Take the kids on an adventure over the October week with Subway and explore Glasgow with ease – you can see so much more of the city when you travel with Subway and kids travel all day for just £1.45*. We’ve put together our guide to the October week in Glasgow; jam packed with loads of activities and events perfect to get the family involved with. Take a look below and start planning your adventure:
Stop off at our Buchanan Street station in the heart of Glasgow’s thriving city centre and take a stroll down to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) to take in the fantastic art on display at Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery! Check out GoMA’s activities happening over the October week.
Willow Tea Rooms
Why not stop in at Willow Tea Rooms on Buchanan Street for a touch of history with your meal! Inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street are modelled on Kate Cranston’s Ingram Street Tea Rooms from the early 1900s recreating the fabulous interiors from the White Dining Room and the Chinese (Blue) Room. Not only some amazing decor, but freshly-made food for all the family, from soups and sandwiches to afternoon tea, including a special kids afternoon tea, and some seriously tempting treats! Plus, if you’re a member of our Upper Circle you can receive a 10% discount on your food bill.
Scotland Street School Museum
Hop off at Shields Road and directly across the road you’ll find Scotland Street School Museum, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Fancy attending Wizard School? This year’s FREE event will see the return of Professor Grumblesnore’s classroom experience, owls, magic sessions, rune writing, pixie parachutes, plus all new exciting additions to impress even returning pupils!
Love movies? Head along to the Secret Sunday Cinema Club at Scotland Street School Museum for a family movie afternoon.
Kinning Park Subway stop has lots of activities that all the family can join in with, like RollerStop, Laser Quest and Fore Play Crazy Golf!
Get yourself down to a Roller Disco this October week at RollerStop. This is the place to be if you love skating. With family roller discos suitable for ages 4+ which include group games and activities, this is a great place for some fun with the family! If you’re one of our lucky Upper Circle members, you can receive a 10% discount on entry fee and skate hire when booking online.
This is the number 1 brand of Laser tag boasting Glasgow’s largest multi-level game arena. Whilst the kids are having a ball mums and dads can relax in the café area or even join in the fun at the space themed arcade. Don’t forget two games for just £7 with your Smartcard and The Upper Circle!
Fore Play Crazy Golf
Take the family for a round of crazy golf at the newly opened Fore Play Crazy Golf. Don’t forget that family day is on Sunday, the only day under 18’s are only allowed. If you’re an Upper Circle member you can even receive 20% off a round of golf – great news!
Glasgow Science Centre
Located on the banks of the River Clyde and only a 15 minute walk from our Cessnock station, the Glasgow Science Centre is the place to go for all things science and technology related! With exhibitions and activities for all ages, including the Planetarium where you can stargaze during the day to the The Little Explorers soft play area for under 7’s and Bodyworks, where you get to be at the centre of the experiments and find out what really goes on in your body – Glasgow Science Centre is a brilliant day out.
House for an Art Lover
Designed by Mackintosh in 1901 although not actually constructed until 1989, you’ll find stunning interiors in every room of this grand house. Audio guided tours are available and there is a kids map to guide your little ones around the sculpture garden. The House is located within Bellahouston Park with Grounds for Play, the art inspired children’s play park, available right outside.
Work your way round to Partick to enjoy a visit to a firm family favourite, the Riverside Museum at Glasgow Harbour which is only a short walk from Partick Subway. Here you’ll find more than 3000 objects on display including an original Subway carriage from over 120 years ago!
If you’re looking for more information then try out a Tram Man Tour – he’ll take you on a journey through history, exploring all sorts of public transport and giving you an insight into what it was like back then.
The Tall Ship at Riverside
Explore The Tall Ship with their family friendly guided tours and take a look around the Captain’s cabin, engine room and cargo hold cinema! With so much to do and see, this is one attraction you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery
From Kelvinhall, it’s only a short walk up to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
With 22 themed galleries which display over 8000 objects, Kelvingrove has something for everyone and is the perfect place for a family day of exploring. Plus, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October between 1.30 – 4pm you can head along to their drop in session for ages 5+, where you’ll be able to learn about the animals on display, festivals from around the world and create your very own animal carnival mask!
Head along on Wednesday 17th October for A Wizards World on between 2-3pm. Discover some weird and wonderful objects from a world of spells, potions and divination in this magic inspired tour! This is a free event but booking is required.
Join the Toys Tour at Kelvin Hall Monday 15 October, 2-3pm. The Glasgow Museums store at Kelvin Hall is home to many different toys from long ago – and not so long ago! Take a special trip into the store to see if the toys you played with are part of the collection. This event is free but booking is required.
Take a walk around the beautiful Botanic Gardens and explore the recently restored Kibble Palace – it’s only a short walk from our station and will keep the kids occupied for hours!
Glasgow Film Theatre
Scotland’s original independent cinema – look out for their regular Take 2: Family- Friendly Film screenings.
*Terms and Conditions Apply
Applies to children under 16 years old travelling with a Smartcard.
Children under five travel for free if accompanied by a fare paying adult.