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Days Out in Stirling

You don't have to go far to enjoy a change of scenery, thanks to the variety of options on offer locally. Have a look through these options for ideas that'll thrill the whole family.

Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites Lerrocks, Doune FK16 6EJ

Just north of Stirling, Argaty Red Kites run Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their spectacular flying!

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Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG

Argyll's Lodging is Scotland's most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse, fit to receive, and impress, royal guests!

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Arnprior Farm

Arnprior Farm Arnprior, Nr Kippen FK8 3HA

Established in 1936, Arnprior is an 800-acre authentic working farm in the heart of Scotland's countryside, in Stirlingshire, famous for creating unique interactive family farming days.

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park By Stirling, Stirling FK9 4UR

Located on a perfectly flat 160-acre estate just outside Stirling, Blair Drummond is Central Scotland’s most exciting family visitor attraction and the perfect place for a family day out.

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Briarlands Farm

Briarlands Farm Blairdrummond, Stirling FK9 4UP

Briarlands Farm at Blair Drummond, near Stirling, offers a fun day out for all the family in the fresh air.

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Cowanes Hospital

49 St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED

Cowane’s Hospital is a 17th Century Almshouse in the historic city of Stirling and is located in the area known as Top o’ the Town, just below Stirling Castle

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Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery , Doune FK16 6AG

Our wonderful distillery, on the banks of the River Teith, has always been at the very heart of Deanston.It first opened its doors in 1785, not as a distillery...

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Doune Castle

Doune Castle Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6EA

One of Scotland’s most iconic heritage attractions and star of hit TV series Outlander, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle!

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Duncarron Medieval Village

Clanranald Trust for Scotland Carron Valley, Nr Denny FK6 5JL

Reconstructed, fortified village based on 11th-century motte and bailey design, with visitor centre.

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Forth Valley Food Festival

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The Forth Valley Food Festival will return this October with a celebration of Forth Valley’s rich local larder, showcasing people and produce.

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Go Ape Aberfoyle

The Lodge - Forest Visitor Centre. Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle FK8 3SX

Go Ape Aberfoyle offers exhilarating and unrivalled outdoor activities less than an hour's drive north of Glasgow!

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Green Aspirations Scotland CIC

Gartur Dykehead, Port of Menteith FK8 3JY

Green Aspirations Scotland are a social enterprise aiming to provide benefit to the community rather than to make a profit.

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Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park Milngavie, Mugdock G62 8EL

Located in beautiful semi-natural and formal landscapes yet only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the countryside.

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RSPB Black Devon Wetlands

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands , Alloa FK10 1BZ

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands is a quiet gem of a reserve, an area of untouched wet grassland and wetland habitat!

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ

Stirling is one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles – an icon integral to how we understand the nation’s story.

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The Alpaca Trekking Centre

Moss Field Farm Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3QQ

We are a family run Alpaca Farm and Trekking Centre based in Thornhill, next to the Flanders Moss Nature Reserve.

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

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The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Glasgow Road, Whins of Milton, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Stand shoulder to shoulder with Robert the Bruce on the site of his greatest victory.

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The Engine Shed

Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

We’re Scotland’s building conservation centre, a place to explore your built heritage!

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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel Lime Road, Falkirk FK1 4RS

The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boat lift, as much an icon for Scotland as it is an engineering masterpiece!

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The Great Trossachs Forest

The Great Trossachs Forest , Callander

Equal in size to Glasgow, The Great Trossachs Forest is one of the most significant woodland regeneration projects to take place in the UK for a generation.

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The Helix

4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE

The Helix is an innovative, contemporary people's park in Falkirk and home to the Kelpies - 30 metre high horse heads.

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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Duke's Pass, Aberfoyle FK8 3SX

With trails suitable for all, tree top adventures, a great café, toilets and plenty of information, this should be your first stop when it comes to exploring...

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The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ

The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history.

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Wonder World Soft Play Falkirk

Bankside Industrial Estate Castle Laurie, Falkirk FK2 7XF

Welcome to Wonder World - Falkirk's biggest and most exciting children’s indoor adventure centre. Themed on the wonders of the world, this custom built...

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Days Out in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road, Eaglesham G760QQ

Whitelee Windfarm is Europe's largest windfarm and is located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from Glasgow!

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Dams to Darnley Country Park

Balgray Reservoir Car Park Balgraystone Road, Barrhead G78 2SB

Dams to Darnley Country Park covers over 1300 acres of open space between the reservoirs between Barrhead and Newton Mearns, and the village of Darnley!

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Days Out in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre , Peebles EH45 8NB

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley.

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2ND

With five floors and over 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits, we have something to entertain all ages!

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Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8P

Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian!

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Days Out in Fife

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens , Near Cupar KY15 5PB

Hill of Tarvit is a wonderful example of Edwardian stately living and also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK.

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The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar KY15 4NQ

The Scottish Deer Centre is spread over 55 acres of Fife countryside just outside Cupar, and is home to 13 species of deer from around the world along with other animals.

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The Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB

An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

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Days Out in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Boat Trips Helensburgh

Rhu Marina Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8HL

Join Boat Trips Helensburgh for a tour of the Clyde Estuary, round the Sugar Boat Wreck, to the Holy Loch, up the River Clyde, and a variety of other places!

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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH

The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.

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Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow South Side G44 3YU

Lying just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow, Holmwood House has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design!

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Days Out in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ

RSPB Baron's Haugh is a thriving community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too.

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Biggar Puppet Theatre

8 Broughton Road, Biggar ML12 6HA

Biggar Puppet Theatre is a Victorian style puppet theatre and the home of International Purves Puppets!

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TeamSport Go Karting Glasgow Cambuslang

TeamSport Go Karting Glasgow Cambuslang Westburn Road, Cambuslang G72 7UD

Spanning 450m with space for 14 go karts to race each other at a single time, amazing fun-filled days out begin at TeamSport Go Karting Cambuslang!

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Days Out in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Kilmacolm Farm Tours

Muirhouse Farm , Kilmacolm PA13 4TH

Experience a fantastic farm animal safari from a purpose built 14 seater all weather trailer where you can enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of this working farm in Kilmacolm!

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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF

RSPB Lochwinnoch is the best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, visitor centre and visitor trails.

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Gleniffer Braes Country Park

Gleniffer Braes Country Park Glenfield Road, Paisley PA2 8TE

Whatever the season there is always something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at Gleniffer Braes Country Park - woodland walks, wonderful views, peace...

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Days Out in Other Areas

Auchingarrich Wildlife and Adventure Park

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre , Comrie PH6 2JE

Whatever the weather you'll find plenty to see and do at Auchingarrich Wildlife and Adventure Park, with activities for all ages indoors and out.

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Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse Whitletts Road, Ayr KA8 0JE

Ayr Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5* Attraction and Scotland's Premier Racecourse!

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House , Cumnock KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres, the stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of furniture has something for everyone!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Eglinton Country Park

The Visitor Centre Eglinton Country Park, Irvine KA12 8TA

Spring, summer, autumn and winter - the beauty of Eglinton Country Park is on your doorstep!

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park Dunure Road, Ayr KA7 4LD

The Award Winning Heads of Ayr Farm Park - providing fun for the whole family since 1993.Acres of outdoor space to explore with Play Parks, Bumper Boats...

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Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, Largs KA29 0BE

A 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest!

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Langside Alpacas

Langside Farm, Dalry KA24 5JZ

Langside Alpacas are a small farm 35 minutes from Glasgow with a herd of friendly alpacas running a range of activities so visitors can spend getting to know all about alpacas.

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Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse Scone Palace Park, Perth PH2 6BB

An intimate racecourse, in the heart of Scotland, which quite literally let's you feel the hooves on the track!

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Pirate Petes Family Entertainment Centre

The Pavilion Low Green, Ayr KA7 1EQ

Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre in Ayr is one of the biggest 4 star play centre's in Scotland and it's jam packed full of fun!There is plenty...

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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