5 ways to enjoy a day out with the family at Glasgow Fort

Looking for ideas for family days out near Glasgow? With a whole host of things to do at Glasgow Fort, here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your visit.

1. Take advantage of great dining deals for kids

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Whatever you’re in the mood for, our cafes and restaurants have something for the whole family.

If you have little ones in tow then check out Nandos’ dedicated Nandinos set menu which offers three courses for £10.

Fancy a TGI Friday’s signature grill or cocktail? There’s plenty for kids to choose from, too - the Little League menu offers a range of smaller dishes from £5.25, while the Major League menu features mini versions of Friday’s Favourites from £6.75. All dishes come with tasty sticks of apple, cucumber and carrot, and free baby food is also available - just ask a member of the team for more details. 

Craving a wagamama? Enjoy your favourite dishes while your little noodlers slurp a mini ramen, sip on a fresh juice or enjoy a mini chicken katsu from the kids menu – packed full of nourishment to fuel them for a big family day out.


2.Watch the latest movie release on the big screen at VUE Glasgow Fort

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Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen – cinema treats compulsory of course. The VUE cinema Glasgow Fort is open and there are always plenty of films to choose from. It’s best to plan ahead and view the latest cinema listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.


3.Get all the Autumn feels and shop your winter wardrobe

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With lots of shops under one roof – there are plenty of places to shop ‘til you drop at Glasgow Fort. Whether you’re looking for a new wardrobe, toys and games to keep the kids entertained, or starting your Christmas shopping early, there’s something for everyone. From H&M, Hobbycraft, Foot Locker, Trespass and Mamas & Papas to New Look, MangoNext, Smyths Toys, Zara and Waterstones, you’re never far from your favourite stores.

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4. Make it a fuss-free journey

car park at Glasgow Fort

Whether you’re arriving by car, train, bus or even bicycle, it is super easy for families to get here and you can head to our Glasgow Fort directions page to help plan your journey. Cycling? Take advantage of our bicycle bays, with bike racks available throughout the centre, as well as in all car parks. If you’re travelling by train or bus, trains to Easterhouse rail station from Glasgow Queen Street run every twenty minutes and there are a number of bus services that frequently run to and from Glasgow Fort. Or if you’d prefer to drive to us, then we have 2,500 free parking spaces, including parents and child and disabled parking spaces.


5. Check out our family facilities  

Children's park at Glasgow Fort

 To take away some of the stress around visiting with little ones, Glasgow Fort has a host of family-friendly facilities on offer, so it’s worth checking them out before you set off. We have baby changing stations in the toilets, as well as a dedicated changing room. By request we can also warm your baby’s bottle and further baby changing stations are found within Boots, Mamas & Papas and Asda. If you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, we have a large accessible and inclusive children’s play area which is located just behind Elegance beauty salon next to Boots.


Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Glasgow Fort opening times, on our Eat, Drink & Shop page.

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