Scotland Journals

West of Scotland

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A travel journal to Scotland by Denise Scotland

Amazonia at M & Ds Theme Park Photo, Motherwell, Scotland More Photos
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Scottish Power Planetarium

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Attraction | "The Sky At Night"

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The Scottish Power Planetarium is located on the first floor of the Glasgow Science Centre, the shows run at various times throughout the day and you book your tickets in advance and make sure that you are on time as no latecomers will be admitted, tickets cost a very reasonable £2.50 per person. The waiting area outside the planetarium entrance doesn’t have any seating but there are a few interactive exhibits to play around with including a camera in a creepy crawly tank which allows you to zoom in on giant cockroaches!When you enter the theatre you take your seat, you will be surprised at how far the seats recline (personally I don’t like reclining seats because I think they make my bel...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 7, 2010

Scottish Power Planetarium
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA
0141 420 5000

Amazonia at M & D's Theme Park

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Attraction | "Arachnophobe Meets Spider"

Amazonia at M & D's Theme Park Photo, Motherwell, Scotland
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Amazonia is an indoor rainforest attraction situated within M and D’s theme park. We visited M and D’s on a pretty cold day and it was lovely going inside to warm up even if the humidity made my glasses steam up. There are a number of animal, bird, fish and insect exhibits set amongst jungle foliage and butterflies and birds fly freely around. The insects are thankfully all behind glass, I don’t think I would have coped with a giant bird eatibng spider or massive millipede on the loose! The different coloured tree frogs were a massive hit with the kids, especially when they walked up the inside of the glass using the sticky pads on their feet. The different species of monkeys were lovely...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

Amazonia at M & D's Theme Park
Strathclyde Country Park
Motherwell, Scotland
+44 01698 333 777

M & D's Theme Park

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Attraction | "All The Fun Of The Fair"

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The kids had been talking about Blackpool non stop since we took them there last year so we decided to treat them to a day out at M and D’s theme park which is much closer to home. I loved to go to the shows as a kid but the cost of taking three kids out for a day quickly adds up so going to a theme park with unlimited rides for a set price seemed the a good option for us. There were five of us in our party, two adults and three kids aged eleven, seven and six. The six year old was under the 1.30m height for riding unsupervised on almost all rides, the seven year old reached the 1.30m limit when his hair was spiked up high so managed both the kiddie and bigger rides and the eleven year old was tall en...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

M & D's Theme Park
Strathclyde Country Park Hamilton Road
Motherwell ML1 3RT
+44 1698 333999

Xscape

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Attraction | "There's Sno! Place Better Than Sno!zone!"

Xscape Photo, Glasgow, Scotland
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Scotland is well known as a winter sports destination but the Central Belt of Scotland receives hardly any of the white stuff. Spending days sledging was one of my favourite activities as a child but since my kids have only experienced one winter with a lot of snow they have not had that same experience so as a Christmas treat I decided to book a family sledging experience at the Sno!zone within Xscape in Glasgow. Of course I booked weeks in advance and we have had one of the coldest winters in decades so they have had lots of chance to play in the snow this year but they still enjoyed their day out.Sno!Zone is a fantastic indoor ski slope in the Xscape leisure complex near Braehead in Gla...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 22, 2009

Xscape
Kings Inch Road
Glasgow, Scotland
+44 0871 222 5672

Craig Tara Holiday Park

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Attraction | "Holiday Hell"

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Craig Tara holiday park near to Ayr in south west Scotland is run by Haven Holidays which is a large company specialising in providing family holidays in the UK. I have now stayed in two Haven resorts and they were like chalk and cheese; Marton Mere in Blackpool was lovely but Craig Tara is awful and somewhere I will never visit again.We booked a long weekend at Haven for a huge family group, me and my sister and our kids stayed in one caravan and another two adults and three kids stayed in a second. Each group paid around £100 for three nights caravan hire plus extra for bed linen but we had different classes of caravan given to us. The caravans are basic but comfortable, our three bedroo...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 19, 2010

Craig Tara Holiday Park
Dunure Road
Ayrshire, Scotland KA7 4LB