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.


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.