First we went to see the "small" animals which include bunnies, sheep, lambs, guinea pigs and chickens. I was ridiculously excited by the teeny tiny lamb who could just barely stand up, but Blondie Boy seemed to really like the guinea pigs; I suspect he liked them best because they were really close to the front and squeaking while they ate. If you look really closely
here you'll see teeny, tiny baby bunnies hiding under their hutch.
As you continue to walk around there are several aviaries with budgies, peacocks, cockatiels and lots of other birds. I don't really like birds so to be honest I didn't pay much attention. There were also two large fuzzy pigs and several different types of goats.
There were a few mazes, picnic benches a beautiful lake and two very awesome looking play grounds (one for bigger kids and one for little kids). We were on an animal mission though so we walked back out and around and up following the signs for large animals.
As you walk around there is a rushing river with small waterfalls and in general it is very picturesque. Yes you can see some houses over the horizon, but in general it's very rural. Blondie Boy loved this funny little bridge and we stomped over it noisily to get to the large animals out in the fields.
Out in the fields there is one VERY large, but very friendly Clydesdale horse, two donkeys and three Highland cows. I personally love Highland cows and the donkeys were pretty cute, too.
We didn't even get a chance to explore any of the buildings or any of the other walks since we just popped out for a quick visit. Best of all, Dean Castle Country Park is free! It's only about a 30 minute drive from Glasgow or even closer if you are already in Ayrshire, like we were this weekend. I would highly recommend it and I can't wait to take Blondie Boy back again!