Category Archives: Places to Go

Information and recommendations for places to visit in and around Glasgow

The Children’s Garden under threat?

The Children’s Garden is a little gem in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. It’s tucked away up on a hill, next to a play park, and it’s an oasis for families. For 10 year, volunteers have developed the former derelict land into … Continue reading

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Dean Castle Country Park

A cold November Sunday, and finally we managed to pay Dean Castle Country Park a visit, which had been on my would like to see list of places for about a year. Dean Castle Country Park is situated reasonably centrally … Continue reading

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Guestpost: The South Downs National Park – our Highlights

I’m Jennifer, Mum to Harry (3) and Mia (1). We live in West Sussex, England and I blog about parenting, arts and crafts and days out with the family at Jennifer’s Little World (http://www.jenniferslittleworld.com). We are lucky enough to live … Continue reading

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Pick your own

One of my personal highlights of the year is an outing to a pick your own farm. We don’t do it often enough really, but when we do manage, there’s something really special about it in so many ways. Personally, … Continue reading

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Further afield: The Eden Project, Cornwall

As the summer holidays are in full swing in Scotland, this blog is travelling a bit further afield. Our journey today takes us to the other end of this island, the southwest of England. I’m not quite sure how it’s … Continue reading

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Places to go: David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre

It is possible to live 15 years in Glasgow and not have visited Blantyre. I’m the living proof of this. However, thanks to our still current National Trust for Scotland membership and my first point of call for things to … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Stroll

It was a status update just in time on Facebook, by the Finlayston Country Estate page, which commented on the weather forecast for the day, and it was good. I’m not a nice weather outdoors person, but after the downpours … Continue reading

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Castlemilk Park

Sometimes, outdoor places are really not far from you and you may still not know about them. Castlemilk Park definitely falls into this category. While we don’t stay far from Castlemilk, and are users of the swimming pool and regularly … Continue reading

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Camperdown Wildlife Centre and Park

The other day we ventured a bit further afield. When visiting friends in Perth and Kinross, we decided to pay Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee a visit. It was a glorious sunny autumn day, one which would have been wasted … Continue reading

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Places to go: Kelvingrove Park and Botanic Gardens

This week’s recommendation of places to visit and spend time outdoors takes us to another of Glasgow’s parks. For anyone living in the West End of Glasgow, this is an obvious choice, not so much for those living in other … Continue reading

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