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Glasgow for young kids

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Glasgow for young kids
Glasgow has much that will delight young children such as the hands-on Science Centre or the simple pleasures of Glasgow Green's kids play-park.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Glasgow Science Centre
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Glasgow Science Centre

Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies, Planetarium, and hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, with a charitable aim of entertaining and introducing science to everyone. April 2013 sees the launch of BodyWorks, a major new exhibition. Science Mall and shows admission is... More

Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies, Planetarium, and hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, with a charitable aim of entertaining and introducing science to everyone. April 2013 sees the launch of BodyWorks, a major new exhibition. Science Mall and shows admission is approximately £10, with add-on charges for access to the IMAX and the Planetarium. A shop and cafe are free to access. Schools and outreach programs extend the Centre’s work into the community. Car parking and public transport links or a 15 minute walk along the Clyde from the City center. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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IMAX Theatre
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IMAX Theatre

The Imax Theatre next to the Science Centre houses one of the world's largest cinema screens and is a popular venue for 3D movies.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Scotland Street School Museum
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Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum, a working school until the late 1970s, hosts regular fun family events. It offers a fascinating insight as to what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in three reconstructed classrooms. Architecturally significant, the school was designed by Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie... More

Scotland Street School Museum, a working school until the late 1970s, hosts regular fun family events. It offers a fascinating insight as to what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in three reconstructed classrooms. Architecturally significant, the school was designed by Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His designs for the school are on display. Refreshments can be taken in the Willow Cafe. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Tall Ship at Riverside
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The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we aim to transport you back to when the SV Glenlee was an operating cargo ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1896 is one of only 5 of her kind still afloat in the world today and she is the only one in the UK. Climb aboard for this rare opportunity to explore every... More

The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we aim to transport you back to when the SV Glenlee was an operating cargo ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1896 is one of only 5 of her kind still afloat in the world today and she is the only one in the UK. Climb aboard for this rare opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the ship including the Captain's Cabin, Children's Play Area, Engine Room and the Cargo Hold Cinema. Take a tour of the ship using our Audio Guide facility and enjoy a coffee while you browse for souvenirs. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Xscape Braehead
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Xscape Braehead

Xscape Braehead is home to one of Europe's largest indoor 'real' snow slopes, featuring beginner ski and family tobogganing sessions. Appropriate clothing can be hired if necessary. Other attractions at Xscape Braehead include a climbing wall, cinema, tenpin bowling and Soccer Circus. Food and refreshments available at a selection of restaurants.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Glasgow Green
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Glasgow Green

One of the oldest and most historic parks in Scotland stretches from the Saltmarket at the High Court across to the Calton and Bridgeton districts, and was used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing until the nineteenth century.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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