Top family-friendly things to do in Glasgow

For the ultimate step into the past, visit the Tenement House. A typical Glaswegian home, this was lived in by a lady who never threw anything out, dating back to 19th-century Victorian times!

Kids will love Sir Roger the Asian Elephant at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. He’s one of the oldest and most popular exhibits. Suspended in the air in this beautiful museum is a Mark 21 Spitfire to gawp up at, too.

At the Glasgow Science Centre kids can get to grips with interactive shows and workshops, along with the 3 floors of galleries looking at science and life.

Teens always got their headphones in? Go on the Music Tour of Glasgow to a soundtrack of locally inspired music featuring interviews with bands like Mogwai and chats with DJs. Download the tour through the Guidigo app and search for ‘Walking Heads’.

Pretend you’re all on the way to Hogwarts and take a rail trip from Glasgow to Mallaig. You’ll pass stunning scenery and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was used for scenes in Harry Potter.

Amid the recreated 1895-1930s street scenes and the early versions of the car, bus and tram on display at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, there are plenty of hands-on exhibits. Clamber all over the Tall Ship moored outside, too.

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