|Glasgow Family Breaks|
For the fitness fanatic, Glasgow offers a host of gymnasiums, both private, either as part of a wider complex or standalone, or as part of local authority owned establishments such as swimming pools and sports centres. Both of these are in plentiful supply throughout Glasgow if swimming or other form of indoor sport is your chosen leisure pursuit.
Other indoor activities available throughout the city include ten pin bowling, with bowling allies in Finnieston, close to the city centre, Clydebank (north-west of the city centre), Kirkintilloch (north-east), Bargeddie (east), East Kilbride (south) and Xscape Braehead near Renfrew (west). Xscape is the ultimate in family entertainment, combining "real" snow slopes with other family attractions and extreme activities. Skating is also widely available, whether ice skating, roller-skating or skate-boarding. Ice skating rinks are available in Paisley, East Kilbride, Hamilton and the aforementioned Braehead, a massive shopping and entertainment complex on the banks of the River Clyde.
Outdoor pursuits are equally well-catered for as the city boasts a network of cycle paths extending beyond the city limits. In addition, there are more than 70 parks throughout the city, many of which are part of or incorporate cycle routes, and many other activities such as sports centres, galleries and museums. Of course, they also offer much for the walker, jogger and nature lover. If high speeds are your thing why not try go-karting in Clydebank or Cambuslang (south-east).
On the outskirts of Glasgow are several country parks such as Strathclyde Park near Motherwell, Palacerigg Park (Cumbernauld) and Mugdock Park beyond Milngavie, to the north west of the city. Each is entirely different and, as well as superb walks and nature trails, offers a range of activities such as fishing, sailing, horse-riding, archery and children's play areas, among many other activities. Strathclyde Park also boasts M & D's, Scotland's biggest theme park, which offers a variety of fun rides and eateries.
Why not make your family break to Glasgow complete by exploring the plethora of sports and recreational activities available throughout, and within easy reach of, the city. For entertainment, excitement and sheer value for money, Glasgow is a hard act to beat.
Some sports and recreational venues in and around Glasgow are: