Calderglen Country Park & Zoo
Calderglen Country Park has a children's zoo, tropical glasshouse, ornamental gardens, nature trails, adventure & toddler Play areas, Gift shop, Cafe, exhibition gallery, Golf Course and a whole lot more.
The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde. The Glen extends over 5 km and has many attractive waterfalls and important geological features. The northern section of the park is a Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Many of the park's attractions include:
Zoo: A day at Calderglen Zoo will allow you and your family to discover a range of exotic and endangered animals including Owls, Marmosets, Wallabies and the ever popular and watchful Meerkats.
Animal Experiences: Be little zoo keeper experience what it is like to be a zoo keeper for a day. Feed guinea pigs, Coatis and Meerkats, handle a snake, cockroach and clean out some animal enclosures to show off your true Zoo keeper skills. 7 to 14 year olds. Wild Breakfast an Exclusive tour of the zoo before we open and the chance to feed some of our animals their breakfast. We also offer formal packages for schools nursery groups so get in touch if you are interested. If you just want to see some fascinating animals like Kookaburras, Cara Cara, Coatis, Malawi cichlids, Meerkats or something more familiar like Rabbits and Guinea pigs we would love to see you.
The Gift Shop: This well stocked shop offers goods ranging from contemporary designer jewellery and unique gifts to locally produced sweets and pocket money toys.
Nature Trails: There are over eight miles of nature trails at Calderglen. where nature lovers and ramblers alike can enjoy a walk through the woods or along the banks of the River Calder.
Conservatory / Gardens: Take a break from the weather and visit the Conservatory with its tropical displays of plants from around the world and an Ornamental Garden, a must see especially for any keen gardener.
The Courtyard Café: Offers a wide range of tempting hot and cold snacks or something more substantial with their daily specials within a welcoming atmosphere, where staff pride themselves on their customer service.
Play area: For younger children we have a dedicated play area, while for older children the more demanding adventure play area will provide hours of fun for all children.
Calderglen Park events programme offers a fun packed diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year. More information can be found on their website.
When thinking of Glasgow and its surrounding areas, you think of a built up city, high rise flats and the once thriving ship yards. But a world away from all that and only a short distance, is Calderglen Country Park, complete with it’s well thought out golf course. With so much to do here, you’ll be spoilt for choice and with a very courteous and helpful team of staff, nothing is too much trouble for them. The Country Park also boasts its own reasonably priced Zoo and Tropical Conservatory, with a whole range of animals and creatures of all descriptions, you’ll be hard pushed to find something that doesn’t take your fancy. All in all, you’ll have a wonderful time here and despite there being some great food facilities onsite, they do also encourage picnics. Calderglen Country Park has well earned our hidden gem award for family fun, so why don’t you go and see for yourself.- Top 100 Review
East Kilbride, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley , G75 0QZ
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