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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 Tall Ship at Riverside

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    Historic Ships & Boats

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    Glasgow

  2. 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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    Glasgow City Centre

    Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story at the GSA and examine the exteriors of this architectural gem on GSA's award-winning, student-led guided tours.

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    3 Museum

    Glasgow City Centre

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

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    5 Museum

    Glasgow West End

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions and features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.

  6. Mugdock Country Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Milngavie

    Mugdock Country Park is 10 miles north of Glasgow and covers 260 hectares which offer a range of activities.

  7. The Govan Stones

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    Museums

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    Glasgow

    Visit Govan Old Church and discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th – 11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde.

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    5 Museum

    Glasgow South Side

    The Scottish Football Museum has established itself as a "must see" for football fans from all over the globe.

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    This award-winning museum is named after Glasgow’s patron saint who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the sixth century.

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    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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