What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland.
Friday 5th - Sunday 12th October 2018
This annual walking and outdoors festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 60 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders. All ages and abilities are catered for. There are walk/talks covering a variety of interests, such as bird watching, heritage, geology, photography, and guided tours of Benmore Botanical Gardens.
Tuesday 9th & 16th October
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Halloween -Themed Slime Workshops
Keep the kids entertained with popular slime-making workshops with a spooky theme
12th-21st & 27th-28th October
10am - 4pm
Pick your own Scottish Pumpkins for Halloween from our patch here in Arnprior!
Pumpkins start at £5
We also offer: Kale Maze, Quad Pods, Bale Mountain, Face Painting, Chainsaw Carving, Pop Up Craft Events, Food and Drink Trucks, Fantastic Photo opportunities
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October
Hawkshead at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Wear It Pink charity event for Breast Cancer Care
Draped in pink, Hawkshead store at Lomond shores is raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Enjoy a pink treat from their bake sale and also a pink drink. Take part in the raffle while the kids enjoy special instore activities. Support this great cause and visit Hawkshead at Lomond shores.
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond.
This October bring your wild things on an adventure at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Search the pond for weird and wonderful creatures of the deep, hunt for beasts that creep and crawl in the meadows and go exploring in the woods. Don’t forget your wellies for the welly wanging competition and for concocting some magical mud recipes in our very own mud kitchen! Saving Scottish Red Squirrels will be here too, with squirrel trails, games and the chance to become a red squirrel detective. So, wrap up, pack your wellies and join in the fun. For bookings visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search RSPB Loch Lomond. Cost: £6.50 per child, £5 for Wildlife explorer members, adults go free!
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Wednesday 31st October
Mugdock Country Park
Fizzgig Fright Night
Booking Essential 0141 956 6100
Cost £14 per adult. £8 per child (7 years and over)
Taken to a secret location, step out of the bus and the games will begin.
Sat 27th - Sun 28th October
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Enjoy family friendly Halloween fun including face painting.
Wednesday 31st October
Happy Halloween ! Have a Spooktacular Evening!
The Wallace Monument Stirling
From April to September the Wallace Monument by Stirling holds live performances by costumed actors – bringing Sir William Wallace and the characters of his time to life. Listen to the story of The Battle of Stirling Bridge, or even have your photograph taken with a Scottish warrior from the 14th Century! Presentations take place between 11.15am and 3.30pm each day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays (and at weekends only from October until December, and during February and March).
For events at the Wallace National Monument, click here
Farmers' Markets in and near Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Why not look out for local produce from our farmers and artisans at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch and at many other places.
Loch Lomond Car Boot Sales
If you are looking for a bargain and a good day out, why not visit a car boot sale at Loch Lomond and surrounding area. Car boot sales are a popular way of disposing of those unwanted items and a great way of bargain hunting.
Live Music Loch Lomond
Regular live music in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Scottish Castles : Historic Scotland
There are many famous Scottish Castles in central Scotland. Check out what special events they are hosting this season.
Mugdock Castle and Country Park
Local Tourist Information Centres
Open all year unless stated
Aberfoyle Information Centre, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ 01877 382352
Balloch Information Centre, The Old Station Building, Balloch G83 8LQ 01389 753533
Callander Information Centre, 52-54 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BD 01877 330342
Dunoon Information Centre, 7 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AB 01369 703785
Falkirk Information Centre, The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS 01324 620244
Glasgow Airport Information Centre, Domestic Arrivals, Glasgow International Airport PA23 2ST 0141 848 4440
Glasgow Information Centre, 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2FF 0845 859 1006
Inveraray Information Centre, Front Street, Inveraray PA32 8UY 01499 302063
Stirling Pirnhall Information Centre, M9 Motorway Services Area, Pirnhall Roundabout, Stirling FK7 8ET 01786 814111
Stirling Information Centre, Old Town Jail, St John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA 01786 475019
Tyndrum Information Centre (open Apr-Oct), Main Street, Tyndrum FK20 8RY 01838 400246