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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Glasgow in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 55 Glasgow parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Reidvale Adventure Play

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Reidvale Adventure Play offers a safe, supervised and integrated play space, designed to explore and discover the outdoors to boost confidence and pr...

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is known internationally for its impressive glass houses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from arou...

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre is a park with Glen Nature Walk, Children's Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which...

Rouken Glen Park

  • Giffnock
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Roll together flora, some fauna and tonnes of fun at Rouken Glen Park. It’s a site of special natural beauty with plenty of seasonal treats; perfect...

Barshaw Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Paisley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Barshaw Park has a wide variety of facilities to suit all age groups. Walled garden: consists of herbaceous and shrub borders and provides plenty of...

James Hamilton Heritage Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • East Kilbride
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

James Hamilton Heritage Park is a 4 Star Visit Scotland accredited activity centre just waiting to get you started on your next new adrenaline hobby...

Drumpellier Country Park

  • Coatbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Drumpellier Country Park has over 500 acres to explore, plus a Visitor Centre, Peace Garden, nature trails, picnic spots and children's play areas. I...

Mugdock Country Park

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There is something for everyone at Mugdock Country Park. Get involved in archery (on special event days), explore the castle or take part in the hist...



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Gleniffer Braes Country Park

  • Paisley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Glennifer Braes has the following attractions and activities. Recreation: Woodland walks, wonderful views, peace and quiet, wide open spaces, moorlan...

Calderglen Country Park

  • East Kilbride
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The understated Calderglen Country Park is a much more rounded day than it sounds, boasting Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouses, 2 Adventure Play Ar...

Strathclyde Country Park

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Strathclyde Country Park 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde surrounding Strathclyde Loch as the focal point for water and l...

Chatelherault Country Park

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chatelherault Country Park built as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton in 1732. The restored buildings are now home to a Visi...

Palacerigg Country Park

  • Cumbernauld
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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 al...

Strathaven Park

  • Strathaven
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Strathaven Park is a beautiful place to visit and a great day out for you and your children. Facilities include a boating pond, two bowling greens, c...

Causewayhead Park

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There's a great adventure playground at Causewayhead Park amidst plenty of green space, ideal for a traditional style family day out with games and a...

Finlaystone Country Estate

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Let imaginations run wild at this woodland adventure. Finlaystone Country Estate invites all Lords and Ladies to come down for some magical, outdoor...

Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve

  • Loch Lomond
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve is a delight for twitchers, mini beasts enthusiasts and general nature lovers, but this is proper countryside so...

Balloch Castle Country Park

  • Loch Lomond
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Balloch Castle Country Park it's worth noting that there's nothing really left of the castle itself, but the park is lovely and has a great kids'...

Dean Castle Country Park

  • Kilmarnock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dean Castle Country Park offers a fantastic and fun family day out and it is free to visit! The park covers over 200 acres, with something for everyo...

Dollar Park1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Falkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dollar Park is a striking area of mature parkland with a good many horticultural attractions that's situated nice and close to Falkirk's town centre,...

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