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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. Glasgow Necropolis

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    Historic Sites

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    Glasgow City Centre

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

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    4 Museum

    Greenock

    Welcome to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre

  3. Greenbank Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    2 Garden

    Clarkston

    Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art in the grounds of a Grade-A listed Georgian house.

  4. Gallery of Modern Art

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    Galleries

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    Glasgow City Centre

    Scotland's most visited art gallery and the centre for Glasgow's extensive modern art collection.

  5. Chatelherault

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Hamilton

    Chatelherault is an 18th century hunting lodge and summer house built for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton and is now the gateway to Chatelherault Country Park.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Coatbridge

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

  7. Clydebank Museum

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    Museums

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Clydebank

    Situated beside the shipyard where many of the famous liners of the Clyde were built.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    The National Piping Centre serves as the centre for excellence for the Great Highland Bagpipe and its music. The Centre is host to The Museum of Piping, The Highland Library, and The School of Piping, teaching many varieties of pipes and drumming.

  9. Provand's Lordship

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471 and is the oldest house in Glasgow.

  10. Lower Nethan Gorge

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Carluke

    Lower Nethan Gorge is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve and is one of the best examples of semi-natural woodland still surviving in the Clyde Valley.

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