20 Best Things To Do In Glasgow Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glasgow

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 395 fun things to do in Glasgow for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 269 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Glasgow 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 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...

Outside view of St Mungos Museum of Religious Life in Glasgow

St Mungos Museum of Religious Life

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Mungos Museum of Religious Life The award winning St. Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art welcome families of every belief including atheism to...

People looking for clues at Escape Reality in Glasgow

Escape Reality

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ready, set...GO! The clock is ticking for you to Escape Reality! This is an adrenaline fuelled adventure like no other. Locked in a room with just 60...

Town Centre on huntfun Glasgow trail

Huntfun Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do something different on your usual family walk! Follow a trail and get to the bottom of the huntfun treasure hunt in Glasgow. This awesome adventur...

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scotland’s second city is famous for the arts, a historic harbour and some classic architecture. See it all aboard an iconic red bus on a City Sights...

Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street

Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street. Share...

Games at R-CADE in Glasgow

R-CADE

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gamers of all generations unite at the home of old-school arcade games and instant noodles - R-CADE Glasgow! Experience playing game consoles from th...

Kids on bikes at Reidvale Adventure Play in Glasgow

Reidvale Adventure Play

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Reidvale Adventure Play offers a safe, supervised and integrated play space, designed to explore and discover the outdoors to boost confidence and pr...

Outside view of The Peoples Palace in Glasgow

The Peoples Palace

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Peoples Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Expl...

Outside view of Gorbals Swimming Pool in Glasgow

Gorbals Swimming Pool

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splash and dive your way to Gorbals Swimming Pool for some family swimming. With 25 metres of clear blue water to have fun in, there’s plenty of spac...

Toddler play area at Garscube Playrooms in Glasgow

Garscube Playrooms

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Garscube Playrooms offer a variety of activities to suit babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, with a great friendly atmosphere. There are 3 big and br...

Toddler soft play area at Jurassic Jungle in Glasgow

Jurassic Jungle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jurassic Jungle is a state of the art dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old (max height 1.45m). It ha...

People doing crafts at The Craft Pottery in Glasgow

The Craft Pottery

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Get creative at The Craft Pottery! Paint your own pottery and then, once it has been glazed and fired, take it home to use. Choose from an array of 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...

People outside of Celtic Park Stadium Tour in Glasgow

Celtic Park Stadium Tour5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Football fanatics, young and old, this one is for you! Step out of the stands and follow in the footsteps of legends with a guided Celtic Park Stadiu...

Passengers on Waverley Excursions in Glasgow

Waverley Excursions

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Take to the seas in grand splendour on a Waverley Excursion. Ride on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, which has been fully restored to...

Family bowling at AMF Hollywood Bowl Glasgow

Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Springfield Quay

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Hollywood Bowl Glasgow is a great modern home for the classic family ten-pin bowling experience. There are 23 state-of-the-art lanes for you to play...

Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead

Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead. Head to t...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Glasgow Quay Luxe

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Whatever it is you love about the movies, the team at Odeon have it all wrapped up; from tasty treats to the latest blockbusters. Do the lot at ODEON...

Windows at Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow

Scotland Street School Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Go old school for this day out and visit the Scotland Street School Museum. Find out how the classrooms of Scotland have changed from the Victorian e...

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