Go on an Easter adventure over the holidays with Glasgow Subway. From museums and parks to art galleries and more, there’s fun for the whole family – you’ll never run out of things to do!
It only costs £1.50 for a child to travel all day on the Subway, getting on and off to see the sights and explore the city. Travelling with children under five? They’ll travel for free with a paying adult!
Below, we’ve put together a few of our top picks guaranteed to keep the family entertained, all of which are easily accessible by hopping on the Subway, and most of which are completely FREE or discounted for our Upper Circle members.
Alight at Buchanan Street
Wander through the galleries and take in the interesting artwork on display. Feeling creative? Choose from the regular free Saturday Art Club, or head up to the Create Space on floor 2 for a variety of arts and crafts workshops for all the family to get involved in!
Alight at St. Enoch
After all of the excitement of the day, tummies will definitely be rumbling so stop off for a bite the 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 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.
Alight at Hillhead
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 perfect for a sunny afternoon.
Alight at Kelvinhall
Dippy on Tour
The highly popular Diplodocus cast takes pride of place in the main hall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. The full skeleton in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. Free to visit, this is not to be missed!
If you’re looking for more from Kelvingrove, why not go on their Natural History Trail or get involved with the RSPB’s brilliant workshops?
Myths and Monsters
Head to Kelvin Hall for a monster-themed fun, drop-in workshop where you can create your very own mask, inspired by some of the monstrous objects within Kelvin Hall’s stores.
Alight at Partick
Only a short walk from Partick Subway is the Riverside Museum, here you’ll find more than 3000 objects on display including an original Subway carriage from over 120 years ago! There’s loads going on at the Riverside museum over the Easter break with a variety of arts and crafts workshops being held, all for free!
Explore and take a look around the Captain’s cabin, engine room and cargo hold cinema! With so much to do and see, and free entry this is one attraction you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
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 Bodyworks where you get to be at the centre of the experiments are find out what really goes on in your body – Glasgow Science Centre is a brilliant day out.
Alight at Kinning Park
Kinning Park Subway stop has lots of activities for all the family!
With family Easter holiday roller discos suitable for ages 4+ which include group games and activities, RollerStop 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.
Laser Quest 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!
Fancy a game of crazy golf? Why not take a trip to the newest crazy golf place in town! Fore Play Crazy Golf holds special family days every Sunday. Plus, if you’re an Upper Circle member, you’re entitled to 20% off a round of golf!
Hop off at Shields Road and directly across the road you’ll find Scotland Street School, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.