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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. 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.

  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. The Tenement House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse of life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the form of a faithfully restored house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century.

  4. Hunterian Art Gallery

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    Galleries

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow West End

    The Hunterian is home to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler.

  5. Gradings

    Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

    Take the opportunity to see Glasgow Museums' vast collection of objects when they are not housed in museums and galleries across the city. All tours are free.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    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.

  7. The Burrell Collection

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    Galleries

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    • 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.

  8. Gradings

    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Lanark

    Welcome to Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre & Wildlife Reserve

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    • 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.

  10. Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Welcome to Centre for Contemporary Arts

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