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Sightseeing: Day Trips / Family Activities

Public Parks
Internationally renowned as the 'Dear Green Place', Glasgow is home to over 70 parks within its municipal boundaries and more in the outlying suburbs of East Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire. A visit to any of the city's vantage points in many of Glasgow's public parks gives spectacular views of the city's contrasting townscape, mass of greenery and tree lined boulevards in every direction. 

Glasgow features such a diversity of public parks, open spaces and recreation grounds, each offering visitors a peaceful oasis for a gentle stroll or relaxation, following an eventful day of sight seeing or retail therapy. Kelvingrove Park in the elegant western fringes of the city centre certainly fulfils these criteria, offering the peace and tranquillity to enjoy a picnic or lunch al fresco, or spend hours relaxing with a good book.

For adventure seekers and the more energetic, public parks in Glasgow offer an extensive range of outdoor activities ranging from the Football Centre and Adventure Playground at Glasgow Green (dating from 1450) to Orienteering Trails, Pitch and Putt and Bowling Greens at Queen's Park, Rouken Glen, Tollcross Park amongst others. Glasgow's diverse civic calendar takes advantage of the city's public parks for staging large open-air events including the prestigious World Pipe Band Championship and Great Scottish Run at Glasgow Green, Bard in the Botanics at the Botanic Gardens and the Glasgow Mela Festival at Kelvingrove, each adding a cultural flavour to visitors and Glaswegians alike. For an inexpensive and enjoyable day out with friends and family, why not visit one of the many public parks in Glasgow, each having their own distinctive characteristics and charm. 

Bellahouston Park
16 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow 
Tel: (0141) 427 0558

Botanic Gardens 
730 Great Western Road
Tel: (0141) 334 2422 

Glasgow Green Park and Gardens 
Greendyke Street
Tel: (0141) 552 1142

Kelvingrove Park 
Otago Street
Tel: 0141 287 5918

Mugdock Country Park 
Craigallian Road, Nr. Milngavie
Tel: (0141) 956 6100

Pollok Country Park 

2060 Pollokshaws Road
Tel: (0141) 632 9299

Queens Park 
(Glasgow Gardens) 520 Langside Road
Tel: (0141) 649 0331

Rouken Glen Park 
Tel: 0141 577 3913

Victoria Park 
Victoria Park Drive, Whiteinch
Tel: (0141) 770 0101

Winter Gardens 
(within Peoples Palace)
Glasgow Green 
Tel: (0141) 271 2951


212 Renfrew Street
Glasgow, G3 6TX.

Tel: (+44) 0141 332 0129
Fax: (+44) 0141 353 3155