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Things To Do & Days Out in Strathclyde

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Heads of Ayr Park There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Sea Life Surveys Come with us and experience this unique world of rich seas, whales, dolphins, puffins, seals, birds, gannets and castles, all set amidst the wonderful scenery of the Inner Hebrides.
Loch Lomond Aquarium Journey through the magnificent Ocean Tunnel surrounded by tropical fish from around the world! There are loads of amazing live exhibits to explore including the new Stingray Discovery display, plus specific tank talks and feeding sessions for otters, seahorses, turtles and sharks!
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre A small centre attached to a garden centre close to Loch Lomond. Around 30 birds in total. Regular flying displays and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, 10 miles North of Oban. The Centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups. Come and explore our new Turtle Sanctuary and behind the...
Amazonia Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction offering a new fun and educational experience for all ages. It's a unique place to learn and explore, offering children and adults an insight into life in a tropical forest. Visitors are also given the opportunity to take part in daily animal handling...
Islay Natural History Trust There are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank to get closely acquainted with some of the local sea creatures. They also have a large laboratory where children of all ages can learn to use microscopes and make pictures out of seaweed.
Lamont City Farm A friendly domestic animal exposure experience featuring kune kunes, llamas and bearded dragons plus a unique and wonderful Kids' Club where over 8s can volunteer and be of genuine help to the farm!
Glasgow Science Centre Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
The Peoples Palace Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Glasgow Riverside Museum The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities. Plus new Adventurers' gallery!
McLean Museum and Art Gallery The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
The Dick Institute The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967.
Bute Museum Discover the fascinating history, archaeology, and natural history through a number of interesting exhibits and varied items, from the necklace of a Bronze Age princess, to a Penny Farthing! A number of hands on and interactive displays to explore.
Castle House Museum Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Kilmartin House Museum An award winning world class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands on activities, including their popular quern stones, and the stone axe polisher!
Strachur Smiddy For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Family friendly art gallery and museum including a Mini Museum for under 5s and activity trails plus Spitfires and dinosaurs! Great temporary exhibits!
David Livingstone Centre Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre Museum with changing exhibitions, hand-on discovery, craft activities, family events and a garden play area.
Scotland Street School Museum A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Scottish Football Museum Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Clydebank Museum Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life Welcoming those of all faiths including none, this friendly and enlightening museum takes an artistic gaze at the world's major religions and is a fascinating but casual educational experience for all ages to enjoy free of charge.
The Time Capsule Superb indoor waterpark with twin flumes, wave pool, group water ride, lazy river and coral cove for the little ones. There are also an ice rink, full gym and sport facilities plus a tots' play zone.
Waterfront Leisure Complex Boasting a tropical paradise with 2 flume rides, the UK’s longest tyre ride and a body wave ride, plus ultra safe toddlers' spray play section! Wet, shrieky heaven!
Magnum Leisure Centre Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties; Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Hamilton Water Palace features flume and tyre slides, lazy river and under 8s' interactive splash play zone! There's also a 25m pool if they want to actually swim, plus lessons available if they're struggling.
The Play Drome boasts some of the best swimming facilities in the West of Scotland. The leisure pool has numerous water features including a wave machine, river rapids, water canons, tyre ride, fast flume and a beach area.
The Meadow Leisure Centre Wild Wave Machine, flume slide and open swimming area, plus ladies' only and inflatable sessions. Loads of fun, loads of exercises, loads of waves!
Lagoon Leisure Centre Their leisure pool features a serious wave machine and flume slide plus a smaller pool for learners and their families, so whether you want to whoosh, to splash or to actually swim there's a space here for you!
Citadel Leisure Centre Leisure centre with multi purpose Hall, 3 swimming pools (25m, teaching pool, and flexi pool with movable floor), a large gym, squash courts, and more. Variety of swim sessions, plus club activities, and galas.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre Flume slide and wave machine available in the leisure pool, as well as standard swimming and teaching facilities, and indoor play further in.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool Welcomes families between May and September for heated outdoor public swimming and children's lessons. Now also a RLSS officially registered Lifeguard Training Centre!
Wishaw Sports Centre Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Aquatec Motherwell A free form leisure pool with a flume, a spa bath, two water cannons, a waterbed area, geysers, bubblers, wild water channel and a linked outdoor pool and childrens fun pool.
Glasgow Club Bellahouston Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool 20m main pool, a teaching pool, flume and water slides, river rapids, plus sauna and steam room.
Gorbals Swimming Pool 25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Lanark Loch 20 acre man-made loch with fishing, adventure playground, trampolines, bumper boats, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Jungle themed equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of the cafe.
Pirate Pete's Playcentre With four decks of slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, Pirate Pete's is a treasure trove of attractions to put your pirating skills to the ultimate test. There are ball lagoons; soft bouncers; aerial runways and loads of slides before you walk the plank at the bottom.
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre Fun adventure play frame with loads of slides, tunnels, bridges and balls, plus cool toddler zone, birthday parties and visits from costumed characters!
Monkey Madness This massive 4 floor play structure houses epic ball lakes, tube and free fall slides, a bouncy castle and welcomes kids up to 12 years old! Plus a dedicated zone for little ones with regular Toddler sessions caters for the smalls.
Funworld Leisure Play Centre A multi level play frame and giant play pirate galleon, ride on kiddie karts with passenger option, sports court, toddler zone, bouncy castle and inflatable Superclimb indoor climbing wall with super slide at the top! Good times!
Adventure Planet Massive space themed play arena with age specific levels, absolutely masses of rides and features, a child oriented cafe and a refreshingly firm outlook on the kids' safety. Kids welcome up to 14 years old!
Broadwood Stadium Leisure centre offering loads of geat activites, and with a large, 3 level soft play area for tots, toddlers and juniors up to 1.4m. Soft play and sport parties available. With world standard BMX track too!
Garscube Playrooms Parent run playrooms, described as the "Place to Play" for any parent or carer with a child under 5. Different rooms for Arts and Crafts, Role play, and soft play.
Glasgow Fort Creche also has an open play option for parents to come in with their kids and burn off all that pent up energy from shopping!
Jurassic Jungle State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
The Big Adventure 5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, Free Fall Chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas! Wow!
Rainforest Adventure State of the art multi level jungle themed adventure play facilities, huge slides, go karts and some stunning giant artwork. Plus real snakes!
Bilcos Adventure Play A great indoor play area to keep the kids entertained for hours! Big play frames, climbing walls and much more. Something for all ages, including a cafe and plenty of seating. They do birthday parties too!
Creepy Crawlies Bright and colourful multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and thrilling environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties.
Juniper Jungle Jungle themed soft play structure with classic fun features to challenge and stimulate under 9s. Comfortable seating area for parents in the cafe.
Jungle in the City There's plenty of space for children to play and explore in the huge play frame and ample seating areas for parents to relax.
Cheeky Charlies Their specially designed softplay area is designed to encourage children with jumping, climbing, sliding, toddling and crawling in a safe, fun and bright environment.
Wonder World Adventure Centre is Glasgow’s biggest and most exciting children’s indoor adventure centre. Themed on the wonders of the world, this custom built centre has been designed to stimulate children’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
Jungle Madness Soft Play With a 3 storey structure, 3 massive slides, a sport’s court, go-karts and a toddlers' and babies' area, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. And with Laser Tag Parties too, even the older kids will be entertained!
Gambado Glasgow is a huge indoor soft play centre, offering children the chance to play, learn, explore and party! Superbly designed to cater for all ages. Gambado is packed full of variety to ensure that no two trips are the same!
iPlay Clydebank offers a large toddlers' soft play area, an adventure frame for 5 to 12 year olds, coin operated go-karts and specially designed rooms for running children’s parties and structured activities. Cool!
Ruff and Tumble is a children’s softplay. There are 2 main areas, 1 for the toddlers with a small frame and toys for the under 4s. The large frame has a two lane chute, spinning poles, rollers, monkey bars, football pitch and bouncy castle. There are also 2 basketball hoops.
Sporty Kids Southside Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area, baby room and party options. Yay!
Gemmells Soft Play is an indoor soft play for kids up to age 11 with dedicated toddler/baby den, drive-through car wash and two levels to explore! We serve healthy, homemade food and snacks, great coffee and the garden centre offers gifts, toys, gardening essentials, and great food in the restaurant.
Bubbles Factory Indoor soft play and cafe with main frame and separate baby and toddler area.
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch Indoor play area with loads of climbing nets, slides, balls and other fun play features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Conveniently attached to a family restaurant!
Rainforest Adventure State of the art soft play for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, trampolines, cargo nets plus lots of seating and a restaurant.
City Kids Adventure Play Soft play centre with 3 level play frame for over 5s and a dedicated toddler area plus cafe and free wifi.
Kids Complex Superbly original play facilities including all the fundamentals plus: climbing volcano, air-shot battle arena, rope swings, electric go karts and bubble cars. Did we mention the slides actually designed to be safely climbed as well as slid on? Awesome!
Kidzworld is a fantastic indoor softplay area designed for kids under the age of 9. It has a 3 storey play frame, designated toddler area and a cafe serving yummy homemade delights!
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave Island accessible at low tide and hiding a cave painting of the Crucifixion and some stunning scenery.
Vikingar! This award winning visitor attraction in Ayrshire takes you on a multi-media journey through time from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263. Vikingar! also boasts a swimming pool, theatre, fitness centre, Winter Garden cafe and children's soft play area.
Balamory Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull was selected for the children's TV programme Balamory, because of its beautiful location, and, more importantly, its multi-coloured houses.
Inveraray Jail Fantastic hands on experiences of historic jail life and encounters with costumed characters from the prisoners to the warden himself! With courtroom, exhibition of prison artefacts and paranormal activities for the older types.
Dundonald Castle One of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire with outstanding views and loads of recent developments including a friendly visitor centre and interpretive displays.
Summerlee Heritage Park is a museum of social and Industrial history. The aim of the Museum is to preserve and interpret the history of the local Iron, Steel, Coal and engineering industries and of the communities that depended on them for a living.
New Lanark World Heritage Site Discover the fascinating history of the village of New Lanark, brought back to life in an award winning Visitor Centre, where you can explore all the attractions with a passport ticket. Plenty to see and do.
Culzean Castle A splendid and atmospheric castle full of history and significance, and surrounded by beautiful country parkland. Houses the 2nd largest armoury display in the world.
Sma Shott Cottages A unique attraction providing visitors with the opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history, in the form of restored cottages. Please note the limited opening times.
The Observatory Observatory and planetarium established since 1883, offering fascinating and educational views of the night sky. In order to enhance the customer experience of this unique building, visitors will be able to explore the Observatory with organised tours run throughout the day.
Brodick Castle and Country Park There are dramatic gorges with water-carved shapes in the rocks to discover. and you can experince stunning views across Brodick Bay.
Newark Castle Eminently explorable historic castle dating back to the 15th century, housing a collection of historic prints of the local area. Great for kids to explore with tall winding staircases and atmospheric rooms, plus a rather gruesome owner you can tell the brave ones about!
Robertson Museum and Aquarium The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research backed up with fascinating living aquarium displays specifically from the local area. An educational or whimsical trip, interesting either way!
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Entry to the windfarm and visitor centre is free and with an interactive exhibition and over 70km of cycling and rambling trails, there is a lot to explore!
The Carmichael Visitor Centre Visitors Centre housing the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection and a Clan room showing the history of the Carmichael Clan plus a farm, playground, restaurant and holiday cottages.
The Tall Ship at Riverside You won't get better for free! Explore virtually every nautical nook of this rare vessel, talk to costumed guides, follow the mouse hunt, visit the cargo hold play area and settle down in the mini maritime cinema!
Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre learn to ski better, learn to board. Whether an absolute beginner or an aspiring carver, you'll learn more quickly and have more fun in group lessons
Bearsden Ski Club Three artificial slopes incorporating main slope, nursery slope and their state of the art free ride park, for skiing, snowboarding, and best of all for the small ones: tubing! Whoosh down the slope on an inflatable ring and race your family to the finish line!
Glencoe Mountain Resort 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, from several green runs on gentle plateaus to find your feet through to the longest and steepest black runs in Scotland. Summer activities also available.
Snow Factor Braehead is Scotland’s only indoor REAL SNOW slope and leading centre for ski and snowboard instruction. For those of you looking for no skills, just thrills, we offer fun filled sessions on the dedicated sledging slope and exciting ice slide.
The Time Capsule Ice Classic, family friendly ice skating with penguin skating aids available for kids, tots' lessons, kids' lessons, adult lessons, even ice hockey lessons! Discos too!
East Kilbride Ice Rink A fantastic 50m by 25m permanent ice rink offering several session types including kids' sessions and family ones. Sessions to suit all ages and ability levels, plus free skate hire.
Hamilton Ice Rink Permanent weekend ice rink with curling Sunday through Friday offering a superb 6 sheet ice pad.
The Waterfront Ice Rink offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available too: a sturdy little buddy to hang on to! Plus a regular Disco session.
RollerStop Roller Rink is Scotland’s only roller rink with roller discos for the whole family 7 days a week. Offering lessons, birthday parties and special events for toddlers too! Don’t worry if you can’t skate, our rink marshals can teach you how.
Braehead Ice Arena Good for a family skate about, taking lessons or watching a hockey game. You can also sign up to train in ice hockey here!
Xscape Braehead The ultimate entertainment destination offering a unique combination of extreme sports and varied leisure activities for all ages.
Stramash is an outdoor activity provider, offering canoeing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, bush craft, wild art, archery, gorge scrambling and more! We also have courses for children aged 3 to 5 run in conjunction with our outdoor nursery.
Linwood Skate Park A great classic array of equipment for skateboarding, 'in line' skating and BMX biking, that will appeal to beginners and experienced users alike.
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Bouldering is climbing on short walls above crash mats without harnesses! Boulder Club is for 8 to 16 year olds; From a Taster through level 1 to 5. We proved instructors, logbooks and certificates as you progress through the levels. It’s a great environment to climb whilst having fun with friends.
Outdoor Trax Outdoor activities on the Lowland Canal system and surrounding countryside including cycling, kayaking, canoeing, water waltzers, archery and much more.
Air Space is Europe's largest freestyle jumping arena featuring over 100 interconnected, wall-to-wall trampolines. Create your own moves in the main arena, freestyle jumping from one trampoline to the next, or join in team sports including dodgeball and football.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Glasgow offering 23 lanes of bowling mania with those handy ramps and gutter guards for the kids so they can actually hit the pins. Everybody happy! Arcade for the older ones too.
LA Bowl and Megazone Modern tenpin bowling facilities for a classic calm activity plus a laser tag arena for the opposite: adventure weaponry based live action role play with exciting environment and effects! Pins or opponents: someone's going down!
Bowlplex Glasgow Choose from traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling (evenings only), plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. Fun for all weathers, all ages, all abilities!
Scotkart Clydebank Now Juniors and teenagers can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a racing machine! With driving opportunities from 8 years old.
Scotkart Cambuslang Now Juniors and teenagers can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a racing machine! With driving opportunities form 8 years old.
Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail Discover Glasgow’s West End with a difference! Follow the self guided Trail route whilst solving the answers to the sneaky clues set on buildings, signs and monuments to crack the code like a true secret agent!
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway Visit Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Leadhills to Wanlockhead. Britain's highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498ft above sea level!
Waverley Excursions Welcome aboard the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World and the Classic Cruise ship Balmoral! Step aboard for day, afternoon and evening cruises from a port near you! Enjoy unrivalled access to Britain's Coasts, Rivers and Islands.
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Seafari Adventures Oban is a fun and exciting way to see Scotland’s magnificent sealife and great scenery on board one of our fast, open RIBs. Our trips have a friendly guide who will tell you about what you are seeing.
Sealife Adventures Whale and wildlife trips aboard a charter boat.
Benmore Botanic Garden In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
Mugdock Country Park Get involved in cycling, archery, explore the castle or take part in the history trail, scavenger hunt, orienteering or tree trail, plus both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure trail for older children.
Causewayhead Park Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Pollok Country Park The part of the park near the Centre is full of themed trails and speciality gardens, plus a playground and orienteering. Further out you'll find their fold of award winning Highland Cattle and there are annual family events held here seasonally.
Calderglen Country Park A fabulous, full and moreover free day out with adventure playgrounds, children's zoo, nature trails, tropical glasshouses, ornamental gardens and even 18 holes of golf! Pretty epic, in park terms!
Chatelherault Country Park Over 500 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside to enjoy, filled with wonderful walks, plus a Visitor Centre and restored Hunting lodge to discover. There is also an Exhibition gallery, a cafe and a gift shop. Free to visit!
Dean Castle Country Park Over 200 acres of parkland to explore, with beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, and a fantastic 14th century castle to discover. There is also an urban farm full of animals, all open all year and all free to visit!
Drumpellier Country Park A beautiful country park, with children's play areas, nature trails, picnic sites, a visitor centre and much more! Open all year and free to visit, with a varied programme of events and activities led by the Countryside Ranger service.
James Hamilton Heritage Park Offering indoor activity centre, outdoor water sports, adventure playgrounds, bird watching, and fun boat hire!
Palacerigg Country Park More than 300 hectares of great outdoors to explore, with an array of wildlife and plenty to explore including field archery course, play area, bridle paths, picnic sites, orienteering and more! Fun in the sun!
Eglinton Country Park There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of inclusive and accessible children's play areas! Plus catch a Countryside Ranger event if you can!
Barshaw Park A 55 acre traditional park located 1 mile east from the centre of Paisley, Renfrewshire. The recreational ground provides facilities suitable for all age groups to enjoy including walks, walled garden, nature corner, play area and many more. Attached to the park is also an 18 hole golf course.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of Paisley .
Ardardan Estate It is a working farm actual so animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less expectant kids.
Battery Park There are two children'€™s play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure'™s astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
Gourock Park Young children can enjoy the pets’ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Rouken Glen Park Walking trails through the woods, a great adventure play area, a skate park, five a side football pitches and a summer boating pond.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens An outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the tallest tree in Britain! Apparently very abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and binoculars! Open daily throughout the year, and plenty to see whatever time you visit.
Argyll Forest Park A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
Crarae Gardens Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. Plus you may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will certainly see a huge variety of birds. Apparently it's also abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and your binoculars!
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Beautifully themed and landscaped gardens with a special children's garden showcasing healthy eating options and a cool adventure play area as well as an informative visitor centre. Very pleasant!
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre Park with Glen Nature Walk, Childrens Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which has a pool and baby splash pool.
Finlaystone Country Estate Country Park with play areas, woodland walks, picnic and bbq areas, gardens and waterfalls, events and activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre.
Reidvale Adventure Play A wide range of accessible play equipment, activities and resources both outdoors and indoors are on offer at this Playground.
Strathclyde Country Park 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde surrounding Strathclyde Loch as the focal point for water and land based activities and including a miniature train to ride.
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot.
Luskentyre Beach With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Biggar Puppet Theatre A fantastic puppet theatre that is home to the world famous International Purves Puppets! Loads of shows for kids aged 5 and older, plus puppet making workshop and birthday parties available.
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre A centre that exhibits puppets and masks from all over the World as well as running workshops and putting on shows. Great programme of events for familes throughout the year and fab parties!
Cafe Ceramico Get creative at this great family run, family oriented ceramic painting studio. Alongside the pottery painting there is a free soft play area and a cafe. Birthday parties, craft classes and ceramics tuition also available.
Glazed is a ceramic painting experience. Kids and parents will enjoy just dropping in or booking ahead, and choosing from our wide selection of Pick and Paint ceramics. Everything is provided from aprons to paints including friendly help. NO studio Fees or hidden Charges. Just Fun!
The Craft Pottery is a pottery painting and craft studio in Glasgow’s city centre. Paint, decorate and keep one-of-a-kind pottery (master)pieces! Party rooms and packages available. Convenient location with friendly, experienced staff. No bookings required, just pop in for all the fun!
The Quest Children's adventure project created by by the people of Mull consisting of "Treasure Hunt" styled challenges. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Kelburn Castle Country Centre Kelburn is a fun day out for the whole family with a working pottery, playbarn falconry, assault course and the amazing Secret Forest! Plus new features the off road Bike Track and Horse Riding!
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool A simple swimming pool with learner pool and lessons, but also an indoor adventure play area for the under 8s called Wean's World!
The Zone is a unique Family Entertainment Centre, offering 5 great activities: Laser Tag Arena, Laser Frenzy Maze, Interactive Dance Zone, Bounce Zone and Captain Jack's Soft Play Zone, all under one roof. Ideal for parties, groups, youth clubs, schools and families.
Newtons Family Funfair offers crazy golf, amusement centre, rides and games. Ideal for keeping the kids busy for an hour or so!
Celtic Park Stadium Tour Tour of one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe including a visit to the Celtic museum with informative and impressive Celtic Football Club related exhibitions.
Ibrox Stadium Tour Tour of the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club with your own Access All Areas pass.
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag Experience futuristic fun playing laser quest tag in Glasgows largest multi-level arena! Bring video games to life as your team explore the dark and hazy setting. Be ready to zap the other players with your lazer beam, before they zap you!
Megazone A cool futuristic laser game where you stalk your opponents through the atmospheric maze environment, zapping harmlessly when you catch them in the open! A zero impact score based war game for over 7s.
Scotkart Clydebank Laser Battle it out for ultimate victory in the Laser Tag arena with infra red weaponry, if you can find the enemy in the dark and smoke that is! Serious combat gaming fun for over 7s, plus new laser maze feature!
Laser Matrix Award winning multi levelled laser tag arena with UV glow Matrix movie theming throughout: grab your laser phasor and set to work zapping your enemies and running for cover! Harmless zero contact maximum action fun for over 7s!
Lasertag Games venue Glasgow is an outdoor activity centre based around strategic game play. Our Lasertag facility for 8 year olds to adults runs 2 hour sessions 7 days a week. Play multiple exciting scenarios.
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf Scotland's newest outdoor attraction! Kids and adults can play 18 holes of Adventure Golf where your putting skills will be tested as near life size dinosaurs overlook you. A new Iphone App can be downloaded for free to make experience truly GRRReat! Birthday Parties available too!
Paradise Island Adventure Golf boasts 28,000 sq ft of lusciously landscaped indoor Adventure Golf, set across 2 atmospheric 18 hole courses festooned with tropical trimmings and crawling with jungle creatures!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great things to do with kids in Strathclyde as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular towns and places to go include Glasgow, East Kilbride and Motherwell, and we'd also recommend you check out the nearby counties of Central and Lothian. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Strathclyde can enjoy it too!

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