Family Activities

Looking for family activities near Loch Lomond? Look no further! From fun on (or in) the water to the most amazing of the safari parks. Not to mention family walks with endless hills and forests to explore. Plus we are situated next to Loch Lomond ferries for island hoping. And you can book a family rib boat ride for an exhilarating adventure!

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Around a 35-minute drive from here at Loch Lomond Waterfront, Blair Drummond Safari Park is a fantastic family day out …

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Helix Park & The Kelpies

Helix Park is an area of parkland between Falkirk and Grangemouth, providing greenspace and outdoor activities. Famously, home to …

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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift, which connects the Forth and Clyde Canals with the Union Canal. It’s a great day out for all the …

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Balloch Castle & Country Park

Balloch Castle and the Country Park, are a must-see when staying with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront. Only a 25-minute car ride or bus trip …

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Tir na nOg & Harmony Fields

Tir na nOg is a relaxing courtyard centre just a 10-minute drive from Loch Lomond Waterfront. Harmony Fields Animal Sanctuary …

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PS Waverley

The PS Waverley is the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. First launched in 1947, she was named after Sir Walter …

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Go Ape Aberfoyle

Go Ape Aberfoyle is an outdoor adventure centre located under half-an-hour’s drive from your accommodation here at Loch …

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In Your Element & TreeZone Loch Lomond

In Your Element is an outdoor adventure company with bases across Scotland, including Loch Lomond. They offer canoe …

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Loch Lomond Shores

Just a 20-minute drive from here at Loch Lomond Waterfront, you’ll find Loch Lomond Shores. This shopping and leisure park in …

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Outdoor Adventure

There are so many outdoor activities at Loch Lomond and we have a range of partners all specialising in group activities …

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Water Activities

As the largest area of fresh water in the UK, the possibilities for Loch Lomond water sports are myriad and varied. Our own …

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Boat Trips & Cruises

Boat trips on Loch Lomond are a great way to see both sides of the loch and all that surrounds it. Cruising the loch provides a …

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Family Holidays by Loch Lomond

So, you’re bringing your clan to Loch Lomond and you need some family things to do nearby? Loch Lomond Waterfront is one of the few Scottish self-catering holidays that sits right on the water’s edge. Well, when we say on the water’s edge, our holiday lodges and chalets are set back at the entrance of our little Scottish holiday resort. As such they look down our 18-acres of private parkland onto the loch. So, your kids can run wild and play to their heart’s content, whilst you watch from the comfort of your own private lodge terrace… Or hot tub! Plus, we have our own private beach, complete with picnic tables for you to relax and enjoy. Whether you want to splash and paddle or launch a canoe or paddleboard, we have the perfect setup just for you

Family Activities Loch Lomond

When you’re ready to explore, there are lots of family activities around Loch Lomond. Our beautiful part of Scotland is teaming with wildlife. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to switch off, relax and get out in nature.

Explore our unique natural landscapes, taking in the lochs, rivers, forests and mountains. Whatever time of year you visit, there is something to see. Look out for golden eagles, osprey, kestrels, black grouse, ducks, geese and many other birds. As well as badgers, deer, red squirrels, pine marten and more. In the waters, you may spot seals, beavers, dolphins and whales. This is a great way for all ages to learn about Scotland’s spectacular wildlife and nature.

Take a short drive around the loch, or a water taxi across the loch to Balloch and Loch Lomond Shores. Here you will find a lochside designer shopping, a kids’ play area, the Sea Life Centre and the Bird of Prey Centre. Plus, you can hire paddleboards, canoes and boat trips at the beach for a fun-filled family day out on Loch Lomond. Finally, you can try your hand at adventure golf or take to the sky at Treezone.

Head 20 minutes north, towards Stirling and you will find a magnificent day out at Blair Drummond Safari Park. This really does make for a fabulous day out! Spend the morning watching sea lion shows, monkeys, and in the petting zoo, before embarking on the car ride through the lion’s den, monkey enclosures and wild plains. Plus, they have a superb adventure playground, boat rides to chimp island and you can take a walk back in time to the land of the dinosaurs. This really does make for an amazing day out! But please don’t take dogs. They are not allowed in the park, but kennels are provided at the entrance if needed.

If you have a head for heights, head over to Aberfoyle and Go Ape. Here you will find two of the longest zip slides in the UK. And this Scottish family attraction is situated at the David Marshal wildlife lodge. So, you can make for an educational trip, enjoy lunch, and then head off for a super walk in the forest.

From scenic walks and bike rides, exciting boat trips and thrilling outdoor adventures. Along with fascinating historical sitesancient castles and top visitor attractions. You’ll never run out of things to do with the kids around Loch Lomond.


  • Outstanding location

    'The location is outstanding - right on the edge of Loch Lomond with private water frontage and beaches. As a location for exploring, again this rates very highly. We easily accessed central Glasgow by train from nearby Balloch and also explored Stirling (particularly the castle and Wallace memorial), the Falkirk Wheel and even Perth and Pitlochry by car. It is a very peaceful place, which can only be disturbed on occasion by your neighbours but with the Slumber Charter in place, we had absolutely no problems overnight.'