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!