Exploring the Scottish lowlands
Giffnock is a pretty little town just 10 miles from the centre of Glasgow with its many fantastic bars, restaurants museums, parks, theatres, and sporting venues. There is easy access to the Ayrshire Coast and Edinburgh via the M77 and M8, providing you with an excellent base from which to explore everything that the Lowlands have to offer.
The great outdoors
For a good woodland walk, explore Rouken Glen Park’s 143 green acres. Voted the UK’s Best Park at the Field in Trust annual awards, it’s a fantastic family-friendly space, with kids’ play areas, a skate park, visitor centre, walled garden and lovely café.
Alternatively, stroll around Pollok Country Park. Take in its extensive walkways, woodlands, and gardens (including a fairy garden for the kids), before admiring the world-famous Burrell art collection (temporarily closed for refurbishment until 2020).
Museums, culture and a sense of adventure
Visit a 1950s working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life. Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what life on a farm was really like back then, and meet today’s dairy cows, sheep, pigs and farm workers.
Channel your inner detective at Escape Rooms Scotland: working in teams, you have just 60 minutes to find the key and set yourself free…the ultimate in team building fun.
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay, the Nearest Travelodge Hotel to Giffnock is Glasgow Paisley Road.