the Stirling City Guide
Things To Do In and Around Stirling
Enjoy a great day out for the whole family at Briarlands Farm where you can explore the amazing Maize Maze, visit the Family Fun Area, a Farm Shop stocked with both the farm's own and local seasonal produce and enjoy a tea or coffee with a selection of delicious home baking from Mary’s Kitchen.
Play Pots is a paint your own pottery studio, Soft Play and Cafe Ceramic Studio in Stirling Scotland. A great day out whatever the weather in a relaxed and friendly environment. An activity that the whole family can enjoy! Our friendly staff are always on hand to help make your visit fun and a day out to remember!
Stirling Parks and Playgrounds
Mr Stick, the Fun Detective says -"I've been looking around and Stirling has some great playparks.
Travel from town on St Ninians Road.
Tel: 01786 78000
A nice looking park with a good range of play equipment The playpark is fenced off and there are grids at entrances to keep out dogs. The play area has bark covered, safe playing surfaces.
The cycle park was laid out years ago as a miniature road system with bridges and traffic lights. Older children might not be impressed but it still provides good fun for the younger ones. Bring your own bike or there is a good range for hire, to suit all ages.
Travel from town on the Causewayhead Road.
If you are feeling really energetic, there is an entrance way through the stone wall at the back of the park. This will take you up a steep flight of steps, onto a path through the trees which joins up with the walkway to the Wallace Monument.
10 minutes walk from The Allanpark.
Stirling's biggest and best used park has a good range of equipment. Very busy when the weather is good. The play area in Stirling’s historic Kings Park, has been brought into the 21st Century with the installation of new state-of-the-art features including the new play area which will boast a number of fun features including a tower/bridge/slide embankment unit, climbing wall, bicycle roundabout, aerial runway and landscape improvements to existing features.
There's plenty of space to run around and places to explore around the golf course but look out for low flying golf balls. Follow the footpath up the hill past the skate park. There are good views from the park, over the fine Victorian houses of the King's Park Area and to the castle on the skyline.
Laighills Park Dunblane.
From the High Street, go to the right around Dunblane Cathedral to Kirk Street. Carry on up Braeport and Raymoyle till you see Laighill Place which leads to the park. Multi-Unit Climber, Whale 'springies', Twisted Slide, Dutch Disc, Helter Skelter, Swings.
Ochil Hills Woodland Park
1 Mile East of Alva off A91 Hillfoots Road
Formerly the grounds of the now demolished Alva House on the lower slopes of the Ochil Hills.
Visitor Centre within the nearby Farriers Hotel
Ochlochy Park Dunblane
At the roundabout on the Perth Road, take the Glen Road which leads to Sherrifmuir. Turn to the right near the golf club house.
Fountain Road Park Bridge Of Allan
From Henderson Street turn into Fountain Road and the park is on the left at the Nineveh Fountain.
Swings, Toddler Swings, Slides, Climbing Frames, Flying Fox, Sand Pit, Stand-up See-Saw
At the end of Fountain Road you can cross over and take a pleasant, short stroll along the tree lined river bank on the Centenary Walk.
Along from the railway station on Goosecroft Road, cross the bridge over the railway line at Seaforth Place.
Climbing Frames, Sand Pit, Swings, Wobbly Snake, Dutch Disc
Across from the park, turn left and you can walk alongside the River Forth on a tree lined walk to Stirling Old Bridge.
Time 2 socialise: Salsa and Merengue Dance Classes
Salsa is great fun, a fantastic way to keep fit, and a wonderful way to meet people
The MacRobert Arts Centre
Mr Stick, the Fun Detective says -
Check the In Stirling Whats On Guide for details of the current programme.
macrobert is located on the stunning campus of the University of Stirling and is easily accessible to all areas of Scotland. We offer unique facilities, which have been designed by young people themselves and include a dedicated theatre for children - playhouse; a state of the art cinema - filmhouse; children’s art gallery - arthouse; crèche - treehouse; a workshop rehearsal space - workhouse as well as a stylish café bar and medium scale theatre space - mainhouse.
The macrobert café bar offers great food, amazing desserts and most of all a genuinely warm welcome, with an ambience to match. There's plenty to mull over, with a wide range of hot and cold drinks, including a large selection of wines from around the world, available by the glass or by the bottle. The cafe bar caters for the needs of children with a selection of healthy and fun food. Board games and colouring sheets are available and mothers who are breastfeeding are welcome to do so anywhere in the building.
Birthday Parties can be arranged - See a show or film or be creative in treehouse with a dance, drama, music or visual arts workshop. Party packages can be arranged to suit your child and their friends.
The treehouse crèche provides supervised arts activities for children aged 3 months to 8 years, every morning Monday-Friday, 9.15am-1.15pm. This gives parents some valuable time to themselves whether it be to watch a cinema screening, have some lunch, take an older sibling to see a macrobert performance or to visit the University sports centre or nip into town for some retail therapy!
Wallace's den is an unsupervised area for children aged 8-14 years which offers playstation 2, controlled access to the internet, books and games.
The macrobert programme is geared to meet the needs of young people
Call our friendly tickets and information staff on 01786 466666 between 10am - 8.30pm, 7days for event information and ticket bookings.
Stirling Youth Partnership
A network of all organisations within the Stirling area that work with or for young people. There are partners from the voluntary and statutory sectors and commercial enterprises.
Stirling Young Scot
The Youth Involvement Team,
Tel: 01786 432258
This is a chance for you to be involved in something which is BY young people FOR young people in Stirling.
www.youngscot.org is an interactive and dynamic source of up-to-the-minute youth-related news and information, that is crammed full of entertainment features, competitions, special offers, discounts, and the chance to get a free email address.
There are loads of benefits in being a Young Scot member such as the Young Scot Card which you can use in over 1,700 outlets in Scotland, ranging from cinemas and theatres, to shopping, sports and travel. It's also valid at over 200,000 places in 38 European countries
To find out more visit the Stirling Young Scot website at:
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