I had heard big changes have happened in Calderglen Country Park. I was a regular visitor to the park in my childhood and have very happy memories of the place. I decided to see what all the fuss was about as the last time I visited it wasn’t great…but things certainly have changed! The most significant change is to the adventure playground which is almost unrecognisable from the distant memories from my childhood!

There’s so much to keep your budding Indiana Jones’s or Lara Croft’s occupied for hours. There’s Clearly been a significant amount on investment in the park and it shows.

Some other notable attractions are:

  • Children’s Zoo – A day at Calderglen Zoo will allow you and your family to discover a range of exotic and endangered animals including Monkeys, Owls & Meerkats. ADMISSION PRICE £1.30 KIDS UNDER 16 FREE.
  • Animal Experience – If one of your kids sees themselves as a Zookeeper, they can do this for the day. Feed the meekats, handle the snakes, clean out some enclousures. This has to be booked in advance and is for 7-14 year olds.
  • Nature Trails – There are over eight miles of trails at Calderglen where anyone can enjoy a walk in nature through the woods along the river Calder.
  • Conservatory and gardens – Take a break from the bad weather and enjoy the warmth of the conservaroty and tropical plants and walk around the ornamental gardens.
  • The Courtyard cafe – you can order hot and cold food or some homebaking.

Have you been recently? What did you think? Let me know through the comments box below!

L x