Location: Glasgow, G43 1AT, Glasgow City, Scotland
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"Huge park in convenient location.…"
Pollok park is huge, varied and beautiful.
You really feel like you are out in the country, yet it is centrally located in the south of Glasgow, close to trains and other transport.
The positives about the park are:
Free! Plenty of parking. Real feeling of being secluded and away from the city. Great adventure playground with ar as for younger and older children. The zip slide is good. The famous Highland Cows (although my daughter insists they can't be cows as they aren't black and white). The gardens around Pollok House - the small maze is popular with little ones. The walk along the river is lovely, as are the extensive more formal gardens. The rhododendron collection leads through to a bizarre creepy sort of petrified tree known as "the wishing tree". Take a ribbon and tie it on to make your wish come true. The stables, again close to Pollok House itself - several Clydesdale horses to be seen, and farrier sessions are open to the public. The Burrell Collection - needs its own review, but an amazing museum collection worthy of 100 visits. Pollok House - you need to pay in, but it is an interesting visit if you like country houses - there are some William Blake works worthy of a look.
Although most parking is free, the parking near the Burrell/Adeventure playground is metered. Cafe in Pollok House can be slow and doesn't serve hot food after mid afternoon. If you come by public transport, the walk to any attractions is quite long for children/people with mobility difficulties.
Overall, a great cheap day out, particularly in good weather. Still worthy of a trip n the rain, especially if you plan to visit the Burrell.