Wednesday 4th of November 2015
1. Glasgow Science Centre
Bound to capture the attention of children and family members of all ages, the science centre in Glasgow is packed with hands-on exhibits, gadgets and games. It is designed to provide education in an inspiring and entertaining environment and includes everything from a Planetarium to an IMAX cinema and even Glasgow Tower, Scotland’s tallest freestanding building.
2. The Burrell Collection in Pollok Park
Pollok Park itself is a great place to take the family, with a huge expanse of green space and wildlife and animals (including Highland cows) to look out for but it is also home to the Burrell collection of interesting and fascinating artefacts. Everything from art by world renowned painters including Degas and Cezanne to examples of more exotic pieces from the late medieval period, China and the Middle East. The Burrell has a very family friendly attitude and runs sessions for children regularly so it worth checking out their events calendar.
3. No. 1 Chocolate Factory
One for the whole family, because who doesn’t love chocolate? The No.1 Chocolate Factory is in the west of Glasgow and shows off just how fascinating and fun this popular foodstuff can be. The factory incorporates a café, chocolate shop and a children’s entertainment zone with the opportunity for children to get their hands dirty and design their own chocolate bars, using moulds and a range of edible decorations.
4. Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre is dedicated to the art of creating these popular childhood friends and it also holds regular puppet shows for children on Saturdays, with versions of popular fairy tales often performed and enjoyed by everyone. The puppeteers show off the many different styles of puppetry and puppet and there are also workshops for adults, if you fancy learning how to create your own puppet or designing a mask with professional guidance.
5. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
As Scotland’s most visited attraction this Kelvingrove is something that every visitor in Glasgow should make a bee-line for. It’s centrally located in a beautiful building in the city’s West End, easy to reach in your Easirent hire car, and it welcomes guests of all ages. It is home to 22 art galleries and a huge 8000 objects and works of art to enjoy. Everything from armour to natural history can be explored and there are free tours every day so you can get a real taste for what’s on offer.
6. The Tall Ship
At Glasgow’s riverside sits a piece of maritime history than can be explored and take you back in time to Glasgow’s prosperous shipyards. The Tall Ship, officially known as the Glenlee, gives visitors the chance to learn all about its history, have a good at turning its wheel and even meet a sailor. There is also the opportunity to go below deck and explore the living quarters and cabins. The sheer size of the Glenlee allows for many different attractions and even a play area for the youngest children.