Where to Play Sports in Glasgow

Hockey at the Palace of Art, Glasgow  © Nick Hubbard/Flickr
Hockey at the Palace of Art, Glasgow © Nick Hubbard/Flickr
Photo of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist12 November 2017

Glasgow is a vibrant and diverse city with key places that you can enjoy playing sports whether you want to enjoy a game of hockey, cricket or football. Glasgow has a range of places for your to visit to get active. You may just want to go cycling or running in the park and there are plenty of parks in Glasgow for you to choose from to do just that. Here are our top picks on where you can play sports in Glasgow!

Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park | © twistyfoldy.net/Flickr

Pollok Country Park is an ideal location whether you want to play some football or do some cycling. This park is Glasgow’s largest with off-road cycling and beautiful surroundings for you to enjoy whilst you play sports. If you want somewhere peaceful to kick a ball around and play some footie or simply want to have a relaxing bike ride this is the place for you!

Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

SXC Cathkin Braes 2015 | © Martin Young /Flickr

If you like to cycle in Glasgow, you must try out the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails, which first opened in May 2013. The cycling mountain trail is located in the southern part of Glasgow at Cathkin Braes Country Park. Cycling enthusiasts will love this park with its green and peaceful surroundings and near to the golf club, this is a must-visit for those who want to get on their bikes.

Paradise Island Golf


If you fancy some indoor golf, why not try the Paradise Island mini indoor golf sessions in Glasgow. The mini golf sessions are ideal for both adults and children and make a fun day out for all the family. There are two amazing 18-hole courses spread over 20,000 square feet for you to enjoy. Whether you are beginner or expert, you can enjoy some indoor golf away from all the cold and rain of the city!

Kelvingrove Park


Kelvingrove Park has ample space for those who want to run, play football or even play tennis in one of the parks public tennis courts. Situated in the heart of Glasgow this park is perfect to play a variety of sports or visit it with the family. The park is also near to many of Glasgow’s finest attractions, so after a game of sports or a run around, you could wonder off to marvel at the other delights the park has on offer!

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