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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. Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Greenock

    The Arts Guild Theatre is the main arts venue for the Inverclyde area and hosts a range of events in the fields of music, drama, dance, comedy and visual arts.

  2. Òran Mór

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    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Glasgow West End

    Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor, Gaelic for great melody of life or big song, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow's West End.

  3. Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of Scotland's busiest performing arts venues, facilitating more than 500 performances every year in dance, drama, opera and music.

  4. Rutherglen Town Hall

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Rutherglen

    Rutherglen Town Hall was constructed in the mid-19th century in the Scottish Baronial style and was re-opened in 2005 following a £12.5million refurbishment.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 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.

  6. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Glasgow Police Museum is the museum of Britain’s first police force, from 1800 to 1975.

  7. Linn Products

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    Industrial

    Gradings

    Eaglesham

    Welcome to Linn Products

  8. Glasgow City Chambers

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Completed in 1888 and overlooking George Square, Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings.

  9. Lanark Moor Country Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Lanark

    Lanark Loch is an ideal fun day out for all the family, there are lots of activities to keep all the family entertained.

  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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