Braehead  in Bloom

Saturday 1 – Sunday 16 April 2023

This spring Braehead is in Bloom, with plenty of free fun for all the family.

Wander the centre and discover some wonderful works of art in our Paper Art Exhibition, pick up a booklet and learn more about the artists and the art on display.  You’ll love the 2m flower garden on the upper level near Goldsmiths.

Pick up a trail booklet and discover our hidden spring-inspired word and you could win a £50 gift card to a store of your choice in the centre. Scroll down to find out more and enter.

Want to create your own paper art? Spot our helpful guides to creating your own origami masterpiece. Don’t forget to share on social media by tagging @Braeheadcentre – you could win a £25 gift card. Find more details below

You can spot these artworks around the centre in the places below

Lower level – Boots & New Look
Lower level – Kids Cavern
Upper level – The Works

Spring Garden – Free fun 

Saturday 1 – Sunday 16 April 2023 | Daily 11am – 3pm *

Visit our Spring garden for a host of free daily activities, find the garden in the lower food mall between Costa Coffee and Yo! Children taking part in activities must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Saturday 1 April Paper flowers and Origami
Sunday 2 April Spring floral wreath
Monday 3 April Paper folding with Kate Colin
Tuesday 4 April Paper chain caterpillar
Wednesday 5 April Paper flowers and Origami
Thursday 6 April Origami bunny bookmarks
Friday 7 April Paper folding with Kate Colin
Saturday 8 April Spring sand art
Sunday 9 April Origami tulip cards
Monday 10 April Paper folding with Kate Colin
Tuesday 11 April Paper flowers and Origami
Wednesday 12 April Butterfly window decorations
Thursday 13 April Spring floral wreaths
Friday 14 April Paper folding with Kate Colin
Saturday 15 April Paper bouncy bunnies
Sunday 16 April Ladybird spinners

*Activities subject to change

Kate Colin paper folding workshop at Braehead Glasgow Shopping Centre

Meet our artist – Kate Colin

Glasgow-based artist Kate Colin will be holding free paper-folding master classes on the dates below.

Monday 3 April – Session times 11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm*
Friday 7 April – Session times 11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm*
Monday 10 April – Session times 11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm*
Friday 14 April – Session times 11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm*

*These classes are suited for ages 10+. Please note session times are subject to change, places are limited and allocated on a first-come first served basis. 

Kate Colin is a paper artist and designer based in Glasgow whose creative practice is based on the folded form. Her range of work includes lighting, installations, and wall art all of which are created using intricate scoring and paper folding techniques through which she explores how light, colour and geometry interact. 

Braehead in Bloom – Spring Trail Competition

To celebrate the arrival of the hottest new spring styles, Braehead Centre has been accessorised with floral blooms as part of our Paper Art Exhibition, running from Saturday 1 – Sunday 16 April 2023, and for every day that the exhibition is in the centre, we’re giving away a £50 Gift Card!

To enter, take a wander around the Paper Art Exhibition and track down the hidden letters on each mural, which come together to reveal a spring-inspired hidden word. Once you work it out fill in the competition entry form below  Correct entries will be added to a lucky draw to win one of sixteen £50 Gift Cards to spend at Braehead Centre in a store of the winner’s choosing. T&C’s Apply 


Braehead in Bloom – Share Your Snap Competition

Why not step into ‘Bloom’ – filled with giant flowers, measuring nearly 2 metres tall, which represent the beauty of petals bursting open after the first rains. Create your very own work of art in our activity garden and share it with friends and family on social media, tag @Braeheadcentre and if we share it, we’ll treat you to a £25 gift card to a store of your choice.

We can’t wait to see your photos from our exhibition, so don’t forget to tag us @Braeheadcentre in your pics on social media – if we share it on our socials, you’ll win a £25 Gift Card as our way of saying thank you!

T&C’s apply 

Create your own origami at home

Feeling inspired after a visit to our Paper Art Exhibition? Then try these classic origami creations at home.

At Braehead shopping centre Glasgow, learn to delicately fold a piece of paper to create an origami bird. The paper is being carefully creased and shaped, revealing the intricate details of the bird taking form after the 8 step process has been followed. Image showcasing the step-by-step process for which Braehead shopping centre Glasgow recommends for creating an origami fish. The paper is folded and manipulated in eight precise steps, gradually forming the shape of a fish. Each step is clearly highlighted, demonstrating the careful craftsmanship involved in origami artistry. Image illustrating the detailed process of creating an origami masterpiece at Braehead shopping Centre Glasgow. The image showcases a series of nine carefully executed steps, guiding the viewer through the deliberate folds and creases that gradually transform a simple sheet of paper into a stunning origami creation. Each step highlights the meticulous craftsmanship involved in the art of origami. Image depicting the sequential process of folding an origami ladybird at Braehead shopping centre Glasgow. The image showcases seven distinct steps, carefully illustrating the precise folds and manipulations necessary to transform a piece of paper into a charming origami ladybird. Each step highlights the intricate craftsmanship involved in creating this delightful origami creation

Food selection at Braehead Glasgow Shopping Centre


It can be hungry work being creative…..why not take the weight off your feet and let someone else do the dishes. With over 20 places to dine, there will be something for all the family.

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