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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glasgow and Strathclyde

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 365 fun things to do in Glasgow and Strathclyde for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Dumbarton, Glasgow, Renfrew and Cardross. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 249 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Glasgow and Strathclyde day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Glasgow and Strathclyde with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Two kids doing a treasure trail

Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy doing something completely different with the kids? Explore Glasgow’s West End with this Spy Mission self-guided themed Treasure Trail!  S...

A group waving in the karts at Scotkart in Clydebank

Scotkart Clydebank

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Looking for a thrill? You can have a blast at Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing Clydebank, and with adult and cadet karts for those over 8 available, the w...

A girl bowling

Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge

  • Coatbridge
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Grab the whole family and get ‘em bowling the day away at Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge. To sweeten the deal they’ve also got arcade games and bu...

Indoor soft play area and cafe area at iPlay Clydebank

iPlay Clydebank

  • Clydebank
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

iPlay Clydebank offers a neat adventure frame for 5 to 12 year olds packed full of classic soft play features running the full gamut from slides and...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Clydebank

  • Clydebank
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The cinema has always been a classic day out and boasting 10 screens, Empire Cinema in Clydebank is a great place to introduce your little ones to th...

People playing laser tag at Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag in Glasgow

Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag offers great family entertainment, suitable for everyone aged 6 to 96! It's zero impact and there's no running or cli...

Visitors looking at exhibit at Clydebank Museum

Clydebank Museum

  • Clydebank
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Clydebank Museum is a museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heri...

Inside soft play frame at Monkey Madness Clydebank

Monkey Madness Clydebank

  • Clydebank
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Madness is a fun adventure play facility great for exercise, entertainment and making new friends. Or racing around with old ones! There are 4...

Golf course at Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf in Clydebank

Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf

  • Clydebank
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Jurassic fun for the whole family! Investigate the 18 hole adventure golf course, but beware all contact has been lost with the compound. Nothing but...

Tenpin Glasgow

Tenpin Glasgow

  • Braehead
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

There’s no such thing as ‘bored’ at Tenpin Glasgow. With Cosmic Bowling, arcade games and loads more, the problem will be deciding what to do first!...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Braehead

  • Renfrew
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The latest releases, animated adventures and a few classic movies are all part of your kids’ cinematic education, so take your pick at ODEON Braehead...

Indoor mini golf course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Glasgow

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

As they say at Paradise Island Golf Glasgow, ‘Forget Crazy Golf - this is Adventure Golf!’ That much is obvious as you tour 28,000 sq. ft of playing...

ImmotionVR Glasgow

ImmotionVR Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

What do you fancy doing today: a space quest, an underwater adventure, or maybe a high-speed car race? With the exciting selection of VR experiences...

A girl climbing at Climbzone, Braehead

Climbzone

  • Renfrew
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Are you and your brood dyed in the wool daredevils? Good, because that’s exactly what’s called for at Climbzone with vertical challenges, aerial cour...

Skier jumping on slope at Snow Factor Braehead

Snow Factor Braehead

  • Braehead
  • Indoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Snow Factor Braehead Snow Factor is Scotland's only indoor REAL SNOW slope and leading centre for ski and snowboard instruction. Open 364 days a year...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine

Pandamonium Play Centre

  • Erskine
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The luxuriantly jungle themed play area is split into 2 designated areas, those being a gated under 3s' section and a much bigger over 3s' section. T...

Peas at East Yonderton Farm in Refrew

East Yonderton Farm

  • Renfrew
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

East Yonderton is a fantastic little place in Renfrewshire where you can pick your own fresh soft fruit during the summer. The farm has been around s...

Circus performers spinning plates at Braehead Ice Arena in Glasgow

Braehead Ice Arena

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Ice skating is a terrific sport for active families to do together which is not only both fun and entertaining but also increases fitness, grace and...

Horse in stable at Lamont City Farm in Erskine

Lamont Farm Project

  • Erskine
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Animal welfare is at the heart of Lamont Farm Project , where animals are rescued and, where possible, rehomed. However if a suitable home can’t be f...

Ski slope at Bearsden Ski Club in Glasgow

Bearsden Ski Club

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Bearsden Ski Club offer lessons, classes and with their awesome Ski Magic kids' school catering to the younger customer with friendly enthusiasm and...

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