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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. Holmwood House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    4 Historic House

    Giffnock

    Holmwood House is a unique villa that has been described as the finest domestic design of the renowned Scottish architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

  2. Fossil Grove

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Glasgow

  3. Mugdock Country Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Milngavie

    Mugdock Country Park is 10 miles north of Glasgow and covers 260 hectares while offering a range of recreational opportunities.

  4. Gradings

    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Biggar

    Children of all ages enjoy a stroll along the eclectic streetscape of Gladstone Court with its amazingly reconstructed slice of late 19th and early 20th century small town life.

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Glasgow East End

    The People’s Palace tells the story of Glasgow and its people, while the adjacent Winter Gardens is filled with exotic palms and plants.

  6. James Hamilton Heritage Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    East Kilbride

    James Hamilton Heritage Park covers 32 acres in East Kilbride and includes a 16-acre loch with a water sports centre.

  7. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    East Kilbride

    Escape to the countryside for a great day out at the National Museum of Rural Life. Located just 13 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, this five-star attraction is home to an award-winning museum, historic farmhouse and 1950s working farm.

  8. Glasgow Science Centre

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    Science Centres

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow South Side

    Glasgow Science Centre is a great family attraction that presents science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.

  9. Finlaystone Country Estate

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    Country Estates

    Gradings

    Langbank

    Welcome to Finlaystone Country Estate

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Blantyre

    Learn about the life and work of the famous Scottish explorer and missionary at this museum housed in Shuttle Row where Livingstone was born and raised.

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