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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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...

Ryze Glasgow - Xtreme Air Sports

Ryze Glasgow - Xtreme Air Sports

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Head out to Ryze - Xtreme Air Sports, the premier indoor trampoline park in Glasgow, and have fun bouncing as a family. That’s right: fun-loving kids...

Roof top view of Glasgow Riverside Museum

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...

Star Wars characters at Wonder World Soft Play Glasgow

Wonder World Soft Play Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wonder World Soft Play Glasgow is the ideal indoor attraction with plenty of space for children to play and explore. Scotland’s ‘most exciting’ soft...

Boy bouldering at The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Glasgow

The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Academy is Glasgow's purpose built bouldering wall. We have great facilities for adult climbers as well as sessions for kids aged 8 to 1...

Inflata Nation Glasgow

Inflata Nation Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bouncy castles may be designed for kids but Inflata Nation Glasgow doesn’t discriminate by age. Bounce and tumble, climb and slide; there’s so much f...

People rollerskating at RollerStop Roller Rink in Glasgow

RollerStop Roller Rink

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Strap on your roller boots and get ready to bust some moves at the RollerStop Roller Rink! Skate under lights and music at this roller disco, where a...

Kids jumping on trampolines at Flip Out Glasgow

Flip Out Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

What’s more fun than bouncing the day away? Doing so on over 200 trampolines, on a ninja warrior course and off of a bungee run! Max out on fun at Fl...

Outside view of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow

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...

Kids looking at display at Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There are over 400 interactive exhibits at The Glasgow Science Centre to boggle, bemuse and offer a whole lot of learning! Welcome to the new frontie...

Cineworld Glasgow - IMAX at GSC

Cineworld Glasgow - IMAX at GSC

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Glasgow - IMAX at GSC. Share the magic...

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into history of Scotland with an educational day out at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Journey 100 years back in time with an...

Family at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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

Swimming pool at Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre in Glasgow

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre is a park with Glen Nature Walk, Children's Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which...

Family at entrance to Scottish Football Museum in Glasgow

Scottish Football Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scottish Football Museum Opened in 2001 at Hampden Park which is the oldest continuously-used international ground in the world. The museum contains...

Ship by The Tall Ship at Riverside in Glasgow

The Tall Ship at Riverside

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Glenlee (otherwise known as The Tall Ship) is one of only 5 Clydebuilt sailing ships in the world that remain afloat! The Tall Ship offers nautic...

Puppet at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre in Glasgow

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre is a combined museum, theatre and workshop offering a great opportunity to see puppets and masks from around the worl...

Mini golf course at Jungle Creek in Glasgow

Jungle Creek Adventure Golf

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Jungle Creek offers you a wild jungle themed indoor crazy golf course! With 12 holes of crazy golf, and various water features throughout, this is su...

Fans in stands at Ibrox Stadium Tour in Glasgow

Ibrox Stadium Tour

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Sports Stadiums

You won’t be watching from the sidelines this week; bring your family to The Ibrox Stadium Tour, home of Rangers FC, and break the barrier between fa...

Bubble ball costumes at Kidzworld in Glasgow

Kidzworld

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kidzworld Glasgow is a fantastic indoor soft play area designed to provide kids under the age of 9 with an action packed and fun day out! The fantast...

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