Wellness activities in Glasgow
Wellness activities in Glasgow
Looking for a bit of self-care while you’re in Glasgow? We’ve put together our top picks of where you can go to wind down, recharge, and nourish yourself.
Chill out at a spa
Spa at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
For an indulgent afternoon of relaxation, head to the Spa at Blythswood Square in the city centre. Enjoy the thermal suite or book a luxury spa treatment, or both! Some of their packages include dining options in the spa lounge too. The 5-star hotel is also running the city's first outdoor spa, THAW. The pop-up winter spa (on until March 31, 2023) is found in the hotel's secluded courtyard. Visit kimptonblythswoodsquare.com.
PURE Spa on West Nile Street is an award-winning day spa and beauty salon. A stone’s throw from Glasgow’s ‘style mile’, you can conveniently pop in for facials, manicures, pedicures or massages. For full on relaxation, head upstairs to the luxurious day spa. Book now at purespauk.com.
The Gin Spa
Like gin? Like massages? Then try the first ever gin inspired botanical day spa! The Gin Spa in Merchant City offers bespoke spa treatments with botanical ingredients. Treat yourself to a luxury spa day package, including a complimentary gin and tonic. Book now at ginspa.co.uk.
Little Foragers Kitchen
Reconnect with nature and discover the wild edible ingredients that are growing on our doorstep. The Little Foragers Kitchen offer guided group walks where you can learn all about the plants that nourish us. Find out more at thelittleforagerskitchen.com
Parks and Gardens
There’s a reason Glasgow is known as Dear Green Place - there are over 90 parks and gardens in the city! Meet Highland cattle in Pollok Country park, explore hot houses in the Botanic Gardens or take in the views from Cathkin Braes Country Park. Visit our Parks and Gardens page to find out more.
Move your body
Silent Disco Adventures Glasgow
Let your hair down and dance like nobody’s watching with the ultimate feel-good Silent Disco Adventure tour. Sing your heart out and laugh out loud as a team of guides help you make Glasgow your own personal dance floor. Book now at silentadventures.co.uk.
Glasgow Good Move Health Walks
Take in the fresh air and get fit on a health walk. These fun hour-long walks take place all across Glasgow’s parks and gardens and are a great way to meet people. Plus walk leaders are on hand to make sure you’re comfortable and getting the most out of it. Visit glasgowlife.org.uk
to find a walk.
Popular across the UK, Parkruns are free 5km timed events taking place in local parks. All abilities are welcome and the friendly atmosphere means you can focus on releasing those endorphins. Visit parkrun.org.uk to find an event to take part in.
The Climbing Academy at The Newsroom
For those a bit more adventurous, why not try bouldering? Known to be a mindful sport due to the need for focus, The Climbing Academy is a large welcoming centre offering walls for all levels. Visit theclimbingacademy.com to find out more.
Visit our outdoor activities page to find out more about cycling, walking and more adventurous activities in Glasgow.
Relax and centre your mind
The Wee Retreat
Located in the southside, The Wee Retreat is a meditation and well-being centre. They offer mindfulness meditation courses and retreats and is the perfect place to find a moment of calm after a busy day. Check out theweeretreat.co.uk for more information.
Kadampa Meditation Centre
Visit Kadampa Meditation Centre to have a go at finding lasting mental peace. If you’re not ready to take part in a class, you can still enjoy the beautiful shrine and relax in the reading area. Visit meditateinscotland.org to find out more.
For a super nourishing meal, head to Kcal Kitchen in the city centre. Expect protein pancakes, goodness bowls and ‘air fried’ chicken on the menu. For those really into their fitness, the menus breakdown macros so you’ll know exactly what you’re eating. Find out more at kcalkitchen.co.uk.
Sprigg in the city centre specialises in nourishing takeaway food. Enjoy salads, snacks or even build your own lunch bowl with their tasty ingredients. Order in advance if you’re in a rush or just pop in, visit sprigg.co.uk to view the menu.
For the ultimate dose of vitamins and nutrients, head to Juicy in the west end. Enjoy tasty super smoothies and juice cleanses alongside açaí bowls and topless toasts. And if that isn’t enough, the tunes will get you energised! View the menu at imgettingjuicy.com.
Soul Food Kitchen
Soul Food Kitchen in the west end is fully vegan with nutrition at the heart of what they do. Alongside their delicious food menu, you can enjoy juices, smoothies, teas, coffees and kombucha on tap. Visit soulfoodkitchen.co.uk for more details.
For a light plant-based lunch, try Picnic in the Merchant City. Welcoming and relaxed, everything here is fresh, whole, organic and cruelty free. They are also committed to going green so you can enjoy a delicious meal knowing it’s good for the planet too. Find out more at picnic-cafe.co.uk.
Visit our vegan and vegetarian page for more delicious places to eat in Glasgow.
Article last updated: July 2022