Explore Glasgow with Subway

Explore the city over the holidays with Subway and choose from five different trails with lots to see and do for a family friendly day out.

Getting around the city with Subway couldn’t be easier. The kids can hop on and off all day long for just £1.50 with a Smartcard and for little ones under five years old travelling with a fare paying adult, it’s free! Find out more about the benefits of a Smartcard and sign up the family today.

Visiting by car from outside of Glasgow? Park up at any of our three Park and Ride stations and enjoy the rest of the day without having to worry about parking and traffic!


Choose from our five Subway Explorer trails and see everything the city has to offer.

Alight at our Hillhead station to begin West End Wandering, a day filled with parks, nature and best of all, a whole load of fun! This trail is guaranteed to get the little ones imagination going as you visit two of Glasgow’s best museums! Don’t forget to complete our quiz whilst you’re out and about.

Dating back to the 1800s here you can spend hours exploring The Gardens and The Palace which house plants from all over the world.

8 minute walk

Alight at Hillhead

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One of the city’s public parks located on the River Kelvin where you’ll find play areas, cafes and a skateboard park.

15 minute walk

Alight at Hillhead

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Opened in 1901 it’s a firm favourite with stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.

9 minute walk

Alight at Kelvinhall

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An exciting centre filled with collections and temporary displays. Interesting for all ages!

7 minute walk

Alight at Kelvinhall

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Alight at our Buchanan Street station to hit some City Centre Sights on this trail. Taking in The Gallery of Modern Art, The Willow Tea Rooms, The Lighthouse and rounding off the day with a lovely walk through Glasgow Green to visit The People’s Palace; this trail will leave even the most curious of children satisfied. Check out our City Centre Sights quiz and find out who’s the smartest in your group.

Located in the centre of Glasgow it contains four galleries, a café, a shop and a library

4 minute walk

Alight at Buchanan Street

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Inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Tea Rooms offer delicious treats for the whole family.

5 minute walk

Alight at Buchanan Street

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The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow.

4 minute walk

Alight at Buchanan Street

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Set in historic Glasgow Green. See how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by to the present day.

20 minute walk

Alight at St Enoch

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Alight at our Shields Road station and step into the South Side on this fun packed trail. Stop off at Scotland Street School Museum first before heading over to The Climbing Academy, Lazer Quest or Rollerstop for a day of fun. Remember, our Upper Circle members can access discounts on all of the places mentioned above, so don’t miss out. Sign up today. Don’t forget to take our quiz below!

Find out what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in three reconstructed classrooms. You can even dress up as a pupil from the past!

2 minute walk

Alight at Shields Road

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Have a go at climbing to dizzy heights then enjoy a cake to top it all off!

5 minute walk

Alight at Kinning Park

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The ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all ages.

6 minute walk

Alight at Kinning Park

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Fun for everyone as you whizz around the rink to the latest tunes.

4 minute walk

Alight at Kinning Park

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Alight at our Partick station to begin your very own Riverside Adventure. This trail takes in the iconic Riverside Museum, The Tall Ship and The Glasgow Science Centre, all of which are on our list of must see venues when exploring the city. Download your Riverside Adventure quiz today and test your little explorers on their knowledge!

With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper.

14 minute walk

Alight at Partick

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Explore every nook and cranny of the Glenlee, including the refurbished Captain’s cabin!

14 minute walk

Alight at Partick

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There’s a bunch of stuff to see and do here – there’s hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, a Planetarium, Scotland’s biggest-screen IMAX cinema, a Science Show Theatre, a fantastic cafe and a shop.

15 minute walk

Alight at Cessnock

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We’re so excited that our favourite wee laddie is visiting us in our St. Enoch station and we’re even more excited that we can share the Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail statues you can get to using the Subway! Hop on this trail at our St. Enoch station, after you’ve unlocked our Charles Rennie Oor Wullie statue and keep on collecting! Download your OWBBT by Subway quiz below.

Discover all of the #OWBBT statues around Kelvinhall.

Butterfly Tickles

Botanic Gardens next to playpark

Oceans Wullie

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Oor Andy

Botanic Gardens next to Fountain

Discover all of the #OWBBT statues around Hillhead.

Whit's Fur Ye'll No Go By Ye

Accross from tinderbox

Discover all of the #OWBBT statues around Kelvinbridge.

O’er The Heathery Braes

Glasgow University

Discover all of the #OWBBT statues around Buchanan Street.

Bonnie Oor Wullie

Next to Donald Dewar Statue

Oor Rod

Outside TGI’S

Oor Billy

Outside Apple Store

Oor Wullington

Inside Buchanan Galleries

Oor Thistle

Glasgow City College

Your Wee Yins Banter

Royal Exchange Square

Life in Glasgow

Outside Princess Square

Oor Bucket List

Glasgow Caledonian University

Take a Ride

University of Strathclyde

Charles Rennie

Inside St. Enoch Subway Station

Metal Oor Wullie

George Square

Celebration Wullie

Inside St.Enoch Shopping Centre

Oor Charles

George Square

Oor People

Outside Merchant Square

Personalities of Glasgow

John Street, Merchant City

Scott’s Snashters

Argyle Street

Wee Wullie Winkie

Outside Citation, Merchant City

Wonder Wullie

George Square

Glasgow Galaxy

Finnieston Crane

Oor Wullie Reflects

BBC Scotland Studios

Scount Oor Wullie

Raddieson Red

Wullie Yer a Pure Dancer

Science Centre

Orr Tea Cake

SEC Hydro

Oor Hospital Hero Wullie

Royal Hospital for Children

Bath Street Burger Logo Big Feed Logo Bill's Logo Bread and Butter Logo Cafe Hub Logo The Chippy Logo Cranachan Logo The Curry Pot Logo Darcys Logo Double Tree by Hilton Logo The Fish People Logo The Grosvenor Cafe Logo The Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow The Language Hub Glasgow Laser Quest Logo La Bonne Auberge Logo Maia Logo Masala Quest Logo Nam Tuk Tram Stop Logo Outdoor Persuits Scotland Logo Paradise Island Logo Roller Stop Logo Sew Confident Logo The Climbing Academy Logo The willow Tea Room Logo Zizza Logo

Don't Forget

Travelling around the Subway can be lots of fun, especially for young children, but there are a few rules to remember to keep everyone safe. Take a look:

  • Don’t stand too close to the platform edge

  • Do stay close to the adult you’re with at all times

  • Don’t enter a train when the doors are closing

  • Do let a member of staff know if you get lost or hurt

  • Don’t pick up anything if you drop it on the track, instead ask staff for help

  • Do keep calm if you hear the fire alarm and make your way to the nearest exit

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