Things to do in Glasgow in Autumn for families. Free stuff, outdoors, indoors, cosy times at home… Loads of ideas for activities and events this Autumn.
30 mins or less from Glasgow
We’ve been enjoying lots of time outdoors lately which has inspired me to make a little list of things to do with kids this spring. I’m going to use it as a little bucket list for the next couple of months. I hope it’s useful for you too!
Cloybank Farm has some wonderfully friendly animals. They’re always waiting for the next bag of food to come along, especially the llamas and goats. It’s a great wee place to see farm animals up close.
Part of the low cost series, for things to do around Glasgow that don’t cost a bomb.
Here are a few of our fave indoor spots to hang out & play & get you through the summer rain. Rainy day fun in Glasgow. Some alternatives to soft play…
My kids don’t mind where we go for a swim as long as they can splash and jump in, but some pools are definitely better than others. So I thought I’d share our favourite “fun swimming” pools that my kids enjoy.
Everyone likes free stuff, don’t they? Well kids can get in free to a bunch of big attractions with Scotrail! Here’s how & some suggested places to visit!
Outdoor playgroups & forest schools in Glasgow for kids 0 – 12. Climbing trees, playing with sticks and mud, den building, marshmallow toasting, all the rustic fun!
We always have a great time at Mugdock Country Park. It’s a huge open space to explore with a great castle and a nice wee playpark. Totally free as well, with free parking.
Lamont Farm Project is very small and very rustic, but it’s a great place to spend an hour wandering round and seeing some cute animals. The little man really enjoyed it here, patting the friendly cat and the rabbits. Sweet little place.
I LOVE a beach trip. I’m not really fussed about it being sunny to go to the beach but since it currently is that fantastically sunny bit of Scottish summer, I thought I’d share our faves.
Boden Boo is a nice spot for a picnic by the water. It’s pretty clean and we all had a great time splashing at the edge of the water and playing in the sand. And it was only a 17 minute drive home!
Strathaven Park and their model railway is one of my favourite memories from last year. It’s such a fun activity. Along with the playparks and having our picnic we had a fantastic afternoon out here.
The Crafty Play Cafe at Three Sisters Bake is the perfect place to eat out with young kids. You don’t have to worry about them getting bored because there’s lots for them to do in a safe space. And you can eat your delicious food as slowly as you’d like. I mean, what an absolutely brilliant idea this is. I cannot rate it highly enough!