Five Glasgow Attractions to Visit With Your Children

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The city of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations and a great choice for a family break. With lots of art galleries, museums and more, there is plenty to see and do in the city, and many attractions which are designed to appeal to the younger generation as well as grown ups. In this blog, we explore five of Glasgow’s best attractions to visit with your children.

 

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Glasgow Science Centre

Located on the banks of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre offers an interesting day out for all age groups, and is an ideal option for days when the weather is less than pleasant. The extensive centre has three floors of interactive exhibits and workshops, plus a live lab, where you can see scientists at work. Other highlights include the 127m Glasgow Tower, a huge planetarium and an IMAX cinema. The Science Centre also has a café, snack bar and vending machines for refreshments.

 

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Scotland Street School Museum

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903 and opened in 1906, the Scotland Street School Museum was a school for over 70 years and now tells the story of Scottish education through the ages. With three reconstructed classrooms, the museum will take you and your kids on a journey into the past. The museum has activities throughout the year and the chance to dress up in old-fashioned costumes, play traditional games and more. As a bonus, the Scotland Street School Museum is free to enter, which is perfect if you are travelling on a budget.

 

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Tollcross Park

Nestled in the heart of Glasgow’s East End, Tollcross Park is a spacious public gardens with lots of fun features and well-maintained facilities. Spread over 37 hectares, the park has a magnificent rose garden, a children’s farm with friendly animals to meet, a sensory garden, an adventure play area for under 12′s, a nature walk and picnic areas. There is also an excellent leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and café.

 

 

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

As one of the United Kingdom’s most visited attractions, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must see – and it is also free to enter. Opened in 1901, this large gallery and museum has 22 themed galleries featuring amazing artefacts, artworks and memorabilia. Highlights include a Spitfire plane, works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and other influential Scottish artists, and a Scottish archaeology exhibit. The museum also has a café, which has a special children’s menu to cater to younger tastes.

 

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Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

The award-winning Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel  is located on the northern banks of the River Clyde and is housed in an elegant concept building that was designed in 2004. The museum features a vast collection of transport related objects, from bicycles to cars and skateboards to locomotives. Three street scenes with reconstructed shops that you can go into add to this exciting experience.

 

What is your favourite family-friendly attraction in Glasgow?

 

 

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