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Love Loch Lomond Father's Day Ideas

Looking for ideas for how to spend Father's Day this weekend?

There are some great events and festivals over Father’s Day weekend plus offers for activities and eating out which all the family will love.

Find all details on our What’s On page.

Festivals, Activities and Events

Weirfest 2016  the Red Toorie Hat Festival, Saturday 18 June, 11am – 4pm Balmaha Bay – free to attend

RSPB Binocular & Scope Weekend, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June, 10am – 3pm RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, Gartocharn –free

Weekend Wildlife Walks with RSPB Scotland, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, 11am – 12.30, RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, Gartocharn

Sea Change Festival, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 June, Cove & Kilcreggan (Rosneath Peninsula)

Bicentenary Piping Championships, Sunday 19 June, 12 – 5pm, Hermitage Park, Helensburgh

Loch Lomond Shores Farmer’s Market, Sunday 19 June, 10am – 4pm, Balloch

Loch Katrine Experience – half price sailings on the loch for all Dads on Sunday 19 June.

Father’s Day Gifts

Loch Lomond Shores has a great range of shopping for gifts plus activities for all the family, including treetop experiences at Treezone Loch Lomond, and kayaking, Segway safaris, archery and more with Can You Experience.

There's lots more including the Sealife Loch Lomond Aquarium, the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre and the Wee Heilan Man Adventure Golf.

The Farmer’s Market is at Loch Lomond Shores on Sunday 19 June - pick up food and drink treats and gifts from 10am -4pm.

Don’t forget that many Loch Lomond activities and attractions offer gift vouchers, such as cruises, outdoor experiences and distillery visits - the perfect Father’s Day gift. Find lots of ideas on our Things to Do page.

Father’s Day Food and Drink

Enjoy a Special Father’s Day Lunch at the newly refurbished Dumbuck House Hotel Dumbarton on Sunday 19th June, from 12noon to 9pm. 2 courses from £17.95, 3 courses £19.95 - FREE bottle of beer for every dad! (T&C's apply)

Treat your Dad to a Father’s Day Pie and Pint special at the Inn on Loch Lomond!

Eat at the Cameron Grill or at the Boathouse on the Marina at Cameron House on Father's Day: all Dads eating at these venues on Sunday 19th June will receive a gift from Cameron House and everyone dining will be automatically entered in to a Father’s Day Prize draw to win a once in a lifetime flight on the Seaplane for two, or a champagne cruise on Loch Lomond for four

If Dad is a seafood fan he’ll love the new Luss Seafood Bar, and the platters at Cattle & Creel Steak Bar. Why not treat him to a meal with a view at Lodge on Loch Lomond in Luss, or Sunday Lunch at Knockderry Country House Hotel

Other tasty options are the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, The Oak Tree Inn, and Riverhill Courtyard. As it’s National Picnic Week, if the weather is favourable, why not create your own Father’s Day feast and stock up on goodies for the Loch Lomond Shores’ Farmer’s Market and find your favourite spot in and around Loch Lomond?

Find more great places to eat and drink on our Food and Drink page.

Dream Drams, Amazing Ales

With two fabulous whisky distilleries right on our doorstep offering a fantastic range of whisky tours, tastings and special experiences, Dad is spoiled for choice.

At Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow’s closest distillery, Dad can bottle his own whisky and enjoy a range of whisky experiences daily. 

Glengoyne Distillery, only 40 minutes from Glasgow, has whisky masterclasses, a malt master tour and many more, situated between the pretty surroundings of villages Strathblane and Killearn.

If Dad is a craft beer fan, Loch Lomond Brewery has a fantastic selection of beers to buy online and The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha has several local beers and ales on tap for Dad to enjoy.

Family Fun in and around Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs is packed full of things to see and do outdoors and indoors in all weathers.

Go for a walk, climb a hill, take a bike ride, and don’t forget to enjoy the view.

Cycle or geocache on the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail or walk part of The Three Lochs Way. 

Visit the RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond Reserve Visitor Hub. Open on weekends, April - October, from 10 am - 3 pm, with  a guided walk on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am.

Take an organised guided tour of the Loch Lomond Trossachs National Park with Experience Scotland’s Wild or enjoy a personal guided tour with Loch Lomond Guides.

Take Dad on a Helensburgh Heritage Saturday walk with a local guide – tours depart every Saturday at 11am from The Victoria Halls until end of September.

Enjoy a day out exploring the Maid of the Loch Steamship at Balloch, have fun on the driving range at Great Western Golf, or why not try a special speedboat tour on Loch Lomond?

Discover Loch Lomond hidden gems and islands with the Water Bus. You can Cruise Loch Lomond from Luss, Tarbet and more locations or try a number of great cruise options with Sweeney’s Cruises  from Balloch.

It’s worth the climb of 500 steps to the top at Dumbarton Castle for amazing views right out to Ben Lomond and close by, the Scottish Maritime Museum’s Denny Tank  (open Monday-Saturday)  has plenty to keep all the family entertained, with tea, cake and snacks to enjoy in the cafe afterwards.

Find more ideas for great days out on our Things to Do page and our Blog.


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