And all at once, summer collapsed, and autumn 2019 arrived. The crisp air, golden leaves, pumpkins, crackling fires, fluffy jumpers and hot chocolate… there are many reasons why we love autumn. Autumn is the perfect time of the year to go on a family holiday to Loch Lomond. Listen to the leaves crunch beneath your feet as you walk through the picturesque Scottish countryside during the day before wrapping up in a warm blanket and watching a movie as night starts to fall. There are also plenty of family-friendly activities happening in and around Loch Lomond and Glasgow this autumn which make for a fun-filled day out! We’ve listed our top 5 picks below –
1. TreeZone Loch Lomond
Wrap up warm and awaken your sense of adventure with Treezone’s tree-top aerial assault course. Take in unprecedented views of Loch Lomond as you zip through the Trossachs’s forestry and navigate through the tops of the trees. This outdoor activity is perfect for thrill seekers, adventure lovers and those looking to enjoy a breath of fresh air surrounded by spectacular scenery! Escape the city for a morning or afternoon as this outdoor adventure course only takes between 1-1.5 hours to complete.
Release your inner adventurer and book an adrenaline pumping family activity on the banks of Loch Lomond. You can book your aerial adventure online and what’s more, Cameron Lodges’ guests can get 10% off! Ask resort staff for the discount code when you check-in, or give the team a call if you want to book in advance!
Please note: until the end of October TreeZone is open daily however, in the winter months the course is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
2. Blair Drummond Safari Park
From wildlife reserves, boat trips, pedal boats, a flying fox and an adventure park, to fun fair attractions, there’s an activity for every family member to enjoy at Blair Drummond Safari Park this autumn. Immerse yourself in a unique wildlife experience as you get to visit over 350 rare and exotic animals, including Scotland’s only tower of giraffes. As well as admiring the monkeys from your car seat, you can drive through the reserves to see the magnificent lions, zebras, rhinos, camels and antelope. Blair Drummond also has a fantastic sea lions presentation at 12pm, 1.30pm and 4.30pm, with an additional 3pm show at the weekend and during school holidays. The sea lions love showing off their tricks in front of the kids. Or you can take an awesome boat trip around Chimp Island where you’ll see the chimpanzees scale their climbing frames and hear some fun facts from your skipper.
We recommend arriving early to make the most of the park and its facilities as the kids might want to release their energy on the wooden fort climbing frame, pirate ship or flying fox which zips across the river before embarking on the car safari!
In addition to the usual park facilities, there’s a special Halloween event occurring this October between 12th and 27th where you can creep, crawl and prowl your way around the Safari Park! Take part in a haunted walk-through, slime making, magic show or an outdoor trick-or-treat trail, the kids will be entertained all day long!
To book your fun-filled family day out at Blair Drummond, follow this link.
3. Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is not your average self-guided nature trail… it invites you and the family to explore the beautiful Scottish countryside whilst completing a mystery adventure involving evil trolls and friendly faeries. Kids of all ages will be totally engrossed in this fairy-tale journey. Scottish faeries have lived on the banks of Loch Lomond for as long as we can remember, happily inhabiting the woodlands within their magical faerie houses in the small village of Luss. But as you adventure through the forest, beware of the troublesome trolls who still roam the Scottish Highlands as they might not want to grant you passage! The Faerie Trail is an enjoyable walk for all the family, and Luss is only a 10 minute drive from the Cameron Lodges resort.
Put a smile on the little ones faces and book your faerie trail experience here.
This Halloween season, step into Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens and discover 9 incredible worlds with GlasGLOW 2019. Dive into the imaginations of the world’s most famous light and sound experts and explore the gardens as each world transports you into another dimension. During the 90 minute magical journey you can expect zombies, dragons, terrifying pumpkins and UFO sightings! Plus, there’s a whole world dedicated to marshmallows! Toasting marshmallows by the fire on a cold autumn’s night it’s the perfect ending to your family night out in Glasgow’s West End. Plus, there’s an incredible street food village and bar to explore.
Book your GlasGLOW adventure here.
5. Loch Lomond Shores Market
On the first and third Sunday of every month there is a local famer and craft market at Loch Lomond Shores, ideal for families looking to get a breath of fresh air in the Scottish countryside and appreciate the talent of local artisans and craftsmen. From 10am – 4pm you can enjoy homemade sweet treats, bespoke arts and crafts, artisanal food and drink, and a variety of fresh produce from local famers and producers. Whilst you browse the markets you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or hot chocolate to keep your fingertips warm. Everything you see is fresh, unique and seasonal, no two markets are the same!
Pop by with the family one Sunday to explore the markets, enjoy delicious home-made bakes and take a leisurely stroll through the local area. To find out more about Loch Lomond Shores Market please visit their Facebook page here.
Let us know if you have any other family-friendly autumn activities that we can add to our list! Tweet us @CameronLodges or leave us a comment on Facebook, and we’ll add them in! And if you’d like to enjoy a long weekend or mid-week adventure in Loch Lomond, we offer a range of luxury lodges, bungalows, cottages and apartments which make for the perfect basecamp.