A jaw dropping sight is waiting for you at Scotland’s most exciting visitor attraction, ‘The Kelpies’. Situated in a new parkland called The Helix, two 30-metre-high horse sculptures are the largest of their type in the world and dominate the skyline. You can go inside and enjoy a guided tour of the horse sculptures, but advance booking is advised due to their popularity.
The journey to the park located between Falkirk and Grangemouth takes about 40 minutes from Glasgow by car, and when you get there, you can enjoy endless walking and bike trails as well a visitor centre and café on site for refreshments.
Glasgow is full of hidden gems and one such place is Glasgow Green, located on 136 acres within easy reach of the city centre, at Saltmarket. One of the city’s oldest parks, make sure to check out the People’s Palace and Winter Garden. (Subject to opening times). Take some time out to mingle with the locals and if you have little ones, they will love the play area and village, while Football pitches can be prebooked in advance for a kick about! It’s a cliché but there is ‘Something for everyone’
Calderglen Country Park
Calderglen Country Park is a place you’ll be glad to know about before or during your visit to Glasgow. The country park is in East Kilbride and is packed with things to do and experience. Key highlights are the children’s zoo and tropical conservatory, toddlers and children’s play areas, and even an 18-hole golf course for the grownups! Enjoy the scenic walking and nature trails that adjoin the Rotten Calder River. Seasonal opening hours vary, so check the link above for up-to-date admission times.