City of Culture, City of Architecture, Garden Festival City are just a few of the accolades recently awarded to Glasgow. Whether your preference be sightseeing, shopping or simply sampling the Glaswegian’s famed hospitality in one of the city’s many restaurants, clubs or bars, there is something to offer everyone. For those who prefer a show or a concert, Glasgow has plenty of theatres, whilst the new Royal Concert Hall, offers a wide choice of music from classical through country to rock.

things to do in glasgow

North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire stretches from Stepps to Harthill, from the Kilsyth Hills to the Clyde and includes Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts and Wishaw. With a population of over 339,000 it is one of the largest new unitary authorities in Scotland. The area boasts a wide range of cultural, sporting and visitor attractions.

things to do in North Lanarkshire

Stirling & Trossachs

Stirling is one of Scotland’s oldest towns. Its original inhabitants, in pre-historic times, lived at the foot of what is now the castle rock, living off oysters and sea food. Later, the Romans occupied the strategic castle hill. Today, Stirling is a small town of 35,000 people; a tourist town, certainly, but a working town too as it is a major administrative centre, retail site and home to one of Scotland’s universities.

things to do in Stirling and Trossachs

Loch Lomond Area

To the west of Glasgow (only thirty minutes by car) lies one of the world’s most famous stretches of water. Loch Lomond is a freshwater Loch, 24 miles long and 5 miles wide, and at its deapest point it is some 600 feet deep. Romanticised in song and poem, Loch Lomond remains a beautiful area for the visitor to explore. In the summer months, the Loch is a favourite venue for water sports

things to do in Loch Lomond Area


Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians. From the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh & The Lothians is a must-visit on anyone’s list.


things to do in Edinburgh

“Where the City meets the country” almost perfectly describes the attributes of Red Deer Village Holiday Park. It is the ideal base for those who wish to experience some of Scotland’s finest cultural centres and beauty spots.

Local Amenities

Below are a few local amenities and services which we, at Red Deer Village Holiday Park, can recommend.

Local Amenities near red deer village holiday park

Cardowan local nature reserve

This 45 hectare site consists of a remnant raised bog bordered by wetland habitats, grassland, with establishing plantation woodland and areas of existing woodland/scrub. The nationally declining Water Vole, Skylarks, Badgers, Red Deer, Wheatears and Meadow Pipits are among the many animals found on the raised bog. This diversity of wildlife and habitats present has led to this site becoming a Local Nature Reserve. There is plenty of scope to explore this site, as there is an extensive network of paths.

The local Frankfield loch is only minutes away by foot and offers a sanctuary for wildlife. Wild deer are regular visitors to this area. The local Cardowan Moss Woodland is situated to the east of Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve, between Garthamlock and Stepps. This diversity of wildlife and habitats present has led to this site becoming a proposed Local Nature Reserve. There is plenty of scope to explore this site, as there is an extensive network of paths perfect for walkers and cyclists alike.

Glasgow City Council Cardowan Moss


There are four golf courses within a 10 minute drive from Red Deer Village Holiday Park and several others in the surrounding area. Our Glasgow holiday park is ideally placed for a golf holiday in Scotland.

Lenzie Golf Club – 0141 776 1535
19 Crossbill Road, Lenzie, Glasgow, G66 5DA

Crow Wood Golf Club – 0141 779 2011
Garnkirk Lodge, Cumbernauld Road, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9JF



Scotland is a renowned fishing destination with plenty of fisheries located across the country. Red Deer Village Holiday Park provides self-catering accommodation for anglers hoping to enjoy a fishing holiday in Glasgow. Just a short drive from our immaculately maintained park, you will find a number of well stocked lakes and rivers.

Carron Valley Reservoir –  MAP

23.4 miles away (37 minutes by car)

Scottish Canals – 0141 332 6936
Canal House, Applecross Street, Glasgow, G4 9SP

Alba Game Fishing Ltd – 07734 810706
Luxury fishing trips in Scotland and bespoke fly-fishing experiences and holidays for salmon, trout and saltwater species.
39 Rowanhill Drive, Port Seton, Prestonpans, EH32 0SX


Pony trekking

Pony trekking provides the opportunity to view the surrounding countryside from a slightly different perspective. This can be arranged as part of your visit or contact:

Crowwood Riding School
Woodhead Road
Muirhead Chryston
G69 9BU
0141 776 3248

Car hire

Hertz Car Hire, Glasgow – 0843 309 3032
200 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8HA

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 0141 558 0010
31-41 Mollinsburn Street, Glasgow, G21 4SE

Avis Car Hire, Glasgow – 0344 544 6064
70 Lancefield Street, Glasgow, G3 8JD

Europcar – 0371 384 3471
76 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, G3 8HP

Nationwide Hire UK – 0800 524 4780
Offers free delivery and collection of cars, please enquire for details.

Cycle hire

For the more energetic we can also arrange for the hire of cycles. This is a great way to see the city and surrounding areas and keep fit at the same time! From Red Deer Village Holiday Park you can enjoy a number of scenic routes.

Billy Bilsland Cycles – 0141 552 0841
176 Saltmarket, Glasgow, G1 5LA

Alexandra Park Bike-Hub – 0141 551 8065
Alexandra Park, Glasgow, G31 3JJ

Alpine Bikes Glasgow Outdoor Experience – 0141 559 5466
50 Couper Street, Glasgow, G4 0DL

Cycle Routes in and around North Lanarkshire

Hotels and restaurants

Fancy an evening out locally or take a break from your busy schedule of sightseeing to enjoy a refreshment snack or meal. There is a wide selection of restaurants to suit all palates close to our Glasgow holiday park, including Italian, Chinese and Indian as well as the friendly atmosphere of the local Garfield Hotel which is only a 10 minute walk from the Park.

Brewers Fayre Buchanan Gate – 0141 779 8040
Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6LE

Best Western Garfield House Hotel –  0141 779 2111
Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6HW

Crowwood House Hotel – 0141 779 3861
Cumbernauld Road, Chryston, G69 9BS

Cafe Asia – 0141 779 4343
92 Cumbernauld Road, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9AB

The Golden Pheasant – 0141 777 6338
2 Stepps Road, Auchinloch, Glasgow, G66 5DH

3 Ragazzi – 0141 779 9362
112 Cumbernauld Road, Muirhead, Chryston, G69 9AA

Glasgow Fort – range of restaurants available


Glasgow city centre is a great place for shopping, only 15 minutes drive from the park. There is Buchanan Galleries (indoor shopping) and Buchanan Street famous for shopping in Glasgow’s city centre. Not to mention Braehead and Silverburn (indoor shopping) both just on the other side of Glasgow but with a great variety of shopping no matter what you are looking for. The Fort Shopping Centre is a great place for late night shopping (open till 10pm every night) and is only 10 minutes by car from the Park. The Fort has an excellent variety of shops, market stalls and places to eat.

De Bloemist Van Netherland

Florist, for that special occasion whilst visiting Stepps 0141 779 2836.
133 Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6EY

Cafes and Takeaways

Delricos Café/takeaway – 0141 779 9345
143 Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6EY

Caffe C – 0141 779 2253
106 Cumbernauld Road, Muirhead, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9AA

Cafe Moretti – 07804 191247
65 Cardowan Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6AA

Gino’s – Fish and Chips Takeaway Food – 0141 779 2800
1769 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 1AA

Jiu Long – Chinese Takeaway Food – 0141 779 9677
10 Dorlin Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6AP

Michael Chau’s – Chinese Takeaway – 0141 779 9338
100C Cumbernauld Road, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9AB

Mr T’s
14 Dorlin Road, Stepps, Glasgow

Real Spice – Indian Takeaway Food – 0141 779 4539
103 Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6EP

Ruby’s – Indian Takeaway Food – 0141 779 4848
1767 Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 1AA

Spicy Bite – Indian Takeaway Food – 0141 779 1488
84 Cumbernauld Road, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9AB

The Orchid Lane – Chinese Takeaway Food – 0141 779 4180
136C Cumbernauld Road, Muirhead, Chryston, Glasgow, G69 9DY

Farmer's Markets

Kirkintilloch Farmers Market

The Precinct, Towhead, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1NG
Tel: 01436 679 882
3rd Wednesday of every month 10am-2pm.

Glasgow Farmers Market – Dowanhill

Dowanhill Primary School, 30 Havelock Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 5JE
Tel: 0141 287 2500
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 10am-2pm.

Glasgow Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market

520 Languid Road, Glasgow, G42 9QL
Tel: 0141 287 2500
1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 10am-2pm.

Milngavie Farmers Market

Douglas Street, Mulngavie, Glasgow, G62 6PA
Tel: 07802 206286
1st Wednesday of every month 10am-2pm.

Clarkston Farmers Market

Station Car Park, Clarkston, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire
Tel: 01555 771757
4th Saturday of every month 9am-1pm.

Hamilton Farmers Market

Quarry Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3
Tel: 01555 771757
3rd Saturday of every month 9am-1pm.

Fun for Kids (and Adults!)

There are plenty of family friendly attractions within easy reach of our Glasgow holiday park.

M&D’s Theme Park — Theme Park with over 40 major rides and attractions.
Strathclyde Country Park, M74, Bellshill, Motherwell, ML1 3RT

Coatbridge Time Capsule — Ice Rink, soft play,  swimming pool, gym and water park.
T: 01236 449572
100 Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 1DL

Scotkart — Two largest indoor karting circuits in Glasgow, plus Paintball and Laser Tag.
T: 0141 641 0222
Westburn Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 7UD

Climbzone — One of the largest freestanding climbing walls in the UK and over sixty roped 10 metre high climbs of varying difficulty.
T: 0141 886 5459
Soar at Intu Braehead, King’s Inch Road, Paisley, PA4 8XQ

Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre
T: 0141 427 4991
Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW

Soar at Intu Braehead – Bowling, ski-ing, sledging, cinema, mini golf, laser tag, dining, trampolining and more!
T: 0141 885 1441
Kings Inch Road, Braehead, Renfrew, PA4 8XQ

Cloudbusters Paragliding – paragliding and paramotorists.
T: 07889 878509
3 Strathyre Gardens, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G75 8GP

Escape Rooms Scotland – Test your teamwork, logic and problem solving skills to get out in time.
T: 07421 995 910
1st Floor, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow, G1 2AR

Bedlam Paintball
T: 08453 707571
Gartshore Road, Kirkintilloch, G67 4AA

SeaForce – Powerboating
T: 0141 221 1070
Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ

Flip Out – Trampoline Leisure Centre
T: 0141 406 1600
89a Southcroft Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 1UG

Bubble Soccer Scotland – “Zorbing” Sports Complex
T: 0141 212 9935
33 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8NX

Please check with each centre as age restrictions may apply.