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The holidays are coming to an end!


Soon the summer holidays will be over and normality will resume, so before the kids are back stuck inside at school, why not get them out and active in the nature and wildlife of West Lothian!

West Lothian has such a great range of outdoor activities, parks and gardens which allow you to revel in the beautiful nature and wildlife it has to offer. Visit West Lothian have thrown together a list of a few of these amazing nature areas within West Lothian!

1. Almond Valley Heritage Centre

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Enjoy some time in the outdoors at Almond Valley Heritage Centre! A great place for adventure and play, it is non stop fun for the kids! Set in a green riverside site, there is plenty of natural space for running around, laughing and playing. Almond Valley has so much packed into it, from gardens, to farm animals, a river and even a railway. See the amazing Almond Valley for yourself and visit today!

2. Murieston Trail

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Why not go for a wonderful wooded trail along the Murieston Water. Starting at Livingston South Train Station you will find a playpark and meadows along the way, the perfect place for a quick ball game and some food before finishing up at the tranquil Campbridge Pond. Please remember the track may be muddy and steep in places with some steps.

3. A Public Art Walk

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Take a wander through the arts and culture of West Lothian. The story of public art in West Lothian has been brought to life with a new publication that illustrates the development of public art and West Lothian in the modern age. Just a short walk incorporated into a shopping spree or a coffee break can see adults and children learning about arts and culture in West Lothian and getting to be active whilst doing it.

4. Kirkton Park

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Kirkton Park is just a great, large park for all the family. Situated in Bathgate this attractive historic park has tonnes of mature trees and grassy areas, fantastic wide spaces for all sorts of activities. It also includes a large play area, stage, tennis cours and a bowling club. Filled with activity space, kids will never get bored of playing outside.

5. Linlithgow Peel

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Originally formed form a block of melting from the ice age, Linlithgow Peel and loch are great for recreational activies. Take a stroll along the loch and see the abundant wildlife living in the loch and shore. The walk around the loch is about 4km or 2.3 miles long and takes about an hour, perfect for kids with bundles of energy.


Written by Annie - Visit West Lothian at 17:00



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