Celebrating wellbeing, nature and the environment

Bearsden Festival is excited to be back as the trees change colour and the nights draw in.


We have some seasonal ideas to inspire us all to enjoy our environment – even if we need to get our scarves and woolly hats on!

Operation Play Outdoors
Sunday 17th October 2021

We are kicking off with a great reason for the youngest members of our community to get outside and have fun on the last day of the October week holiday.

Festival favourites Craig and the Operation Play Outdoors team are back with more fantastic, free one-hour play sessions for pre-school and primary age children.

 This time participants can discover the New Kilpatrick Manse Garden – a hidden gem at the heart of Bearsden.*

Sessions are free but numbers are limited so please book the time slot you would like.

Please note that pre-school children must have a parent with them.

 Primary age children can be dropped off, although parents are welcome to stay. Slightly older siblings are welcome in either group, but please remember to book places for them too.

 Pre-school (under 5s)

10.00am - 11.00am

11.30am - 12.30pm


(perfect for 5 to 10-year-olds)

1.30pm - 2.30pm

3.00pm - 4.00pm 

* The New Kilpatrick Manse Garden is just behind the Glebe Carpark. Come up the lane to the right of New Kilpatrick Parish Church and look out for the Bearsden Festival sign.