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If you enjoy the great outdoors you will find lots of things to enjoy close by. Our lodges look over a nature reserve, with footpaths connecting the lodge field to hours of walking, running or cycling tracks. Most of the paths are also ideal for prams.

If you enjoy bird watching, there are a number of great locations positioned around the Dam to help you spot a bird or two!

There’s even a new coffee shop nearby, so fresh coffee and cakes are only minutes away.

Wander without a purpose or reason


If you would like some steady rides then you never have to leave the dam. There are plenty of cycle paths around where you wont need to go near a road and you can cycle straight back to your tent for a warm hot chocolate or a cool drink. If you’re looking for something more adventurous there are a few local places to suit the adrenaline junkies!

The Village of Dollar

A really beautiful village with lovely walks up to the castle and through the hills. If you don’t want to go for such a big walk, then popping into dollar for an ice cream or milkshake and a wander up the burn to the mill green is also really nice.

Alloa Soft Play

A great place to go when the weather’s not so nice. It’s very clean, the food’s nice and it’s just the right size to keep an eye on your children! There’s a baby section, toddler and over 4’s section. There’s also free wifi if you are craving some internet by then!

The Kelpies

Come and see the world’s largest equine sculptures up close – and even go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art. Join our 30-minute guided walking tour that takes you through the vision of artist Andy Scott.

Sky High Trampolining

Sky High is one of the first state of the art trampoline parks in Central Scotland with over 70 interconnected trampolines. Its a great choice if your children are over 5 or you’re an adult just wanting to jump (and why wouldn’t you)!

Cairnie Maze

The Mega Maze is available later in the summer you have to find your way across it, often finding clues. The farm is packed with fun activities, from a go-cart track, giant straw bale climbing fortress, sunken trampolines, a large sand box, swings, slides, peddle tractors, loaders & trailers, a massive bouncing pillow, flying fox and also a tractor ride.

Cairnie is also large fruit picking farm with strawberries, raspberries, redcurrant, blackcurrants, Tay berries, cherries and brambles and depending on the season you can pick sunflowers and pumpkins too.

Blair Drummond Safari Park & Briarlands Farm

The safari park is a great place to visit for a day out, there is a lot to do there. We usually take a picnic with us when we go, there are areas where you can eat your lunch which is great.

If you would like to go somewhere after the safari park or instead of, then next door there is Briarland Farm where you can play on giant pillows, have a nice lunch, pick strawberries, go karts, sandpits and cable rides.

The Peak

If you would like some more indoor activities, the peak is a great place to go, with a swimming pool, ice rink, and a climbing wall to chose from.


Falkland is a bit of a different world, with little shops, cobbled streets and Falkland Palace, which hosts activities from easter egg hunts and medieval days, to halloween events.

SAS Adventures

They offer adventure activities and outdoor training across Scotland and at all levels; from the first experience days all the way up to instructor qualifications

Loch Leven Kinross

Lochleven Castle was built in the late 14th or early 15th century, and was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567.

If you would prefer something more substantial then you can walk or cycle along to Loch Leven Larder for great food, fresh produce and a shop with gifts, clothes and homewares.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo isn’t too far away and you could combine it with a visit to Dynamic Earth; an incredible, interactive adventure through the history of our planet! Or visit the many museums and galleries around Edinburgh.