EK, East Kilbride is pushing the boat out this summer with an action-packed programme that promises fun and excitement for the entire family over the holidays.

From a brand new nine hole crazy golf experience and thrilling encounters with giant snails, tarantulas, snakes, and other fascinating creatures, to arts and crafts sessions, face painting, and special appearances by stars including Transformer, Optimus Prime, and Sonic the Hedgehog, EK has everything you need to make this a summer to remember.

Free events include:

  • Sunday 2nd July – Jurassic session with baby dinosaurs (1pm-3pm)
  • Saturday 8th July – Animal encounters with Zoolab (11am – 2pm)
  • Sunday 16th July – Arts & Crafts – face painting (12pm-4pm)
  • Saturday 22nd July – Animal encounters with Zoolab (11am-2pm)
  • Saturday 29th July – Arts & Crafts – recycle & play (12pm-4pm)
  • Sunday 30th July – Sonic the Hedgehog (1pm-3pm)
  • Saturday 5th Aug – Animal encounters with Zoolab (11am-2pm)
  • Saturday 12th Aug – Arts & Crafts – fairies & superheroes (12pm-4pm)
  • Sunday 13th Aug – Transformer, Optimus Prime (1pm-3pm)


Workshops will take place either in Centre West or The Hub.  Specific details will be posted on EK’s Facebook in advance of each activity. There is no booking required for any of the free events detailed above.


Nine hole mini golf, in association with Kilbryde Hospice, will be available every day in July and August in Centre West (cost involved).


Free table tennis sessions are available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm at the Pop in and Play unit (the former Customer Service Area) in Centre West. No booking required.


The Dinosaurs are coming in our Jurassic Class… Running from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 2nd July in the Beach Hut unit in Centre West (no booking required!), brave attendees will meet a baby Raptor and T-Rex, get hands on with real Dinosaur teeth (including Jurassic Park and Jurassic World favourites Spinosaurus and Mosasaurus) and other fossils, and learn about the creatures that once ruled the Earth; how they came to be, how they lived and how they eventually died out.

And to top it all, a chance to show your own creativity by designing your very own Dinosaur, just like Dr. Wu did with the Indominus Rex and Indoraptor in Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.



A highlight of the programme will be the Zoolab workshops, where children will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of creepy crawlies. From gentle giant snails to terrific tarantulas and slithering snakes, the workshops will be both educational and entertaining, providing a chance for children to learn about these incredible creatures in a safe and controlled environment.



Arts & Crafts

th July – Face painting – from tigers to clowns, our face painters will transform you in this fab free workshop.  With added glitter tattoos!
29th July – Recycle & Play – use your imagination to create your own masterpiece model from our stores of recyclable products.
12th August – Superheroes and Fairies – Transform into your favourite superhero, princess or fairy in this marvel-ous mask making workshop.