The Wee Spree Festival

The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!

The Wee Spree Festival

About The Wee Spree Festival

8th Oct 2021 to 16th Oct 2021
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Various Locations Renfrewshire
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The popular programme of kids activities will take place as part of the annual Spree arts festival from 8th - 16th October with thousands set to be entertained during the school holiday period.

The festival coincides with The Spree festival of music and comedy set to take over the town centre.

The Wee Spree Programme

THE REFS
Friday 8th October
10am / Midday / 1.30pm
£2 per show; Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £7 per show
Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Rd, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Tank and Panzer, are looking for champions in this family-friendly show that turns everything into one big game. Equipped with cones and whistles, these referees lead easy to follow along warm-ups, set up playful obstacle courses, and have you cross the finish line in style.

WEE SPREE ARTS, CRAFTS & SCIENCE HUB
Saturday 9 October
12pm – 4pm
Free
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

Drop in anytime between 12pm – 4pm to the free Wee Spree Arts, Crafts & Science Hub, and join local artists offering simple and fun making activities for all ages. You can also experience the fun and excitement of a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre right here in Paisley, as their on tour team facilitate a number of the Centre’s inter-active, mobile exhibits. Tea, Coffee and delicious bakes available to purchase.

BUDDIEBEATS MUSIC MAKATON & SENSORY
Sunday 10 October
10am / 11am / Midday / 1pm
£2
Trident House,175 Renfrew Rd, Paisley PA3 4EF

BuddieBeats offers music, Makaton & sensory classes for newborn-18m baby & parent of all abilities. Using makaton allows early years communication before your little ones have the words or the ability to communicate with those who may depend on Makaton in the future. Our passion is inclusion & making memories.

DANCE HQ PRESENTS DANCE ALONG – THE LION KING
Monday 11 October 10:30am / Tuesday 12 October 2pm
£3 (Family of 4 £10) including popcorn and face painting; come in costume!
The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Watch ‘The Lion King’ come to life in our roarsome Dance Along. Our Dance Hosts, Simba & Nala, will lead you every step of the way dancing to your favourite songs, including ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’. Dress up is encouraged and arrive early for face-painting and popcorn, included in your ticket price. The Lion King rating is ‘U’ Suitable for all ages.

DANCE HQ PRESENTS DANCE ALONG – TROLLS WORLD TOUR
Monday 11 October 2pm / Tuesday 12 October 10.30am
£3 (Family of 4 £10) including popcorn and face painting; come in costume!
The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT
Join us for a day you’ll never forget and Dance Along with Poppy & Branch as they try to thwart Queen Barb’s evil plans. Our Dance Hosts will lead you every step of the way. Dress up is encouraged and arrive early for face-painting and popcorn, included in your ticket price. Trolls World Tour rating U. Suitable for all ages.

SILENT KNIGHTS PRESENT FAMILY SILENT DISCO
Monday 11 October 11am / 2.30pm
£2; Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £6
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

Join us for a fun Family Silent Disco! Grab your headphones and sing and dance to all your favourite pop and dance-along classics! Suitable for ages 5+

CINEMOR77’S SPOOKTACULAR ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Tuesday 12 October 10.30am / 2pm / 4.30pm
£2
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

Unleash your creativity and animate your ideas with our Halloween inspired workshop. Learn to storyboard, design sound effects and produce an animation, using tablets and easy to use software. All materials are provided, just bring your imagination!
This workshop is suitable for ages 8 -15 years.

TWO-DAY CIRCUS CAMP WITH CIRCUS ALBA
Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October
12pm – 4pm
£5 for both days
The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Rd, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Run away and join the Circus this October holiday!
Circus Alba, one of Scotland’s foremost circus companies, are coming to Paisley to share loads of great skills – learn to walk on stilts, spin poi and staff, work on your juggling and much more as part of this 2 day ‘Circus Camp’. Each day the young people will spend time learning different circus skills, with a focus on Wednesday of Skills for Fire performance – Poi, Staff, Hoop, Juggling; and on Thursday we will focus on Balance – Stilts and Rola Bola. On both days, the participants will spend some time with their favourite props in an informal Open Box session.

On Thursday we will also share our favourite tricks with each other in a very relaxed mini-show. No previous experience necessary. Lunch will be provided both days. Suitable for 8 – 15 years.

INDEPEN-DANCE PRESENTS ‘DANCE YOUR SOCKS OFF’
Wednesday 13 October 10.15am & 11.30am / Thursday 14 October 10.15am & 11.30am
£2
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

A ticket is required only for the child attending. Accompanying adults do not require a ticket. We recommend limiting to one accompanying adult per child.
This class is for 0-5year olds and their parent / carer to participate together, be inspired, actively engage in a fun environment and have your little one be introduced to creative dance at an early age. It’s for ‘big ones’ and ‘littles ones’ to have a creative colourful play with props and music. This workshop is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all. Ticket includes free ribbon stick!

INDEPEN-DANCE PRESENTS TIKTOK MOVES
Wednesday 13 October 2pm / Thursday 14 October 2pm
£2
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1E

Suitable 5-11 years. A ticket is required only for the child attending. Accompanying adults do not require a ticket. We recommend limiting to one accompanying adult per child.
Come and freestyle to popular dance tracks and trends in this Tik Tok Class Learn to create the dance crazes and moves that you can show your friends. In a fun, inclusive setting suitable for all levels, you will learn new moves, explore new trends and dance to top tracks in this fun class. All moves go, are you up for the challenge?
This workshop is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.

FUNBOX PRESENTS: ‘BACK TO THE SPREE’
Friday 15 October
1pm / 3pm
£3; Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £10
Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

The Spree is back and so are FUNBOX as they present; ‘BACK TO THE SPREE’.
Bringing a wealth of experience from their days as performers and writers with The Singing Kettle, FUNBOX have created a sparkling show for families maintaining the balance of traditional singalong songs and brand new compositions, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
Join Kevin and Bonzo for this special show and get ready for 50 minutes of the singalong silliness and festival frolics we’ve all been missing. Packed with classics like ‘Aiken Drum’, ‘Tattie Soup’ and ‘One Finger, One Thumb’, it’s surefire singalong fun for kids of all ages – from nought to ninety!

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS PRESENTS COMEDY WORKSHOP
Friday 15 October
Starts 1:30pm
£2
The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been running comedy workshops for children in schools, theatres and at festivals. Our teachers are DBS-checked comics and stage professionals, who teach the kids how to write and perform comedy, finding the funny in their own experiences and turning it into stand-up and sketches. This year’s workshop will be led by Glaswegian comic Stephen Halkett, Rosco McClelland and Mr Fibbers.
Please note attending the workshop also gives you entry into the Comedy4Kids show at 4.30pm.

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS
Friday 15 October
Starts 4:30pm
£3 (family of 4 £10)
The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! This year’s show will feature comics Stephen Halkett, Rosco McClelland and Mr Fibbers.

KLAS CARE C.I.C PRESENTS DISNEY’S LUCA FOR CHILDREN WITH ASN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Saturday 16 October
Show starts 6pm
Free (donation welcomed)
Klas Care C.i.C, School House East Fulton Primary School, Gilmartin Road, Linwood, Paisley PA3 3SG

We will be showing a movie on a big screen in a safe secure environment that can accommodate children that have additional support needs.
Many families experience stress and anxiety at the thought of taking their child to the cinema due to their specific needs, this can in turn lead to other children in the family missing out.
We are putting this night together in an environment that will be non-judgmental and safe for everyone. The garden area is secure and can be easily accessed from the movie screening, there will also be an annex area that can be accessed, if need be, leaving the rest of the family to enjoy the movie and not miss out.
All areas are secure and can be viewed from many angles giving a sense of inclusiveness, this will be reassuring for the adult in charge as all their children can be seen regardless of whether they are in the garden, annex or watching the movie.

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