Enjoy a family day out in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Pack the kids in the car and set off on a fun-filled family day out in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park from relaxing strolls through country parks to action-packed outdoor activities. Use our handy itinerary to plan your perfect family day out.

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  • Drumkinnon Tower on Loch Lomond Shores in Ballochm which houses the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre
    The Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre is home a range of exotic species
  • Go Ape - a unique adventure in the trees of zip wires, tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of high-wire crossings
    Go Ape zip slide
  • Loch Ard, Trossachs
    Loch Ard, Trossachs
  • The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Headquarters, Balloch
    The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is Scotland's first National Park
  • Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond Shores
    Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond Shores

Start the day with a bang at the Go Ape! activity centre, to the east of the National Park and enjoy a high-wire adventure. Found within the stunning Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, navigate your way around giant obstacle courses in the trees using specially constructed ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels all made from wood, rope and super-strong wire. After you’ve finished, let the best zip lines in the country take your breath away as you soar through the air. These provide a real feature since each stretches for over 400 metres making them the longest in Scotland.

Once your feet are firmly back on solid ground, take a short hop to the nearby Loch Ard sculpture trails, with installations made by local artist Rob Mulholland. Start from the main forest car park in Aberfoyle, the orientation point at Milton car park or at Kinlochard village, five miles north of Milton, and enjoy a relaxing stroll taking in a variety of impressive sights, including Loch Ard itself, Loch Chon, Duchray Water and Kelty Water. Along the routes you’ll find five sound posts featuring local wildlife sounds, along with narrative recorded by Aberfoyle primary school pupils.

After walking the stunning trails at Loch Ard, follow the A811 to the south shores of Loch Lomond to the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre in Balloch. The aquarium offers fun for all the family, whatever the weather. Discover an amazing underwater world with a wide variety of fascinating and exotic species, including a giant sea turtle and the largest selection of sharks in Scotland to an interactive, hands-on rock pool.

Sitting at the most southerly tip of Loch Lomond, there a number of cruise providers in Balloch offering fantastic boat trips, one of the best ways to see this spectacular loch. See its sights and its many islands during an exhilarating trip, the perfect way to end your family day out in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.