FUN THINGS TO DO IN GLASGOW
Steeped in history, natural beauty and culture, it is unsurprising that Glasgow has not only become one of the most popular places to live in the UK but also a renowned tourist attraction. The city has plenty on offer to entertain its visitors, from escape rooms to indoor bike courses to world-famous galleries, there is something fun for everyone.
If you’re wanting to jump in head first with some entertaining activities to amuse yourself within Glasgow, look no further than the city’s newly-opened Topgolf.
Topgolf offers a family-friendly activity, the perfect date destination and a fun friend day out all in one! At Topgolf Glasgow, you can enjoy 3 floors of original, high-tech golf games which you can enjoy with an outstanding food and beverage menu.
After beginning on the easier games, if you fancy your chances and want to flex some real skills (even after having had a couple of the delicious cocktails on offer…) you can test your hand at some of the trickier ones.
If you're looking for a puzzle to solve, you could put your mind to the test and try out one of Glasgow’s several escape rooms including Escape Reality, Escape Glasgow, Riddle Rooms and more.
And for all the adrenaline junkies, there are plenty of options too. First off, Laser Quest Glasgow is another of the city’s most entertaining attractions. This is the ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all ages. Stalk your opponent and unleash a volley of laser fire at this action-filled venue.
But if that's not your cup of tea, then the iMoto X is sure to get your blood pumping. This indoor electric bike track has courses to suit small kids and learners, and a more challenging track complete with jumps and berms for the more experienced.
Culture And Entertainment To Soak Up
If the more energetic and active activities aren’t really your thing and your idea of fun is to sit back and drink in some fascinating culture or
entertainment, there are also plenty of options that will be just up your street.
Pollok Country Park offers beautiful grounds and woodlands to stroll in as well as the newly reopened Burrell Collection - one of the greatest art collections ever amassed by one person. The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is another fantastic exhibition holding one of the finest collections of ethnographic and Roman artefacts in the world.
And, of course, a trip to the gothic Glasgow Cathedral is a must. This medieval cathedral is a stone’s throw away from the city centre and it stands stubbornly as one of the only religious buildings in Scotland that survived the Reformation.
Finally, to top off your cultural tour of the city, why not dip into Glasgow’s music scene? You can either pay a visit to watch some live music at some of the city’s renowned music venues such as King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (the very spot where Oasis signed their record deal) or even take the Glasgow Music City Walking Tour.
And if you’re more of a film buff than a melomaniac, Glasgow Film Theatre is the place for you. This cinema offers you the chance to watch all the classics or even an indie flick in an authentic retro setting.
Relax And Enjoy The City
If you’re looking to have fun but want to have a reasonably relaxed city break as well, don’t worry - there are plenty of fun activities for you too.
Why not try going out for a drink whilst still getting to take part in a fun and new experience? The Drygate Brewery is the UK’s first experiential brewery. It is a beer hall, bar and restaurant all in one with panoramic views of the brewhouse to admire as you relax and drink like a true Glaswegian.
There is also the Glengoyne Distillery. Founded in 1833, this distillery offers tours to view how it brews its internationally award-winning golden amber highland whiskey, and even lets you try a few.
Or, have a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. If you’re feeling a little fancy, you could take a trip to the Michelin restaurants such as Celentano’s or Cail Bruich. But if it’s Asian cuisine you’re craving there are also fabulous spots such as Five March, or for a taste of the Mediterranean head to Gloriosa.
Finally, some may argue that the best way to truly relax and enjoy yourself is a visit to one of Glasgow’s fabulous spas. The Gin Spa, Pure Spa and Spa At Blythswood Square are all some of the most highly-rated destinations, and all offer the promise of a day filled with leisure and pleasure and, of course, ultimate relaxation.