Barshaw Park (4 miles)
A 55 acre traditional park located 1 mile east from the centre of Paisley, Renfrewshire. The recreational ground provides facilities suitable for all age groups to enjoy including walks, walled garden, nature corner, play area and many more. Attached to the park is also an 18 hole golf course.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens (5 miles)
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Beautiful and interesting plant experience in a series of landscaped gardens with a special children's garden and an adventure play area as well as an informative visitor centre.
Mugdock Country Park (6 miles)
Mugdock Country Park
Get involved in cycling, archery, explore the castle or take part in the history trail, scavenger hunt, orienteering or tree trail, plus both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure trail for older children.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park (6 miles)
Gleniffer Braes Country Park
Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of Paisley .
Pollok Country Park (7 miles)
Pollok Country Park
Pollok Country Park has been voted the Best Park in Britain 2007, and Europe's Best Park 2008. You can see Highland Cattle, Heavy Horses, woodland / riverside walks. Pollok House, formal gardens, a play park for children and a mountain bike circuit.
Rouken Glen Park (8 miles)
Rouken Glen Park
Walking trails through the woods, a great adventure play area, a skate park, five a side football pitches and a summer boating pond.
Finlaystone Country Estate (9 miles)
Finlaystone Country Estate
Follow the children's trail around the wood to find the seven play areas. Recent sightings of note around the estate have included roe deer, buzzard, waxwings, woodcock, snipe, grey squirrel, fieldfares, red wings, dipper and bullfinch.
Balloch Castle Country Park (11 miles)
Balloch Castle Country Park
Nice for exploring and has a great enclosed play area, there are ruins dotted about and a beautiful walled garden. Not a full day's worth but a nice spot for a picnic and some kite flying.
James Hamilton Heritage Park (11 miles)
James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage Park is a 4 Star Visit Scotland accredited activity centre. The park features a 16acre loch which provides beautiful and tranquil surroundings for our exciting range of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. Taster sessions are available so that you can get a feel for various water sports and both junior and adult courses are provided to help you progress.
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve (11 miles)
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
A great day out for birdwatchers with seasonal delights including whooper swans and great crested grebes as well as the occasional otter. Visitor centre and trails.
Ardardan Estate (12 miles)
Although it is a working farm actual animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less expectant kids.
Calderglen Country Park (14 miles)
Calderglen Country Park
A visitor centre, courtyard cafe, children's zoo, play area, nature trails and ornamental garden.There's over over 8 miles of nature trails at Calderglen.
Battery Park (16 miles)
There are two children's play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure's astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
Gourock Park (17 miles)
Young children can enjoy the pets’ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Palacerigg Country Park (17 miles)
Palacerigg Country Park
More than 300 hectares of great outdoors with rare breeds and an array of wild life to see and plenty to explore.
Chatelherault Country Park (18 miles)
Chatelherault Country Park
Described as a Jewel in the Landscape, Chatelherault is a beautiful park with wonderful walks and places for kids to explore.
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre (19 miles)
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
David Marshall Lodge visitor centre is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The Carnegie Trust gifted the centre to the Forestry Commission in 1960. Its location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
Dean Castle Country Park (19 miles)
Dean Castle Country Park
The Country Park, covering over 200 acres, boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.
Strathaven Park (20 miles)
Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.
Causewayhead Park (21 miles)
Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Eglinton Country Park (21 miles)
Eglinton Country Park
There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of children's play areas to span all ages.
Benmore Botanic Garden (24 miles)
Benmore Botanic Garden
In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
Dollar Park (24 miles)
A beautiful park with play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Argyll Forest Park (25 miles)
Argyll Forest Park
A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
Polkemmet Country Park (26 miles)
Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn.
Zetland Park (28 miles)
Great place to take the fkis for a family day out - things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area.
Beecraigs Country Park (32 miles)
Beecraigs Country Park
Colour coded trails lead you through the park that take you to the adventure playground and deer farm. The play park has activities to suit all ages. You can cycle along forest paths or ride on horses.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (32 miles)
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens
An outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the tallest tree in Britain! Apparently very abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and binoculars.
Almond Valley Heritage Trust (33 miles)
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Kids can let off steam and engage their imagination in a range of unique play facilities including a simulated archaeological dig, a play mine, toy tractors, pedal carts and trampolines. Nestled in a pleasant riverside site with woods and green spaces that extend for almost a mile, there's so to do and see.
Crarae Gardens (36 miles)
Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. Plus you may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will certainly see a huge variety of birds. Apparently it's also abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and your binoculars!
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park (36 miles)
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park
Woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas and seating and barbecue facilities (pre booking required to BBQ). The Park's Visitor Centre also has an aquarium, audio/visual and classroom facilities.
Riverside Park (51 miles)
Has pleasant woodland walks, pond, several play areas and sculptures, and also cricket pitch, football facilities and skateboard facilities.
Kailzie Gardens (52 miles)
15 acres of garden for woodland and burnside walks.Large walled garden containing herbaceous borders, formal rose garden, greenhouses and much more including a children's corner.
Dalkeith Country Estate (53 miles)
Dalkeith Country Estate
From quiet woodland walks to the rough and tumble of the adventure playground; from a riverside picnic to the Stable Yard Tearoom; there is definitely something for everyone at Dalkeith Country Estate.
Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve (54 miles)
Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve
Don’t miss the chance to take the short walk up to the viewpoint, or for a real treat climb up the path at the side of the waterfall and behind it to its source, Loch Skeen. Keep an eye out for peregrines, ring ouzels and feral goats! The property extends to White Coomb, the highest hill in Dumfriesshire.
Vogrie Country Park (55 miles)
Vogrie Country Park
is a beautiful Victorian parkland estate which is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside. Facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, over 4 miles of woodland walks, water features, a miniature railway and the Cedar Tree Cafe.
Muddy Boots (56 miles)
As well as the farm shop itself and a large cafe with kids' menu there is children's entertainment in the form of an under 7's outdoor play area, trike tracks, quad train and more! They also do pottery painting and ceramic work, plus parties and regular family oriented events.
Red Deer Range Trail (57 miles)
Red Deer Range Trail
Follow this short trail for wonderful views of red deer in their natural environment. If it's raining you can now take shelter in their new hide which is located at the viewpoint!
Castledykes Park (65 miles)
A great children’s play area within its picturesque grounds and a range of other activities are available whatever your age, including tennis, bowling, putting and trampolining.
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (66 miles)
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Calling all explorers! 300 square miles of hills and woodlands, cycle and hiking trails, with scattered sculptures and features for the kids to discover. Also has a great woodland play area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Clydebank with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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