Go on an adventure with the Subway

Looking for something fun to do over the February break? Let the Subway take you on an action-packed 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. Children under five can travel for free with you 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 (GoMA), Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery. From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February, you can take part in some brilliant arts and crafts activites inspired by Aaron Angell’s show, currently at GoMA. GoMA’s displays and exhibitions are put together with families in mind, so there’s always something to exciting to see and do when you visit.

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.

Scotland Street School

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

Kinning Park Subway stop has lots of activities that all the family can join in with, like RollerStop and Laser Quest!

RollerStop is the place to be if you love skating. With family roller discos suitable for ages 4+ which include group games and acitivites, this is a great place for some fun with the family! If you’re one of our lucky Upper Circle members, you can recieve a 10% discount on entry fee and skate hire or a 10% discount on all roller discos 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!

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 over 120 years ago!

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.

With 22 themed galleries which display over 8000 objects, Kelvingrove has something for everyone and is the perfect place for a family day of exploring.

Suitable for families aged 5+.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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

After all of the excitement of the day, tummies will definitely be rumbling 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.