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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. Riverside Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Glasgow

    Riverside is home to some of the world’s finest cars, bicycles and in 2013 won the European Museum of the Year award and it is free to enter.

  2. Soar at intu Braehead

    Type

    Children's Attractions

    Gradings

    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    Renfrew

    Welcome to Soar at intu Braehead

  3. Low Parks Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Hamilton

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

  4. Rutherglen Town Hall

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 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. Strathaven Park

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Strathaven

    Strathaven Park is a traditional Edwardian public park, facilities at the park include a boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts, a café (seasonal) the highlight attraction, the miniature railway.

  6. Gradings

    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Lanark

    Welcome to Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre & Wildlife Reserve

  7. House For An Art Lover

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow South Side

    House for an Art Lover was designed by the internationally renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is situated in Bellahouston Park.

  8. Paisley Town Hall

    Type

    Venues

    Gradings

    Paisley

    A magnificent example of Victorian architecture, providing a unique and elegant setting for your wedding, conference or social event.

  9. The Burrell Collection

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Glasgow South Side

    The Burrell Collection is one of the greatest art collections ever amassed by one person and consists of more than 8,000 objects.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Greenock

    This Victorian museum and modern art gallery features intriguing collections and temporary exhibitions.

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