Things To Do

We are very lucky to be located within half an hour drive of many major tourist destinations, including Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Blair Drummond Safari Park and Loch Lomond.

My personal favourites are GO Country at Loch Ard, and GO Ape at David Marshall Lodge in Aberfoyle. Both are a short car ride away! I hope you have fun exploring Stirlingshire. There is definitely something for everyone!

Things To Do

Local to the area

Blairdrummond Safari Park

Visit one of Scotland’s top attractions for an incredible family day out. Come and view giraffes, lions, elephant, tiger and meerkats. Take your chances with the cheeky monkeys in the Park’s famous Macaque Drive-thru, walk with free-roaming lemurs in Lemur Land, catch the popular sea lion and bird of prey shows, and take a boat ride to Chimp Island.

Briarlands Farm

We have loads of things to do, to keep the kids entertained and whilst most of our activities are outside, we do have a craft area within our family friendly tearoom for those wet days offering ceramic painting, sand art and decopatch; as well as an indoor soft play frame for under 7’s and a play area for pre-schoolers.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s royal court. Our £12 million project has returned the six apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how they may have looked in the mid-16th century.

Stirling Old Town Jail

The attraction is open daily throughout the summer from early July until the middle of September with special openings over Easter and Halloween. There are 14 live performance tours each day and also the chance to visit the observation platform on the roof for some of the best views in Stirling.

Wallace Monument

Scotland’s famous landmark commemorates the life and legacy of Sir William Wallace. Situated on the Abbey Craig outside the historic city of Stirling, the Monument overlooks the scene of Wallace’s greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Battle of Bannockburn

Prepare for battle at our multi-award-winning visitor centre. Take your place on the battlefield and stand face-to-face with fearless medieval warriors. Witness two opposing kings – Robert the Bruce and Edward II – whose tactics in 1314 changed the path of Scotland’s history, forever.

Castle Rednock Trekking Centre

At Castle Rednock we offer a range of activities and attractions. On our very scenic farm we take pony treks over our beautiful land and cater for all ages over 4 and all abilities. We support everyone and children are given 1-1 supervision. We also offer Segway trekking, Quad pods for younger children, shetland driving, orienteering and we have our new Fairy Garden which can be visited with care!

Loch Ard Water Sports

We pride ourselves on providing a range of activities to suit all our customers. Whether the adrenaline rush of cliff jumping, the thrill of gorge walking or the gentle exploration of the loch by canoe – there is something for everyone. You can either participate in a session supervised by a qualified instructor or hire your own equipment and explore the beautiful park.

Vue CInema

Located on the Forthside waterfront development. Vue Stirling has 1,061 seats over eight screens. All screens are fitted with Digital Dolby 6.1 Surround Sound

Go Ape

Take in the stunning surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as you fly 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain's longest zip wires. Located in the Trossachs National Park, it's a mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers and adventure lovers.

David Marshall Lodge

With trails suitable for all, tree top adventures, a great café, toilets and plenty of information, this should be your first stop when it comes to exploring Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.Enjoy panoramic views and scenic trails, from a gentle stroll to a waterfall to trails through lofty woods and rocky crags.

The Peak Ice Skating

PEAK skating Enjoy a nice day out with the family with these fantastic ice skating sessions – suitable for all ages. These sessions attract a wide variety of skaters with the majority being beginners and novice skaters.

The Falkirk Wheel

The world's only rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel links the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal 35m above. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind boat trip, make a splash in the water park, or enjoy a tasty lunch in the cafe - whatever you do, the Wheel is a great day out for all the family.

Kelpies/Helix Centre

The Helix is an ecopark stretched over 350 hectares of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth. Featuring the Famous Kelpies, The Helix connects 16 local communities through extensive path networks stretching over 27km.

Loch Lomond Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is based in the pretty village of Balmaha, one of the most popular locations in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Set on the east side of the iconic Loch Lomond and at the foot of Conic Hill on the famous West Highland Way, it offers stunning woodlands, water and mountains.

Inchmahome Priory

Cross Scotland’s only lake to explore a peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary. Robert the Bruce sought solace at Inchmahome Priory and Mary Queen of Scots found safety here as a child

Loch Lomond Sealife Centre

Feeling brave and want to feed a shark? Make the most out of your visit and take part in our VIP Shark Feeding Experience!

Portnellan Farm & Water Activities

Water based activities & Farm tours at Loch Lomond

Buchliyve Bike Shed

Local bike hire just up the road from our farm in Bucklyvie

Argaty Red Kites

The farm lies on the Braes of Doune in the area of Central Scotland where the RSPB and Scottish Natural Heritage have reintroduced the red kite.

Arnprior Farm, Stirling, FK8 3HA