GBT Guide: 5 Fun Things to do in Glasgow if you have Kids
Last month we wrote a blog detailing what we believe to be the 5 most fun things to do in Glasgow. It’s our hope that our knowledge and insights into the city will help people get the most out of their visit to Glasgow or that it will help people already living here discover one or two great places or activities on their doorstep. So, following on from last month’s blog, we thought it would be useful to offer some help to parents looking for fun things in Glasgow for kids to do. This blog isn’t a Buzzfeed-style list of “27 unforgettable things for kids to do in Glasgow” — it’s a shorter, more considered list and we hope it’s useful!
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre isn’t like any old average science museum; it’s a vibrant hub of fun and entertainment. You’ll find it on the River Clyde, just to the west of Glasgow’s city centre. It’s easy to find as it’s the large silver building with an observation tower beside it. A lot of time and resources have been put into the centre, resulting in a staggering range of exhibits and interactive experiences. Science really is fun, and Glasgow Science Centre clearly understands that children are its main audience and it has adjusted accordingly. On top of astronomy, physiology, quantum technologies, etc, you’ll also find family events, such as a Halloween Spooktacular event, Little Explorer days, and various other seasonal experiences that make a second or third visit more than worthwhile. Glasgow Science Centre is guaranteed fun and it even advertises autism-friendly hours for families who need the lighting and noise to be a little dimmer and quieter than usual.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Just along the river from the Glasgow Science Centre, you’ll find the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel — usually just referred to as the Riverside Museum. This isn’t your typical museum experience — it’s a vibrant, interactive extravaganza filled with anything you can imagine that relates to transport. And we should stress the interactive aspect of the museum as children will always want to climb on things, push buttons, and see how things work. There are touch screen displays, films, and so much more to keep the little ones amused and engaged. If you’re looking for a sneaky way to get your kids interested in history, then the Riverside Museum is a must!