- Parks and Playgrounds
- Children's Farms
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
Palacerigg Country Park is set in the hills to the south east of Cumbernauld and has over 300 hectares to explore, plus plenty to see and do. It's also free to visit, although there may be charges for some activities when they're running events.
There are loads of different habitats to explore, including woodland, grassland, and ponds that are full of wildlife to discover! If you fancy a stroll (or ride, permits are available from visitor centre if you can bring your own horse!), there is a 10km network of bridle paths to enjoy, plus nature trails and places of historic interest. Kids of school age may enjoy evidence of peat cutting at Gobhar and fireclay mining at Glencryan, if you learn enough about it to point them out! There is also a treetop walkway offering a bird's eye view which is brilliant for sprightly sorts of all ages and makes for a great family photo backdrop.
Palacerigg also has an animal collection that is unique in Central Scotland and offers a great opportunity to see many rare breeds in addition to other friendly farm animals. The rare breeds include Tamworth pigs, Eriskay ponies, Bagot and Guernsey goats, Scots grey and Scots dumpy poultry and more!
If you would like to more about the area, check out the Visitor Centre, which has displays, interpretative panels and exhibition area. Other facilities and outdoor pursuits include a field archery course, orienteering opportunities (maps available from the visitor centre), a children's play area, golf course, gift shop, cafe, car parks, picnic sites and toilets. So you can really make a day of it!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Cumbernauld, Glasgow and Strathclyde, G67 3HU, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Visitor Centre: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:15
Summer: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:45
Winter: Monday to Sunday 1!:00 - 15:45
Dogs are welcome