Things to do | Posted 02 Jan 2019

When it comes to unique and exciting things to do as a family, Glasgow has it all. Whether you’re looking for a super-cool learning experience for the kids, a fuss-free place to eat, or somewhere quintessentially Glaswegian to spend the afternoon – there’s something for everyone in Scotland’s second city.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best attractions for families in Glasgow.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The ultimate rainy-day activity, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a wonderful, enriching experience for the whole family. The museum itself is in a magnificent Redstone building, and is a fine example of Spanish Baroque-style gothic architecture. First opened in 1901, the museum has become and Glaswegian institution, and boasts more than 8,000 pieces of traditional and contemporary art.

But it’s not all about the art. Kelvingrove also houses some of Scotland’s most fascinating historical artefacts from throughout the ages – including the famous Roger the Indian Elephant and a Supermarine Spitfire suspended from the ceiling.

Glasgow Climbing Centre

Housed in a former church, Glasgow Climbing Centre is a great place for kids and adults alike! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or experienced climber, there’s no limit to the fun to be had here. Start your climbing journey by bouldering and then graduate to athletic 16 metre routes and auto belays.

Why not take a climbing course to enhance your skills? The Glasgow Climbing Centre Courses are ideal for kids and adults – you never know, you might discover a new passion!

Escape Reality

Locked in a room with Escape Reality, you have just 60 minutes to escape! Solve a range of riddles and puzzles and see if you can break out in time. Players can choose their own immersive storyline – escape from Alcatraz Prison or a jungle threat, or solve some grizzly crimes – the choice is yours.

Escape Reality is suitable for older children, teenagers and adults.

Scottish Football Museum

Explore Scotland’s unique football heritage on a visit to the Scottish Football Museum. According to the official SFM website, the museum houses the world’s most impressive collection of football memorabilia, so it’s a wonderful place for football enthusiasts and anyone wanting to learn more about Scotland’s legendary players, teams and fans.

Pollok Country Park

Situated just south of Glasgow is Pollok Country Park, a 146-hectare green space that’s ideal for taking the time to get back to nature during your Glasgow trip. Explore the mystical woodland garden, or see if you can spot some of the fluffy Highland Cattle that have settled on the park.

Pollok Country Park also has three unique mountain bike circuits to choose from. Or, If you’d rather take it easy, there’s an attractive walled garden that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll.

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