The 20 mile run from Glasgow to Balloch is one of my favourite cycle routes in Scotland. Starting from the SECC, National Cycle Route 7 is almost entirely off road, comprising sections of canal towpath, disused railway
Balloch (Dunbartonshire West)
Cycling, Relaxing, Good exercise, Just for fun, Countryside, Best during the day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Children under 7/8 just love the basement floor of Princes Square on Buchanan Street. It's architectural genius - a nice big open space which is very bright and safe where they can run around and make new pals while
Relaxing, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
Glasgow Science Centre is a fun and easy way to get children and adults to learn about lots of things. But if you need a bit of a rest from all of that learning there is a lovely, well-maintained cafe down the stairs. It
Science Mall at Glasgow Science Centre (Glasgow)
Animals, Arts & Crafts, Adventurous, Educational, Food & Drink, Good for a Rainy Day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
People's Palace is a great day out for the whole family. Situated in Glasgow, People's Palace makes learning about history fun and very interesting. It has different types of learning uses and most of the information is
People's Palace and Winter Gardens (Glasgow)
Educational, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day
Remember when there used to be old-fashioned tearooms where you got proper high teas?
You know the thing - starched linen table cloths, more tea than you could reasonably drink, delicate cakes and pastries piled high
Relaxing, Just for fun, Food & Drink, Best during the day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
The Hunterian Museum is a brilliant place for kids, adults, tourists and locals. Set out over two floors and with thousands of jars, bones, skeletons and signs to look at, the Hunterian Museum provides both an
Heritage, Relaxing, Educational, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
I went to a lovely little place in the West End of Glasgow called Cafe Zique.
I discovered this when I was out for a walk one day and it caught my eye as it was very tarnished on the outside and very traditional on
Relaxing, Just for fun, Food & Drink, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
The cloisters of the Gilbert Scott Building are a tremendous place for a light sabre fight with my two sons. The setting is superb and has loads of places to leap out from on your unwitting Jedi opponents. I took my two
Glasgow University Main Building (Glasgow)
Adventurous, Relaxing, Good exercise, Just for fun, Best during the day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
For beginners or experts there's three different tracks which all give you the mountain bike experience. Ok it's not actually on a mountain so there's not too much in the way of descending (which frankly suits me) but
Pollok Country Park (Glasgow)
Cycling, Strenuous, Good exercise, Just for fun, Best during the day, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Boho is possibly the most glam club in Glasgow. On entering you're surrounded by sparkly walls and movie themed pictures. I've seen many a person try to rub themselves up against the walls to get some glitter on their
Food & Drink, Best at night, Not suitable for children
If you've been to an annual Pavilion Panto ten times before or never had the pleasure, this is one Glasgow Christmas tradition to add to the list of Must Do's for the family!
Being a newcomer to the city, my good
Pavilion Theatre (Glasgow)
Arts & Crafts, Just for fun, Good for a Rainy Day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
The good thing about Pollok Park is that it's got a lot of fun things to do. Like go for a walk round the park and see the sites, or go to the Burrell Collection and seeing all the things from history.
Pollok Country Park (Glasgow)
Animals, Walking, Cycling, Adventurous, Relaxing, Good exercise, Just for fun, Countryside, Parks & Gardens, Food & Drink, Best during the day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Xscape Braehead (Climbzone) houses one of the largest freestanding climbing walls in the UK. With 24 auto belays and climbing routes of all standards it will provide an adventure playground for all ages and thrill
Adventurous, Just for fun, Best during the day, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
The Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow has been going strong now for the past 18 years and shows no sign of slowing down.
If you like your music on the heavier side then I'd recommemnd getting yourself down to the Cathouse
Just for fun, Best at night, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Xscape is a great place to go if you up for a chalange. There is lots of fun activities such as rock climbing, skiing, the sky park and many more adventurous things to do. After all the fun and mayhem you can relax in a
Braehead Arena (Glasgow)
Adventurous, Good exercise, Food & Drink, Good for a Rainy Day, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Glasgow's oldest salsa school! Good fun for adults, as takes place in Tiger Tiger bar, but a new custom dance studio openining in Buchannan Street means kids classes can be catered for too. Classes are fun and for all
Good exercise, Best at night, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
I have been to watch loads of rugby games, be it club or international in Scotland and have always had a great experience.
It is much cheaper than going to watch the football. Prices for adult tickets are £15-£20 for
Firhill Arena (Glasgow) ,
Relaxing, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Sea Night Club is an under 18s club in Glasgow. I went on Halloween and it was amazing, they play good music, they have two floors, downstairs it has a massive dance floor and upstairs they have a bar where you can get
Sea Nightclub and Crystal Lounge (Glasgow)
Just for fun, Best at night, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
If you're looking for somewhere warm and exotic to while away an afternoon, take a look at Glasgow's Queen's Park Glasshouse.
OK, so the southside's public glasshouse is a bit of a poor relation to the Winter Gardens
Queen's Park Glasshouse (Glasgow)
Animals, Relaxing, Educational, Parks & Gardens, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day
The Arlington Bar on Woodlands Road in Glasgow is pretty much your average pub, except for one thing - one of Scotland's most important artefacts is mounted on the wall.
The owners believe they have the Stone of
Heritage, Just for fun, Food & Drink, Not suitable for children
Sky walk is a sort of adventure course 45 feat above the ground.I would highly recommend it if you are not afraid of heights.
There's a little zip wire at the start which takes you over to a blue mat above ground
Adventurous, Strenuous, Just for fun, Food & Drink, Good for a Rainy Day, Best during the day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
This is best in the autumn and early winter when twilight is in the early evening. Get yourself down to the bridge over the Clyde that links Commerce Street and Oswald Street - I think it's the George V - and watch the
If you're a fan of burgers and haven't yet tasted the gourmet burger from Ad Lib then you're in for a treat.
Made with Aberdeen Angus beef, you can have your choice of extras from bacon and cheese to beef chilli. No
One fabulous place is glasgow transport museum. You can see lots of fascinating vehicles (including the queen's train) and can watch movies in the cinema and meet new friends. The best of all, its free!
Museum of Transport (Glasgow)
Driving, Educational, Best during the day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
This is a great hillwalk for the non-hillwalker. A 45-minute wander up not particularly steep countryside to a bizarre gash in the Scottish countryside where you can walk for a few hundred metres between towering
Walking, Good exercise, Just for fun, Countryside, Best during the day, Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Not the current Queen, obviously. Not even Victoria. Despite the nearby road and hospital bearing her name, unlike most Queen's Parks around the country, Queen's Park in the south side of Glasgow isn't named after the
The Waulk Mill Glen is a spectacular place. When I go to the Glen I like to go and walk for a while, and stroll along a different path each time.
Each time we go the sun shines through the trees. When we walk though
Waulkmill Glen (Glasgow) ,
Animals, Walking, Cycling, Good exercise, Suitable for pre-school kids (0-5), Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
By Emily Barker (Mauricewood PS, Penicuik)
X-scape in Glasgow is a big centre with a climbing wall, ski slope, football pitch, an arcade, simulated rollercoasters, harness trampolines and more.
Adventurous, Just for fun, Good for a Rainy Day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11)
I sometimes go to X-Scape in Glasgow snow boarding. It is extremely good fun when you're going down the big slopes. As you walk in the front door there is a huge robotic arm that spins you in all directions and hanging
Adventurous, Strenuous, Good exercise, Just for fun, Good for a Rainy Day, Suitable for primary school kids (6-11), Suitable for teenagers (12+)
Ladies, its time to take the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UKs Race for Life.
Lets face it. Cancer doesnt care who it affects. It can ruin everything without a second thought. It will affect one in three of us.…
Get Your Bake On will see Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will…
This summer school invites you to come to the Royal Conservatoire to spend five-days creating your own Extraordinary Story.
The course will explore the fascinating, the bizarre and the unbelievable real life stories…
An exhibition and sale of over 200 works of original art including jewellery. Over 80 prominent Scottish artists including Muriel Barclay, Gerard Burns, Marion Drummond and Glen Scouller as well as up and coming artists.…
Art On The Hill is an exhibition of 100 artists showing as part of the Southside Fringe Festival this year.
Held upstairs (no disabled access) in Church On The Hill this exhibit showcases the work of selected new…
Cobbled street full of pubs and restaurants
and a buzzing place to go of a Saturday night,
particularly in the summer when outside
drinking is possible. Famous venues include
the Ubiquitous Chip, Jinty McGinty's…
The culmination of our year-long Heritage Lottery funded project exploring womens badge wearing. Throughout the year we have been collecting womens badges and listening to the wonderful stories attached to them. This…
A lovely Spring Arts craft fair with local Artists makers designers in the delightful top bar at Curlers Rest Byres Road in the vibrant West a End. A great selection of stalls silversmith jewellery, Bespoke candles,…
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Sat 26th April - Sat 19th July
free Entry (n/a), Free entry
Ladies, have a fun day out and run, walk or jog for Cancer Support
Scotland at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.
To find out more about running for Cancer Support Scotland, visit
Millionaire shipowner Sir William Burrell presented his vast collection to the city of Glasgow in 1944, and in 1983 the 8000 items finally found a permanent home in this modern gallery in Pollok Park. Around 3000 items…
Come join both the RSPB and Butterfly Conservation as we give you an introductory workshop on butterflies.
Beginning at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and then heading out into Kelvingrove Park, we will learn…
Annual NHS charity football tournament followed by evening of entertainment at Hampden Park hosted by Tam Cowan. Any infor regarding tickets can be sought from email@example.com. We are raising money for the Emergency…
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture makes its annual trip to CCA to host a day-long event of music, drama, literature and visual art. In collaboration with Ceòl s Craic, Ceòl Mòr…
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Sat 26th April
In his first solo exhibition in the UK, Henrik Pätzke will create an expansive installation inProject Abilitys gallery and deliver a talk event about his practice on Saturday 5 April 1-2pm.
Henrik Pätzke has been…
Join in the fun at Glasgows Hospice Clyde Stride sponsored by Northern Forklift (Scotland) Ltd. Taking place on Saturday 10th May at 9.00pm, choose to walk 5k or 10k and support the work of The Prince & Princess of…
Open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences. A sharing of ideas, feelings and visualisation to enhance and develop your inner peace and strength.
Tony Wong was…
CRUISE Show Glasgow
11-12 October 2014
The UK's biggest event for discovering a world of voyages
The CRUISE Show, held at SECC Glasgow, is packed with inspiration and information to help you discover your perfect…
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Sat 11th October - Sun 12th October
This five-day dance course allows students aged 1114 to experience a variety of dance genres and improve their overall dance technique.
Students will study non-syllabus technique classes in ballet, jazz, body…
If you are fascinated by art in general - and the bohemian world of the twenties and thirties - youll love this. The glamorous and decadent Art Deco legend of 1930s Paris, Tamara de Lempicka, is recreated by Kara Wilson…
Depicting the Dead: craniofacial analysis for forensic and archaeological investigations
by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification,
Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University…
This summer theatre school will use social media as its theme: #youcantseemesoicansaywhatiwant
Once you've entered the world of social media you need to be aware. You need to watch out for the Trolls, the #'s, the…
Our fabulous Drama Queens sessions explore some of the all-women plays we have in the archives from powerful suffragette plays to light humorous sketches. No acting skills are required. Simply sit with a cup of tea and…
Glasgow- A Personal Take
An exhibition by local Glasgow photographer, David McKeran, will take place at the Veneer Gallery, 1184 Argyle St, Glasgow from Friday 25th April to Thursday 1st…
We are pleased to announce that The Glasgow Comic Mart will be returning to the Britannia in 2014 with our usual array of Comics, Memorabilia, rare collectibles, and original artwork from some of Glasgow's finest!
Newly-refurbished premises of the he Glasgow Police Heritage
The museum tells the tale of Britain's first police force, the
City of Glasgow Police, which existed from 1779-1975 before it