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
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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:
Summer Hours
Every day 10:00am-5:30pm (last entry 5:00pm)

Winter Hours
Every day 10:00am-4:00pm (last entry 3:30pm)

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

Summer Dinosaur Hunt

Summer Dinosaur Hunt

29th June 2019 - 1st September 2019
Calderglen Country Park are running another of their popular treasure trails this Summer and this year it's dinosaur themed!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

1st July 2019
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

3rd July 2019
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Calderglen Family Fun Day

Calderglen Family Fun Day

7th July 2019
Calderglen's flagship event, the Family Fun Day on Sunday 7th July, is a fantastic Summer day out for everyone!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

8th July 2019
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

10th July 2019
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Little Explorer’s Outdoor Adventures

Little Explorer’s Outdoor Adventures

15th July 2019 - 19th July 2019
Explore the great outdoors this Summer with Calderglen Country Park's outdoor play programme - Little Explorer's Outdoor Adventures!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

15th July 2019
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

17th July 2019
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Calderglen Zoo Summer School

Calderglen Zoo Summer School

22nd July 2019 - 26th July 2019
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

22nd July 2019
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

24th July 2019
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

29th July 2019
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

31st July 2019
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

5th August 2019
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Big Bug Bonanza

Big Bug Bonanza

5th August 2019 - 9th August 2019
Delve into the fascinating world of insects at Calderglen's Big Bug Bonanza between the 5th and 9th of August!
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen

7th August 2019
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

12th August 2019
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

14th August 2019
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Dirty Duo

Dirty Duo

29th September 2019
South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are delighted to be hosting their annual Dirty Duo Duathlon event at Calderglen Country Park on Sunday 29th September!
Spooky Treasure Hunt

Spooky Treasure Hunt

12th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Visit Calderglen this October and experience some spooky goings on with their Halloween themed treasure hunt!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

14th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

16th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

18th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Creepy Craft Workshop

Creepy Craft Workshop

27th October 2019
Dare you come along to the Creepy Craft Workshop at Calderglen Country Park this Halloween?

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