What summer I hear you cry… I know, what on earth is up with the weather?? One day it’s sunny and we’re out with the BBQ, then the next we’re in waterproofs and wrapped up like it’s winter!
Anyway, we were invited to check out the summer activities at Glasgow Fort, along with a meal at Frankie & Benny’s… of course we said yes! Glasgow Fort is so easily accessible (Junction 10 on the M8), and there is plenty parking with the opening of the multiple storey car park (I struggle to navigate the car park now it’s so huge!).
Glasgow Fort is just getting better and better in my opinion. We started at the cinema and went to see Despicable Me 3; we had taken with us Dawn (The Thing About Chaos) and her daughter so there were 5 of us in total. I was laughing out loud in parts… such good fun and the kids had a blast.
We then had a mooch around the shops and the activities – we did the maze and had a try of the play park (sponsored by SpecSavers). My two chose new pencil cases from Smiggle, and we got some new pencils from Paperchase. If you aren’t all sorted for the schools going back next week, then you’ll be able to get all the uniform, stationery, school bags etc at Glasgow Fort whether you go to M&S, Asda Living, WH Smith, Smiggle etc… it’s all there.
Lastly, we made our way to Frankie & Benny’s for an early dinner. The kids were given a small activity book and pencils to keep them amused, whilst Dawn and I perused the menus. The adult menu is your usual American/Italian food… pasta, pizza, burgers etc. I chose a bacon cheeseburger with a gluten free bun. Dawn picked a chicken dish. Both were served with fries.
In comparison to our last visit, it was the children’s menu that I thought was a big improvement. All kids can choose from a main, two sides, dessert and a drink for either £4.45 (smaller kids) or £7.45 (bigger kids). There is plenty of choice with healthy options available. Smaller main dishes included cod goujons, cheesy tomato pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese amongst others. Similar options were available for the bigger kids, but I assume the portion size is larger. In terms of sides, kids can pick one veggie option (corn on the cob, beans, peas, beans or salad) as well as one carb option (fries, sweet potato fries, waffle fries, baked potato or garlic bread). The dessert choices were immense… no boring ice cream here! Chocolate fudge sundae, cheesecake, fruit skewers or even a mini strawberry freakshake plus multiple others to choose from. Another thoughtful addition is the drinks menu which includes fruit mocktails as well as the usual fruit shoot, milk and fruit juices. There are more pictures on my Instagram – follow me at glasgowmummy.
We all demolished our meals, particularly the desserts (no shock there!). Big thumbs up from the kids for theirs. The grown up meals were good although nothing to write home about – presentation wasn’t great and the GF bun was average but it filled a hole.
Glasgow Fort is certainly worth a visit… you could easily spend most of the day there with the cinema, all the restaurant options and shops. (I was actually back there again since this visit sans children on a hunt for interiors accessories at TK Maxx – it has a huge home section – and I also picked up new shoes for work at M&S).
Disclosure – We received a complimentary meal for the 5 of us. All opinions are our own, and are honest.