04 Sep How to spend 48 hours in East Kilbride
Whatever the purpose of your stay in East Kilbride, you will find many attractions from first class shopping opportunities, an ice-rink and cinemas, to country parks, museums and a golf course. You’ll find a diverse array of restaurants, bistros and bars.
Read on below to get a taste of what you can see and do in East Kilbride.
EK Shopping Centre
You couldn’t get any nearer to a shopping treat than our hotel as the famous EK is adjoined to our establishment. You can shop for big brand fashion, homeware, technological goods and much much more in the indoor shopping centre.
Calderglen Country Park
Calderglen Country Park is the perfect setting for a great day out. You’ll find a delightful children’s zoo which includes cute meerkats and cheeky monkeys alongside many other small creatures the kids will love.
Other attractions include a lush tropical glasshouse amid pretty ornamental gardens, bbq and picnic area, nature pathways and walks, adventure & toddler play zones, a gift shop, cafe, exhibition gallery and golf course. Throughout the year the Park hosts unique, seasonal events like Summer Dinosaur Hunt and Spooky Treasure Hunt.
National Museum of Rural Life
Find out about country life at this big five-star museum, farmhouse and working farm. Inside the purpose built museum you will learn how farming has changed Scotland’s countryside over the course of 300 years.
Walk around the period farmhouse dating back to over 50 years ago to discover just what life was like on a farm back then. There’s so much to see every season, from new born lambs and calves to harvesting. You can even learn how to milk a cow in a 1950’s byre. You’ll also get to meet horses Mairi and Anna. There’s lots to see and do here and it’s a lovely day out for all the family. Highly recommended.
James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage Park extends across 32 acres and boasts a 16-acre loch with a water sports hub.
The 4 Star park has a lot to offer in a stunning and peaceful setting. The activity centre includes a thrilling array of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. If you like you can get out on the water in a fun boat. There are also separate adventure playgrounds for different age groups of kids. Enjoy coffee and a cake in the lovely cafe once you’ve had a leisurely stroll. For those who love wildlife there are plenty to be found in the bird sanctuary as well as swans, ducks and geese.
East Kilbride Village Theatre
Set in the centre of the charming old village of East Kilbride, the Village Theatre is the ideal spot to enjoy some excellent entertainment! It’s also the domain of East Kilbride Light Opera, Gilbert & Sullivan and Repertory Theatre Clubs as well as many more.
East Kilbride Golf Course
Situated on the fringes of East Kilbride, the Golf Club has a well established and challenging course and is the only private golf club in this rapidly growing town. Established in the late 1960’s, you will enjoy a game of golf here on the tree-lined, parkland course with it’s challenging and assorted holes.
East Kilbride has a lot to offer so what are you waiting for? Book with us direct through our own website to receive a 12% discount on your stay. Relax in our comfortable rooms in between your days and nights out.