Upcoming highlights in Glasgow

The best things to do this summer

Highlights from across Glasgow

There is so much going on in Glasgow this month, from the European Championships to RAF100. We have rounded up seven of the best events and offers so you don’t miss out.

LEGO Ocean Explorers at Sea Life Loch Lomond

Every day until 12 August, admission to Sea Life Loch Lomond includes the chance to become a LEGO Ocean Explorer. Find the missing LEGO pieces throughout the aquarium and become a LEGO Junior Diver. If you complete the quiz trail, you’ll get your very own LEGO Diver mini figure to take home! Plus, there is even more LEGO fun on the 3rd floor Activity Zone.

Top Tip: Present our Glasgow’s Leading Attractions leaflet at the front desk to save 40% on admission to Sea Life. Our leaflet is available at leaflet stands around the city and on the ground floor of Sea Life.

European Championships

#TheMoment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: the inaugural European Championships – a new multi-sport event bringing together the continent’s leading sports. Six championships will be held right here in Glasgow: aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing, and triathlon. Until 12 August the city is transformed into a giant sporting arena and cultural festival.

We’re proud to offer all European Championship ticket holders exclusive discounts to the best attractions in the city! Save 50% off admission to Glasgow Science Centre, 20% off Celtic Park Stadium Tours and many more. Visit the European Championship website for full details.

Haven’t got tickets yet? There’s still time to secure yours

Making The Glasgow Style Exhibition

2018 marks the 150th birthday of Glasgow’s most renowned architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. One of the highlights of the year’s celebrations is the ‘Making the Glasgow Style’ exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which looks at Mackintosh’s work in the context of the city and his contemporaries: the Glasgow four. The exhibition closes on 14 August and costs £7 to enter. If you’re especially keen to learn more about Mackintosh’s life and style, pop along to Scotland Street School Museum on Wednesday 8 August at 2pm for a free Mackintosh anniversary talk.

Sweeney’s Evening Cruise

There is no better way to make the most of the last of the summer evenings than a sunset cruise on Loch Lomond. Sweeney’s Cruise Company offer their Evening Cruise on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August so there are just a few more dates available until next year. Departing at 7pm from Balloch, this exquisite 75-minute cruise features historical commentary, breath-taking scenery and a fully-stocked bar. Priced £15 per adult and £7.50 per child (under 5s go free).

The Beach at Soar Intu Braehead

The best of the summer weather may be behind us but that doesn’t mean we can’t still hit the beach! Soar at Intu Braehead have brought back their indoor beach this summer by popular demand. There is buckets and spades, games and plenty of fun to keep the kids amused. As Scotland’s leading indoor entertainment destination, there is also a cinema, snow slope, bowling, climbzone, laser tag and 16 restaurants at Soar. It is the perfect rainy day out.

RAF100 Aircraft Tour at Glasgow Science Centre

31 August – 2 September is set to be a jam-packed weekend at Glasgow Science Centre as they host a display of aircraft through the ages, from First World War planes to present day. The Sopwith Snipe, Spitfire, Harrier ‘jump jet’ and the lates F35 Lightning will be showcased complete with crews in uniform of each period to answer your questions! There will also be lots of Science and Engineering activities to get involved in. Be sure to keep an eye on GSC’s website for all the latest information on what is set to be a spectacular event.

Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Stadium Tour

We’ve just launched our latest exclusive offer: enjoy 2 for 1 admission to Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Stadium Tour when you quote Glasgow’s Leading Attractions/ GLA upon booking until 31 December. Learn about Scottish football since its inception, follow its international spread and influence, play table football and Xbox, see the Hall of Fame and go behind the scenes at the home of Scottish football.  A new exhibition – ‘The Internationalists: Scotland’s Story on the World Stage’ – has also just opened, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of our offer.

There is so much going on in Glasgow this month the only problem you might have is fitting everything in!

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Michael Hayes