Calderglen country park is only really a country park by virtue of the fact that a burgeoning East Kilbride hasn't quite swallowed it up yet I'm guessing that in a few years this'll be an oasis in a concrete jungle and will be all the more valuable for it.
As it stands this is a really good park with well marked walks through woods and up and down the sides of the river that runs through the park. Many of the walks can be muddy, but then this is why the retail gods gave us welly boots and kids like nothing more than jumping in the mud and dogs seemingly like nothing more than rolling in it.
The park also has a kids zoo with such exciting creatures as guinea pigs! All in all you find a wide variety of people using this park including those who wish to make use of it's sporting facilities.
Went here as a kid and had to take my children back, great wee park. Good for walks and interaction with small animals/pet zoo. T.
ere are plenty of picnic areas and the views/scenery is beautiful,
The kids enjoyed the play area.
No shop that I can think of so make sure you have plenty of drinks etc for the kids especially on a hot day.
Calderglen country park is a great place with plenty to keep the kids occupied. There is a small animal zoo with rabbits , birds, guinnea pigs etc.
There are over eight miles of nature trails at Calderglen through the woods and along the banks of the River Calder
There are plenty of picnic areas, and there is also a lovely little cafe in the courtyard that has some good home baking. There is a wee gift shop here as well
The conservatory is home to a varied collection of plants and animals from around the world
Calderglen is a great place for walks. The children's zoo is always a must for our family. The animals look well cared for. The greenhouse with the cacti is also quite spectacular.
There are many trails for running, not so good with a pram but if the weather has been dry it is definitely passable.
There is a large children's play area which is well equipped. When you have done enough walking, running and playing there is a cafe and a gift shop. A great morning or afternoon out for the whole family.
nice surroundings - unfortunately, when i was there a big fight between 2 groups of local (??) gangs (??), including broken bottles and baseball bats, went on (on a nice sunny sunday afternoon) - not sure thats the right place to take your kids to. certainly improvable from this perspective.
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