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October School Holiday Fun at Loch Lomond Shores

If you’ve got school-age children, the holidays can be a bit of a nightmare. What do you do to keep them occupied? How do you plan it all?

Loch Lomond Shores has pulled out all the stops to provide the widest range yet of kids’ and family-friendly activities from 9-20 October 2017.

And as any parent knows, happy kids means everyone’s happy.

Activities on offer range from getting outside with TreeZone aerial adventures, bike and segway hire and free activities such as outdoor play, woodland exploration and loch-side walks to special events and activities only available for a certain time period, including canoe taster sessions and a new event at Loch Lomond SEA LIFE based on the CBBC show, The Deep.

Other activities include Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, Thomson’s fun fair, face painting, the extremely popular Regal Storytellers (pictured above) and drop in craft and messy play sessions as part of a Family Fun Event by The Creation Station.

The Creation Station will be running a variety of different arts, crafts and messy imaginative play sessions everyday, with an autumnal theme. Kids can choose from making Playdoh hedgehogs and playing with paint, chalk and natural materials, to making tree art and creating bugs to take home.

Smaller children are catered for as well, with activities suitable from 1-11years – and there will even be a play area for babies, as well as tea, coffee and cake for Mums, Dads and Grandparents.

Loch Lomond Shores manager, Audrey Reid said:As a parent myself, I know how much stress the holidays can bring. And to complicate things, the local schools aren’t all off at the same time - Helensburgh, Vale of Leven and Dumbarton are all different dates.

“So we’ve decided to plan for the fortnight. This makes life as easy as possible for parents and carers, as they’ll know that whenever they come to Loch Lomond Shores from 9th-20th October, there’s going to be something on for the kids."

We’ve included some new activities, and old favourites we know people love. And although some of it needs to be booked in advance, most of it you can just turn up for on the day. And there’s plenty indoors if the weather’s not great. Parents have enough to organise, a bit of flexibility makes life a lot easier!”

Loch Lomond Shores October school activity takes place from Monday 9 – Friday 20 October 2017.

List of daily activities and times, week by week here:

What’s on Week 1:  (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th October 2017)

  • Family Fun Event with The Creation Station arts, crafts & messy play everyday 9-20 October, 11am-4pm (upstairs, in the Family Fun area) – see more here
  • Thomson’s Fun Fair (every day)
  • TreeZone aerial adventures (every day)
  • Loch Lomond SEA LIFE presents ‘The Deep’ an exclusive event based on the CBBC programme, from 14th October – see more here
  • Segways and bike hire from In Your Element (every day) 
  • Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre (every day)
  • Kids activities including faceprinting and storytelling (upstairs, in the Family Fun area, with storytelling outdoors weather permitting)
  • Outdoor play and exploration with our walks (and picnic spots – if the weather’s nice!) and Dragon’s Den play park
  • Bespoke outdoor activities for kids and adults can be arranged through In Your Element


What’s on Week 2: (Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd October 2017)

  • Family Fun Event with The Creation Station arts, crafts & messy play everyday 9-20 October, 11am-4pm (upstairs, in the Family Fun area) – see more here
  • Thomson’s Fun Fair (every day)
  • TreeZone aerial adventures (every day)
  • Loch Lomond SEA LIFE presents ‘The Deep’ an exclusive event based on the CBBC programme (every day) – see more here
  • Canoe trips (1 & 2 hours) at 10am from 18th-22nd October – including sessions suitable for complete beginners – must be pre-booked – see more here.
  • Segways and bike hire from In Your Element (every day)
  • Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre (every day)
  • Kids activities including faceprinting and storytelling (upstairs, in the Family Fun area, with storytelling outdoors weather permitting)
  • Bespoke outdoor activities for kids and adults can be arranged through In Your Element
  • Outdoor play and exploration with our walks (and picnic spots – if the weather’s nice!) and Dragon’s Den play park

Please note that not all of these activities are delivered by Loch Lomond Shores, and therefore charges may apply, or activities may change at short notice.

In addition, Loch Lomond Comic Con is a family-friendly event taking place at Loch Lomond Shores the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October.

For updates on all daily activities follow:

 Loch Lomond Shores Facebook page or go to:

 www.lochlomondshores.com

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