With summer well and truly here we asked our fans and followers where they love to go in Glasgow for a picnic...take note and pick out your perfect spot this summer!
If you are looking for a little more space to spread out then head to the Glasgow Green in the Merchant City. Not only is it Glasgow’s oldest park it is also 55 hectares so there is plenty of room for your picnic. Looking for a sweet treat to end your picnic then head over to the city’s oldest sweet shop Glickman’s on London Road.
Located in the city’s west end, Kelvingrove Park offers a variety of activities for you to enjoy while having your picnic. Why not play some bowls or enjoy some croquet? This beautifully designed Victorian park has so much to offer, you’ll want to stay all day.
Pollok Country Park
Pollok Country Park can be found in the city’s southside. With specific picnic areas as well as attractions including Pollok House with its beautiful gardens and maze, there's more to this park than green space. Don’t forget to check out the Rhododendron’s in the woodland gardens, the highland cows or the Clydesdale horses.
A staple of any picnic must be feeding the ducks and you can do just that in Queen’s Park. With a beautiful view of the city from the flagpole at the highest point in the park and the chance to see a wooden Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Mascot, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family.
Located in the centre of the University of Strathclyde, Rottenrow Gardens is a fab greenspace in the centre of the city. Originally the site of Glasgow’s Maternity Hospital, the space has been transformed to offer a natural meeting space and lunch spot, popular with students, locals and visitors.
Head up to the north of the city for a walk along the canal at Speirs Wharf where you will be transported from the bustling street of Glasgow to a tranquil urban retreat.
Behind The Technology and Innovation Centre
The Technology and Innovation Centre is the University of Strathclyde’s newest building in the Merchant City and located directly behind it is a beautiful green space where you can enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. While you’re there grab a bite to eat from the gourmet sandwich-makers, Piece.
You’ll find Tollcross Park in the city’s east end. Not only does the park boast an International Rose Garden, it's also home to a secret garden and a children’s farm! To get the most out of the Rose Garden you are best to visit in July and August, but the park is a great place to explore all year round.
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