Strathclyde Country Park

Back to things to do Walking at Strathclyde Country Park Enjoy the bumper boats at Strathclyde Park

Strathclyde Country Park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland.

The park hosts lots of different clubs and events from nature walks with countryside rangers to model aircraft flying clubs, so there is something for everyone.


Great Watersport Activites in Strathclyde Country Park

Sailing is just one of a wide variety of water-based activities available at Strathclyde Park.

The park's Watersports Centre can cater for the beginner to professional, with a variety of craft available for hire, although competence certificates must be shown at time of booking.

There is no requirement for certificates to hire the bumper boats, rowing boats, wave bobs, pedalos and Canadian-style canoes. The loch is home to Scotland's Rowing Academy and hosts many national and international rowing regattas.

Waterskiing and other powerboat activities can also be enjoyed.

The park is also home to Sail Laser, operators of the world's premier sailing schools and watersports centres. Sail Laser can offer an extensive range of programmes and courses suitable for all ages and experience, from beginner sailing lessons to RYA certified classes.

Why not combine a training course in sailing, canoeing, windsurfing or water-skiing from the Park's instructers on Strathclyde Loch, with a stay at the nearby Strathclyde Country Park Caravan & Camping site.

Fun-filled family days out at Strathclyde Country Park

The park is also very popular for walking and cycling.

Visitors can also visit M&D's, Scotlands Theme Park and Amazonia which are both based within the park.


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Telephone: (01698) 266155


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  • Amazonia

    Enjoy seeing lots of exotic animals at Amazonia

    Type: Family
    Location: Motherwell (Map)
    Info: Amazonia is open 7 days a week, all year round, except Christmas and New Years Day

    Amazonia is Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction located in Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell.


  • Baron's Haugh

    Baron's Haugh Nuthatch

    Type: Gardens and Parks
    Location: Motherwell
    Info: Open at all times

    Community nature reserve on the edge of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

    Baron's Haugh

  • Dalzell Estate

    Enjoy a walk around the estate

    Type: Family
    Location: Motherwell
    Info: Dalzell Estate is open to the public from dawn to dusk throughout the year.

    Dalzell Estate is situated at the end of Dalzell Drive, close to Fir Park Football Stadium in Motherwell. A visit to the estate is a great day out for all the family.

    Dalzell Estate

  • M&D's Theme Park

    Enjoy an exciting ride on the M&D's big wheel

    Type: Child Friendly
    Location: Motherwell (Map)
    Info: Opening dates and times vary, please check in advance

    For a great day out with children come along to M & Ds - Scotlands Theme Park in Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

    M&D's Theme Park

  • North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

    Enjoy a visit to Motherwell Heritage Centre, Lanarkshire

    Type: Museums and Galleries
    Location: Motherwell (Map)
    Info: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 - 4.30 (Archives only available Mon - Fri)

    Formerly Motherwell Heritage Centre

    North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

  • Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

    Ravenscraig Athletics

    Type: Family
    Location: Motherwell (Map)
    Info: Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm; Sat, 8am-10pm; Sun 8am-10pm (Football parks open at 9am)

    Experience one of Scotland's largest sports facilities

    Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

  • Strathclyde Country Park

    Enjoy a great day out at Strathclyde Country Park

    Type: Gardens and Parks
    Location: Motherwell (Map)
    Info: The Park is open 24/7 and the opening hours of the various facilities vary with the seasons

    Mature woodlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland, along with a variety of outdoor activities, makes Strathclyde Country Park a great family attraction and a fun day out throughout the year.

    Strathclyde Country Park

  • Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre

    Strathclyde Park Ariel

    Type: Family
    Location: Motherwell (Map)

    Host venue for the sailing events and for the Games' spectacular finale. The lively hub for all sports & leisure activities at Strathclyde Country Park

    Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre