Family Favourites

Family favourites

Family favourites

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.

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  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

    Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is situated approximately 4 miles from Stirling on the A84 heading towards Doune. Set in 120 acres of beautiful woodland, the Safari Park has many attractions and features to appeal to visitors of all ages. In the drive through reserves you can get up close to camels, zebras, rhinos, […]

  • From Adult £14.00

    Stirling Castle

    There’s now more than ever to see and do at Stirling Castle. Cross the threshold into the Castle’s Royal Palace and enter an exciting world of plots, passion and intrigue with our costumed performers. A new exhibition focuses on some of the the Castle’s fascinating archaeology including the the Stirling skeltons. There’s also lots for […]

  • Free Admission

    The Smith Art Gallery & Museum

    If Stirling is Scotland’s heart, the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is Stirling’s soul. All of the special objects and paintings relating to the history and culture of Stirling and Stirlingshire are gathered here, and the Smith’s main purpose is to collect, record, interpret and show the story of Stirling to the world, and […]

  • From Adult £9.99

    The National Wallace Monument

    A national landmark – a national hero.   Stirling’s renowned landmark, commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace and overlooking the scene of his greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297.   Inside the Monument you can visit the Hall of Arms to learn the story of how the Battle of Stirling […]

  • From Adults £4.75

    Briarlands Farm

    Briarlands Farm is now open all year round! Our new farmer’s den family friendly tea room serves hot and cold food using local suppliers and home baking.  It has a little trikes frame and activity area to keep children busy, whatever the weather. The great outdoor fun yard will keep children and adults entertained all day long. Jumping […]

  • Eagle Balloons

    Eagle Balloons operates the largest balloon fleet in Scotland and our experience and top quality equipment provides our passengers and corporate clients with the very best and safest ballooning platform. Eagle Balloons are certified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the safe operation of balloon flights. Flying aboard a hot air balloon is […]

  • From £11 Adult

    The Battle of Bannockburn experience

    The brand new Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you in the heart of the action. Take your place on the battlefield. 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. With cutting edge 3D technology, […]

  • From Adults: £10 Concessions £8

    Stirling Walking Tours

    Stirling Walking Tours VisitScotland Thistle Award Regional Finalist 2015/16: BEST OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE Private and group sightseeing tours of Stirling’s historic Old Town. Discover the secrets of the Royal Burgh! Our tours offer a mix of storytelling and history with local guides! Enjoy an entertaining journey round the sites, stories and secrets of the historic Old […]

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