Toddler Activities and Days Out in Central Scotland

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As we appear to have emerged from lockdown in Scotland (and have managed to enjoy a somewhat good summer so far) I thought it might be a good idea to pull together a list of some of the places we have been and enjoyed in Central Scotland. The idea is to give parents a sample of different things to see and do with younger families, especially as an alternative to the most popular attractions and locations, which might end up too busy or too hard to book due to number restrictions etc.

I’ve given a brief overview of the attraction or activity, its location and any costs associated, with any more in depth information (what’s there, on site facilities, pram-friendliness etc) included in the review which you can read by clicking on the activity. Please note that some of these places were visited/experienced before the pandemic so some things may have changed slightly. I’ll update these as we revisit this year and will add places to the list as we go. If there’s any other information you think I could include in the overview, please let me know in the comments below.

Ardkinglas Gruffalo Trail
Ardkinglas Estate, Cairndow
Price: £5 adult / £2 child / free under 3

Briarlands Farm
Stirlingshire
Price: £5.75 adult / £7.75 child / free under 2

Bambiloo Pottery
Helensburgh
Price: £various (£2 per painter plus cost of pottery)

Eden Mill Farm Shop
Blanefield
Price: Various – outdoor soft play £3.50 / petting zoo £3.50 / alpaca trekking & zwartbles sheep trekking from £17.50

Lamont Farm
Erskine, Renfrew
Price: Free but donation based

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre
Balloch, Loch Lomond
Price: £8 adult / £4 child / free under 2

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail 2021
Luss, Loch Lomond
Price: £5 adult / £4 child / free under 3

Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium
Balloch, Loch Lomond
Price: Freom £14.35 adult / £9.35 child / free under 3 (the further in advance you book the cheaper tickets are)

Monty’s Farm Park
Ardardan Estate, Cardross
Price: £3 Adult / £6 child / free under 18 months

Tyndrum Gruffalo Trail
Tyndrum, Stirlingshire
Price: Free

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