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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk

Relive Scotland’s most pivotal moments in history as you explore some of the best things to do in Stirling.

At the heart of the city sits the impressive Stirling Castle. It commands attention as soon as you arrive as one of the grandest castles in Scotland. Children will love exploring the grounds, which includes the great hall, gardens, royal palace and more. Bursting with art, artifacts, tapestries and treasures it’s a delectable and diverse detour into history.

Discover more about Sir William Wallace as you climb to the top of the National Wallace Monument. A patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland he fought bravely for Scotland against the English King and died for his loyalties. There are exhibitions throughout and performances by costumed actors at weekends to help bring his story to life on a Stirling family day out.

Relive the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce faced Edward II to fight for Scottish Independence, with the use of 3D technology, special effects and battle games that put you at the heart of the action. The landscape itself is maintained and respected, with some restored commemorative monuments, such as the statue of Robert the Bruce. Take the time to absorb the atmosphere of this significant place in Scotland’s heritage.

Back in the present day Stirling has lots of other familiy activities and attractions to offer, from ice skating, climbing and swimming at The Peak to enjoying the open space, play equipment, sports facilities and sand pit at Kings Park.

Find your perfect day out

Vue Stirling

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Who doesn't love a trip to the cinema? Jump into movie magic at Vue Stirling, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hi...

KIDZ TOWN Role-Play Centre

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? A fearless fireman, a genius surgeon or maybe a postmaster, just like Postman Pat? Whatever it is, yo...

The Peak

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Peak features a modern multi use ice sheet which welcomes families, with ice hockey, speed skating and ice dancing sessions all available. There...

The Stirling Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore Stirling with our unique and fun packed self guided themed Treasure Trail. You and the kids will enjoy 2 hours of adventure and clue solving...

AMF Bowling Stirling

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Hands up, who here loves bowling?! Anyone who’s hands stayed down, prepare to have a change of heart with arcade games, air hockey and some pretty te...

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

  • Stirling
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is a museum telling the story of Stirling including models of people at work and play and lots of interesti...

Kings Park

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A tremendous amount of adventure and all for free! Facilities here include several Tennis Courts, Toddler Swings, Climbing Frames, Slides and Helter...

Stirling Castle

  • Stirling
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Stirling Castle is, without doubt, one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its archite...



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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland's elite military regiments: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlande...

Wacky Warehouse Springkerse View

  • Stirling
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Leave the running around to the kids - sit down and enjoy a meal at Springkerse View while your little ones roam around freely at the multi-level Wac...

Bannockburn

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The thrilling new Battle of Bannockburn experience brings history to life (and even reinvention!) using cutting edge 3D technology, audio visual exhi...

The National Wallace Monument

  • Stirling
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The National Wallace Monument Climb the tower- warning there are a lot of steps!- and see the views from the top. On the way up, you can trace the st...

Jump N Joy Trampoline Park

  • Alloa
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Bouncing is the best way to travel at Jump-N-Joy with 35 performance trampolines, a Slam Dunk zone and loads more airborne action. Kids will literall...

Briarlands Farm

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A stringent dose of fresh air and family activities are what’s on the menu at Briarlands Farm. Feed the animals, bounce on the jumping pillow, have a...

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Safari Parks

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is a great day out for the family. Kids can enjoy getting their faces painted and will love the brand new ad...

Wellsfield Equestrian Centre

  • Denny
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The BHS Approved Wellsfield Equestrian Centre provides high quality tuition and customer care, plus well trained and much loved mounts to learn on fr...

The ZooLab Jungle Room

  • Larbert
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Creepy crawlies, slimy snakes and all things that kids love! The ZooLab Jungle Room has them plus a whole lot more! Explore an indoor rainforest expe...

Doune Castle

  • Doune
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that kids of all ages can get imaginative about. Its mo...

Fuzzy Ed's at the Outside Inn

  • Falkirk
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a great place for all the family? Head over to the Fuzzy Ed's Outside Inn - a forest-themed soft play centre where your under-12s can spe...

Argaty Red Kites

  • Doune
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Argaty Red Kites is a bird watching centre that gives you a unique chance to get close to these exciting birds and learn more about them. The aim of...

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