Have you been wondering how to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? It can be difficult to find fun activities, especially if you are trying to keep costs down or the weather isn’t great. The weather forecast is looking pretty mixed for the next couple of weeks in Paisley, so we have a variety of activity ideas to suit all different types of weather (as that is usually what we can expect in the holidays!):

Clydebank Museum

A great idea for those rainy or cold days is a trip to the Clydebank Museum, and it is completely free to visit. Discover the history of the area, including large model ships, the impressive Singer Sewing Machine collection and the exhibition of fine art.

Gleniffer Braes Country Park


On the nicer days, why not take a trip to the picturesque Gleniffer Braes Country Park? The perfect spot for a walk with the family, surrounded by beautiful woodlands and farm animals.

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel


Head into the city for a day at the award-winning transport museum in Glasgow. With free entry and loads of fun things to do, you can spend a full day here. The interactive displays are very popular with children, bringing history to colourful life in a way that your kids will love. You can even get on board some of the old modes of transport to understand the progression of transport systems over the years.

Celtic Park Stadium Tour

For the football fans who follow The Bhoys, a visit to the stadium to do one of the tours is a great treat. Get closer to the pitch, take a look at all of the silverware and see the areas of the stadium that you can’t get to on match days, like the dressing room and the tunnel. Tickets start at around £12.50 per person.

The Scottish Football Museum

Another one for the football fans, a visit to Hampden Park and the Scottish Football Museum will give you access to see a large collection of Scottish football memorabilia, including the oldest surviving association football trophy!

Glasgow Bus Tour

Even though you may have been into Glasgow plenty of times before, taking a bus tour will probably reveal some information about parts of the area that you never knew about and it is a fun way for the kids to learn more about their local city. Of course, it will be much better to go on open top buses if the weather is dry!

Get away from it all

If you are thinking about getting away from it all this Easter holidays, maybe a trip to the US could be on the cards? If you are thinking of booking a last minute deal to New York or any other area of the United States, make sure that you apply for your ESTA visa in advance, so that you have permission to enter the US. You can complete a group ESTA application to cover all of the family to save time.


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