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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Fun day event at Station Park in Forfar

Station Park

  • Moffat
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Situated in idyllic surroundings Station Park provides activities for all the family, from boating which boasts a wide variety of boats from kayaks a...

Kids playing games at Bongos Soft Play Centre in Glenrothes

Bongos Soft Play Centre

  • Glenrothes
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

You're bound to have a blast at Bongo's! Their multi-level main frame is rammed with kooky ways to exercise, including spooky maze, ball cannons, spi...

Family ice skating at Dewars Centre in Perth

Dewars Centre

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Dewars Centre, based at Live Active, is the home of ice in Perth, with a fantastic fun programme of ice skating for everyone, on a state of the art c...

Families swimming at Perth Leisure Pool

Perth Leisure Pool

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

Perth Leisure Pool is ideally situated 5 minutes from Perth City Centre. It's the perfect base for your day out to the Fair City, boasting superb fac...

Waterfall at Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve in Moffat

Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve

  • Moffat
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Families of adventurers exploring the Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve can reward their hard work with a walk behind the 200ft waterfall that tumbles...

Map and booklet for The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail

The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail

  • Perth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's plenty to learn and discover for all ages on the Perth self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. As you follow clear directions around...

Cones of Japenese White Pine tree at Vogrie Country Park in Gorebridge

Vogrie Country Park

  • Gorebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Vogrie Country Park is a great location for outdoor activities such as picnics, walking and wildlife-spotting. There is an adventure play area and to...

Machinery at Prestongrange Museum in Prestonpans

Prestongrange Museum

  • Prestonpans
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Prestongrange offers audio tours, guided tours and visits to the Beam Engine and Powerhouse. Children can take a trail sheet around the site and play...

Woman in Earth Room at Fair Maids House Visitor and Information in Perth

Fair Maids House Visitor and Information

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fair Maids House Visitor and Information Centre is fantastic if you have an enquiring mind and want answers to questions like “which countries make m...

Outside view of Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Perth Museum and Art Gallery lets you explore the culture and history of the area with more than half a million objects in their displays! The Natura...

St Conan's Kirk

St Conan's Kirk

  • Lochawe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Happened to be travelling to Argyll? Make sure you stop by St Conan's Kirk in Lochawe Village - it’s a quaint little church with a fantastic story. I...

Outside view of The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Black Watch Castle and Museum has a large collection of different items, which bring to life the proud military history of this regiment. The cas...

Backside of Elcho Castle in Perth

Elcho Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Elcho Castle is in great conditions and full of corridors and staircases, nooks and crannies, a great hall and bedchambers to investigate. Unusually,...

Boy exploring grounds of Traquair House

Traquair House

  • Traquair
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Traquair House and grounds has plenty to offer families including a maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, a mini adventure playground for all...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Girvan Beach

  • Barr
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Girvan Beach, a popular sandy beach that’s perfect for little explorers to go on a seaside adventure.  Don’t forget to bring along your...

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