Tourist at Home – Our Trip to The Tall Ship

‘Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers’

There is something wonderful about an adventure, the planning and excitement of it all makes me feel all giddy and childlike. Something I am guilty of however is not being enough of a tourist in my home country and city. Glasgow has such a wealth of sights to see and events happening constantly that I (and so many others) don’t take enough advantage of.

When Glasgow’s Leading Attractions invited me to plan a day out with my family at one of their fantastic attractions I jumped at the chance! For those unaware, GLA is a collection of the best things to see and do in and around the city. They offer curated itineraries to help you make your way around all the wonderful things Glasgow has to offer.

What We Got Up To…

Prof HH Party

As part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival there was a kids comedy show taking place at The Tall Ship – Professor Heinsenhoff’s 125th Birthday Party. An interactive, silly, show with a zany Professor who happens to be the Musical Statues Champion of 1986. Harrison was a little young to really get involved with the party games but he loved the disco lights, music and clapped along with all the older kids. The professor was genuinely funny with plenty of off the cuff humour for the adults to enjoy too. The professor and some of his colleagues have another show coming up next week all about global warming! Event link here

Once the party was over we took the opportunity to have a wander around the Tall Ship itself and the neighbouring Riverside Museum which are both FREE to enter and have masses of interesting things to see and do for big and little kids alike.

Tourist at Home

Lunch Date

As part of our day out being a Glasgow Tourist Glasgow’s Restaurant Association sorted out a visit to The Square Bar and Restaurant in Broomhill. This place is a hidden gem, situated in a wee retail area (with parking!) off the usual beaten west end track.

Copper Lighting

They have a gorgeous copper-toned decor and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. The menu has loads of options from a quick snack to a proper meal and the kids menu is simple but offers ‘real’ food!

Kids Fish and ChipsMac and cheeseFilo Salmon

Harrison had the fish and chips which I stole a fair bit of myself as it was delicious! They provided a really generous portion which also included tartare sauce and mushy peas which was a nice touch as often these things are left off of kids portions.

I was suffering a mild hangover so was pretty excited to see my go to comfort food of Mac n Cheese with fries on the menu. Alongside a large fresh orange and lemonade, it certainly cured me!

Colin went slightly less ‘pub grub’ at the suggestion of the waitress and opted for filo wrapped salmon with fresh veg and mash. I think he was pretty pleased with this choice as his plate was totally clean by the end!

Family Day

We had such a lovely day eating and sight seeing around the west end of Glasgow, I would highly recommend trying to be a tourist in your home city at least once in a while. Our hosts for the day were so kind and made it a truly memorable family day out for us. Keep your eyes peeled for more home town tourist suggestions as we have several other days out planned in the run up to the summer holidays!

K x

Our day out and lunch were gifted to us from Glasgow’s Leading Attractions and Glasgow’s Restaurant Association. While this was a very kind gift, all wording, opinions and photography is my own.


  1. 21/03/2018 / 9:13 am

    Home touring is certainly a wonderful way to get out and learn a few things. Looks like a fab day xo

  2. 21/03/2018 / 10:07 am

    I’ve never been to Glasgow, so thanks for sharing what you got up to. We’re having a holiday week at home next week and I’m looking for interesting things to do locally because I’m sure we just pass all kinds of interesting stuff by on our day-to-day journeys without noticing what’s on our doorstep.

  3. 21/03/2018 / 12:15 pm

    Home touring is such a fun thing to do! I’ve tried to visit the museum here several times, but they were only open at odd hours then they closed for renovations. When they finally opened again me, my boyfriend & our daughter went & we had a great time 😊

  4. 21/03/2018 / 2:35 pm

    It is so great to not forget about the adventures in your own home, I think it is something we neglect often! Great to know there is a free museum in the area!

  5. 21/03/2018 / 7:36 pm

    All that food looks amazing and what a lovely day out! Also your hair is just bomb xx

    • katibella12
      21/03/2018 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s very sweet xx

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