Calderglen Country Park & Visitor Centre

Parks & Gardens

Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G75 0QZ

    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 guinea 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. We also offer formal packages for schools nursery groups so get in touch if you are interested. If you just want to see some fascinating animals like Kookaburras, Cara Cara, Coatis, Malawi cichlids, Meerkats or something more familiar like Rabbits and Guinea pigs we would love to see you.

    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.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Conservatory and Zoo
    Monday to Sunday
    open 10am to 5pm
    (last entry 4.30pm)
    25th, 26th December 2015,
    1st, 2nd January 2016.
    Under 16's free over 16's £1.30


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area Also designated barbecua area tables fitted with metal plates.


    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome Please advise in advance
    • Groups Welcome Please advise in advance
    • School Groups Welcome Please advise in advance

    Road Directions

    Strathaven Road(A726), approximately 2km from the East Kilbride town centre, and is clearly sign posted. From the town centre, heading south, simply turn left off Strathaven Road (A726) at the end of the dual-carriageway.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
    • There are steps to the main entrance


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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