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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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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...

Glasgow Riverside Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Open the door to Glasgow’s rich past at the Riverside Museum. This multi-award winning museum is home to over 3,000 objects that tell the story of Gl...

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has been a Glasgow favourite since 1901, with 22 themed galleries and an incredible 8,000 objects to explore! It’s...

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...

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

  • 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

  • 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...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

  • 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 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...

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...

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...

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