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Unleash your creativity with Busy Bees at various drop-in sessions throughout Glasgow:

Busy Bees @ The Life Craft (691 Great Western Road, Glasgow)
Drop in to this new venue near the Botanics to paint ceramic ornaments, jewellery boxes, treasure chests, mirrors and more!  Choose from a range of paint, papers, glitter and embellishments to personalise your crafts. Birthday parties catered for too.
The Life Craft offers tea, coffee and fabulous home baking!
Every Wednesday and Saturday 3pm – 5pm
Prices vary

Busy Bees @ The Loft (Ashton Lane, Glasgow)
Activities on offer during the weekend lunch service.  Relax and enjoy your meal while the kids take part in a craft activity.
Every Sat and Sun 12pm – 2pm
Free activity for families having lunch at The Loft

Busy Bees @ Silverburn Shopping Centre
Join us most weekends for activities sponsored by Silverburn Shopping Centre.  Activities range from painting shopping bags, mini windchimes, gift boxes, magnets and more!
Check What’s On page for full dates
Free activity

Busy Bees Craft Studio

Club Soletes – parent-and-child group for Spanish speakers – is moving to a new venue as of today:

The Scout Hall
Kelbourne Street
(off Queen Margaret Drive)
North Kelvinside
Meetings are held Wednesday during term time from 15.45 to 17.45.

Fancy a bit of shopping at Silverburn, but wondering how you’ll keep the kids amused? Well, Busy Bees Craft Studio are running FREE craft workshops on the following days, between 1pm and 4pm.

Friday 2nd July
Thursday 8th July
Friday 16th July
Sunday 25th July
Friday 30th July
Thursday 5th August
Friday 13th August

They’re situated at the info desk on the ground floor. For further information, visit the Busy Bees Craft Studio website.

The Creation Station run arts and crafts classes for 1-5-year-olds in Milngavie (Mondays), Bearsden (Tuesdays) and Partick (Fridays). Check out their website for further information. Arty parties organized too.

GlasgowBaby has been to try out a Mums in the Park circuits’ class, run by personal trainer Tony Curtis. I decided to go for a run on the way since I imagined a new-mum-oriented class wouldn’t push me that hard – many don’t – but, boy, was I wrong! It was a fantastic class. Probably more suited to those who were reasonably fit before having a baby, the class involved 3 sets of a circuit (incl. squats, lunges, star jumps, the dreaded burpies, plank) with rests in between, followed by a 10-minute game of netball. (I haven’t played netball since I was  a kid, but what a laugh that was, and the competitive spirit keeps you going. Apologies to my team-mates for my complete ineptness….)

Tony, the instructor, came up with the idea for these group classes when one of his personal-training clients said she was finding it difficult to find the time to keep up her fitness after having a baby. We all know what that’s like, so the idea is that mothers can come along with their babies in their buggies. Make no mistake, though; this class is very much about the mother, not the baby. Buggies are parked alongside the circuits area, and restless babies entertained by star-jumping mums.

Tony wants to keep the classes small, so that each person gets tailored attention to take into account the various levels of fitness, time postpartum etc. He’s a lovely guy, who is passionate about what he does, and his infectious laugh keeps you going through the tough bits. The other mothers in the class were truly inspiring, some of whose babies were only 11 weeks old… When my firstborn was that age, I was lucky to be out of the house by 10am, let alone at a circuits class!

Mums in the Park Fitness Classes are run in the West End and the South Side. Find out more by visiting their website. You can also keep track of upcoming classes by following @mumsinthepark on Twitter.

Creative Mess Play for under 5s. Paint tools, Play-Doh, collage and more. And the best bit? While your kids get messy, you can enjoy a lovely latte and one of Tapa’s wonderful cakes. Run by Busy Bees Craft Studio. £3.50 per session.

Crafty Tots, Tuesday 3 March (and every Tuesday), 11am, Tapa Bakehouse, Pollokshaws Road