Things to do in Glasgow on a Hen Do

We have a great list below of things to do in Glasgow if you’re out on a hen do. We’ve included lots of different events from champagne tasting to make up lessons, from art to cocktails. There’s something for everyone, so read on to find out where your hen do is going to be.

Champagne Tasting Sessions

Try champagne on your hen do from Moet to Veuve Clicquots. You’ll learn about the history of champagne and how its made. You’ll get the opportunity to try at least three champagnes for yourself.

Salsa Dance Class

We all love to dance and there’s nothing more thrilling than a Salsa. Why not take your girls to a Salsa dance class. You could have a professional choreographer teach you and your friends how to do it perfectly, and there’s no better way to celebrate your hen do than with dance.

Pole Dancing Class

Pole dancing is a great way of keeping your body in excellent condition and it’s a great form of exercise. Dance round a pole at a private venue for you and your friends, and you’ll be an expert at moving your body around the pole. You’ll feel fitter and firmer for it and you’ll have had a great night out to celebrate your last night of freedom.

Chicago Dance Class

Inspired by dance moves from the movie Chicago for you and your friends. You can learn the moves and try them out, jazz hands and stylish, dramatic moves. It’s a great fun thing to do on your hen do, and something you can show your family once you’ve got the moves perfect.

Learn a Wedding Dance

Learn to dance for your wedding, there’ll be a choreographer who can create a routine for you which will be specially designed to suit your ability. You and your friends can learn to dance and they can help you pick the music too.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Have a night of chocolate and wine tasting at a hen party to remember. A 2 hour master-class means you get to taste different wines from all over the world and you get to test them with chocolate. What could you want more? During your lovely session, you’ll also get to try different whites, reds and sparkling wine so you’ll be an expert by the time you’re finished.

Hen Party Makeover

Get to be an expert in make-up with a superb makeover in Glasgow. You’ll get lips, eyes, eyelash extensions and cheeks done as part of the whole process. You’ll be with a trained beauty therapist so you’ll be in safe hands.

Cocktail Making & 3 Course Meal

Why not try creating cocktails and have a 3 course meal at the same venue. You’ll be taught cocktails from a barman with enough experience to provide a worthwhile lesson, followed by a 3 course meal. It’ll be great fun and a good way of chilling and relaxing with your friends on your most important night.

Pamper Day

A special day to pamper yourself at a luxurious health club with friends on your hen do. You can have a sauna, a workout even, or just enjoy a leisurely swim. It’s a great way of enjoying a special night out with friends before your big day.

Things to Do in Glasgow For Couples

Looking for things for couples to do in Glasgow this weekend? Well look at our list below and you’re sure to find something suitable, we hope you have a great time.

House For an Art Lover

Here at the House For an Art Lover you’ll find things which are to a variety of tastes. There’s exhibition space and an art gallery with cafe, venue, artists’ studios, and is all in all, an amazing art attraction for those who appreciate art.

Zen Garden

Want to sit and meditate, relax and unwind at the Zen Garden? Outside St Mungo Museum it’s the first Zen Garden in Britain where you can go and have some well-earned thinking time, and once you’re finished, visit the museum café. There are a range of exhibitions throughout the year at St Mungo’s, so when you’re done with the Zen Garden look inside.

Go For a Cocktail

Fancy a night out on the town sampling some of Glasgow’s best cocktails bars? There’s plenty to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s the Alston Bar, Anchor Line, Blythswood Square Hotel, Browns, ButcherShop, 158 Bar at Hutchesons and Rogano to name but a few.

Waverley Paddle Steamer Excursion

Go for a cruise in the afternoon or evening from a port in Glasgow, the Waverley is the last of its kind in the world, which is a good a reason as any to go for a ride. It’s been beautifully restored so your journey will be in sumptuous surroundings.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

A free attraction with many different pieces of art and artefacts which will keep you fascinated all afternoon. There’s state of the art themes art galleries with 8000 objects which can include everything from art from different periods in history and natural history as well as military artefacts.

You’ll find among the many beautiful items a Salvador Dali painting, the “Christ of St John of the Cross,” and there are many, many other attractions of this calibre.

Skiing and Snowboarding

If you’re looking for some seasonal winter sports then why not head to the ski and snowboard centre, in fact you can visit all year round, but of course winter wouldn’t be complete without a day out in your ski suit. It’s a great way to spend time with your partner learning a new skill.

Go For a Dram

Visit the Glengoyne Distillery and enjoy time tasting the whiskey and learning everything there is to know about this age-old liquor, find out the methods used that go back years and take some away with you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy a Spa

There’s a gorgeous spa at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow and it’s the perfect choice on our list of things to do for couples. You can relax in luxury and come away feeling calm and refreshed. There’s a fabulous range of treatments, spa days and experiences and breaks where you and your loved one can spend quality time. With 10, 000 Sq ft of luxury treatment rooms and spa, 2 pools, lounge and café, you’ll have plenty of different way to unwind.

Things to Do in Glasgow On a Weekend Away

Are you looking for things to do in Glasgow on a weekend away soon? Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and found a long list of some of our favourite haunts which we know you’ll love. Take a look and add them to your long, relaxing weekend, there’s bound to be something here to suit your tastes. Good luck!

Glengoyne Distillery

A distillery where you can go and taste the Scotland’s and the world’s best whiskey, and it’s only 40 minutes away from the city centre. You can also go on tours and have some private dining.

The Willow Tea Rooms

A tea room that goes back to the early half of the 20th century and still follows some of the traditional ways. There’s two you can visit, one at 119 Sauchiehall Street and the other one at 97 Buchanan Street, for an afternoon’s beautiful tea being waited on hand and foot in style, it’s definitely worthy of a visit.

Hampden Scottish Football Museum

If you love football, then a visit to the Scottish Football Museum is definitely a must. It’s a great way to learn and understand about this wonderful game. This museum entertains and educates in equal measure and is definitely an addition to your list of things to do on a weekend.

House for an Art Lover

You’ll find the House for an Art Lover at Bellahouston Park and it was inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and you’ll find an art gallery and exhibition space with a café, studio and an events venue. If you love art and relaxing in sumptuous surroundings, then the House for an Art Lover may be for you.

Tennent's Tours

A brewery that’s over 400 years old with traditional methods of brewing, and what they don’t know about brewing beer isn’t worth knowing. They’re so good, they’ve won awards. You can go on one of their tours and discover what it is about Tennent’s that is so special. You’ll learn about its history and you’ll get an opportunity to taste the beer, and see what all the fuss is about. You can watch adverts for Tennent’s over the years and visit their shop where you can buy some souvenirs of your visit.

Shop 'til You Drop

If shopping is your thing, then set off for Glasgow where the shopping malls are amazing. Glasgow is quickly becoming every bit as popular as London, where you can buy the latest in fashion and homeware and stop for a coffee before starting all over again. Glasgow’s most famous shopping malls include Forge, Buchanan, Silverburn and St Enoch Centre.

We hope you enjoyed our list of things to do in Glasgow if you’re on a weekend away. Whether it’s shopping, drinking tea, trying artisan beers or simply visiting a museum, you’ll find we’ve put together things to do which you’ll enjoy. 

Things to Do in Glasgow For Free

Are you here with your family and you’d like something to do that’s free of charge to keep everyone entertained? Then why not come to Glasgow, where you’ll find lots of things to do that don’t cost a penny.

We’ve done all the hard work for you in finding things to do in Glasgow which are free. From gardens to city murals and museums, we’ve done all we can to create a comprehensive list of places to go outdoors as well as indoors. Read on to find somewhere to take the kids this weekend!

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

If you love the outdoors and you love gardens, then you won’t find anywhere nicer than the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Wherever you’ve come from, you’ll be impressed and hopefully come away with some bright ideas for your own garden. The botanic gardens have a long and noble history dating back to the mid-1800s.

It was once an 8-acre site across Sandyford, and with the donation of thousands of plants and the collaboration of eminent world famous botanists the reputation of the Gardens grew. If you’d like to see what’s here and see the many beautiful plants, then bring your family, it’s a free nature rich day out.

Over 90 Parks and Gardens

Glasgow has a lot of green areas, and if you’re familiar with Glasgow, you may not be aware of this. It also proudly celebrated Green Year in 2015, and rightly so with its 90 parks and beautiful gardens. Eight of these magnificent gardens won the Green Flag Award in 2014, so they’re well worth a visit. The gardens are great for sitting quietly in contemplation or for children to run around in, the choice is yours, and it’ll give you some much needed peace and quiet away from the city.

Visit the Museums

There’s something for everyone here. You can learn about art, whether it’s traditional art or more contemporary, and if you want to you can simply sit down and relax with a coffee. All the museums are free to enter and children are more than welcome, so if you want to bring your family then why not. There are coffee bars, shops with only a modest entry charge to temporary exhibitions when they have them. 

City Centre Mural Trail

Glasgow is full of colourful murals which adorn much of the brickwork. There’s a City Centre Mural Trail where you can take your children and follow on a fascinating walking route. There are big and beautiful pictures of familiar objects and people, as well as tricks of the eye. 

We hope you found our list of things to do in Glasgow for free both entertaining and useful. There’s plenty to do here which is for all tastes both indoors and outdoors. We hope you enjoy your time in Glasgow!

Things To Do In Glasgow This Summer

When you come to Glasgow, whether you’re here in business or pleasure, you’re probably on the lookout for things to do during the warm summer months. After all, you don’t want to be stuck indoors for the entirety of your visit. That would be a waste of this beautiful city, which has such an amazing history with so much going on. that’s why we’ve come up with a comprehensive list of things to do in Glasgow during the summer months. Events which are suitable for all ages, and include a list of different events which include anything from music to food, jazz to street art. We hope you enjoy, so read on!

Jazz Festival

A Jazz Festival that features all the best in live music featuring both jazz and blues. It’s a great way to spend a summers day, so if you love jazz and you fancy attending, you can find out more at 400 Great Western Road in Glasgow.

Piping Live & World Pipe Band Championships

Piping Competitions don’t get better than this with a great competition for the under 21s. There’ll be some of the greatest pipers from across the world competing in 4 heats to fight for a place in the final. There’ll be competitors performing at a Street Cafe, not far from The National Piping Centre for your entertainment, with a hidden panel of judges. The Grand Final will be held at the Strathclyde Suite which is at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Tickets are available from their website and are £10 for adults with £8 for children and OAPs. The event is held from 8th to the 14th of August for 2016. 

Merchant City Festival

The Merchant City Festival is held during July and August, the dates being 30th July to 7th August. It’s a festival with art, music, food and drink, theatre, street art and film, so there’s plenty to entertain. Held in Glasgow city centre it also has car boot sales, a unique Bowie and Roxy Music club night and even a vintage tea dance.

North Hop Glasgow

Another festival with food, music and drink being the mainstay of the event. There’s craft beers and food with gin tastings with rum nights. You’ll also find cocktail lounges and much much more. So whatever your tipple, you’ll find that the North Hop Festival has a lot to offer.

Strathclyde Country Park

This beautiful country park is a great family attraction and it’s easy to see why. There are some great activities to enjoy with great road and public transport links to the park, so it’s not hard to get here. There’s watersports, bike hire, a cafe and some great funboats. You’ll also find that Strathclyde Country Park also hosts some great music festivals and nature walks as well as club activities and various fireworks events, so it’s worth going along to see what’s on offer.

Glasgow Mela

The Glasgow Mela is a multicultural festival held on the 17th July, at Kelvingrove Park, with great theatre and music performances, food, gifts, clothes and so much more for people of all ages.

We hope you found our list of things to do in Glasgow useful. Whether you’re here on business or holiday, we think you’ll find that our list of events across the city fairly comprehensive, and features a lot of different events for different tastes. We hope you enjoy your time here in Glasgow, and enjoy all it has to offer!

Escape Glasgow Recognised For Superior Service by TripAdvisor

We're delighted to announce that Escape Glasgow has been selected for the TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence! This reflects the consistently great reviews we have received from our visitors on the TripAdvisor website, maintaining a review rating of at least four out of five over the course of the year.

Having seen thousands of visitors at Escape Glasgow over the course of the last 12 months, we have seen people of all ages and from all over the world enjoy the Escape experience. To have received such recognition from TripAdvisor is the icing on the cake for us and encourages us to continue improving our games and service for our visitors.

A massive thank you goes out to everyone who left a review on TripAdvisor after their Escape Glasgow experience, we hope to see you all again very soon!

Things to Do in Glasgow if You Enjoy Tours

If you're coming to Glasgow, for whatever reason, you'll want to see something of the city while you're here. You could be here on either business or pleasure, but you may be the kind of person, or family, that enjoys going on tours. If you're looking for things to do in Glasgow that includes touring, then you'll be glad to know that we've compiled a list for you of some great tours that will help you to see Glasgow in all its glory. You'll get to see some of its great landmarks, monuments and historical buildings of note. So read on to see our comprehensive list of things to do Glasgow if you enjoy tours.

Discover Scotland Tour

With the Discover Scotland Tour, you'll get to see Glasgow in the best possible way with 3 day tours and 1 day trips, so you can choose which is best for you. They offer a hotel pickup service and with their luxury Mercedes coaches you're guaranteed a really pleasant journey. Their tours go all over Scotland, so you'll have the opportunity to see more of this beautiful country. You'll find Discover Scotland Tours at 81 Linwood Road.

Rabbie's Day Tours

Rabbie's Day Tours take trips all over Scotland but their tour of Glasgow is every bit as exciting with a half day tour taking you all over the city, so you can take in their most famous landmarks including Glasgow Cathedral and some of their best museums. You'll find out so much more about Glasgow and its people via a comprehensive tour of this kind. If you'd like to take the Glasgow tour then meet outside the Parish Hall, 266 George Street.

Timberbush Tours From Glasgow

The Timberbush Tours from Glasgow run from April to September leaving first thing in the morning. Their trips take in Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Highlands, so you're guaranteed an amazing journey into the landscapes, history and scenery of this most spectacular of countries. It's an 8-hour trip that finishes at 5pm, so you will have had a really broad trip that takes in so much of what Scotland is most proud of.

Student Tours Scotland

Student Tours Scotland designs tours with students in mind, however anyone is welcome to join their tours. There's all sorts of different trips, from walking tours in Glasgow city and coach trips that take you around Scotland so you get to see so much more of it. Because they're designed for students they're really affordable so you don't have to have a lot of money to go. The trips also come with their very own guides, so you'll get to find out all about the legends, myths and famous stories this country is full of.

City Sightseeing Glasgow Bus Tours

What better way to see Glasgow than with the City Sightseeing Glasgow Bus Tour? Their open top bus is a great way to see the city and it comes with recorded commentary via audio channels that are on every seat, so no struggling to hear what's being said. There's lots to hear about with ghost stories and strange and wonderful facts about Glasgow you never knew about. If you have friends who are visitors to the country and don't have English as a first language, the audio tours are in 8 different languages. The tours are just over an hour and the staff are amazing with modern buses built for comfort. You'll find the City Sightseeing Glasgow Bus Tours at 153 Queen Street.

Auchentoshen Distillery Tour

A great trip around Achentoshen Distillery where you'll learn about how whiskey is made, with all the amazing details about this famous drink you'll never have heard about. There are a variety of different trips, which are all differently priced, just choose the one that best suits what you're looking for. From the classic 60-minute tour of the distillery to the Auchentoshan Tantalizing Tasting session, you'll have a great time. You'll find Auchentoshen Distillery Tour in the Clydebank.

About Scotland – Tours From Glasgow

Private customised tours of Scotland from a tour guide that knows the country like the back of his hand, who can take you to the places no-one else knows about? Tour buses have a strict timetable, but with these tours you get to see hidden places and corners you’d never get to see on a coach trip.

If this is the kind of trip for you with hidden away country roads with the sights and sounds of places you won’t get to see on other, more traditional tours, then this is probably the tour for you. Your guide can create an itinerary that’s suitable for you and what you want to see, with a time that suits, you can have a trip that takes a day or even one that takes a week, it’s entirely up to you. Walking and hiking trips can also be arranged as the guide is also an enthusiastic hill walker, who can also arrange accommodation on your behalf as part of your trip. Whether you’re a single person, a family or a small or large group there’s plenty to keep you entertained with music and complimentary soft drinks. What better way to see Scotland? You’ll find About Scotland based in Knightswood Glasgow, and their email address is on their website.

We hope you found our list of things to do in Glasgow if you enjoy tours interesting and informative. There are so many great ways of seeing Glasgow and the rest of Scotland, so you can make the most of your time here. Enjoy your time in Glasgow, it’s a city that’s full of life.

Things To Do In Glasgow to See Historical Sites

In this post we're looking at things to do in Glasgow to see Historical Sites. Catering to those who like history and enjoy finding out about the location they're visiting, we've tried to save you time in creating the list for you, so you don't have to.

Crookston Castle

Crookston Castle, an early 15th century castle with a ring ditch from the 12th creates a really fascinating historical place of interest. This has a rich history as it changed hands over the centuries, and is still a foreboding construction with many parts still intact. It's well worth a visit with beautifully impressive towers and an equally impressive history.

Bearsden Bathhouse

The Bearsden Bathhouse is just north of Glasgow it's seen plenty of excavation since the 1970s, when it was on course to be developed into flats. The discovery of a bathhouse secured its existence as an archaeological find. Bearsden comprises of seven rooms which include changing rooms, cold rooms, baths, steam rooms and hot, bath and dry rooms. There's evidence of a Roman diet here, giving clues as to the lives of its occupants, all in all a fascinating journey into the past.

Bothwell Castle

A Scottish castle near the River Clyde, it's one of Scotland's greatest castles. It was built by Walter of Moray back in the 13th century. The quality of the building work is well worth seeing as is the rest of this historical castle.

The Tall Ship at Riverside

One of many ships built in Glasgow's famous shipyards, you can see the Glenlee and one of the five Clyde ships still afloat. She is only one of her kind in Britain and is an independent museum devoted to preserving maritime history. There's plenty to see and do here whether or not your interested in maritime history, as it will prove to be a fascinating time well spent.

Newark Castle

Newark Castle, built in the 15th century, Newark Castle once owned by the notorious Patrick Maxwell, famous for having murdered two of his neighbours and for beating his wife. Apart from this, the castle views of the Firth of Clyde are of a decidedly happier affair, and well worth a visit.

The Tenement House

Tenement Houses that give you a rare look into how people lived in Glasgow in the early part of the 20th century. You'll find a meticulously restored house that was lived in by an Agnes Toward for over half a century. You will have the opportunity to see how people lived at this time, and a fascinating insight at the use of early household items and how homes were maintained. There's also a personal archive of Miss Agnes Toward and you'll get to see a more personal glimpse of the life of an independent woman in the early 20th century.

People's Palace & Winter Gardens

A place where you can learn about Glasgow and its people as far back as the mid -800s. There's historical artefacts, prints and paintings, films and interactive computer displays, telling Scotland's history in a really unique way.

At the Winter Gardens you can admire the scenery, enjoy the exotic plants and stop for lunch or just a coffee. Outside you'll find Doulton Fountain on Glasgow Green, one of the oldest public spaces in Glasgow today.

Provand's Lordship

Built in 1471, this is the oldest house in Glasgow, and for that reason alone it holds a fascination, however there's more to the Provand's Lordship than that. It was once part of a hospital and one of four surviving medieval buildings. It has had some restoration and you'll find some exquisite 17th furniture, donated by Sir William Burrell. A really fascinating place to visit and if you want to find out more about Glasgow and its history, this is definitely the place to go.

We hope you've enjoyed our post on things to do in Glasgow if you have a particular interest in historical sites. We've chosen a great list of venues which we think will really whet your appetite for Scottish history. 

Things To Do In Glasgow if You Enjoy Live Performance

Glasgow is busy, vibrant city, and while you're here, whether it's for business or pleasure, you'll be wanting to make the most of it. If you love live performance and you're looking for things to do in Glasgow, then you'll be pleased to know that we've brought together some of the best live entertainment venues in the city, so you don't have to do the hard work yourself. Enjoy!

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

A unique and entertaining way of spending the evening with the spectacular Sharmanka founded by Eduard Bersudsky. Sharmanka means Barrel-Organ in Russian, but there's a lot more to it than that. This wonderful theatre has been based in Glasgow since the mid-nineties and is one of the city's star attractions.

The performance consists of carved figures made of old scrap, which dance hauntingly to carefully crafted choreography with music and light. They tells stories that range from tragic to comedic covering the adventures of life and death. This innovative show has naturally won the Creative Scotland Award in the mid-noughties and it's easy to see why.

If you think this is right up your street, then you can find the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre at Trongate 103, in Glasgow.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

How about a lunchtime theatre programme, well that's what you get with A Play, A Pie and A Pint, which was founded in 2004. If you like your lunchtime filled with drama, then this could be for you. There's nearly 40 plays a year and the whole event has been around for 23 seasons. You'll see there's a new play every week and the plays are at 1pm from Monday to Saturday. Also known as the Lunchtime Theatre, you'll find it at Oran Mor on Top of Byres Road.

Pavilion Theatre

This is one of the oldest theatres in Scotland that's been entertaining audiences for over well over a 100 years of music and comedy, and just about everything in-between. You'll find it in the Glasgow's theatre district, and you'll find plenty to entertain you whenever you visit. You'll find the Pavilion Theatre at 121 Renfield Street.

The Stand

If comedy is your thing then The Stand Comedy Club could be what you're looking for during your time here in Glasgow. There's a different show every day and there's bound to be something there that tickles your funny bone. You'll find The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow at 5 York Place.

King Tuts Wah-Wah Hut

In Scotland, this is one of the best venues for music and is renowned throughout the world. There's also plenty of new talent as well as more established artists with a capacity for 300. It's certainly supported some amazing artists over the years who've gone on to achieve worldwide success. If you 'd like to see if you can catch sight of artists before they becomes superstars, then why not visit King Tuts Wah-Wah Hut, there's excellent beer and food if you fancy it. You'll find King Tuts on 272a St Vincent Street.

The SSE Hydro

Another great music venue where you can listen to both international and national music artists, and if you like, watch sporting events too. There's some excellent facilities here, and it often attracts over a million visitors to the venue each year. It boasts having staged the MTV Europe Music Awards and the Golfing tour de force, the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony. You can find the SSE Hydro at the SECC, Exhibition Way.

We hope you find our list of things to do in Glasgow for live entertainment helpful. We worked really hard to put together a comprehensive list of venues that will fulfil your desires regarding theatre and music when visiting this wonderful city. There's certainly a lot to keep you entertained. We hope you enjoy your stay in Glasgow.

Things To Do In Glasgow on a Stag Do

If you've come here for your stag do then you're probably looking for things to do in Glasgow, and we've provided a really comprehensive list of those all important places that will help your trip go well. Rather than the usual pub crawl followed by a curry, why not do something completely different? There's plenty to choose from in our current list below. We hope you enjoy your stag do, and your time in Glasgow.

Footgolf

A fascinating way to play a little of both football and golf, so if you enjoy both sports, you'll have the best of both worlds here! There some great venues for this game and Glasgow is one of them. You'll find that booking in advance helps avoid disappointment and you can also bring your own football. You are encouraged to wear trainers to play.

Paintball

A great way to bond with those you don't know that well on your stag do. A game of paintball is just the thing to help you relax and unwind have some fun at the same time. You'll find it close to Junction 29 on the M8.

Kart Racing

Adult go karting for parties small or large – that's what's on offer at ScotKart Scotland. You'll find ScotKart Glasgow at 33 John Knox St, Clydebank. If you love go kart racing then you'll love this. There's plenty of different activities to take part in, and if you book in advance you'll have a good chance of getting exactly what you want on the day.

Whisky Tour

A great series of different ways to enjoy the Scottish whiskey experience, the start of the show is Auchtentoshan Scottish whiskey and you'll learn a lot while you're here. If you want a taste of the good stuff then you'll find your Auchtentoshan by Dalmuir, Clydebank.

Casino

Your stag couldn't be better at this casino where they plan the night on your behalf and give you an evening you won't forget. There are some excellent party packages available with either a simple buffet, or a full on three course meal. Yes, you can enjoy all that a casino offers and enjoy the delights of food and music with your closest friends. A really unique way to celebrate a stag do.

Clay Shooting

Shooting is another great way to celebrate your stag event, with tailor made events for your stag night at Loch Lomond Shooting. So if you like the outdoors then this is perfect. There are full and half day events, with parties being able to take part in various types of activities including blind driving, archery and falconry. So if your areas of interest revolve around gaming then this is probably just the thing.

We hope you've found our guide on things to do in Glasgow on a stag do useful. Glasgow is a beautiful city and we know you'll have an amazing time whatever you decide to do. Whether it's shooting, gokarting or footgolf! So enjoy your stag do, the occasion and Glasgow.

Things To Do In Glasgow at Christmas

If you’re away from home this year and you’re thinking of spending the Christmas period in Glasgow, then you’ll want to know about what you can see and do while you’re here. We’ve done all the hard work for you with our exhaustive list of festive activities. So if you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow, then take a look at our list below, you’ll soon find something for you and your family to do to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Panto

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a panto and this year is no exception. Santa Claus is coming to Town in Glasgow Pavilion and there’s plenty to keep your children entertained with this lively show. This panto runs from the 25th of November until 17th January.

Visit the Christmas Markets

There’ll be a magical Christmas market at St Enoch’s Square this year with wooden cabins, food, drinks, and of course the traditional mulled wine and mince pies. There’s plenty of unusual and original gifts to get your hands on while you’re here if you’re still looking for something special. The market will run until 20th December 2015.

Glasgow Style Mile Carnival

A Christmas Carnival is just the thing to bring a little festive cheer to the dark winter months. This year there’ll be carnival performers, a procession and a brilliant stage finale. And of course Santa will be paying a visit.

Baby's First Christmas

This is a traditional Glasgow event where the new born babies are cordially invited to the City Chambers for a First Christmas special to celebrate being born during this magical season. There’ll be a silver trinket for each baby, limited edition, so you’ll have fond memories of this extra special event. The first 250 will have an audience with Lord Provost at the Banqueting Hall over at the City Chambers. Registration for 2015 is over now, but if you know someone who’ll be celebrating their first Christmas with Glasgow, why not invite yourself along?

Christmas Shopping

At the famous Style Mile in Glasgow you’ll be able to get all your Christmas shopping done and perhaps find yourself a little something. You’ll find all the most well-known shops and brands here at the Style Mile, so come along and do all your Christmas shopping in the same place.

Santa Dash

If you fancy a run while you’re here then why not take part in the 5K Glasgow Santa Dash. It will take place this year on 6th December, on a Sunday, finishing at George Square. All abilities are welcome, and all ages, and once you’ve registered, you get a Santa suit to run in!

You’ll need to get your application form in by Thursday 3rd December with final entries taken up until 4pm. You can also line the streets and watch everybody else run instead if you don’t fancy taking part yourself. All proceeds will be going to Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow.

ce Skating

Glasgow on Ice will start on the 27th November and continue until 31st December. So its 5 weeks of skating, lots of festive fun and some fairground rides. There’s a double deck cabin, warm festive food and drinks, to help you really get into the mood.

Christmas Comedy

There’s plenty of entertainment at The Stand this Christmas with plenty of well-known comedy entertainers ready to put you in the mood for seasonal humour over the festive period. If you’re looking for something to do, then come on down to The Stand and have some time off from the shopping and entertaining.

We hope you find there’s plenty here to keep you busy over the festive period during your time in Glasgow. We worked hard to find things to do in Glasgow that had the right feel and mood for the Christmas season and I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s plenty here for all the family. 

Things To Do In Glasgow To See The City's Historic Buildings

Are you looking for things to do in Glasgow while you’re here? Perhaps you’re particularly interested in historic buildings, if that is the case, then we’ve compiled a really comprehensive list of places to see in Glasgow that have plenty of character and history. We hope that you’ll find it of great use and that you enjoy your time in this wonderful city.

Glasgow Cathedral

This beautiful and still active cathedral was built in the 12th century and has never been without a roof, it’s been a place of worship for the last 800 years and more. The architecture of this amazing building really does deserve to be admired in all its glory with stained glass windows and beautiful stonework. You’ll find Glasgow Cathedral at Castle Street.

City Chambers

This amazing building can be seen in all its splendour each day on a guided tour. You can also bring a party as well as come alone. This is an old building with plenty of character and your tour guide will easily fill you in on its fascinating history. You will find the City Chambers on George Square.

Trades Hall of Glasgow

The Trades Hall of Glasgow provide a great opportunity to explore this fascinating building steeped in history at 85 Glassford Street. So much has gone on here over the years that there’s bound to be several aspects of its history you will find fascinating and of great interest. Enjoy!

Pollock House

This is a beautiful country house that’s not far from the city centre. It offers a valuable history of the 1930s with beautiful family rooms, Spanish art and stunning period furniture, with an equally fascinating glimpse of the downstairs servant’s quarters. You’ll find this breathtakingly beautiful building in Pollok Country Park and you’ll find it’s everything you want in history, beauty and elegance. There’s an authentic Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant after you’ve seen all you want, and you’ll also find the Burrell Collection in the Country Park. All in all it’s the perfect day out.

The Mackintosh House

At Mackintosh House you’ll find the home of the magnificent Charles Rennie Mackintosh who created the Glasgow Style. He was born in the mid nineteenth century to another architect. He won many prizes as a student that eventually led to a trip to Italy on an architectural tour.

There are talks and guided tours here so you can find out all you need about this fascinating man. You’ll find The Mackintosh House and CRM Society at Queen’s Cross Church, 870 Garscube Road.

House for an Art Lover

Here is a house that really does show the inspiration behind Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s designs with the House of an Art Lover with art galleries, events venues an exhibition space. Mackintosh designed this more than 100 years ago. It is now a place where its studios, scholarships, exhibitions helps artists to thrive.

You’ll find House for an Art Lover at Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road.

Tenement House

The Tenement House will give you plenty to think about as it reveals what life would have been like at the beginning of the 20th century. The Tenement House is the house of a real woman who lived there, and which has been restored to look exactly as it would have been like 100 years ago.

This is a wonderful example of life in the past and provides a wonderful opportunity for family and children to explore history in a really unique way. Unsurprisingly it’s won many awards and rightly so as it’s a brilliant idea that’s been beautifully executed.

You will find the Tenement House at 145 Buccleuch Street.

Mackintosh Queen's Cross

This is a church designed by the great architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in fact it’s the only one in the world. Take a look at the gothic windows, the floral motifs and the beautiful architecture of the whole building.

You’ll find it at Queen’s Cross on 870 Garscube Road.

We hope you found our list helpful. Hopefully, you will find plenty of places to visit from our list of things to do in Glasgow. Glasgow is a beautiful city with an even more exciting history, so do explore it at leisure if you can. 

Things To Do In Glasgow If You Love Museums

Are you spending some time in Glasgow and hoping to visit some museums? If you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow and you’re really into that sort of thing, then you should find our guide pretty helpful. We’ve provided the very best of Glasgow’s museums, so you don’t have to – all you have to do is enjoy your free time.

The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Glenlee is one of only a few ships built in the Clyde that’s still afloat today. This beautiful tall ship is a museum and within it some great maritime history for you to explore. There are themed events and activities throughout the year, so there’s something for everyone. You’ll also find a souvenir shop on board as well as a coffee shop. You’ll find the Tall Ship at the Riverside, which is just 10 minutes away from Partick Station.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is so good its won awards. It’s named after the patron saint of Glasgow and houses beautiful works of art as well as artefacts, looking at the impact religion has had in people’s lives over time. You’ll find the Museum at 220 High Street.

Riverside Museum

A great museum with ships models, trams, bicycles, locomotives and cars. There’s some great examples of history, with interactive displays, and plenty to keep both adults and children fascinated. You’ll find the Riverside Museum at 100 Pointhouse Place.

People's Palace and Winter Gardens

If you’d like to see what 18th, 19th, and 20th century life was like by looking at various artefacts such as prints, films and photographs, then the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens may be the perfect destination. The kind of insight you get here is astounding and it’s a great day out for all. It’s at Glasgow Green so head on down there and you’re bound to find it as fascinating as everyone else does.

Scotland Street School Museum

The story of education in Scotland is what’s on offer here, with the fascinating story going back as far as the late 19th century all the way through to the late 20th century. You’ll also find plenty to learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh the architect, artist and water colourist. You’ll find the Scotland Street School Museum on 225 Scotland Street.

The Burrell Collection

A beautiful and unique collection awaits you at The Burrell Collection. It comprises of over 8000 objects which is the most ever collected items by one person. You’ll find The Burrell Collection in the centre of Pollok Country Park, at 2060 Pollokshaws Road.

The Scottish Football Museum

If you want to know more about the history of football and its influence in Scotland, then The Scottish Football Museum is the place to visit. The Hampden Experience is a particularly great attraction and you’ll learn a lot about Scottish football after time spent here. It has a fabulous collection of memorabilia and football objects, so there’s plenty to keep the most avid football fan interested. You’ll find The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park.

The Lighthouse

Here at the Lighthouse, you’ll find the Centre for Design and Architecture, a visitor centre with exhibitions and events for all the family. It’s just off the Style Mile and is a great promoter of architecture and design, bringing attention to some of Scotland’s brightest talents. You’ll also find that The Lighthouse is one of the first buildings that was completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. You’ll find The Lighthouse at 11 Mitchell Lane.

Tenement House

Find out about Glasgow’s past in the early part of the 20th century with a restored 4 room house lived in by a real person, Agnes Toward who lived there for well over half a century. You’ll get a first-hand glimpse of how ordinary people lived and at the same time you’ll really start to appreciate all those household appliances you take for granted! Even the lighting has been constructed to reflect what it would have been like back then. You’ll find a brilliant exhibition downstairs with items belonging to Miss Toward, and it really does give you a valuable insight into the past. You’ll find the Tenement House at 145 Buccleuch St.

Provand's Lordship

A colourful and unique history is discovered here at the oldest house in Glasgow. It was built towards the end of the 15th century in 1471. It was once part of a hospital and is only one of 4 medieval buildings left in Glasgow. You’ll find it on 3 Castle Street.

I hope you find the list we’ve provided is a good start for things to do in Glasgow, especially if you love museums. There’s plenty of locations here that will give you a detailed and fascinating history of Glasgow. 

The Benefits of Brain Teasers and Puzzles in Team Building Activities

Our brains can get caught in a quagmire of every day distractions, and this can lead to a real brain fog. We can’t focus or concentrate as well as we once did and we’re finding work a bit of a hard slog. With Escape Glasgow team building activities you can help those tired brains and give them a real work out. Team building activities can really help with cognitive function, and there’s been enough studies done in this area to prove the case for exercising the brain.

Short Term Memory

With team building activities you can improve your visual spatial and verbal short term memory. This is by trying out problem solving exercises, understanding and interpreting visual information such as a map, or following directions. This requires good short term memory, and with our team building activities in Glasgow, you’ll certainly get to practice it!

Working Memory

Your working memory is about processing information, reasoning, comprehension and problem solving. It’s important that we exercise our working memory so that it’s able to carry out everyday tasks. You’ll find that our team building exercises will do exactly that.

Concentration

Concentration is great when it works. However, think about your concentration skills – are they as good as you’d like them to be? Perhaps not, and if we don’t exercise our concentration skills enough it becomes shorter, with our ability to focus on individual tasks much harder.

It’s not easy when there are so many distractions, digital as well as social. Our team building activities will require concentration and focus and by using it you get to improve it, so everyday tasks aren’t the chore they once were.

Other Ways Your Team Improve Their Brains With Team Building Exercises?

  • Faster thinking

  • Improved memory

  • Quicker reactions

  • Better concentration

  • Improved self-control

  • Self-confidence

  • Better listening skills

  • Easier ability to find words

  • More confidence trying new things

Think Creatively

You will also find that by taking part in our type of team building activities, you’ll improve your ability to think creatively. This requires flexible thinking, helping you to solve problems and adapt to change. You’ll also have to use your brain to detect similarities and patterns, so you can use these new bits of information to help you get out.

You’ll have to use your powers of deduction and understanding, and recognise the different rules or different parts of a problem. These skills when utilised, helps you to think in a much more creative way.

Train Your Brain With Our Unique Team Building Activities

As you can see above, there are many advantages to taking part in team building activities and with Escape Glasgow you’ll give your brain some serious exercise. You’re locked in a room for 60 minutes and you and your team have to find a way out. You’re left to find a way of escaping with no help from us.

So if you want to improve your brain skills and kick start some serious cognitive function then come and take part in Escape Glasgow – and give your brain some extra power. Get in touch today to book your team in.

Things To Do In Glasgow For Food

If you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow that involve exciting cuisine, you’ll want to know the best places to eat, whether you’re here for a week or a month. If you’re here on business, or you’ve got a family and a busy few days visiting relatives, you’ll be wanting to know about the best eating venues, but perhaps you don’t have the time to look yourself.

We’ve done the hard work for you and come up with a comprehensive list of the some of the best eateries in Glasgow, where you can sit back, relax and eat some of the best food Scotland has to offer in this wonderfully vibrant city.

Black Sheep Bistro

This lovely bistro on 10 Clarendon Street is a family run business that’s north of the city with delicious food and a friendly service. There’s 14 wines to choose from and a comprehensive range of liqueurs and spirits and the menu is superb. If you like a warm friendly and personable service, then the Black Sheep Bistro is well worth a visit.

Cail Bruich

The Cail Bruich is on 725 Great Western Road, a place that creates wonderful meals using local Scottish ingredients, combining all the latest cooking techniques to produce both a classical and contemporary menu. There’s a varied drinks menu too, with plenty of traditional Scottish spirits to choose from and there’s some really delicious Scottish craft ales. This is a restaurant where you’ll be able to taste the best that Scotland has to offer.

Gamba Seafood Restaurant

The Gamba is the prestigious UK Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2015 with not one but two AA rosette awards with locally sourced and sustainable seafood which you can eat alongside an impressive wine menu.

The best seafood Scotland has to offer, on the best seafood menu in Glasgow, with Scottish lobster and smoked salmon and GIgha halibut. It’s a mouth-watering experience. You’ll find the Gamba Seafood Restaurant on 225a West George Street.

Celino's

In the day it’s a café, at night it’s a restaurant. You’ll also find a deli with a first class selection of oils, Italian breads, cheeses, wines and vinegars. The food here is delicious and the evening menu is a lesson in Italian cooking. You’ll find Celino’s on 620 Alexandra Parade.

Cubatas Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Cubatas is on 108 Elderslie St, it’s a Spanish Restaurant with the best in Spanish cuisine. It’s a great place to relax and the menu is versatile using the finest ingredients possible. If you enjoy Spanish food then you’ll love Cubatas Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

Mother India

A tapas bar that serves Indian food, small portions that are enough to fill you and give you a really good taste of Indian cuisine. This is Indian food done differently, and it’s proved to be a great hit with diners who’ve come back to this great restaurant. Come to Mother India and enjoy Indian food in a unique and different way.

Turnip & Enjoy

A uniquely named restaurant that’s family run and situated on the Great Western Road. There’s both seasonal and local produce that’s cooked to perfection to produce a really exciting menu. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and it’s the perfect place to eat after a busy day.

For vegetarians there’s good news with a really imaginative vegetarian menu on the cards, so all palates are catered to. A definite must visit for those who love their food.

Brazilliant Churrascaria & Steakhouse

You’ll find the Brazilliant Churrascaria & Steakhouse on Sauchiehall Street and is owned by the same people that opened the Hey Brazil restaurant in Aberdeen. Now there’s the Brazilliant here in Glasgow. It offers diners an authentic Brazilian menu in the heart of a Scottish city. If you want to try traditional South American cuisine then the Brazilliant Churrascaria & Steakhouse is definitely the right place to visit!

So there you have it, a list of restaurants that embraces international cuisine, from Indian tapas, Spanish food to a South American steakhouse. We hope you find Escape Glasgow's comprehensive list of things to do in Glasgow for food useful, we're sure there’s at least one restaurant here that has made it on to your hot list of places to eat.

Team Building Activities in Glasgow With Escape

Have you been trawling the net searching for team building activities in Glasgow that don’t break the bank? Something that offers you a great opportunity to help improve communication as well as other important skills? Well you’ve found it with us here at Escape Glasgow.

We offer a 60 minute challenge complete with plenty of puzzles, riddles and clues to solve, a golden opportunity for your team to work together. If they can’t – they don’t get out!

An array of businesses and organisations have already visited Escape with their teams and enjoyed the opportunity to have fun whilst strengthening their team dynamic. They have worked on the challenges together, improving their communication skills, growing familiarity  with each other and building stronger relationships with colleagues.

Making Team Building Activities in Glasgow Exciting

As a rule, team building activities can be unimaginative and tedious. It’s a far cry from anything you’d recognise as team building. Large rooms of partially bored adults, or some half-hearted outdoor exercises. Not everyone will enjoy it either, and they certainly won’t get much out of it.

Team Building Activities With a Difference

It’s time to get out of the rut and create something original, unique and totally fun. Escape is designed to aid communication skills, enhance bonding and help individual team members learn to give clear instructions. Of course, we’ve made it as fun as possible and what’s more, your staff may thank you for it later.

What Do You Get Out of Team Building Exercises?

If you handle the whole event well you may find your staff are really appreciative of your efforts to turn a potentially tedious day out into a day of fun as well as team building activities.

This leads to great results back at base, because once your staff feel appreciated, production goes up, it’s been proven. So if you want your staff to be happy workers, who in turn increase your productivity, you’ll see the value of team building activities quite soon. Done right it can be an extremely valuable exercise.

Listen, Communicate – Escape

Also, you’ll find that if you have new team members, there’s no greater way to break the ice and get people talking and communicating than with Escape. It also acts a great way of improving communication skills, where people learn how to communicate more effectively with each other – and more importantly, learn to listen. Listening is a skill too often underappreciated. It’s as important to listen as it is to talk, and you’ll find you really need to listen on this exercise.

A great team building activity like Escape will also allow your staff the time to develop new skills in a more relaxed environment, these can include leadership skills and following instructions correctly.

Multi Task and Improved Response

The long term benefits of team building activities have been proven to be really beneficial, with staff being able to master different challenges at the same time, which can spill over into the workplace. Also consider a better ability to respond to quick changes. Overall you have a team that can respond better to change, and come away with an enhanced ability to multitask.

Anyone Can Take on the Escape Challenge

Don’t forget, Escape isn’t just for the workers, it’s also for the students and families, so come and bond the best way you can with us here at Escape Glasgow, and enjoy putting your skills to the test in the best 60 minutes of your life so far. Question is, will YOU get out in time?

Get in touch today to book your team a day at Escape Glasgow.

Things To Do In Glasgow On A Night Out

Looking for things to do in Glasgow on a night out? You don’t have time to trawl through leaflets and brochures, and don’t really have much time to sift through Google. In that case, don’t worry, because we’ve taken the time to do the whole thing for you and we’ve found some great places for you and your friends to have some great nights out. So read on and find yourself a great venue….

Gin71

Gin71 is a great venue there’s plenty of music and there’s a really great atmosphere. Here you’ll find the very best of artisan gins – 71, which is where the title comes from. You’ll also find home brewed tonics and there’s some great cocktails so there’s plenty of choice. You’ll find them at 71 Renfield Street in Glasgow – the 71st street serving 71 different types of gin. The venue is as unique as the ideas behind it.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

A great place to go to on a night out with different bands providing a great venue for new talent with a capacity for 300. It’s been named the best small venue in the world back in 2007 by NME, and named UKS Best Live Venue by Radio 1. It’s well worth a visit. This is a great night out and you’ll find it on 272a St Vincent Street.

Swing

A great bar and club which you’ll find in Glasgow’s centre. There’s live music and entertainment with jazz, performance acts, DJ and dancers and if that’s not enough there’s a roaring 20s vibe with interior décor to match, this is an underground venue with a difference. You’ll have a great time so give it a try.

The State Bar

The State Bar is a comedy venue with a show every Saturday night. Here you’ll find newcomers from Scotland and established acts in an intimate club atmosphere with the best in comedy entertainment you’re likely to find. You’ll find it on 48 – 148A Holland St off Sauchiehall St in Glasgow.

The Pot Still

The home of the best whisky in Scotland in the form of a pub where you can taste the best single malt whiskey. The Pot Still has been named after whisky stills and you’ll find this great novel pub with a great history at 154 Hope St. This pub attracts visitors from all over the world and rightly so. It’s well worth a visit.

Oran Mor

Once it was a church, so it seems fitting that it’s now a venue for great music. There’s a whisky and Victorian bar with live music, so there’s plenty of entertainment on offer. You can also book Oran Mor for private events and weddings.

You’ll find this venue at the Top of Byres Road, in Glasgow.

The Corinthian Club

In the heart of Glasgow is the Corinthian Club which is great for events, meetings or just a simple evening out. There are 5 floors here with a basement. There’s a great team behind the Corinthian that will make sure whatever entertainment you book will go smoothly. You’ll find the club on 191 Ingram Street.

The Golf Lounge

A great indoor golf lounge with six full swing gold simulators and you can choose from 50 courses plus from all over the world. There’s clubs and balls so you can get around at a time that suits you. You can simply book a slot or a lesson even with their very own in-house professional. There’s state of the art plasma screens, and there’s a great cocktail and meal menu which is changed to reflect local seasonal changes. You’ll find a corporate boardroom facility here along with a mini cinema. You’ll find The Golf Lounge on West George Street.

Grand Ole Opry

A country and western club with a proud history featuring live country music where you can relax as you enjoy the acts which are on Fridays and Saturdays and sometimes a Sunday. If country music is your thing you’ll find the Grand Ole Opry your kind of place. You’ll find it on 2-4 Govan Road in Glasgow.

WEST Brewery

Since 2006 the West Brewery has been creating some great beer with artisan lagers and wheat beers that are in demand throughout the UK. They follow the German Purity Law 1516 for creating their beer – that’s dedication. This is a great Glaswegian brewery who are dedicated to their craft and who are traditionally and authentically Scottish. If you want to experience Glasgow then a visit to the West Brewery has to be on the top of your list.

I hope you find our extensive list of value, and you find they provide you with plenty things to do in Glasgow during your time here. Have a great time!

Things To Do In Glasgow With the Kids

Glasgow Climbing Centre

A climbing centre that helps prepare children for entering the world of climbing, so if you intend touring Scotland and you’re hoping to fit in some climbing for your family while you’re at it – then this could provide the perfect venue.

Scottish Football Museum

This is a great museum for both children and adults and is in the top 3% of visitor attractions in the whole of Scotland.

Here is a collection of national football related memorabilia, ephemera and other fascinating objects. If your children love football, then they’re going to love this.

Glasgow Science Centre

A science centre where science and technology concepts are explored and looked at in a variety of different and inspiring ways that children will find fascinating.

Science and technology learning has never been so much fun, so if the children are looking for something to do and they love science, then bring them here.

Jurassic Jungle

Here, you’ll find plenty of excellent art play facilities with a distinct dinosaur flavour. There’s a great café nearby with healthy snacks, tea and coffee, and in the centre itself, there’s plenty for your children to see and do with comfortable seating with bright colours and fun activities.

AMF Bowling/Hollywood Bowl Glasgow

A bowling centre that has all the resources to make for a great day out for all the family. The AMF has16 lanes, a café, bar and an amusement area with plenty of games. The centre is staffed by an experienced team, so your children will be in safe hands. The atmosphere’s great as staff work to help create a fun atmosphere for all.

Wonder World

A children’s indoor adventure centre with one of the most exciting of topics, the wonders of the world, a subject to keep your children as fascinated as the adults. This centre has been created with a view to stimulating a child’s imagination and encouraging children’s physical development while at the same time allowing them to have a lot of fun!

Wonder World provide some great facilities including ball pools, trampolines, play frames, go karts, an astro turf football pitch and a really challenging drop slide! There’s also a separate area for babies and toddlers with great activities and equipment.

Bubble Football

Here, you’ll find an excellent venue to keep children occupied for hours – this includes indoor football and indoor and outdoor bubble football for all the family, prices are reasonable and it provides a great fun, family experience.

This bubble soccer club has venues throughout Scotland in all major cities, including Glasgow itself, so your children are bound to have a tremendous amount of fun with this easy to learn and unique sports activity.

Laser Station

A laser quest adventure that proves to be great fun for children and the family. It can take up to 36 people, and it’s a game where careful thought, a good strategy and some serious cunning come into play.

It’s clean, safe and great fun for all the family in this action packed game. Laser Station is at the Xscape Centre in Glasgow.

Ski & Snowboard Centre

If you love winter sports and the outdoors, Glasgow can accommodate you with the Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre in West Scotland. It’s situated in Bellahouston Park and is only a few minutes away from Glasgow. Here you’ll find good teaching, 4 floodlit dry slopes and a variety of snow sports to satisfy all appetites for winter activities.

Scotkart

A great go kart area where children and adults can enjoy the fun of the go kart track. There are 2 venues here in Glasgow, the Cambuslang track in Glasgow SE and the Clydebank at Glasgow NW.

Whichever you choose you’re guaranteed a great time. You can schedule birthday parties here too, as well as stag and hen parties, and you can also organise packages for up to 56 people. There are also special offers and vouchers, so it’s always worthwhile keeping an eye out for these. 

Things To Do In Glasgow For Art Enthusiasts

Love art and looking for things to do in Glasgow to satiate your appetite for artistic works? Look no further than our guide below, which provides some fruitful locations to start your artistic tour of Glasgow. This is a beautiful city that prides itself on its historical and contemporary contribution to art culture, you’ll find everything you need here to get you started.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The Kevingrove Art Gallery and Museum boasts one of Europe’s greatest collection of art, it’s also free to enter and as you can imagine, extremely popular throughout the year as one of the must see museum and art galleries in the UK. You’ll find it in the centre of the west end of Glasgow, on the very fringes of Kelvingrove Park

Glasgow School of Art

This is a university institution that’s recognised throughout the world as a place of research and teaching for the visual creative arts. There’s everything here to test your senses and to stimulate enquiry and further learning. You’ll find it on Renfrew Street at the Reid Building opposite the Mackintosh.

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Here you’ll find a treasure trove of carved figures and old scrap pieces that will perform to music and light telling hauntingly beautiful stories about the human condition in the face of life and death.

It’s been here in Glasgow since the mid-90s and was founded by the Russian sculptor Eduard Bersudsky and, Tatyana Jakovskaya, a theatre director - it really is a mesmerising spectacle worthy of more than one visit.

You’ll find the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre on Trongate Street.

The Burrell Collection

Here in Pollock Country Park you’ll find the fascinating Burrell Collection, it consists of over 8000 artefacts, which is staggering for one person to amass. You can visit this amazing collection through the Burrell Walkway on Dumbreck Road or you can go via Pollockshaws and Corkerhill Road. You’ll find the collection is well signposted, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost on your way there!

Hunterian Art Gallery

Founded at the beginning of the 19th century this is Scotland’s oldest museum and houses a monumentally large and impressive collection to match any in the world. It’s a university museum and all the collections here have been recognised for their importance by being awarded the Collection of National Significance, visit this beautiful gallery at the Gilbert Scott Building on University Avenue.

Centre for Contemporary Arts CCA

The Centre for Contemporary Arts at 350 Sauchiehall Street is the perfect venue for enjoying film, literature music and much more including festivals and exhibitions held regularly. There are usually up to 6 exhibitions per year with both national and international artists showing their work, entrance is free and there’ll be plenty here to keep you occupied with so much to see and do, as the CCA is home to many organisations of cultural and artistic significance, so there’s always something to see and hear that you will enjoy.

Lemond Gallery

The Lemond Gallery is on 4 Thorn Street in Bearsden and has been here for 15 years and specialises in contemporary fine art which a view to exhibiting some of Scotland’s finest artists. There are over 500 paintings from many different artists, but there are also regular solo exhibitions from Scotland’s most talented group of fine artists.

Lillie Art Gallery

The Lillie Art Gallery opened in the early 60s and was founded by the banker Robert Lillie who also happened to moonlight as an artist. His own work is also held at the gallery. There is a formidable collection of artworks here dating from the 19th century up to the present day. You’ll find this beautiful gallery opposite the Milngavie Railway Station which is not far away from Milngavie town centre.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Here you’ll find artefacts and works of art with a focus on religion and its impact on people’s lives. You’ll find it a great source of fascination with a collection spanning time and place for individuals who’ve been inspired by their beliefs.

You’ll find St Mungos’ in the city centre, a few steps away from Buchanan and Argyle Street. It’s also fittingly close to Glasgow Cathedral.

Gallery of Modern Art

An impressive gallery in the centre of Glasgow with art from all over the world with an emphasis on the influences, working methods and interests that inspire artists to create their most important work.

You’ll find the Gallery of Modern Art in the city centre its close by to Buchanan Street and 3 of Glasgow’s most well used subways, including St Enoch, Argyle Street and Queen Street.

Hopefully, there’ll be enough here to keep you entertained and inspired during your time in Glasgow. 

Outdoor Things To Do In Glasgow

If you’re new to Glasgow and you’re eager to discover its secrets then we may have some things to do in Glasgow that will be just what you’re looking for. If you love to be outdoors and you’re looking for outdoor activities, then you’ll find a few ideas below to get you started.

Discover Scotland Tours

This will provide you with plenty of ideas for touring Scotland and of course, Glasgow, their tours comprise of luxury travel and expert guides, who are well versed in the history of Scotland, so if you’re eager to explore Glasgow, then you’ve found the right people to help. It’s a great way of getting an overall picture of Glasgow and beyond to start you off.

Bubble Football

Here, you’ll find an excellent outdoor and indoor venue – this includes indoor football and indoor and outdoor bubble football for all the family, prices are reasonable and it provides a great fun, family experience.

Stravaigin Tours

This a family run business providing tours of Scotland which are personalized and well managed. It gives a fabulous introduction to Scotland, and specifically Glasgow if you looking to explore this amazing city. They take up to 16 people at a time, and their coaches are luxurious, providing a relaxing and enjoyable way of exploring Scotland.

Balfron Golf Club

If golf is your idea of things to do in Glasgow, then don’t let the fact that this is a city deter you from finding a golfing venue. Glasgow has some excellent golf courses, the Balfron Golf Club being one of them. This is an 18 hole course close to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Based in West Stirlingshire it’s 20 miles from the city of Glasgow, giving you the chance to play golf in the nation it was born, and an opportunity to discover the surrounding areas of Glasgow.

Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre 

If you love winter sports and the outdoors, Glasgow can accommodate you with the Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre in West Scotland. It’s situated in Bellahouston Park and is only a few minutes away from Glasgow. Here you’ll find good teaching, dry slopes and a variety of snow sports to satisfy all appetites for winter activities.

Climbzone 

This is a climbing centre that helps prepare you for the rigours of the outdoors, so if you intend touring Scotland and you’re hoping to fit in some climbing while you’re at it – then this could provide the perfect venue.

This is a good place to start for the beginner and there are plenty of well-trained instructors on hand to help you. It’s easy to find off Glasgows M8 motorway.

Pollock Country Park

A beautiful park that’s home to the Burrell Collection on Pollokshaws Road, it’s only 3 miles from the centre of Glasgow and has many outstanding features including beautiful gardens, old stable courtyards, horses, famous highland cattle and picnic areas. A great place for a day out for the entire family.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

This is beautiful place that helps to further knowledge and education. Talks are held on various aspects of plant collections and environmental topics and a Kibble Lecture held in April each year is open to the public. It’s a beautiful and tranquil place to visit for those who just enjoy wiling away an hour in a beautiful garden, or those ardent gardeners who are eager to pick up a tip or two.

Loch Lomond Park Centre

A superb visitor location that combines leisure and shopping for those who enjoy good food and stunning scenery after a day’s shopping. Shop, have a coffee, sit back and enjoy the view. It’s based on Loch Lomond Way in Balloch and there are plenty of superb shops to keep you occupied until you’re ready to rest your weary feet and enjoy the view.

We hope that the locations and activity centres we’ve chosen, there’s always more, but this is a taster of what the beautiful city of Glasgow has to offer.