Family friendly Nature Reserves in and around Glasgow

Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites

Doune
Here on our farm just north of Stirling, we run Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their...
Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve

Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve

Glasgow East End
The Reserve is located in north east Glasgow on the edge of Easterhouse. It was Glasgow’s first LNR, being designated in 1995. Despite its name, the...
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Stirling
Scotland’s safari park is located between Stirling and Doune, and is the only place in the country where you can see elephants and giraffes.Voted the...
Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

Newmains
Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve is situated in Newmains to the north east of Wishaw.The site was once known as Crindledyke Bing and mainly consisted...
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Lochwinnoch
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 108 square miles and contains two country parks with visitor centres at Castle Semple Loch and Muirshiel...
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Rutherglen
Cuningar Loop is a £5.7 million Legacy 2014 project that will provide an exciting new woodland park in the east end of Glasgow.Located in Rutherglen,...
Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Kilsyth
Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve is near Kilsyth and Queenzieburn.The marsh is an open area of countryside, including ponds and large areas of grassland...
Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Paisley
A former industial area, now a refuge for wildlife and a valued park for the community The Local Nature Reserve is sited within Durrockstock Park in Paisley...
Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set...
Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Glasgow West End
This tranquil woodland, with its majestic ancient oaks and old hawthorn hedges, has been growing on this hillside on the edge of Glasgow for hundreds...
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh
Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are places for local people to actively enjoy, while having the chance to see and learn about nature on their doorsteps.Gartcosh...
Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve

Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve

East Kilbride
Langlands Moss is an important and rare habitat - a lowland raised bog. Raised bogs are peatlands, the oldest of which date back to the last Ice Age....
Lenzie Moss Local Nature Reserve

Lenzie Moss Local Nature Reserve

Lenzie
Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve is a large area of green outdoor space which enables local people to enjoy outdoor walks and nature.
Merkland Local Nature Reserve

Merkland Local Nature Reserve

Kirkintilloch
Merkland Local Nature Reserve, in Kirkintilloch, is a haven for wildlife and a popular spot for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle...
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Cumbernauld
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve is best accessed by foot from Hope Park Drive north of Blackwood round-about.After several years of work to improve this...
Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

Cumbernauld
Northside Wood is a strip of woodland south of Cumbernauld village. As the woodland is relatively young it is still developing. Areas of scrub and remnants...
Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Cumbernauld
Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are places for local people to actively enjoy, while having the chance to see and learn about nature on their doorsteps.Ravenswood...
RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

Motherwell
A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through...
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

Lochwinnoch
The best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, nature centre and visitor trails...
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

Gartocharn
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a special place for wildlife. Located on the south-east shores of the loch, the site has a variety of habitats from ancient...
Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Lanark
The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature...
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Bringing together 20 sq km of lochs, parks, nature reserves and woodlands between Glasgow and Coatbridge Seven Lochs Wetland Park offers an exciting range...
The Great Trossachs Forest

The Great Trossachs Forest

Callander
The Great Trossachs Forest is about creating a large-scale forest for the benefit of wildlife and people.Equal in size to Glasgow, The Great Trossachs...
The ZooLab Jungle Room

The ZooLab Jungle Room

Larbert
***The ZooLab Jungle is now closed for Winter and will re-open Easter 2018***We are an intimate animal handling, indoor rainforest experience, like no...
Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance

Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance

Strathaven
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Whitelee Windfarm Carrot Entrance

Whitelee Windfarm Carrot Entrance

Eaglesham
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