Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Open Today

09:00 - 22:00

Spread your wings this summer and fly down to Glasgow Fort for a wonderfully wild time.

The great outdoors will be taking over, with beautiful installations inspired by the Butterflies, Birds and Bees of the British countryside.

Whether you have a young family wanting summer holiday entertainment with an educational twist, are a selfie lover and want a great shot for The Gram, or just fancy passing the time surrounded by poetry and peaceful sculptures, we've got it covered.

Activities will be happening 3 times a week at the fully interactive Nature Hub with a variety of perfectly pitched performances popping up over the summer. Discover the great outdoors with our Eco Explorers, learn about looking after our world with the hilarious Litter Bug, and create a BUZZ with The Hive, a brilliant bunch of bees with games galore up their sleeve! Expect interactive storytelling, interactive play and creative crafts celebrating the brilliance of our natural world.

As well as people powered fun and imaginative installations, why not follow the wild and wonderful butterfly trail scattered all around the centre.

With the outdoors taking over Glasgow Fort this summer the skies the limit!


Summer Event Calendar

Saturday 22nd June - Sunday 11th August

No booking necessary, just turn up and have fun!

(Craft workshops and Games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1st July – 9th August 11am – 4pm)


Bee brilliant every Monday with The Hive crew. Our bees will be buzzing with excitement, leading craft & game sessions at the Nature Hub from 11am - 1pm, followed by playful pollination games and trails around the centre in the afternoon.


Our Eco Explorers will be out in force every Wednesday and they want your help! Meet them at The Nature Hub between 11am - 1pm for Eco-crafts, and then take a look through the magnifying glass throughout the afternoon as they lead interactive, educational trails around the site.


These Litter Bugs don't mind people stepping on the grass, just don't drop litter on it! Meet them for crafts and games each morning from 11am - 1pm, then join them out on patrol every afternoon with hilarious fun, banter and trails. 

Enter Our Competition

We’ve hidden six butterflies in store windows around Glasgow Fort. Click here to see the clues and complete the competition form for a chance to win a £30 Glasgow Fort Gift Card.

Send Us Your Best Selfie

Have you taken a photo at the nest, butterfly or tree? Tag us in your Facebook photos with #GlasgowFortSummer for your chance to win £30 Glasgow Fort giftcard! 

The winner will be drawn on 19th August and you can read the terms and conditions here.

General Opening Times


Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening times

Glasgow Fort Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.  

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Glasgow Fort
Junction 10 M8
G34 9DL
0141 771 7777
  • Car

    Glasgow Fort is located adjacent to Junction 10 of the M8, 5 miles to the east of Glasgow City Centre (35 miles west of Edinburgh). Satnav G34 9DL. Parking is free and we have over 2,500 parking spaces.


  • Train

    There are trains to Easterhouse rail station from Glasgow Queen Street every twenty minutes. To check train times, visit the National Rail website


  • Bus

    Buses run to and from Glasgow Fort frequently. Click here to view the bus services and routes. 

    A Dunns bus service also runs from Cumbernauld to Glasgow Fort every Saturday. You can find the timetable on their Facebook page



Quiet Hour at Glasgow Fort every Sunday 10am – 11am.

Wheelchairs are available to loan from Customer Services, located between The Body Shop and Zara.  Please bring some ID with your name and a £10 deposit which will be returned after the Wheelchair loan. For further information or would like the team to bring a wheelchair loan to you when you park please call customer services on: 0141 771 7777. 

Quiet Hour at Glasgow Fort every Sunday 10am – 11am



There are baby changing facilities within the public toilet area, Mamas & Papas and also at Boots.

We have 2,500 parking spaces - all of which are absolutely FREE.

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

We also have bicycle racks located near M&S, VUE Cinema, and beside the public toilets near Zara and The Body Shop. 

The cash machines at Glasgow Fort can be found beside Fort News, at the side of Three Store, at M&S and within Poundland.

There are photo booths next to both Barrhead Travel and Frankie & Benny's.

The public toilets at Glasgow Fort are found between The Body Shop and Zara.  We have an accessible toilet within the Male toilets and also within the Female toilets.  If you require an accessible toilet that is outwith the Male and Female toilets please visit Customer Services where you can find an accessible toilet on the ground floor.  If you need more information please call customer services on 0141 771 7777.

We now have free wifi available for all our customers.


Some stores have a click and collect service available. Click here for more information.

If you have lost something while visiting Glasgow Fort, please contact our Customer Service Team on 0141 771 7777.

Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

Glasgow Fort giftcards are now available. Purchase yours online, or from the Centre Management Suite located next to Zara and The Body Shop. 

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