20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Glasgow Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Glasgow

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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Kids on bikes at Reidvale Adventure Play in Glasgow

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...

Family at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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...

Swimming pool at Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre in Glasgow

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...

Maple trees at Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock

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...

Field at Barshaw Park in Paisley

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...

People sailing at James Hamilton Heritage Park in East Kilbride

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...

Girls running on woodland walk at Drumpellier Country Park in Coatbridge

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...

Entrance to Mugdock Country Park in Glasgow

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...

Trees at Gleniffer Braes Country Park in Paisley

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...

Frog at Calderglen Country Park in East Kilbride

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...

Kids on bikes at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell

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...

Gardens at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton

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...

Girls on playground at Palacerigg Country Park in Cumbernauld

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...

River Clyde at Strathaven Park

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...

Kids on space hoppers at Finlaystone Country Estate in Glasgow

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...

Woodland walk with bluebells at Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve

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...

Outside view of Balloch Castle at Balloch Castle Country Park in Loch Lomond

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'...

Event day at Dean Castle Country Park in Kelmarnock

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...

Chinese Guardian Lion stone at Dollar Park in Falkirk

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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