Glasgow is easy to visit with children due to its extensive public transport system and friendly locals. The city boasts excellent family attractions and there are several apartment-hotels around town. In general, restaurants are well geared for children, and lots of places serve food throughout the day.

Top Family Sights

  • Riverside Museum

This museum of transport has a tall ship, trains, steamrollers, fire engines and more.

  • Glasgow Science Centre

A world of discovery for all ages that could occupy several hours.

  • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Enter a demi-monde of strange and wonderful creations at this curious place.

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Entertaining natural history displays and art with informative panels aimed at kids at this excellent museum.

  • Scottish Football Museum

Learn about the limited glory days of the Scottish national team or take a stadium tour. Celtic and Rangers also offer tours of their sizeable grounds.

  • People's Palace

Child-friendly displays on the city's history at this museum on Glasgow Green.

  • Scotland Street School Museum

See how other eras did schooling at this Mackintosh building.

Need to Know

  • Childcare For suggestions for short-term child-care agencies, contact the council-run Glasgow Family Information Service.
  • Playgrounds Most parks in Glasgow have playgrounds for children.
  • Shopping centres Major shopping complexes are handy stops, with baby-changing facilities and soft play areas.
  • Pubs In family-licensed pubs, accompanied children under 14 years old are admitted between 11am and 8pm.