Once you see an image of the Kelpies from afar, it’s one you won’t forget. Driving you will arrive at the Kelpies and The Helix Park in about 40 minutes. The amazing equine sculptures are mesmerising, and tours are available, however prebooking is recommended such is their popularity. Adjacent to the Kelpies is 26 kilometres of countryside and walking / bike trails to enjoy.
It is incredible to think that this park is Glasgow’s oldest park that spans 136 acres. Within easy reach of the city centre, it is located on the east side of Glasgow, and is proud of its green flag status, awarded in 2011. Watch out for regular events and festivals that pop up from time to time. Most visitors always enjoy a stroll around the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Open daily
Calderglen Country Park
A day trip to East Kilbride stopping off at Calderglen Country Park is a delightful way to spend a day with or without the kids. Nestled in a lovely part of the countryside, you’ll be at one with nature as you stroll along nature trails or marvel at the wildlife around. The children’s zoo and courtyard café are popular areas and tend to get busy later in the day. Admission is reasonable with tickets starting from only £1.95 for an adult and 95p for a child. Under 3’s are free.