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Things To Do & Days Out near Loch Lomond
Balloch Castle Country Park (5 miles)
Balloch Castle Country Park Nice for exploring and has a great enclosed play area, there are ruins dotted about and a beautiful walled garden. Not a full day's worth but a nice spot for a picnic and some kite flying.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (7 miles)
Loch Lomond Aquarium Journey through the magnificent Ocean Tunnel surrounded by tropical fish from around the world! There are loads of amazing live exhibits to explore including the new Stingray Discovery display, plus specific tank talks and feeding sessions for otters, seahorses, turtles and sharks!
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (7 miles)
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre A small centre attached to a garden centre close to Loch Lomond. Around 30 birds in total. Regular flying displays and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (7 miles)
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve This loch is famous for its beautiful wooded shores and islands. The reserve embraces 5 of the loch's islands, ideal for exploring and enjoying the flora and fauna. Lovely!
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (8 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool A simple swimming pool with learner pool and lessons, but also an indoor adventure play area for the under 8s called Wean's World!
Doon Hill Fairy Walk (9 miles)
Doon Hill Fairy Walk Follow the toadstool signposts along this magical walk with a visitors centre and small soft play area too.
Go Ape Aberfoyle (9 miles)
Go Ape Aberfoyle The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre (9 miles)
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
Argyll Forest Park (10 miles)
Argyll Forest Park A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
Ardardan Estate (10 miles)
Ardardan Estate It is a working farm actual so animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less expectant kids.
Loch Katrine (11 miles)
Loch Katrine Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
The Meadow Leisure Centre (11 miles)
The Meadow Leisure Centre Wild Wave Machine, flume slide and open swimming area, plus ladies' only and inflatable sessions. Loads of fun, loads of exercises, loads of waves!
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (11 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Unit 23 Skatepark (11 miles)
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
Finlaystone Country Estate (12 miles)
Finlaystone Country Estate Country Park with play areas, woodland walks, picnic and bbq areas, gardens and waterfalls, events and activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (13 miles)
Waterfront Leisure Complex Boasting a tropical paradise with 2 flume rides, the UK’s longest tyre ride and a body wave ride, plus ultra safe toddlers' spray play section! Wet, shrieky heaven!
Newark Castle (13 miles)
Newark Castle Eminently explorable historic castle dating back to the 15th century, housing a collection of historic prints of the local area. Great for kids to explore with tall winding staircases and atmospheric rooms, plus a rather gruesome owner you can tell the brave ones about!
The Waterfront Ice Rink (13 miles)
The Waterfront Ice Rink offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available too: a sturdy little buddy to hang on to! Plus a regular Disco session.
Clyde Cruises (13 miles)
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (13 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Funworld Leisure Play Centre (13 miles)
Funworld Leisure Play Centre A multi level play frame and giant play pirate galleon, ride on kiddie karts with passenger option, sports court, toddler zone, bouncy castle and inflatable Superclimb indoor climbing wall with super slide at the top! Good times!
Laser Matrix (13 miles)
Laser Matrix Award winning multi levelled laser tag arena with UV glow Matrix movie theming throughout: grab your laser phasor and set to work zapping your enemies and running for cover! Harmless zero contact maximum action fun for over 7s!
Battery Park (13 miles)
Battery Park There are two children'ÂÂÂÂs play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure'ÂÂs astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
Gourock Outdoor Pool (14 miles)
Gourock Outdoor Pool Enjoy a family swim in a lovely open air, heated, salt water pool. Open during the summer. Family Fun Sessions, kayak lessons, and midnight swimms available. Free entry for Inverclyde school children, and residents over 60 years of age.
Gourock Park (14 miles)
Gourock Park Young children can enjoy the petsâÂÂÂÂ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Rednock Trekking (14 miles)
Rednock Trekking Family and beginner friendly Pony Trekking with new additional outdoor activities, Quad pods, Segways for older children and orienteering: a wonderfully memorable way to show the kids the beautiful scenery.
Mugdock Country Park (14 miles)
Mugdock Country Park Get involved in cycling, archery, explore the castle or take part in the history trail, scavenger hunt, orienteering or tree trail, plus both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure trail for older children.
Pandamonium Play Centre (15 miles)
Pandamonium Play Centre offers state of the art soft play with toddlers' area, go karts, climbing wall, football pitch, dance school, fitness studios even a kids' hairdressers! They've got everything!
Lamont City Farm (15 miles)
Lamont City Farm A friendly domestic animal exposure experience featuring kune kunes, llamas and bearded dragons plus a unique and wonderful Kids' Club where over 8s can volunteer and be of genuine help to the farm!
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf (15 miles)
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf Scotland's newest outdoor attraction! Kids and adults can play 18 holes of Adventure Golf where your putting skills will be tested as near life size dinosaurs overlook you. A new Iphone App can be downloaded for free to make experience truly GRRReat! Birthday Parties available too!
Bearsden Ski Club (15 miles)
Bearsden Ski Club Three artificial slopes incorporating main slope, nursery slope and their state of the art free ride park, for skiing, snowboarding, and best of all for the small ones: tubing! Whoosh down the slope on an inflatable ring and race your family to the finish line!
Clydebank Museum (16 miles)
Clydebank Museum Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
iPlay Clydebank (16 miles)
iPlay Clydebank offers a large toddlers' soft play area, an adventure frame for 5 to 12 year olds, coin operated go-karts and specially designed rooms for running children’s parties and structured activities. Cool!
The Play Drome (16 miles)
The Play Drome boasts some of the best swimming facilities in the West of Scotland. The leisure pool has numerous water features including a wave machine, river rapids, water canons, tyre ride, fast flume and a beach area.
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag (16 miles)
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag Experience futuristic fun playing laser quest tag in Glasgows largest multi-level arena! Bring video games to life as your team explore the dark and hazy setting. Be ready to zap the other players with your lazer beam, before they zap you!
Scotkart Clydebank (16 miles)
Scotkart Clydebank Now Juniors and teenagers can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a racing machine! With driving opportunities from 8 years old.
Scotkart Clydebank Laser (16 miles)
Scotkart Clydebank Laser Battle it out for ultimate victory in the Laser Tag arena with infra red weaponry, if you can find the enemy in the dark and smoke that is! Serious combat gaming fun for over 7s, plus new laser maze feature!
Monkey Madness (16 miles)
Monkey Madness This massive 4 floor play structure houses epic ball lakes, tube and free fall slides, a bouncy castle and welcomes kids up to 12 years old! Plus a dedicated zone for little ones with regular Toddler sessions caters for the smalls.
Benmore Botanic Garden (16 miles)
Benmore Botanic Garden In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (17 miles)
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
McLaren Leisure Centre (17 miles)
McLaren Leisure Centre Activity Centre with 20m swimming pool, climbing wall and a soft play area for children under 7.
Castle House Museum (17 miles)
Castle House Museum Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (17 miles)
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens An outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the tallest tree in Britain! Apparently very abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and binoculars! Open daily throughout the year, and plenty to see whatever time you visit.
Gambado Glasgow (18 miles)
Gambado Glasgow is a huge indoor soft play centre, offering children the chance to play, learn, explore and party! Superbly designed to cater for all ages. Gambado is packed full of variety to ensure that no two trips are the same!
Paradise Island Adventure Golf (18 miles)
Paradise Island Adventure Golf boasts 28,000 sq ft of lusciously landscaped indoor Adventure Golf, set across 2 atmospheric 18 hole courses festooned with tropical trimmings and crawling with jungle creatures!
Xscape Braehead (18 miles)
Xscape Braehead The ultimate entertainment destination offering a unique combination of extreme sports and varied leisure activities for all ages.
Snow Factor Braehead (18 miles)
Snow Factor Braehead is Scotland’s only indoor REAL SNOW slope and leading centre for ski and snowboard instruction. For those of you looking for no skills, just thrills, we offer fun filled sessions on the dedicated sledging slope and exciting ice slide.
Linwood Skate Park (18 miles)
Linwood Skate Park A great classic array of equipment for skateboarding, 'in line' skating and BMX biking, that will appeal to beginners and experienced users alike.
Braehead Ice Arena (18 miles)
Braehead Ice Arena Good for a family skate about, taking lessons or watching a hockey game. You can also sign up to train in ice hockey here!
The Big Adventure (18 miles)
The Big Adventure 5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, Free Fall Chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas! Wow!