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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

    • 5 Museum
    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.

  2. Gradings

    Glasgow

    Glasgow Women's Library is no ordinary library. The only resource of its kind in Scotland and offer a rich programme of learning and events as well as housing our lending library and a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artefacts

  3. RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch nature reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Lochwinnoch

    This wetland reserve is ideal for all the family as the trails, birdwatching hides and visitor centre are all easily accessible.

  4. 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.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Renfrew

    An interactive experience as the story of the town is presented from Medieval times until the present day, using objects, pictures, film and people's own words. The museum is based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.

  6. Colzium Estate and Gardens

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Kilsyth

    Colzium Estate lies to the north-east of Kilsyth and features a mansion house, walled garden and ruined castle.

  7. Tollcross Park

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Glasgow East End

    Tollcross Park in the East End of Glasgow is known for its world-class Rose Garden and its Winter Gardens.

  8. Finlaystone Country Estate

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    Country Estates

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    Langbank

    Finlaystone Country Estate is an attraction near Langbank which is managed by the Clan MacMillan family and offers a variety of activities.

  9. The Experience

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    Venues

    Gradings

    Glasgow South Side

    Welcome to The Experience!

  10. 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.

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