Days out

Let's go there!

Let's go there!

Whatever the weather or time of year, there’s always a great choice of days out in and around our city.

Air Space

Air Space

AirSpace is over 100 interconnected trampolines; a huge spring-loaded urban playground! Solo or social – how you jump is up to you. You can freestyle jump or join in with team sports as you’ve never experienced them before.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond

Here you experience one of the best value for money days out Scotland has to offer. From the wildlife animal reserves to the adventure playground and many more attractions, there is plenty of fun and excitement for all the family.

Catch 22 Rooms

Catch 22 Rooms

Easily accessible in a great city-centre location and filled with excitement and frenzy, Catch 22 Rooms is the perfect day out with friends, an alternative birthday celebration or just an excuse to get competitive with your family!

Climbzone

Climbzone

Climbzone is an indoor adventure playground, with three exciting activities for thrill seekers aged seven and over. The climbing walls here are 11m high with challenges to suit all levels and abilities. Advance booking recommended.

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World is located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Over 40 displays, including the 4.5 million litre underwater safari with its walkthrough tunnel, are home to hundreds of fascinating underwater creatures.

Drygate

Drygate

Beneath Drygate’s seven peaks you can discover a diverse range of unique industrial spaces which include The Beer Hall, The Brew House Restaurant, The Event Space, Outdoor Terrace, Bottle Shop and Brewery.

East Ayrshire Leisure

East Ayrshire Leisure

East Ayrshire Leisure offers an amazing programme of cultural, countryside and sporting activities for people of all ages and abilities. There is something for everyone, residents and visitors alike.

Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo

There’s lots to see and do at Five Sisters Zoo, and if you want to really get up close, take part in one of the three daily handling sessions, feed the lemurs, or book in advance to be a zoo keeper for a half or full day!

Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA

The Gallery of Modern Art is housed in an iconic building in the heart of Glasgow. The gallery collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world.

Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park

Create unforgettable moments at Galloway Forest Park, less than two hours away from Glasgow. Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, visitor centres and wonderful wildlife.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a place of beauty, tranquility and contemplation. It aims to demonstrate to all visitors how the plants on display are the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicine we take.

Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, designer and artist, was one of Scotland’s most influential creative figures. Glasgow Mackintosh lets you plan a great day out while visiting some iconic Mackintosh buildings.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, a planetarium, Scotland’s biggest-screen IMAX cinema, a science show theatre, a great cafe and an intriguing shop.

Glengoyne

Glengoyne

A 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and often described as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings, special events and a superb whisky shop.

Gravity

Gravity

It doesn’t matter if your 18 months or 82 years old, you can always have fun at Gravity! Bounce to your hearts content between the interconnected trampolines or just sit back and watch the kids exhaust themselves.

Holmwood House

Holmwood

Holmwood House has been described as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest domestic design. It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman and many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.

House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue.

Hunterston B Power Station

Hunterston B Power Station

Why not book a plant tour at Hunterston B? See for yourself how a nuclear power station works. All plant tours require advanced booking and will also be available at the weekend, subject to availability and demand.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgows’ rich and varied collection.

Paisley.is

Paisley.is

Situated only 10 minutes from Glasgow, Paisley is Scotland’s largest town. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is home to architectural treasures, hidden gems and a vibrant cultural scene, all for you to explore.

People’s Palace

People's Place

The People’s Palace tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, photographs, and film.

Pollok House

Pollok House

The interiors of Pollok House are fabulous and visitors will be delighted by the furnishings, silverware and amazing collection of paintings here. It is hard to believe it is only a few miles away from the city centre.

Provand’s Lordship

Provand's Lordship

Provand’s Lordship, which was built in 1471, is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. Beautifully preserved, the “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century Scottish furniture.

Rabbie’s

Rabbies

Each trip with Rabbie’s comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the area you’re visiting; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum

Royal Highland Fusiliers

View 330 years of history and see the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum’s unique collection of uniforms, paintings, medals, library and archive which portrays the life of the regiment from 1678 to the present day.

RSPB Lochwinnoch

RSBP Lochwinnoch

RSPB Lochwinnoch is one of the few wetlands left in west Scotland and is an ideal day out for all the family. It is the perfect spot to see wildlife and watch whooper swans, wigeons, otters and great crested grebes.

Scotland Street School Museum

_Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. As a museum it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th to the 20th century.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life

St Mungos

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. The displays, artefacts and stunning works of art explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and time.

Sweeney’s Cruises

Step aboard Sweeney’s Cruises and you step into something out of the ordinary. At Sweeney’s Cruises you will find the luxury fleet of boats are equipped for all types of cruises, all against the beautiful backdrop of Loch Lomond.

Tasting Scotland

Tasting Scotland

Operated by Scotland’s very own World Food Travel Association Ambassador, Tasting Scotland’s connections to top culinary and whisky connoisseurs mean you enjoy a rare insight directly from the people who matter.

The Burrell Collection

Burrell Collection

Housed in an award-winning museum in Pollok Country Park, The Burrell Collection is one of the greatest art collections in the world. The collection consists of more than 9,000 objects but will be closed until 2020.

The Experience

The Experience

An award-winning, 5 star entertainment and events venue located close to the city centre. It’s your one-stop destination for fun with Scotland’s only indoor electric go-karting track, laser tag arena, conference centre and café.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies

The best way to experience The Kelpies is on a tour. You can join a 30-minute walking tour that takes you through the vision of artist Andy Scott and how history and industry impacted on his designing of these breath-taking sculptures.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for design and architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue. It acts as a beacon for the creative industries and promotes design and architecture through a programme of events.

The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

The Great Highland Bagpipe is perhaps the best known of Scotland’s musical instruments, the centre serves as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

The Scottish Football Museum

Scottish Football Museum

An ideal day out for families, avid football fans and novices eager to gain knowledge of Scottish football. It’s home to the world’s most impressive national collection of football related objects, memorabilia and ephemera.

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship is a beautifully restored Victorian sailing ship, one of many that were built in Glasgow’s shipyards. Explore the interior that is now a museum with maritime exhibitions and learn about the history of the ship and shipyard.

The Tenement House

The Tenement House

A typical Victorian flat of 1892 where little has changed since the early 20th century. It retains many of its original fittings, including the magnificent kitchen range, the bed recesses and many fascinating family items.

Timberbush Tours

Timberbush Tours

The 5-star, award-winning Scottish Timberbush Tours, take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland and the North of Englands best attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots.

Titan Crane

Titan Crane

The Titan Crane is Scotland’s most unusual visitors attraction, it is all that remains of the once famous John Browns shipyard. Visitors can take tours that last approximately 1 hour and there is an exhibition and shop.

Tollcross Children’s Farm

Tollcross Children's Farm

Tollcross Children’s Farm is home to a wide variety of animals, there is lots to see and do here. Discover the fascinating world of animals and insects, from the usual farmyard favourites to the more unusual species.

University of Glasgow Tours

University of Glasgow Tours

The University of Glasgow Tours will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots. Founded in 1451, the university is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world.

Visit Lanarkshire

Visit Lanarkshire

Visit Lanarkshire – nestled between two of Scotland’s largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, there’s plenty to explore in the region. With miles of picturesque landscapes and stunning country parks it’s just a short drive from Glasgow.

Visit Scotland

Visit Scotland

Uncover all that Glasgow and The Clyde Valley has to offer. Drop into one of the VisitScotland Information Centres to get the best advice on everything there is to see and do, you can also buy tickets for events and activities.

West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire has something for all the family, Take a boat cruise across the Loch, breathe in the history of Dumbarton Castle, climb the iconic Titan Crane or visit the BBC studios where major dramas are filmed.

World of Wings

World of Wings

World of Wings is Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre that aims to educate visitors and provide an enjoyable day out for all the family. There are many different birds including some unusual species such as parrots and a rhea!