BBC Radio Scotland – City Break with Tots

vintage-1216720_1280This time on Radio Scotland Fiona Stalker and I chatted about embarking on a City Break with cherubs – it’s not like the old days when you got a tiny, trendy apartment, drank in the latest bars and slept in.  Things have changed.  I overdid things a bit when we were in Turin so I learnt my lesson and tried to have a more chilled time when we hit Glasgow.  Find out more by clicking here then go to 00.24.00-00.31.20 to listen.


Kelvingrove Museum

Sites we discussed include the Science Centre on the river, the Kelvingrove Museum and park, the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green (and the epic playpark) and the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.


We ate in Fanelli’s in Merchant Square and Bill’s on West Nile Street and stayed in the Travelodge on Queen Street.


Epic play park on Glasgow Green


Enjoy your travels.









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    Laura Simpson

    June 11, 2016

    Any tips for younger ones? We’re going to Glasgow next week with our 8 month old:)

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      June 12, 2016

      My youngest is 15 months so 8 months old doesn’t seem that long ago to me 🙂 The Science Centre did have a dedicated soft play area for babies so that was a bonus. My baby also loved the planetarium as he was transfixed.
      The Kelvingrove Museum is interesting for all, esp the animals, but in the park adjacent is a great playground for young children/babies too so you could combine it all.
      The Wonder World Adventure Centre is meant to be a massive soft play but I’ve never been myself. Have a great time.

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    Clare Thomson

    June 21, 2016

    I agree that it’s much easier and more fun for parents and children when you chill out a bit more when travelling with kids. Great to hear you enjoyed Glasgow – it’s a gorgeous city. #citytripping

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      June 21, 2016

      We were ridiculously lucky with the weather too, it’s been Costa del Glasgow for weeks here. Sunshine is always a plus.

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      June 21, 2016

      Yes, you see things at a different pace with children.

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    June 21, 2016

    It’s one of the biggest changes I’ve found, I think, that you have to slow down – there really aren’t that many things you absolutely can’t do with kids (some easier than others at different ages, admittedly) but when they’re little, you can’t pack too much in otherwise that’s a recipe for meltdown. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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    June 21, 2016

    Glasgow is such a fun city isn’t it. I visited some friends living there back in my single days and we had a blast so it is great to know there are plenty of things to do with kids there too. I’m looking forward to a visit soon #citytripping

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    Wander Mum

    June 23, 2016

    Great segment on BBC radio! You definitely can’t cram too much in on city breaks with children and eating out with children can be a bit more of a challenge but, I agree, somewhere with a bit of space is great. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

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