Go on an adventure with Glasgow Subway


As the October holidays approach let the Subway take you on an adventure.

With a Smartcard you can travel the entire Subway network, jumping on and off as much as you like sampling the sights of the city as you go. If you’re taking the kids as well, children under five can travel for free whilst those under 16 travel all day for £1.35* with a Smartcard. And with staff on hand to assist you with your pram and any other needs, we take the stress away letting you enjoy your family day out!

With 15 stops located around the centre, taking just 12 minutes to cross the city, it’s easy to visit the sights and if you’re not familiar with Glasgow we’ve pulled together some highlights all easy to access via the Subway. Better still most are FREE or discounted with your Subway Smartcard!

Buchanan Street

From Buchanan Street, take a stroll along the side of George Square to Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery.

From Monday 16th to Thursday 19th October you’ll find arts and crafts sessions inspired by their Taste Exhibitions. Exploring different techniques used by artist Andy Goldsworthy you’ll have the chance to try wood weaving, leaf art, creative clay and living landscape.

Recommended for children 3 – 12 years.

Gallery of Modern Art

Take the Outer Circle to Shields Road (two stops approx. 8 mins journey time)

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.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the school break they’re running Wizard School; definitely one for the young Harry Potter fans!  Join them for some spellbinding tricks and enchanting alchemy in this brand new, interactive workshop.

Scotland Street School

Take the Outer Circle to Kinning Park (one stop approx. 2 mins journey time)

Kinning Park is one Subway stop that certainly hosts loads of fun activities for kids and adults alike and Laser Quest is amongst these!

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!

Laser Quest

Take the Outer Circle to Partick (four stops approx. 8 mins journey time)

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 120 years ago!

During the October week the Riverside are offering clay workshops. Pinch, coil, mould and press to create objects made from clay or plaster inspired by their collections.

Riverside Museum

Take the Outer Circle to Kelvinhall (one stop approx. 2 mins journey time)

From Kelvinhall, it’s only a short walk up to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

One of Scotland’s most popular free-to-enter visitor attractions, Kelvingrove is the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.

From Monday 16th to Thursday 19th October there are four sessions your little ones can get involved with including motif cards and badges which takes a close look at Mackintosh
and Glasgow Style to find a pattern then create an impressive badge on their badge maker.

Or why not try miniature book making. Our Glasgow Style gallery is full of designs which hint of fairyland. Take a close look at the designs in the gallery and use them as inspiration to design your own mini fairy book.

Suitable for families aged 5+.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Take the Outer Circle to St Enoch (six stops approx. 12 mins journey time)

Tummies will definitely be rumbling now so stop off for a bite to eat at Chippy Doon the Lane. Since opening in 2007 they offer a fresh and up-market twist on the old school fish and chips we all know and love; ranging from traditional classics such as Cod and Haddock to more contemporary choices such as Monkfish Tail and Coley. Show your Smartcard for 20% off Sunday to Friday with The Upper Circle!

Chippy Doon The Lane

*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.