For the Kids

There are tonnes to do for children of all ages. Just to give you a few ideas:

  • Arrochar: Paddling, rock pool fishing, childrens play park
  • Tarbet Pier: On a lovely day, nothing beats jumping off the pier into Loch Lomond!
  • Hidden Adventures (from the house): canoe safaris on Loch Lomond – all ages
  • The Gruffalo Trail, Ardkinglas (15 minutes)
  • Tree House Walk, behind Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Cairndow (20 miuntes)
  • Luss (15 minutes drive away): Easy walks, beaches
  • Firkin Point: Beaches, picnic area, easy walks
  • Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond (15 minutes): Play park
  • Tree Zone aerial adventures and zip wires, Lomond Shores, Balloch (25 minutes)
  • Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre, Lomond Shores, Balloch (25 minutes): aquarium, otters
  • Can You Experience, Lomond Shores, Balloch (25 minutes): pedal boat, canoe, kayak and bike hire
  • Lomond Shores, Balloch (25 minutes): play park, fun fair, easy walks
  • Balloch Country Park, Balloch (25 minutes): Castle, beaches, play park, cruises, easy walks
  • Drimsynie Estate, Lochgoilhead (25 minutes): Swimming pool, indoor bowling, play area, snooker & pool, ice skating
  • Helensburgh (25 minutes): Swimming pool, sea front promenade
  • Meadow Centre, Dumbarton (25 minutes): Swimming pool with wave machine and flume, soft play centre
  • Inveraray (25 minutes): Swimming pool (Loch Fyne Hotel), Inveraray Jail – use code ‘mansefield’ at check out to get 20% off ticket prices. The jail is pet friendly!
  • Argyll Adventure, Inveraray (25 minutes): Horse riding, paint balling, fun park
  • Go Ape, Aberfoyle (45 minutes): Britain’s longest zip wires, tree top adventures
  • Auchindrain Outdoor Museum, by Inveraray (30 minutes): Historic farming settlement
  • Balmaha (40 minutes): Forest walks, beach, ducks
  • Sea Life centre and seal sanctuary, forest walks, Barcaldine, Oban (1hr 15 minutes):
  • Blairdrummond Safari Park, Stirling (1 hour): Safari and adventure park
  • Edinburgh Zoo (2 hours)


Click here for a whole load of more information about what to do in the area for all ages.