Glasgow Botanic Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is known internationally for its impressive glass houses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world.

You can find the quite adorable and thoroughly informative Children's Garden in the Old Nursery within The Botanic Gardens. The aim of the kid's area is to encourage interest in the growing, cooking and eating of healthy, natural food, which is vital stuff so be sure to be enthusiastic, whether you're secretly thinking of pizza or not! The links with the Botanic Gardens will hopefully also encourage children's interest in plants and wider environmental and conservation concerns.

There is also a great adventure playground for the kids to blow off steam in, featuring a load of sturdy, outdoor play equipment generally suited to 3 to 10 year olds, though younger are welcome to play with close assistance.

A variety of themes of horticultural and botanical interest are found in the grounds so if kids are interested there's plenty of educational scope here, as well as attractive walks by the River Kelvin ideal for a little family saunter.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 07:00 - dusk

Visitor Centre
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:15


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde, G12 OUE, Scotland

Phone number

0141 276 1614



Click here to visit Glasgow Botanic Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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