Family Fun in Loch Lomond
There is a good range of family activities available around Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. Here are just a few suggestions, many of the tourist attractions offer family discounts and also organise a series of themed weekends and experiences throughout the year. As always check the website, or phone ahead of a visit to check availability and details.
Family Fun Rain or Shine
As long as the kids are aged 10, or over and meet height requirements Go Ape! in Aberfoyle is a great adventure. The assault course in the forest is reached by the longest zip slide in Scotland. Meanwhile, the Tree Zone adventure at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch is available for ages 7 and over.
There are many places offering bike rentals for all the family, with tag along and children's bike options. They'll also be able to advise you on the best routes to match cycling abilities.
At Loch Lomond Shores there is a good play park, there are also a number of activities, including mini golf, a bird of prey centre, peddle boats etc. Nearby Moss o' Balloch also has a good wooden play park.
Also at Loch Lomond Shores the Sea Life Centre is good for a wet weather day. Whilst thinking about bad weather it is worth knowing that the Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen has a swimming pool that is open to non-residents.
It's good to see new ideas and things to do and 2018 saw the opening of the Loch Lomond Faerie Trail at Luss. The trail starts from the Loch Lomond Adventures kiosk in Luss Car Park. Pick up a list of clues there to guide you through an interactive trail.
Enjoy excitement and adrenalin with activities on the Cowal Peninsula at Quadmania near Blairmore. As well as quad biking (they have special kid quads) there is also archery.
The BLiSS Trail in Bredalbane will take you on a journey through a series of sculptures and art. There is a new audio tour to accompany the experience, that works through a downloadable phone app.
For horse and pony riding experiences there is Loch Lomond Pony Trekking in Alexandria and Castle Rednock near Callander.
At the National Park Visitor Centre in Balmaha there are interactive displays designed to interest children and to inspire them with information about the wildlife, nature, history and geology of the National Park.
More Family Fun
Many of Loch Lomond's attractions offer family themed experiences and events. The National Trust for Scotland who look after Ben Lomond have the Ardess Hidden History Trail and the Lodge in Aberfoyle's Queen Elizabeth Forest organise a duck race each Easter. Loch Katrine has themed weekend throughout the year.
Glen Finglas, near Brig o' Turk has a woodland walk, with interactive experiences for children to enjoy along the 40-minute trail. Start the adventure with colouring at the Visitor Centre. Glen Finglas is operated by The Woodland Trust.
On Cowal at Blairmore there is an interactive garden and picnic spot, with some features that young children will enjoy.
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