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Top 10 Ways to Spend a City Break in Glasgow

Family-Friendly Days Out In Glasgow

Whether you live in Glasgow and have run out of ideas for family-friendly activities, or if you’re wanting to take a city-break there and need some inspiration for kid-friendly excursions, do not fear. This list is here to give everyone some fabulous activity ideas for the family that can be enjoyed in this marvellous city.

Glasgow Science Centre

Any budding scientists in the family will love a trip to the city’s Science Centre. Any little ones (and big ones alike!) will be wowed by the breathtaking displays on life, science and the universe exhibited here in addition to a planetarium to wander at.  

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Perhaps you are a tourist, or perhaps you are a local who would like a fun way of getting to know your city, either way the Glasgow Sightseeing Tour is sure to always provide a great day out for the family. 

This open-top bus tour is the perfect way to discover Glasgow, though perhaps just make sure not to take a top-deck seat on a rainy day…

The Tall Ship And Riverside Museum

Any family can enjoy a lovely stroll down the River Clyde, but on this trip why not pop into the Riverside Museum where any blooming motorhead kids can enjoy the display of bikes, trains, buses and cars? You can also check out The Tall Ship which is hoisted in the river beside the museum.

Free Wheel North Cycle Centre

The Free Wheel North Cycle Centre offers a truly fun-filled day for the whole family. Here, cycling enthusiasts of any level are well-catered for and the family can take a turn on anything from bikes, trikes, go-karts and tandems. 

You may even bring your own bikes if you would like to expand your day of cycling to the beautiful treks nearby. 

Clip ‘n Climb 

At Kelvin Hall you can find something that isn’t your typical climbing wall - this facility offers action-packed challenges for anyone brave enough... Due to the varying levels of difficulty, all the family will be sure to find a wall that suits their ability. There’s even a soft play area for anyone who is too little to climb. 

And, if you’re feeling particularly plucky, you can test your metal and take on the Leap of Faith! 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

Whilst a visit to the museum may rustle up images of dragging uninterested kids around dusty displays, this really is never the case. Nowadays, plenty of museums make sure they cater to all age groups and make sure they are a fun day out for all, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum is no exception. 

Here, you can find great kid-friendly, easy-to-follow displays on subjects such as animals and Ancient Egypt. Its Gallery of Modern Art also has a ‘create space’ for kids to get their creative juices flowing and create their own artwork. 

Glasgow Ski And Snowboard Centre

Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre is perfect for any sport-loving families. This is the premier outdoor artificial slope not only of Glasgow but of the West of Scotland. At these slopes, you and the family can book private or group lessons, take a tubing party, do some race training or just some freestyle fun.

Then, you can take a trip to the cafe and bar to finish your action-packed day. 

City Centre Mural Trail

Glasgow is full of vibrant and quirky street art, and with the City Centre Mural Trail you can take a tour of the best this art has to offer. Huge murals can be found dotted around the city on the side of city buildings which, put together, form the city centre mural trail. 

On this walk you can find these outstanding pieces or urban art and see who in the family can spot them first. 

Dumbreck Outdoor Playbarn

Not only does Pollok Country Park offer beautiful grounds and woodland to stroll in, but it is also home to Dumbreck Outdoor Playbarn which makes for the perfect place for any family with preschoolers.

What was once a former horses’ hay barn is now a sensory play zone with both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy. 


Fun at Topgolf
So what is Topgolf? In short, we’re an entertainment experience, featuring a high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. With an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music, every Topgolf has an energetic hum that you can feel as soon as you walk through the door.