Calderglen Country Park

HIKING WITH KIDS

Calderglen South Trail

With a weekend of wet weather, I thought the best situation was to get out of the house, and away from the TV and go for walk. I knew that the kids wouldn't be too enthused to hike up a hill but a woodland walk might sway them. It doesn't hurt that Calderglen has a range of activities that can keep the young and old occupied for hours. Obviously, our visit was to the play park, although there was a brief discussion whether to go to the small zoo first. This is recommended as the cost is minimum for a hour of animal watching. There is not a huge selection of animals on show, but younger children tend to enjoy it.

After our stint at the play park, the weather and lunchtime were closing in, and it was time to try one of the nature walks. There are a few of these to choose from and they vary in distance. We opted for the South Trail, which is only about a mile in distance and loops around the woodland near the visitors centre. It takes about 30 minutes in total to walk this route, although I took slightly longer than this with the 4 children.

Track is easy to follow

The good thing was that the kids were disappointed when their wee walk had finished. Maybe next time we will try one of the longer walks. You can find out more about the park at the link below.

Everything comes to an end

  

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