The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre | Day Out With The Kids

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

Aberfoyle, Stirling and Falkirk, Scotland

  • Highland cows at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle
  • Walking path at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre's website
01877 382258

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Parking facilities

Parking Charge
Up to 1 Hour: £1.00
All Day: £3.00