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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 Glad Cafe CIC

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    Events Venue

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    Glasgow City Centre

    Welcome to The Glad Cafe CIC

  2. Dalzell Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Motherwell

    Dalzell Estate was originally a royal hunting forest and was landscaped in the 18th century by Archibald Hamilton.

  3. Provand's Lordship

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

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

  4. 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.

  5. The Mackintosh House

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    Museums

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    Glasgow West End

    The Mackintosh House features the meticulously reconstructed principal interiors from the Glasgow home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret, complete with original furniture.

  6. Glasgow Green

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Glasgow East End

    Glasgow Green is by far the oldest of the city's parks and is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

  7. The Water Mill

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    Historic Sites

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    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Motherwell

    Welcome to The Water Mill

  8. 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

    Paisley

    Paisley Museum opened in 1871. The building was designed by the well-known Glasgow architect John Honeyman and paid for by Sir Peter Coats of the famous Coats thread manufacturing family.

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    • 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.

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