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.
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve
This loch is famous for its beautiful wooded shores and islands. The reserve embraces five of the loch's islands, each supporting rich, mature oak woodland.
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.
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.
James Hamilton Heritage Park (12 miles)
James Hamilton Heritage Park
Offering indoor activity centre, outdoor water sports, adventure playgrounds, bird watching, and fun boat hire.
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
Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The 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.
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (29 miles)
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
Breath taking views and amazing wildlife. Explore the site and see what creatures you can discover using provided binoculars and focal points.
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 nicely done 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.
Station Park (54 miles)
Boating lake with a variety of options from plain rowing boat to dragon pedalo! Other activities provided are a full 18 hole putting green, play park, and their one of a kind interactive water feature.
Glengoulandie Country Park (54 miles)
Glengoulandie Country Park
Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats
Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a fishing lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Rod hire also available.
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)
is a family run kids' adventure play centre situated next to a fabulously foody Farm Shop and Cafe. With both indoors and outdoors activities including zorbing, giant jumping pillows, grass sledging, a giant sandpit and giro cars, you have the recipe for endless hours of family fun.
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.
Camperdown Country Park (66 miles)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun-filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Craigtoun Country Park (67 miles)
Craigtoun Country Park
offers a wide range of attractions including acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, adventure playground, Boats and Pedaloes, trampolines, bouncy castle, putting, crazy Golf, pedal cars, cafe and one of Scotland's oldest miniature railways, situated 5 minutes from St Andrews.
Wilton Lodge Park (71 miles)
Wilton Lodge Park
One of the most picturesque town parks in Scotland with its tree lined walks, river, waterfall, formal gardens, museum, glass house and walled gardens. Bowling, putting, crazy golf, tennis courts and cafe also available.
Pease Burn (72 miles)
For a traditional local woodland ramble you literally can't beat this as it's one of the few areas where native woodland can still be found in this area. Great for spotting butterflies.
John Muir Country Park (72 miles)
John Muir Country Park
A great country park with childrens adventure play area, BBQ spots and events all year round!
Agnew Park (73 miles)
Plenty to do here, from karting, putting and pedal boating to tiny cars and a miniature railway, plus play areas!
Cream o Galloway (74 miles)
Cream o Galloway
Our fabulous adventure playground includes the indoor 'Smugglers Warren' with underground tunnels and climbing towers, and the Pirate Ship for Under 6s.
Outside, explore an extensive Play Area including Pedal Karts, Flying Fox, 3D Maze and Viewing Tower.
Choose from 30 ice cream flavours made here on our organic farm.
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
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