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  • A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
    A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
  • The walled garden at Greenbank House, near Clarkston
    The walled garden at Greenbank House, near Clarkston
  • The Life Court at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    The Life Court at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    People's Palace and Winter Gardens
  • Looking over the gardens towards Pollok House
    Pollok House

There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy across Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, from fascinating museums to beautiful gardens, a science centre and more.

Whether you fancy a few hours with the family exploring a country park or want the excitement of a theme park, you’ll find great things to see and do in the region.

Explore the world of science at the Glasgow Science Centre and discover hundreds of interactive exhibits just waiting to fascinate and amaze you. Spend some time relaxing under the twinkling night sky in the Planetarium before experiencing a film at Scotland's largest IMAX cinema.

Little adventurers can clamber aboard The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour and wander its decks while learning about Glasgow’s maritime past and the history of a sailing ship.

Spend the day in Soar at intu Braehead for the ultimate family adventure. Learn how to ski and snowboard on a dedicated lesson slope before taking to the 200m long slope, packed with fresh snow. Thrill-seekers will love this centre for extreme sports and leisure activities that also include rock climbing, laser games and an aerial adventure course. 

Find more family thrills at M&D's Theme Park in Strathclyde Country Park. Take your pick from 40 major rides including five roller-coasters and explore Scotland’s only indoor tropical forest.

Step back in time at Summerlee, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life in Coatbridge. This 22 acre site gives wonderful overview of Lanarkshire's contribution to the engineering world. To see yet another traditional way of life then head to the historic working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. Here you will uncover the amazing stories of the people, machinery, animals and the land that played an integral role in Scottish country life.

Use the listings to plan fun family days out in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley.

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  1. The Tall Ship at Riverside


    Historic Ships & Boats


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    The Tall Ship is an independent museum committed to the preservation and interpretation of the Glenlee and the maritime history of the area for the benefit of local people and visitors to Glasgow.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Summerlee is the museum of Scottish industrial life and is based around the site of a 19th century ironworks

  3. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Do one of the top 50 walks in Scotland - the circular 11km walk is reasonably level, with panoramic views of the Clyde. Start at Drumfrochar Station and then stop half way at the Visitor Centre for coffee and see the exhibition.

  4. Escape Glasgow


    Theme Parks, Funfairs & Amusements



    Escape is a new, simple, fun yet challenging game in Glasgow City Centre. We lock you up in a mysterious room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out.

  5. Low Parks Museum




    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum


    Low Parks Museum traces the local history of South Lanarkshire and is set within two historic buildings of national importance.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    An interactive experience as the story of the town is presented from Medieval times until the present day, using objects, pictures, film and people's own words. The museum is based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.

  7. Glasgow Necropolis


    Historic Sites


    Glasgow City Centre

    The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories.

  8. Kelvingrove Park


    Parks & Gardens


    Glasgow West End

    Kelvingrove Park is a classic Victorian park by the River Kelvin and has a range of sporting facilities as well as being next to the renowned Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    East Kilbride

    Calderglen Country Park has a children's zoo, tropical glasshouse, ornamental gardens, nature trails, adventure & toddler Play areas, Gift shop, Cafe, exhibition gallery, Golf Course and a whole lot more.

  10. CCA, Glasgow


    Arts Centres


    Glasgow City Centre

    Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for creative activity. Our year-round programme includes cutting-edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and much more. Entrance to exhibitions and many events is free.


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