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Best Places to Take a Toddler in Glasgow

Best Places to Take a Toddler in Glasgow  

Much like trying to keep a toddler away from puddles, the quest for toddler-friendly fun can be an adventure of its own. In the magical city of Glasgow, even the tiniest of travellers can find their big adventure.

It has plenty of family-friendly gems to keep both kids and parents entertained! From enchanting parks to interactive wonders, this Scottish city offers a delightful blend of education and play. 

Explore GoMA

Venue: Gallery of Modern Art


Address: 111 Queen St, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 141 287 3050

Amenities: Accessible toilets, hearing loop, wheelchair and pram access, baby changing, baby feeding, cafe, cloakroom, free Wi-Fi, gift shop, public lift

Terms & Conditions: Photography permissions should be coordinated with gallery personnel, flash photography and tripods are not allowed

Public Transport/Parking: Central Station, Queen St.Station, low-level train station on Argyle St., underground stations at St Enoch’s and Buchanan St., most buses stop nearby, a bus stop across the street, no parking

Price: Free

The Gallery of Modern Art or GoMA in the heart of Glasgow is an excellent destination for families with toddlers. With its central location, this world-class art museum offers a stimulating and enjoyable experience, and the best part – it’s free! 

GoMA boasts four galleries, a library, and a gallery shop inspired by its collection, making it an immersive cultural hub. Families can engage in drop-in workshops during weekends and school holidays, ensuring there’s always something exciting to do. 

Plus, don’t miss the Children’s Art Centre for creative play or introduce older kids to international film and video at the Australian Cinematheque.

Pro tip:
We recommend checking the GoMA website for their event calendar before your visit. You can plan your trip around special family-friendly events, workshops, or exhibitions to make the most of your toddler’s creative adventure.

Have fun at Jungle Rumble

Venue: Jungle Rumble


Address: 15 Bath St, Glasgow G2 1HY, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Mon-Wed: 10 AM–11 PM
Thurs-Sat: 10 AM–12 AM
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM

Contact Details: +44 141 332 5152

Amenities: Accessible toilets, changing rooms, baby changing facilities, dining options

Terms & Conditions: Courses are not wheelchair accessible, not pushchair friendly, not dog friendly, maximum of five people per hole

Public Transport/Parking: Buses and trains stop directly outside, parking

Price:One CourseTwo Courses
Adult: £12  £20
Student/Concession:£10 £17
Child (5-16): £9  £15
Under 5s:£5   £8
Family of 4: £38£58

Jungle Rumble is another cool place for a memorable day out with your toddler. It isn’t just about mini-golf; it’s a lush, jungle-themed oasis that transports you and your toddler to a world of adventure and fun. 

With two immersive adventure golf courses and two fully licensed bars, it’s a fantastic way to shake up your routine. The little ones will have a blast navigating the exciting courses, while parents can enjoy the fully stocked bar. 

This family-friendly venue welcomes families until 9 PM, and they even offer a family of four packages, saving you money. 

Pro tip:
We suggest you check their website for special discounts and deals. On the day of your booking, arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you have the right club, ball, and scorecard. 

Play at Reidvale Adventure

Venue: Reidvale Adventure Play Area


Address: 62 Garfield St, Glasgow G31 1DW, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Monday: 4:30 PM–8 PM
Tue-Fri: 1 PM–8 PM

Contact details: +44 141 550 2320

Amenities: Accessible toilets, baby changing facilities

Terms & Conditions: Not fully wheelchair friendly

Public Transport/Parking: Public and private transport

Price: All Ages: £0.50
Group Visit Pricing Policy: Less than 10 children: £1 per child
11-20 children: £20 per group
21-30 children: £27.50 per group
31-40 children: £35.00 per group
More than 40 children: £42.50 per group

Reidvale Adventure Play Area is a hidden gem for parents looking to give their toddlers a memorable outdoor adventure. This community-driven haven is an ideal place where children can unleash their creativity and energy. 

With activities like outdoor campsite fun, an assault course, trampolines, and a floodlit multi-use games area, kids have plenty of opportunities to have fun. The integrated play spaces also provide a safe environment for kids, including those with additional needs.

The park’s dedication to fostering outdoor adventures and encouraging family bonding makes it a treasured spot for kids and parents.

Pro tip:
Pack a picnic and some extra snacks for your toddler to enjoy during breaks. With so much to explore, fueling up in the play area ensures your little one has the energy to make the most of all the activities Reidvale Adventure Play Area has to offer.

Go to The Craft Pottery

young girl painting
Image by Kids Day Out

Venue: The Craft Pottery


Address: Ground Floor, Suite 16, Axiom Building, 48-54 Washington St, Glasgow G3 8AZ, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Tue-Wed, Sun: 11 AM–7 PM
Thur-Sat: 11 AM–10 PM

Contact details: +44 141 243 2823

Amenities: Coffee shop adjacent to the shop, toilets, pushchair friendly, partly wheelchair friendly

Terms & Conditions: Booking required

Public Transport/Parking: Beside the M8 motorway, private car park directly across the street, Q Park car park is 2 blocks away, Anderston Station, Glasgow Central Station 

Price: Pottery Pieces: From £3.00 to £40 
Paint fee: £5 – unlimited pottery painting colours, 2-hour painting time

For artistically inclined families, The Craft Pottery is a hidden treasure for your toddler. This paint-your-own-pottery (PYOP) studio lets your little one experience the magic of transforming blank pottery pieces into handcrafted masterpieces.

The Craft Pottery hosts kids’ classes that are not just creative but also help boost your little ones’ confidence. Children can get their hands in the clay during “Kids Clay Club” sessions or enjoy unique seasonal classes during school holidays.

For a more collaborative experience, we suggest taking introductory sessions – they’re available for both adults and children.

Pro tip:
Plan a weekday or Sunday visit to The Craft Pottery for a family-friendly creative outing, since Saturdays have more of a grown-up vibe. Don’t forget to bring some inspiration for your pottery project!

Strike at Hollywood Bowl

Venue: Hollywood Bowl Springfield Quay


Address: Springfield Quay, Glasgow G5 8NP, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 10 AM–12 AM

Contact Details: +44 844 826 3015

Amenities: 25 bowling lanes, American diner, bar, disabled access, moveable ramps to access lanes, ramps to aid bowling, disabled toilet facilities, baby changing facilities

Terms & Conditions: No under 18’s permitted after 10 pm, shoes should be flat soled and non-marking, no pets allowed

Public Transport/Parking: Anderston Station 10 minutes away, onsite parking

Price: Under 16s: From £5.90 per game
Adults: From £7.05 per game
Families: From £24.61 per game

Hollywood Bowl Springfield Quay in Glasgow is a paradise for family fun and a fantastic place to take your toddler. With 25 kid-friendly bowling lanes, including ramps, bumpers, and XS-sized balls, it’s the perfect spot to introduce your little one to the joys of bowling. 

But, the fun doesn’t stop at bowling! Enjoy mouthwatering burgers, hot dogs, and delicious milkshakes with your little ones at the luxurious diner, or quench your thirst at the American-style bar. 

The recent £350K refurbishment showcases classic American decor, adding an extra layer of excitement to your visit.

Pro tip:
To make the most of your visit, spend extra time in the arcade zone, featuring retro games, slot machines, and even a pool table. You can win tickets and play for prizes, providing your toddler with even more entertainment. 

Splatter paint around

Venue: Splatter Art Studio


Address: 15 Osborne St, Glasgow G1 5QN, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Thurs-Sun: 12 PM–9 PM

Contact Details: +44 7930 997019

Amenities: Painting Studio, splatter stations, accessible toilets, pram and wheelchair accessible

Terms & Conditions: Pre-booking required

Public Transport/Parking: Street parking nearby, public transport

Price: Adult + Toddler, Shared Splatter Station: £32
Children (4-17) : £30
Adult (17-18+) : £30

Splatter Art Studio in Glasgow is an imaginative wonderland, making it the perfect place to embark on a colourful journey with your toddler. It’s a vibrant space where families can bond, and kids can let their imaginations run wild. 

They believe that art is for everyone – from toddlers learning to hold a paintbrush to seasoned pros looking for new inspiration. Friendly instructors are on hand to guide you through various techniques and unleash your creative potential.

From freestyle splatter to fluid art and even pendulum and spinning art, it’s a whirlwind of creativity. We think the interactive atmosphere allows for a delightful mess, fostering a carefree approach to art that’s perfect for toddlers and adults alike.

Pro tip:
Don’t forget to bring home your masterpiece in their take-home box to proudly display your toddler’s artistic achievements. 

Ride a sea-going paddle steamer

boat in a sea
Image by Tripadvisor

Venue: Waverley Excursion


Address: 26 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, G3 8HA, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Depends on the type of tour

Contact Details: +44 845 130 4647

Amenities: Accessible toilets, onsite restaurant, souvenir shop

Terms & Conditions: Not wheelchair friendly, not pushchair friendly, cash-only sales on-board

Public Transport/Parking: Street parking nearby

Price: Adults: From £19.00
Kids: From £9.50
Under 5s: Free
Seniors: From £19.00
NHS Discount: 15% OFF

We recommend going on a Waverley Excursion – aboard the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world! Your little one will be captivated by the funnels, polished brass, and the mighty engine rumbling beneath their feet as they sail in grand splendour.

Choose from a variety of excursions. They offer several types of tours, from exploring the picturesque lochs and islands of Scotland to cruising along the Thames, offering a unique view of London’s iconic sights. 

As you take in the breathtaking coastline and the scent of hot oil and steam, your toddler’s senses will come alive, creating lasting memories.

Pro tip:
Be sure to visit their souvenir shop and purchase an exclusive memento of your cruise aboard this magnificent piece of history. Your toddler will love having a tangible keepsake to remember their exciting day.

Catch a flick

kid in a cinema eating popcorn
Image by Dublin Live

Venue: ODEON Luxe Glasgow Quay


Address: Paisley Road Glasgow, Springfield Quay, Strathclyde G5 8NP, United Kingdom

Operating Hours: Depends on the show

Contact Details: +44 333 014 4501

Amenities: Accessible toilets, wheelchair spaces for each screen, hard-of-hearing facilities, snack bar

Terms & Conditions: You or Guest Services cannot amend a booking – cancel and refund your booking and then make a new one

Public Transport/Parking: Public and private transport, onsite parking

Price: Big screen family adventures from £2.50 – see family films for less on Saturday and Sunday mornings and during school holidays

Another fantastic family experience that’s perfect for toddlers is catching a flick at ODEON Glasgow Quay. With 12 screens of multimedia movie magic, ODEON provides a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the whole family.

Parents of toddlers will especially appreciate Odeon Newbies, where screenings are designed with little ones in mind. Enjoy softer volumes and slightly raised lights since you’re among fellow parents and tots.

And with luxurious screens, including a state-of-the-art iSense screen and comfortable reclining seats, you and your toddler can relax and enjoy the magic of cinema in style. They even have easy parking options as part of the complex to add to the convenience.

Pro tip:
We recommend taking advantage of the 4 fast ticket machines available for online bookers to spend less time in queues and more time picking out tasty snacks. With adult and child tickets priced at kids’ rates, ODEON offers great value for families.
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