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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

  • Aberfoyle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle previously known as David Marshall Lodge, offers ranger led events, which occur throughout the year. These include guided walks and talks and seasonal activities for families and visitors.

Way-marked paths start from the visitor centre and range from a gentle half mile wander to a 4 mile trek. The Lodge links to the National Cycle Network route 7 and there is a popular outdoor children's play area. The wildlife viewing room offers the opportunity to see Ospreys setting up their nest and rearing their young.

There is information, exhibits and an expert on hand to answer questions. Live footage of woodland birds feeding is also available. The new Red Squirrel hide offers an exciting chance to view these rare creatures in their natural habitat.

Opening hours

January - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

March - April
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

May - June & September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

July - August
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

October - December
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Trossachs Road, Stirling, Aberfoyle, Stirling and Falkirk, FK8 3UX, Scotland

Phone number

0300 067 6615



Click here to visit The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking Charge
Up to 1 Hour: £1.00
All Day: £3.00
Minibus and Coach: £12.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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