediz woven wrap. The event is open and free, although there will be a donation box to cover the cost of the room and tea. Join the Scotland Slingmeet forum for more info.

The Annexe
9a Stewartville Street Partick
Glasgow, G11 5PE
Box office: 0141 357 6747

1-3pm on Sunday 16 November