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Family Days Out near to Glasgow
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Glasgow Science Centre (< 1 mile)
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...
Glasgow Riverside Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Wonder World Adventure Centre (< 1 mile)
Wonder World Adventure Centre Let your little travellers experience the wonders of the world with an unforgettable journey! This incredible custom built centre has been designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
RollerStop Roller Rink (< 1 mile)
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.
The Tall Ship at Riverside (< 1 mile)
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!
Ibrox Stadium Tour (< 1 mile)
Ibrox Stadium Tour Tour of the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club with your own Access All Areas pass.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (< 1 mile)
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!
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club (< 1 mile)
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.
Waverley Excursions (< 1 mile)
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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Glasgow (< 1 mile)
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.
Scotland Street School Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Jungle in the City (1 miles)
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.
Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre (1 miles)
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
Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail (1 miles)
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 Craft Pottery (1 miles)
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!
Glasgow Botanic Gardens (1 miles)
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!
Glasgow Club Bellahouston (1 miles)
Glasgow Club Bellahouston Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Garscube Playrooms (2 miles)
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.
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre (2 miles)
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!
Gorbals Swimming Pool (2 miles)
Gorbals Swimming Pool 25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
Jurassic Jungle (2 miles)
Jurassic Jungle State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre (2 miles)
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!
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life (2 miles)
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 Peoples Palace (2 miles)
The Peoples Palace Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Glazed (2 miles)
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!
Ruff and Tumble (2 miles)
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.
Pollok Country Park (3 miles)
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.
Scottish Football Museum (3 miles)
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.
Cheeky Charlies (3 miles)
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.
Reidvale Adventure Play (3 miles)
Reidvale Adventure Play A wide range of accessible play equipment, activities and resources both outdoors and indoors are on offer at this Playground.
Bowlplex Glasgow (3 miles)
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!
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (3 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Snow Factor Braehead (3 miles)
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.
Xscape Braehead (3 miles)
Xscape Braehead The ultimate entertainment destination offering a unique combination of extreme sports and varied leisure activities for all ages.
Gambado Glasgow (3 miles)
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!
Paradise Island Adventure Golf (3 miles)
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!
Celtic Park Stadium Tour (3 miles)
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.
Sporty Kids Southside (4 miles)
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!
Barshaw Park (4 miles)
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.
Rouken Glen Park (4 miles)
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.
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch (4 miles)
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!
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (5 miles)
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.
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre (5 miles)
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.
Monkey Madness (5 miles)
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.
Scotkart Clydebank (5 miles)
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 Clydebank Laser (5 miles)
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!
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag (5 miles)
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!
Lagoon Leisure Centre (5 miles)
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!
iPlay Clydebank (5 miles)
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!
Bearsden Ski Club (5 miles)
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!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Glasgow with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.

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