Two of Glasgow City Council’s partners in the Autism Friendly City Centre project are ensuring that this Christmas is a time to be enjoyed by all!

Both the Riverside Museum and St Enoch Centre are highlighting their commitment to creating an inclusive, family friendly experience for people with autism and their families and giving a taste of things to come following our official launch in April. Details below.

The Riverside Museum
The Riverside museum invite you to join in our Christmas fun this December, from free children’s fairground rides, to markets on our old street and the arrival of a famous Batmobile!

Autism Friendly Christmas at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

We want this special time of year to be enjoyed by everyone. We will be opening early for children and young people who prefer a calmer, less crowded environment. Children can try out the rides, see the Batmobile and explore the whole museum. The Riverside Museum comfort zone will be available as a quiet space. Our neighbour the Tall Ship will be offering a quiet hour.

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Tall Ship quiet hour
Riverside Museum early opening

St Enoch Centre
For younger members of the family, the sound of sleigh bells at St. Enoch Centre can only mean one thing… Santa has arrived in Glasgow to take up residence in his magical Christmas Grotto. Located outside Debenhams on the first floor of the mall, Santa’s Grotto officially opens on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of November and will be open daily from Thursday 16th November right through until Christmas Eve. A visit to the Grotto costs £5.00 and every little guest will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa in person.

The Grotto will also be running selected quiet hour slots this year, designed for customers with autism who want to visit Santa.
These slots can be booked by calling the Customer Services Desk on 0141 204 3900. Please note that only Quiet Hour slots can be booked using this number.