Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction based in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire featuring a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Adventure Play Area and more!

Calderglen Country Park

About Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ
01355236644
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Calderglen Country Park attractions include a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Ornamental Gardens, Nature Trails and Walks, Courtyard Cafe, Toddlers' Play Area, Adventure Play Area and a 18 hole golf course.

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 5km and has many attractive waterfalls and important geological features.

Calderglen offers a fun packed, diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year. Why not come along and discover Calderglen's events including:

• Children's craft workshops
• Animal activities
• Guided talks and tours
• Treasure hunts
• Seasonal themed events
• Art and photographic displays
• Environmental education

Calderglen Children's Zoo
Calderglen children's zoo opened in 1982 and is home to over 50 different species, some of which are critically endangered. Being about an acre in size, the zoo specialises in small creatures and amongst the ornamental gardens and Conservatory you'll discover meerkats, families of monkeys, noisy Kookaburras, cheeky Ring-tailed Coati, and Burrowing Owls. Come and meet the smallest tortoise and the rarest bird and find out how Calderglen is helping to conserve these endangered animals and about our work with the British and Irish Associations of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA).

Look out for our notice board for details of afternoon feeding times when you have the chance to talk to the keepers about some of the animals.

Calderglen Conservatory and Gift Shop
Opening hours: Every day 10am-5pm (last entry 5pm) £1.40 adult, 50p child, free for under 3s for entry to Zoo and Conservatory.

The conservatory: The conservatory is home to our tropical plant collection with plants and animals from all around the world. The plants are divided into the continents: South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia. There is also a large cactus collection along with a banana grove and interactive rainforest tree. Both our Animal Keepers and Horticultural staff run various events and activates throughout the year from the conservatory and it is the gate way to the ornamental gardens and zoo.

Gift shop: Situated in the Conservatory, It is the first port of call for visitors to gain entry to the zoo and gardens and get information about the park. The gift shop is packed with a wide range of souvenirs, preserves, confectionery as well as pocket money gifts for children.

Disabled access
Disabled parking and toilet facilities are available within the park and are signposted on the information boards throughout the park.

Additional information
Calderglen is also home to Torrance House 18 hole Golf course and Club house, East Kilbride Sports Club and K Park Training Academy.

Upcoming Events at Calderglen Country Park

Calderstock

Calderstock

26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Come along to Calderglen Country Park for Calderstock... a free music and arts event for all the family to enjoy!
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!

30th May 2018
Join the East Kilbride Libraries team for a Bear Hunt at Calderglen Country Park on Wednesday 30th May!
Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

16th June 2018
Come along to the launch of SLLC Libraries Summer Reading Challenge at Calderglen Country Park on Saturday 16th June!
Little Red Riding Hood and Sports Day

Little Red Riding Hood and Sports Day

20th June 2018
Join the East Kilbride Libraries Team at Calderglen Country Park for their Little Red Riding Hood and Sports Day event on Wednesday 20th June!
Summer Bugs and Beasties Hunt

Summer Bugs and Beasties Hunt

29th June 2018 - 27th August 2018
Come along to Calderglen Country Park this Summer, search the Conservatory, gardens and zoo and try and solve the Bugs and Beasties Hunt!
Calderglen Family Fun Day

Calderglen Family Fun Day

1st July 2018
Calderglen's flagship event, the Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st July, is a fantastic Summer day out for everyone!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

2nd July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Calderglen Zoo Summer School

Calderglen Zoo Summer School

2nd July 2018 - 6th July 2018
Take part in scavenger hunts, animal handling and craft sessions at Calderglen Zoo's annual Summer School!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

4th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Spikey Stems & Curious Cacti

Spikey Stems & Curious Cacti

8th July 2018
Head along to Calderglen Country Park and learn all about cacti and even bag yourself one or two to take home!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

9th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Peppa in the Park

Peppa in the Park

11th July 2018
Join East Kilbride Libraries Team for a day of all things Peppa Pig at Calderglen Country Park on Wednesday 11th July!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

11th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

16th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

18th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

23rd July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

25th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

30th July 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

1st August 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

6th August 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

8th August 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

13th August 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

15th August 2018
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!

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