Stuck for ideas on what to do in Stirling with the children? Look no further! Here’s a handy list of 5 family friendly activities.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park – Spot Lions, Rhinos and Bison, to name but a few, in the drive through safari! Enjoy Sea Lion and Bird of Prey shows, a boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, petting farm and elephant habitat – all included in the price of admission. Kids (and kids at heart) will love getting their faces painted and exploring the adventure play ground with a pirate ship and buried treasure. Take your cheeky monkeys for a wild day out. Top Tip – BBQ and picnic areas available so if it’s a nice day pop to a supermarket for a disposable BBQ and burgers or some picnic supplies before you go.
Sit on a dinosaur’s tooth, run through a willow tunnel or go hedgehog spotting in Ailie’s Garden. This family friendly garden and play area is set in the grounds of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum. The museum houses models of people at work and play and lots of interesting artifacts (like the world’s oldest football!). After a tour the kids can blow off steam playing on the outdoor giant xylophone, or chess board. Best of all its free!
Head to Briarlands farm for a fun family day out in the fresh air. Children can enjoy Jumping on pillows, racing round on tractor go karts, swooshing over a cable ride, swinging and sliding on outdoor play structures, getting lost in a tire maze, building castles in the sand pits, testing their football skills, and meeting the animals in the paddocks. While adults can relax with a coffee in the family friendly tea room. Top tip – Pick you own Scottish Strawberries here – try not to eat them all in the car on the way home. Yum!
Go pony trekking at The Rednock Farm. Its family and beginner friendly and a wonderful memorable way to show the kids the beautiful Scottish countryside. If horses aren’t your thing you can glide along admiring the scenery on a segway. While the little ones can enjoy the farm in the quad pods. You can also try your hand at Shetland pony driving or orienteering.
Let Stirling old town tours take you on a journey through the curious nooks and crannies of the Burgh, revealing some of Stirling’s strangest tales. Hear how the Tolbooth Prison became famed as “the worst gaol in Britain”, or the magical curse placed upon Mar’s Wark by the fiery Abbot of Cambuskenneth, and all manner of mayhem, mischief and mystery. Fun for all the family with a unique mix of comedy, drama and storytelling.
These are just some ideas of things to do with little ones – check out our full list of attractions below for other ideas and Remember to check our events guide for family friendly events happening on the dates you are in town.