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Things To Do & Days Out near Glasgow

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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...
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Ibrox Stadium Tour Tour of the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club with your own Access All Areas pass.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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!
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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!
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Glasgow Club Bellahouston Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
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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.
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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!
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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)
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Jurassic Jungle State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
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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!
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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.
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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)
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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)
Glasgow
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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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Reidvale Adventure Play A wide range of accessible play equipment, activities and resources both outdoors and indoors are on offer at this Playground.
Renfrew
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!
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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!
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Glasgow Club Pollok Pool Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Braehead
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)
Braehead
Xscape Braehead The ultimate entertainment destination offering a unique combination of extreme sports and varied leisure activities for all ages.
Gambado Glasgow (3 miles)
Renfrew
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!
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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!
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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.
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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)
Paisley
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.
Giffnock
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.
Renfrew
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!
Bishopbriggs
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.
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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)
Clydebank
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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
Paisley
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)
Clydebank
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!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Glasgow as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Glasgow Science Centre and Glasgow Riverside Museum, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Glasgow can enjoy it too!

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