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There’s a host of great  family  things to do near  Glasgow  for kids - plus lots of cheap days out and free fun places to visit with children on holiday or whilst on a family leisure break in Glasgow. Here are some of our favourites ....


1           Glasgow Science Centre
One of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - all brought together to entertain and excite you. The Centre contains hundreds of interactive exhibits; the Scottish Power Planetarium, Scotland's only IMAX cinema, Science Show Theatre, Climate Change Theatre and the 127m Glasgow Tower. Prepare to be intrigued and challenged and, above all, have a great day out!


2          Xscape
If you type into your search engine things to do in glasgow you might not come up with this one but its a great day out, the indoor skiing is fantastic and the cold so realistic that it catches your breath. Xscape, located at Braehead has fun for the whole family, restaurants, bars, arcades, shops and fun activities including a cinema, golf, bowling and football. A must see place full of entertainment. With this many things to do in Glasgow you'll wonder where the time went!


3          Time Capsule 
The Time Capsule offers an exciting day out for all the family with swimming pools and ice sports it is a fun day out for all when looking for things to do in Glasgow


4          M and D’s at Strathclyde Country Park
One of the most exciting things to do in Glasgow, M & D's offers the whole family the chance to enjoy rides, see Scotland’s only indoor tropical rainforest, Amazonia, an 18 hole adventure golf course and a wide range of indoor activities including bowling and a huge amusement arcade!


5          AMF Bowling
As the ‘Original Bowling Company’ we appreciate that all our customers are unique and we are able to offer a family orientated, fun experience. With our state of the art automatic scoring, bumpers to help the youngest and inexperienced bowler, everyone can enjoy bowling AMF style


6          Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre
Learn to ski better and learn to board. Whether an absolute beginner or an aspiring carver, you'll learn more quickly and have more fun in group lessons


7          Pollok Country Park
Pollok Country Park has been voted the Best Park in Britain 2007, and Europe's Best Park 2008. You can see Highland Cattle, Heavy Horses, woodland / riverside walks. Pollok House, formal gardens, a play park for children and a mountain bike circuit


8          Museum of Transport
The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars


9          The Tall Ship at Riverside
The Tall Ship Glenlee, built at Port Glasgow in 1896, she is one of only 5 Clydebuilt sailing ships remaining afloat in the world and the only one in Scotland. Take a votage back in time to relive the excitement and danger of rounding Carpe Horn in the teeth of a gale


10        PS Waverley cruises and Clyde Boat Trips
 The world's last sea-going paddle steamerhas a range of day and afternoon cruises. Fabulous sight-seeing on a fascinating historical ship. Multiple departure points. Full catering


11        Skirmish Scotland
All activities including Paintball , Clay-pigeon shooting, White-water rafting, Airsoft, Birthday Parties, Archery and more. Skirmish paint balling offers over 15 different game scenarios, a covered seating area, ladies and gents changing rooms and toilets, site shop for sweets and refreshments with free tea and coffee all day, and a secure area for valuables


12        Scottish Football Museum
At Hampden Park, Scotland’s national stadium of football, is a must see. There is an extensive collection of memorabilia, video clips and displays covering almost every aspect of the game and its importance in Scotland. You can also enjoy a guided tour of the stadium