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The best things to do at Glasgow Fort for a day out

Looking for fun things to do near Glasgow? Glasgow Fort is the place to enjoy inspired days out with your family and friends.

From big movies at Vue, incredible family dining, welcoming kids’ stores and free parking, you can enjoy a full day full of activities and fun (see our opening times here).

Plan your day with our helpful guide (and also follow us on social and sign up to our newsletter to hear about some new openings coming soon).

  1. Discover the Hotel Chocolat Cafe

Visit the new Hotel Chocolat and the Velvetiser Café, serving iconic Velvetised™ drinking chocolate and other hot drinks. Guests can select from thousands of combinations to personalize their drink including 18 flavours served hot, over ice or as a Choc Shake with dairy milk or a plant-based alternative, plus a variety of toppings.

2.See big new movies at Vue Cinema

Photo of boy and girl in movie theatre watching a film
Image provided by Vue Cinema

Book your seats online for only £4.99 or make the most of Mini Mornings on Saturday and Sundays with movie tickets to classic and new children’s films and cartoons for only £2.49 for both adults and kids at Vue.

If you buy any products from Compare the Market, you can also enjoy Meerkat Movies for a whole year with 2-for-1 tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday while Tastecard and AA members get 50% off. Get booking now is our advice.

3. The best places to eat with family menus and offers for kids

Photo of Leopardo chef making a pizza
Image provided by Leopardo Pizza

Glasgow Fort is home to some of the most children-friendly places to eat on the planet. Discover brilliant discounted children’s menus all year round at Asda Cafe Living (where kids can eat for £1 and children under 18 months can get a free Ella’s pouch with any purchase), TGI Fridays, Nando’s and Pizza Hut.

Don’t miss the brilliant kids’ menu at Leopardo Pizza (the pizzas come in the shape of leopard cubs and there are free activity packs too) while Stack & Still offer kids under 10 one pancake with two toppings and soft drink for just £5.45 (with a full-paying adult). Our cafes and restaurants (including Greggs, Fuel Juice Bar and Frankie & Benny’s) also offer student discounts.

During the school holidays, kids can eat for free or for just £1 at leading cafes and restaurants at Glasgow Fort so keep an eye on our offers page.

4. Discover smart shopping with the kids at Glasgow Fort

Two young children modelling H&M clothing
Image provided by H&M

We’re home to some of the best fashion, beauty, food and gifting stores in Glasgow making Click & Collect and everyday shopping easy. There are also plenty of purse-friendly clothes and shoes stores for kids including Foot Locker, H&M, Mamas & Papas, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, New Look, schuh kids, Zara and River Island if you need to pick things up while you’re here with the family.

Also, don’t miss our kid-friendly stores: Smyth’s Toys is full of exciting toys and gifts for all budgets while Poundland has lots of ideas for crafting and art. Or, have a fun time picking bedtime reading at Waterstones.

Keep an eye on our offers page for the latest deals, menus and ways to shop and enjoy delicious food and drink all year round. Don’t forget there are always exclusive discounts for students, Blue Light card holders and NHS workers plus there are plenty of loyalty memberships to take advantage of.

5. Easy parking and the best ways to get to Glasgow Fort

It’s super easy for families to get here. There are 2,500 free car parking spaces available with plenty of disabled and parent-and-child parking. We have four POD Point electric vehicle charging points located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park too.

To get to Glasgow Fort by train, take the train to Easterhouse rail station from Glasgow Queen Street which run every 20 minutes. To check train times, visit the National Rail website. Buses run to and from Glasgow Fort frequently – find our bus services here.

Watch this space for new openings coming in 2023.

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