The best time to visit Glasgow is between the months of March and August when temperatures reach their peak and daylight hours are long. On the brighter side, the winters are characterized by short days and bitter cold. Many budget airlines have made Glasgow travel relatively affordable all year-round, just be sure to book a car hire Glasgow airport in advance if you’ll need or want to travel using a rental car.
The Summer Holiday Fun at Loch Lomond Shores is happening right now. It started June 26 and will end on the 11th of August. Everything happens in Loch Lomond Shores. Enjoy a wide range of events and activities taking place during the summer that are sure to banish boredom and keep your family or travelling buddies entertained.
- Friday 1st – Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® hands-on station (12-4)
- Sunday 3rd – Farmers Market (10-5), The Walking Theatre Company: Hansel & Gretel (2pm; tickets via itison.com)
- Monday 4th – Ron Ray Magic shows (12-4)
- Wednesday 6th – Song and Dance Factory (12-4)
- Thursday 7th – The Drakes of Hazard Sheepdog Display (12, 1:30 & 3pm)
- Sunday 10th – “Big Shuggie” mascot (12-4)
- Monday 11th – Rainbow Twisters Balloon masterclass (12-4)
- Tuesday 12th – The Regal Storytellers (12-4)
- Friday 15th – Professor Murray Magic (12-3)
- Sunday 17th – Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market (10-5)
- Tuesday 19th – Glitzparty Mickey Mouse look-alike mascot (12-3)
- Wednesday 20th – Ron Ray Magic shows (12-4)
- Thursday 21st – Animal Man’s Mini Zoo (12-4)
- Friday 22nd – Regal Storytellers (12-4)
- Saturday 23rd – Loch Lomond Community Cinema: The Secret Life Of Pets & Alice Through the Looking Gl͏a͏s͏s (tickets via itison.com; includes aquarium entry)
- Monday 25th – “Big Shuggie” mascot (12-4)
- Wednesday 27th – Glitzparty Chase from Paw Patrol look-alike mascot (12-3)
- Friday 29th – Murray Magician (12-3)
- Friday 29th til Sunday 14th August – Loch Lomond Community Cinema: Finding Dory (tickets via itison.com; includes aquarium entry)
- Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July – Artisan Craft Market (10-5)
- Monday 1st until Wednesday 3rd August – Zippos Circus (tickets available via www.zipposcircus.com)
- Monday 1st – “Big Shuggie” mascot (12-4)
- Tuesday 2nd –Rainbow Twisters Arts & Crafts (12-4)
- Thursday 4th – Regal Storytellers (12-4)
- Sunday 7th – Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market (10-5)
- Monday 8th – Drakes of Hazard Dog & Duck Show (12, 1:30 & 3pm)
- Wednesday 10th – The Walking Theatre Company: Treasure Island (2pm; tickets via itison.com)
- Thursday 11th – Regal Storytellers (12-4)
- Sunday 21st – Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market (10-5)
- Saturday 27th – Loch Lomond Community Cinema: Ice Age: Collision Course (tickets via itison.com; includes aquarium entry)
- Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th – Loch Lomond Shores Artisan Crafts Market (10-5)
Know all the events in Glasgow this year here.
Apart from the events, you can also do the following while in this majestic city:
Take a tour around the city. People find it easy to get around the city, but if you’re a traveller here, you can navigate the city through sightseeing buses that offers a colourful and entertaining insight into Glasgow’s culture and history.
The service’s main starting point is in George Square, and you can also get anywhere along the route. It runs daily every minute from 9:30am to 4:30pm. People ages six and over can use the headphone to tune into the bus’s Ghostly Glasgow tour, which narrates the city’s gory, grim and ghoulish past. The one-day ticket costs £12/£6 or £26 family ticket (two adults & three children)
Go for an afternoon tea. For a quick and light refreshment, simply head to the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street. Their afternoon tea is a unique and popular menu item especially with visitors in the city at £12.95 a person.
Go cruising. Go cruising together with your family or a loved one on Glasgow’s River Clyde, which runs through the heart of the city. A day ticket costs £15/£8 and £40 for a family ticket. The trip also includes a stop in the Glasgow Science Centre.
Visit the duke. Your city tour isn’t complete without a trip to the ‘coned’ Duke of Wellington. This statue was erected in 1844 and stands outside the Gallery of Modern Art. They modernized the equestrian statue by adding a cone as its headgear.
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