Calderglen Country Park has a children's zoo, tropical glasshouse, ornamental gardens, nature trails, adventure & toddler Play areas, Gift shop, Cafe, exhibition gallery, Golf Course and a whole lot more.
The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde. The Glen extends over 5 km and has many attractive waterfalls and important geological features. The northern section of the park is a Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Many of the park's attractions include:
Zoo: A day at Calderglen Zoo will allow you and your family to discover a range of exotic and endangered animals including Owls, Marmosets, Wallabies and the ever popular and watchful Meerkats.
Animal Experiences: Be little zoo keeper experience what it is like to be a zoo keeper for a day. Feed pigs, Coatis and Meerkats, handle a snake, cockroach and clean out some animal enclosures to show off your true Zoo keeper skills. 7 to 14 year olds. Wild Breakfast an Exclusive tour of the zoo before we open and the chance to feed some of our animals their breakfast. Animal adoption would you like to befriend a boa? Be best pals with a pig? or be mates with a Meerkat. Adopt an animal and you will be helping us look after them. Adoption pack includes: Photograph, factsheet, updates 2 free adult passes to the zoo. Feeding times Check out or information boards in the conservatory for details of animal feeding times each day.
The Gift Shop: This well stocked shop offers goods ranging from contemporary designer jewellery and unique gifts to locally produced sweets and pocket money toys.
Nature Trails: There are over eight miles of nature trails at Calderglen. where nature lovers and ramblers alike can enjoy a walk through the woods or along the banks of the River Calder.
Conservatory / Gardens: Take a break from the weather and visit the Conservatory with its tropical displays of plants from around the world and an Ornamental Garden, a must see especially for any keen gardener.
The Courtyard Café: Offers a wide range of tempting hot and cold snacks or something more substantial with their daily specials within a welcoming atmosphere, where staff pride themselves on their customer service.
Play area: For younger children we have a dedicated play area, while for older children the more demanding adventure play area will provide hours of fun for all children.
Calderglen Park events programme offers a fun packed diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year. More information can be found on their website.