A HOST of great activities are currently on offer in Glasgow to keep children occupied and interested during the summer holiday period.
Kelvingrove Museum, Scotland Street School, Tramway, the Burrell, Riverside Museum and the city's libraries all have activities to suit everyone.
And the sports centres at Bellahouston, Drumoyne, Easterhouse, Gorbals, Holyrood, Kelvin Hall, Scotstoun and Whitehill are all running holiday camps.
They operate each day in two sessions from 10am until noon and between 1-3pm with a supervised lunch.
All sessions provide a mixture of games, sports and activities and cost £25 per week or £20 with a Glasgow Kidz Card. Sessions cost £3.
Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis, so organisers recommend booking as early as possible.
For full details check http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk
Kelvingrove is hosting a series of projects allowing visitors to discover some of its treasures.
Discover! Archaeology Detectives this Sunday and Monday gives youngsters a chance to become a museum detective and, using clues left behind by our ancestors, learn how people lived in the past.
Then on July 14 and 15 you can Discover! Brilliant Bees, visit the gallery's beehive, taste honey and find out why bees are nature's superstars.
On July 28 and 29 there is an opportunity to Discover! Amazing Artists with family tours and practical art activities.
And there is the chance to Discover! Super Nature on August 11 and 12 and learn about the trees which grow in and around Glasgow and the wildlife which inhabits their branches.
The Burrell Collection, which has wonderful artefacts from Ancient Greece where the Olympics originated, is celebrating this summer's sporting extravaganza.
Sessions are free and suitable for five to 12-year-olds with no need to book.
Tomorrow, the theme is sports kit, on July 10 it is Olympic art 2012 BC and on July 12, Olympic Art 2012 AD.
July 17 offers mind games, July 19 medals and medallions, July 24 giantscapes, July 26 miniscapes, July 31 mobilemania, August 2 crafty wishes, August 7 natural prints and August 9 natural textures.
The Riverside Museum is holding a Super Summer programme, every day until August 12. It runs from 1.30-4pm and is aimed at five to 12-year-olds.
Wee super sidekicks, which is for the under-fives, runs between 11.30am and noon until August 12.
Riverside is hosting special Olympics storytelling sessions for the under fives on July 9 and 30 and on August 6.
And on August 11 and 12, the museum has organised a weekend of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Clyde paddle steamer Comet.
Tramway's Fresh Faced summer school is back this year offering high quality visual and performing arts for 12 to 16-year-olds. It costs £70 for a week.
Until Friday you can enjoy printmaking and mark-making, and from July 9 to 13 the theatre focuses on moving image and digital art.
Between July 16 and 20 it is the turn of three-dimentional work, July 23 to 27 is the dance summer school and from July 30 until August 3 there is a critical writing summer school.
Scotland Street School Museum is staging free activities every afternoon and these are open to anyone of school age.
Weekend activities are available as well as a soft play and a craft room set up for use every day.
Every Tuesday of the holidays there is the chance to take part in playground games from the past.
On Wednesdays youngsters can take part in craft workshops with drama workshops every Thursday.
On Fridays there's a chance to travel back in time to meet a scary schoolteacher from 1887.
Saturdays offer dance and movement workshops and Sundays there are print-making workshops.
Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life which runs the venues, said: "Glasgow has something for everyone to enjoy this summer, whatever the weather.
"Whether it's Glasgow Club venues offering children the sportiest summer ever or Glasgow libraries challenging young people to read as many books as they can during the Summer Read or taking part in daily activity at Glasgow Museums, there is more than ever before to see and do."
By VIVIENNE NICOLL
Kelvingrove Museum's natural history department keeps kids enthralled, main picture, while sports centres and other visitor attractions have a full calendar of interactive events planned for the holidays
As the school holidays get into full swing city has lots to keep children fascinated and fit