Whitelee wind farm
Eaglesham Moor, near Glasgow
The UK’s largest onshore wind farm opened in 2009 and has embraced its status as a family attraction, with a visitor centre and regular kid-friendly activities.
Highlights: Grab a bite at the café and learn more about renewable energy in the exhibition space, which has a virtual reality experience that takes you to the top of a turbine. There’s also a range of free Whitelee Countryside Ranger events, including a weekly parent and baby stroller walk, guided walks and nature activities.
What they say: ‘If the sun is shining, bring a picnic and bike or walk some of the 90km of trails. Or join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for bog stomps, beast hunts or bivvy building. You can relax and enjoy the stunning view from our café, take part in kids craft activities and find out more about Scottish Power’s clean energy story.’
Interesting fact: Whitelee has 215 turbines with the capacity to power nearly 300,000 homes.