Picnic & Play…in Scotland

Summer is here and so are the school holidays! Children will need entertaining once again during the long summer break. When you can find a great park with exciting play equipment to suit all ages and space to relax over a picnic what more do you need? So we’re going to help you find some!

Welcome back to Playdale’s Picnic & Play ‘where to’ series of regular news articles about parks with play areas in the Playdale regions across the UK, which are particularly popular for families during the holiday periods.

This week we’re north of the border in Scotland. Stephen Docherty our Regional Manager for Scotland has suggested three family friendly parks and playgrounds for you to try. There are of course many more Playdale playgrounds across the whole of Scotland, so you won’t struggle to find one near you. Click here to view these on our reference map and to find out more about Stephen.

Relax with a tasty picnic while your children enjoy the array of fantastic play equipment & lovely surroundings!

Drum Castle Garden & Estate, Drumoak, By Banchory, AB31 5EY

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Drum is one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions, just 10 miles from Aberdeen. It is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and is set beside an ancient oak woodland and a walled garden that contains a fine collection of historic roses which perfume the air. There’s much to occupy the entire family at Drum Castle. The castle’s grounds provide plenty of perfect picnicking spots, while little ones will also be drawn to the children’s adventure playground. You may even spot some roe deer hiding amongst the bracken.

The adventure playground includes an Aerial Runway, Team Swing, Jungle Climber and our ever popular Adventure Trail.


Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie G62 8EL

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Mugdock Country Park has many open spaces that offer children the chance to get active and explore a varied landscape from formal play areas and grassland to ancient woodland.

At the visitor centre there is both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure trail for older children. There is ample seating for parents within each site.

Calderglen Country Park , Strathaven Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QZ

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Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction which has a Children’s Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Ornamental Gardens, Nature Trails and Walks, Courtyard Cafe,Toddlers’ Play Area, Adventure Play Area and an 18 hole golf course. The Adventure Play Area now boasts an ‘Everest’ climbing unit from our re-styled Mountain Towers Plus range which will provide hours of adrenaline-pumping fun.
The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde. The Glen extends over 5km and has many attractive waterfalls and important geological features.

Wishing you all a happy and fun-filled summer!

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