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The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Glasgow

Picture of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist
Updated: 6 November 2017
There are many family-friendly activities that you can enjoy in Glasgow from exciting rock climbing to captivating museums and lively days out with the kids. If you are looking to do something that excites all the family than the city of Glasgow in Scotland is one of the best destinations to do just that. Here are the best family-friendly activities in Glasgow to plan today.
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Glasgow Science Centre

If you are looking for an experience that combines exploring, learning and entertainment then Glasgow Science Centre is a must visit. No matter what age you are, this marvel has a wealth of fascinating exhibits and attractions ideal for curious minds including a planetarium, iMAX cinema and live shows. Whether you want to discover more from the body works zone or reach for the stars in the space zone’s immersive walkway, the centre has something for everyone. Glasgow Science Centre also run workshops and events for both adults and children throughout the year.

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK +44 141 420 5000

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Glasgow Climbing Centre

Looking for indoor rock climbing in a variety of styles such as rope climbs and bouldering? The Glasgow Climbing Centre boasts ample facilities and supervised sessions to do just that! Whether you are a climbing beginner or want to let the kids blow off some steam by scaling the rocks, this centre provides a lively environment for all the family to enjoy.

Glasgow Climbing Centre, 534 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, Scotland, UK + 44 141 427 9550

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Pollok Country Park

For all the benefits of a family trip to the country, without having to actually go to the countryside, Pollok Country Park is ideal. With over 360 acres of land to explore here you can keep the family entertained with horse riding on the Clydesdale horses, mountain biking circuits or by marvelling at the hairy highland cattle. There is also a play park for the kids and ample space to enjoy a family picnic if sun is shinning.

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Scotland, UK +44 141 287 5064

Riverside Museum

An amazing place for the whole family, the Riverside Museum boasts an array of transport including trams and rockets. Formerly known as the Museum of Transport, the award-winning museum plays host to an array of cars from across the centuries, world transport such as buses and bikes, plus full scale rockets and boats that will leave the family in awe. The museum does a great job in preserving Glasgow’s finest transport and maritime historical artefacts, and is a living treasure for all who visit.

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Scotland, UK +44 141 287 2720

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

With a staggering 8,000 objects from Egyptian Mummies to spitfires, there is something to interest all ages at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The museum is host to over 22 galleries which display a plethora of rich world history and is a must visit for those who want a day out to inform, inspire and learn.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland, UK +44 141 276 9599