Balloch Castle Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

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Balloch Castle Country Park

  • Loch Lomond
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

At Balloch Castle Country Park it's worth noting that there's nothing really left of the castle itself, but the park is lovely and has a great kids' adventure play area at the bottom of the hill by the water's edge. The play area is totally enclosed so there's no fear of them escaping, and there's a cafe with seating next to it. Obviously being so close to the water they bear watching closely!

Within the grounds of Balloch Castle Country Park, there are many attractions to suit everyone's taste making it a great spot to bring grandparents or small friends along to! Apart from the castle shell itself, there are a number of affiliated houses, including the gatehouses, still standing, plus the ruins of the gamekeeper's house. These are quite atmospheric little discoveries to make as you explore and kids enjoy imaging who might live there…

There is a beautiful walled garden that was primarily used for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables for use in the castle kitchens. The gardener's house no longer stands but has left its mark on the garden walls. All in all it's a simple affair and not a flashy day out, but it's good for mini beasts, kite flying and frisbee throwing plus of course the play area, and sometimes that's all you want!

Opening hours

Year round access

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond, The Highlands, G83 8LX, Scotland

Phone number

08707 200 607

Map

Website

Click here to visit Balloch Castle Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Balloch Castle Country Park has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Balloch Castle Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Balloch Castle Country Park has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Balloch Castle Country Park has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Balloch Castle Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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