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!

Find your perfect day out

Kids running on a sandy beach

Portobello Beach

  • Portobello
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach? Head down to Portobello Beach in South Scotland, a great and popular beach that’s perfect for a day of exploring.  D...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Turnberry Beach

  • Turnberry
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in South Scotland? We’ve got you covered! Head down to Turnberry Beach, where your 4-legged members of the family ar...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Go Jumpin

Jump In Trampoline Arena Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

What’s more fun than bouncing the day away? Obviously doing so on a giant airbag, down a basketball lane and atop a battle beam! Step off solid groun...

Bridge at Kailzie Gardens in Peebles

Kailzie Gardens

  • Peebles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kailzie Gardens, located about 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre in the Scottish Borders, provide a rich variety of colour and charm throughout the...

Couple cycling at 7stanes Glentress in Peebles

7stanes Glentress

  • Peebles
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

7stanes Glentress offers mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Wild Watch Room, Cafe a...

Swimming pool at Newbattle Swimming Pool in Newtongrange

Newbattle Swimming Pool

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Newbattle Swimming Pool, located on Main Street in Newtongrange, offers the community a diverse range of water based activities and facilities, inclu...

Kids dressed as mine workers at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange

National Mining Museum Scotland

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Welcome to the National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction which provides a great day out for all ages! They're based at one of the...

Kids jumps into swimming pool at Michael Woods Sport and Leisure in Glenrothes

Michael Woods Sport and Leisure

  • Glenrothes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Previously known as the Fife Institute of Physical and Recreational Education but these days called the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, this...

Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Head out to Dalkeith Country Park for an action-packed adventure at the magical Fort Douglas. Featuring all sorts of exciting things to explore such...

Clear day at Luskentyre Beach in Isle of Harris

Luskentyre Beach

  • Isle of Harris
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Luskentyre Beach Sandy beaches don't come any better than this one, on the west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This wild, remote beach stretc...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Ryze Edinburgh in Dalkeith

Ryze Edinburgh - Xtreme Air Sports

  • Dalkeith
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

At Ryze Edinburgh  - Xtreme Air Sports jump around on over 19,000 sq ft of connected, world class trampolines! Their trampoline field features those...

Barney and Olaf at Wonder World Soft Play Kirkcaldy

Wonder World Soft Play Kirkcaldy5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kirkcaldy
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wonder World Soft Play Kirkcaldy is a custom-built centre designed to stimulate children's imagination and encourage physical development.  Loads to...

People flipping at Xtreme Trampoline Park in Glenrothes

Xtreme Trampoline Park

  • Glenrothes
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Trampolining is great whether you do it for fun, or to get fit! Unleash your inner child and go for a bounce at Xtreme Trampoline Park in Glenrothes....

Kids playing at Jamboree Adventure Soft Play in Musselburgh

Jamboree Adventure Soft Play

  • Musselburgh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jamboree Adventure Soft Play is unique to Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool if you fancy a splash too. The multi...

People on go karts at Kartstart Kirkcaldy

Kartstart Kirkcaldy

  • Kirkcaldy
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Turn off the beaten track and visit Kartstart Kirkcaldy , Fife. Take your family on a day out go karting where kids and parents will have a great day...

Playground at Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy

Ravenscraig Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Kirkcaldy
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Money might not grow on trees, but adventures certainly do at Ravenscraig Park! Why not take your family on a woodland walk for this day out and vent...

Golf course at Noahs Ark Golf Centre in Perth

Noahs Ark Golf Centre

  • Perth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Noahs Ark Golf Centre Their family friendly mini golf is housed on a tropical Florida style course but designed with an eye to the Scottish weather,...

Family bowling at Noahs Ark Perth

Noahs Ark Perth

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Noah's Ark the massive soft play area is ideal for infants and kids up to 12 years old with loads of exciting but reassuringly bouncy equipment fo...

Lake at Riverside Park Glenrothes

Riverside Park Glenrothes

  • Glenrothes
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Riverside Park is idyllic territory for a saunter with the small ones and offers plenty of space to let the big ones detach and play games a short di...

Outside view of Huntingtower Castle in Perth

Huntingtower Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Huntingtower Castle gives you a great sense of what castle life was like as it is really well preserved and has two complete tower houses. There is a...

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