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  • The Fayre Play - Competitive fairground games with a twist. Score yourself against pals, plus the chance to win a duck. Each entry includes 2 rounds of our 9 games – This should take around 60-90 minutes, but feel free to play at yer own pace, or enjoy some delicious bevvy & scran between gaming.
  • Play, Pie & A Pint - A new lunchtime play every week, running from Monday to Saturday at 1pm. Based at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow, A Play, a Pie and a Pint produces the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK. Founded by Colin Beattie and the late David MacLennan in 2004, the theatre company now premieres 35 new plays, running for 42 weeks of the year.
  • The Clydeside Distillery - We're proud to be the city of Glasgow's first dedicated single malt whisky distillery in over a century, and we warmly invite you to come and experience it.
  • The Vanguard Centre (archery, blacksmithing, historical martial arts)
  • Necropolis - The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories. Adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis was modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. It is estimated that something in the order of 50,000 burials have taken place here, with around 3,500 tombs.
  • Bard in the Botanics - Outdoor festivals of Shakespeare are a tried and tested formula which has proven successful in almost every major cultural capital in Europe and North America. Bard in the Botanics is proud to have added the name of Glasgow to this list.
  • Bearsden Ski & Board Club - The club now provides one of the most advanced dry slope facilities in Britain incorporating the Main alpine slope, two nursery slopes and the UK's premier freeride slope for boarders and freeriders.
  • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre - Entertaining and enthralling its audiences for over three decades since the original opening in 1989. Sharmanka features an extensive collection of kinetic (moving) sculptures assembled from found objects, beautiful scrap and exquisitely hand-carved characters. Each one of these 'kinemats' is fused with synchronised soundtrack and bespoke lighting design.
  • CCA: Centre For Contemporary Arts - CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts is a unique contemporary arts organisation in Glasgow. We host a year-round programme of exhibitions, events, films, music, literature, workshops, festivals and performances.
  • West End Adventure - West End Adventure (Group) is a Community Interest Company based in the West End of Glasgow. West End Adventure’s main is aim is to use the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. We offer a wide range of land and water-based activities including canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, SUP, abseiling, archery, and bushcraft.
  • Immotion VR - Within our VR Experience centres you will find a range of VR experiences which create immersive and competitive gameplay and unique cinematic VR experiences.
  • Spirit of Glasgow - Murder mysteries, ghost tours and dinner games
  • Britannia Panopticon - The World's Oldest Surviving Music Hall
  • Rollerstop Roller Disco - Rollerstop the one and only roller rink in Glasgow. Get your skates on, spin around the rink, dance to the music under the sparkling disco lights.
  • Detecticity Glasgow - Detecticity is an outdoor adventure, mixing exploration, investigation, sightseeing and fun in one great team experience for all
  • Busby Equitation Centre - Equestrian centre in Glasgow. Whether you want to learn to ride or to improve your horse riding skills, you don't have to wait any longer. We're a professional riding school, right here in Glasgow. Contact Busby Equitation Centre today.
  • Kenmure Riding School and Livery Yard - Established over 40 years. Horses and Ponies taken for Livery. Indoor & outdoor facilities. Open all year round. Private and Group Lessons - From age 5 upwards.
  • Funstation - A vibrant family entertainment centre full of fun-packed activities for everyone! Includes carnival and arcade games, laser station and Route 66 indoor dodgems


  • Sewing classes, dancing, horse riding, archery, pottery, skating and more…
  • See Classes


  • Bowlarama - Bowling, Drinking, Dancing and Dining
  • Hollywood Bowl: Glasgow Springfield Quay - Take a ride to Hollywood, when you visit our Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Springfield Quay centre. With great lanes and fantastic deals on food and drinks, it’s the perfect place to make happy memories with family and friends.
  • Tenpin Glasgow - If you're looking for the best bowling in Glasgow you’ve come to the right place, we have an impressive 22 lanes to perfect your game, or at least have lots of fun trying. Prepare to be wowed with our kid’s bowling parties - we’ll take care of everything with the best bowling, dancing, music, balloon modelling, pizza, lots of happy little faces, and more!


  • Sloans: Famous Friday Night Ceilidh - Every Friday from 8:30pm in our Grand Ballroom. Sloans Famous Friday Ceilidh is back and it's bigger and better than ever. It's a must for everyone visiting Glasgow and any true weegie!
  • Avant Gard Ceilidh - Every Saturday night


  • Glasgow Critical Mass - An open group for everyone who believes that cycling is the best and most fun means of transport! Join our monthly celebration of cycling in Glasgow city centre.. Every last Friday of the month, 6:30pm at George Square.
  • See Cycling


  • The Tall Ship - The Tall Ship is an independent museum committed to the preservation and interpretation of the Glenlee and the maritime history of the area for the benefit of local people and visitors to Glasgow.
  • Titan Crane Visitor Centre - The Drawing Office is the new education and visitor centre at the Titan Crane, designed to enhance the visitor experience and encourage learning. The centre will creates exhibition space and facilities for education activities on site.



  • Glasgow Climbing Centre - Founded in 1994, The Glasgow Climbing Centre was one of the first dedicated indoor climbing gyms in Scotland. Today it is the largest indoor roped climbing centre in the West of Scotland and the preferred training facility for many new and experienced climbers.
  • TCA: The Climbing Academy - Two venues in Maryhill and the city centre; featuring auto belays, lead and top-rope and bouldering options with specific kids climbing areas.
  • Climb Zone - The UK’s tallest indoor slide is at Climbzone, at XSite Braehead. The modern-day version of a helter skelter is 16 metres high and is ideal for thrill-seekers looking for some excitement and fun.
  • See also Climbing

For Kids

  • Climbzone - Climbzone, Braehead is Glasgow’s premier indoor adventure park. A perfect playground for all ages and thrill seekers and home to UK’s tallest indoor slide!
  • Funstation Indoor dodgems - Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the thrill of the indoor dodgem cars!
  • Wonderworld - Glasgow’s Ultimate Childrens’ Softplay and adventure centre! Our amazing, custom build indoor softplay is designed to stimulate children’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
  • Jungle Geek - Home to a three-storey play frame, an adventure golf course and a Cafe.
  • The Loading Bay - Indoor skateboard and bike park
  • See Skating
  • See also For Kids

Laser Tag

  • Laser Combat Glasgow - Choose from the best two laser tag venues in Glasgow, our outdoor all weather battlefield in Cambuslang or our brand new revamped indoor laser tag venue in Clydebank, with multi levels and a back yard devastation theme.
  • Laser Combat Glasgow Cambuslang - Learn how to storm houses, defend your VIP, stake out an ambush, all without taking casualties. This is completely different from old school laser style tag, and more like playing your favourite video games like 'Call of Duty' or 'Battlefield' for real.
  • Laser Combat Glasgow Clydebank - Take on Glasgows newly revamped multi level and best arena, the new back yard devastation theme will blow minds and create the ultimate action packed day out.
  • Laser Quest Glasgow - The ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all ages. Whether you’re 7 or 77, you’ll love the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a searing volley of laser fire in the battle zone of the 21st century. Based in the heart of Glasgow, next to The Climbing Academy, Ryze Trampoline Park and Wonderworld Soft Play, we are a short walk from Kinning Park Subway station and easily accessible from the motorway network. With plenty of free parking, visiting us couldn’t be easier.
  • Laser Station - Multi-level area for up to 30 players laser tag.



Escape Rooms


  • Soccer World - At SoccerWorld Glasgow we believe in the power of football to bring players, of all abilities and ages, together through a shared passion for the beautiful game. To do so we wanted to create the best football environments we could, to allow as many people as possible to enjoy 5-a-side and 7-a-side football at our centre.
  • See Sport


  • See Golf
  • The Golf Bar - As Scotland’s first indoor golf venue, The Golf Bar offers the unique experience of playing 50 of the World’s greatest courses right in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, day or night! We have 6 state of the art Full Swing Golf Simulators able to comfortably accommodate 8 players on a course at a time.
  • Golf Fang - We are not your average crazy golf course and don’t do things by half! With 18 holes of pure entertainment in an environment surrounded by bespoke art, giving you something new to explore at every turn. You will want to come and see what our creatives have made and brought to life in your city.
  • JungleRumble Adventure Golf - Jungle Rumble Glasgow has 2 amazing adventure golf courses, 2 fully licensed bars, all right in the middle of Glasgow’s city centre.
  • Paradise Island Adventure Golf - Set within Soar at intu Braehead, the original Paradise Island has two magnificent 18 hole courses spread over 20,000 sq/ft of paradise. Adventurers will face their first challenge upon arrival, where they will decide whether to tee off on Tiki Hut Trail or Maggie McCaw's Challenge.
  • Jungle Creek - Jungle Creek is home to a three-storey play frame, an adventure golf course and a Cafe.


Bars with Entertainment

Boat Trips

Comedy Clubs


Museums in Glasgow



  • The Tenement House - An authentic time capsule of life in early 20th-century Glasgow
  • Trades House Virtual Museum - The aim of the website is to enable those with an interest in the Trades House and the 14 Incorporations to view the interior of the Halls, the artefacts used in the Trades House, the names and images of many of the Deacons and Visitor and the names of past members of the Incorporations etc. The site will also be useful for those involved in Genealogy or have an interest in the history of Glasgow.



Natural History



  • The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum - The building at 518 Sauchiehall Street has been the HQ of the RHF since 1960. however the earliest part of it dates from 1825 and originally formed part of Albany Place, a terrace of townhouses extending from Garnet Street to Charing Cross. The refurbished museum was officially opened by George Robertson, The (then) Secretary of State for Defence in February 1999.
  • 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum Association - The 602 Squadron Museum was officially opened on 22 October 1983 by Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Cameron of Balhousie. The museum was housed in the Rolls-Royce Factory at Hillington and was built to commemorate the outstanding achievements of No. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force from its formation in 1925 until its disbandment in 1957. In 2006, the Rolls-Royce factory at Hillington was closed after over 60 years of proud operation. The 602 Squadron Museum found new accomodation at the Royal Highland Fuisiliers Home Headquarters on Sauchiehall Street.



  • Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums and Collections - Historians have argued that Scotland’s relationship with transatlantic slavery is enveloped in a sort of ‘collective amnesia’ – a widespread lack of awareness of how our country participated in both the slave trade and slavery. This is true for Glasgow as much as it is for Scotland as a nation. Our city participated fully in the slavery economy, yet the journey of re-discovery and coming to terms with that participation is still in its infancy, and it has a long way to go yet.


Art Galleries

Parks & Gardens


  • Sloans: EatFilm - Every Tuesday night at 6pm with a line-up of feel-good films and movie classics for EatFilm at Sloans. Enjoy your favourite movies on the big screen plus a meal, dessert, drink and popcorn, all served up in our stunning Grand Ballroom.
  • See also: Cinemas


Board games and video games


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