Love Loch Lomond Community: What's New October II
Looking for things to see and do in and around Loch Lomond in October and November? Read on…
As well as lots of great Autumn offers and special deals on places to stay, things to see and do, pampering and eating and drinking available at autumn.lovelochlomond.com there are plenty of Autumn and Winter activities in and around Loch Lomond to keep us active and entertained over the coming months. This weekend, Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October, kids can enjoy free activities at the RSPB Shop for Nature and on Sunday 21st, the Farmer’s Market is back at Loch Lomond Shores from 10am to 4pm with lots of tasty treats including meats, cheeses, home baking and more. While you’re at Loch Lomond Shores make sure you check out the stunning Nature Photos on display showcasing the amazing winning images from the Scottish Nature Photography Awards – they’re on display until March 2013 so you have plenty of time to catch them. The October week holiday has offered a range of fun-filled activities for kids on their October school holiday including face painting, shark feeding (as part of Shark Week at Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium, runs till 4th November) and some relaxing massage for the adults to de-stress them! There are also some fantastic pre-Christmas shopping offers throughout the shops at Loch Lomond Shores with some great gifts to be had. Check out the Loch Lomond Arts & Antiques Centre, the treasure trove Misty Glen, the RSPB Shop For Nature and many more. Talking of offers, the RSPB Shop for Nature at Loch Lomond Shores is offering 20% off 12.75kg sacks of bird seed, so take advantage of this and stock up on bird food too keep your birds fed over the harsh colder months- they're particularly hungry at the moment stocking up on their reserves for winter. The shop also has some great Christmas stocking filler offers, such as jumping bugs. These are ideal, quirky and unique stocking fillers and all profits go back into nature! If bugs are not your thing then why not take advantage of the new and beautiful Madeleine Floyd mugs? Each mug has a gorgeous image of your favourite bird on it such as Robin, Tree Sparrow, Blackbird and many more, and would make great gifts for Christmas.
Halloween is on the way! The RSPB Store for Nature is hosting a Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ Event for younger visitors on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October. This fun event will offer a craft event of making your own egg carton spider, Pin the tail on the Pippestrel - whoever gets it in the right spot wins a "trick (fascinating fact) or a treat - and a special Haunted Halloween hunt - find all the spooky Halloween animals in different locations and win a prize! Things are set to go with a bang as Loch Lomond Homes and Gardens welcomes in the festive season with a firework display, mulled wine, mince pies and exclusive in-store offers on Friday 26th October from 6-9pm. Tickets are free but must be picked up or reserved in advance. The Ardlui Hotel, Loch Lomond is having a Halloween Party on Saturday 27th October, from 10pm to 3am with fancy dress, live music and prizes for the best costumes – not to be missed. On Sunday 28th October why not join the Walking Theatre at Duchess Wood, Helensburgh, for “Conference of the Faeries”, an outdoors adaptation of a Shakespearean great, their own version of a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – it’s fun for all the family, a “hen party” like no other. And finally, as we enter into November, who could forget Guy Fawkes Night? Knockderry House is hosting a “Bangers and Smash” Guy Fawkes Supper Night on Friday 2nd of November, with sparklers and a mini firework display after supper. All details of the events are listed on our site. For lots more events and news, visit www.lovelochlomond.com or chat with us on Twitter or Facebook.