Loch Lomond Shores Guide : Winter 2022

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Contents site map .................................................................... 3 Introduction to Loch Lomond Shores .............. 4 How to get here ..................................................... 5 Facilities .................................................................... 6 SHOP .......................................................................... 7 & 8 EAT .............................................................................. 9 & 10 PLAY ........................................................................... 11 & 12 events ........................................................................ 13 & 14 local guide ............................................................... 15 & 16 8 13 9 11 3

Loch Lomond Shores has lots of wonderful outdoor space and activities as well as our stores and SEA LIFE Centre. This site map will help you plan and make the most of your time here, showing you where our beaches, playpark, woodland walks, picnic areas and much more are located.

Go explore and enjoy!

We’re very proud to be a 5* visitor attraction that offers something for everyone looking for a fun day out.

You can SHOP, EAT, PLAY all day here at Loch Lomond Shores with a range of leisure activities, stores, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. We even have a hair and beauty salon here for some pampering!

So, whether you love designer brands, enjoying nature, keeping active, eating out or spending some quality family time, we’ve got it covered.

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Getting here

We’re just off the A82, following signs for Balloch and then Loch Lomond Shores. Only around 30 minutes from Glasgow by car, it doesn’t take long to get here for a great day out. We’re also accessible via public transport with regular trains to Balloch which is only a few minutes’ walk from Loch Lomond Shores. To find out how best you can get to us via public transport visit https://www.traveline.info/.

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Facilities

As a 5* visitor attraction, our facilities are excellent.

PARKING AND CAR CHARGING

We have hundreds of FREE car parking spaces, a dedicated disabled car park and coach car park as well as electric car charging points which are located in our coach park.

ACCESSIBILITY

The whole site is accessible for wheelchairs, with lifts to 1st floor if required. We offer a small number of wheelchairs in our main foyer area (outside Sports Direct) for visitors to use during their visit FREE of charge. If you would require a mobility scooter, we recommend contacting https://recyclemobilitycentre.com/ who offer hire equipment.

Disabled access toilets for both men and women are located within our main toilets in the foyer and there are also unisex disabled toilets located in Frasers and our mall area.

BABY FEEDING AND CHANGING

For those with babies and toddlers, we have baby change facilities in our foyer toilets and, within the women’s toilet, a sofa where mum’s can relax and feed their babies in relative privacy.

DOG FRIENDLY

We are very much a dog friendly site and many of our stores will allow dogs in them, including: Sports Direct, Frasers, Catherine Kinloch, Hawkshead, Tweeds of Scotland, Lachlans, Keepsakes and Loch Lomond News. Café Zest also has a ‘dog-friendly section’ within their café ‘and well-behaved dogs are welcome on the outdoor balcony at Jurassic Ice Bar..

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Store directory: Sports Direct Frasers Catherine Kinloch Hawkshead Loch Lomond Jewellers Lachlans Keepsakes Thorntons Leading Labels Stevie’s Drams Grapetree Tweeds of Scotland Loch Lomond News Luscious hair and beauty Shop Our range of stores vary from high street to boutique and provide a great opportunity to browse designer clothing; beauty; footwear; outdoor and active wear; outdoor equipment; health & whole foods; jewellery; gifts & homeware; ladies and gents fashion; specialist whisky & gin; tartan & woollen clothing; kids clothing & footwear; sweets & chocolates; magazines; small pocket money toys & collectibles; fine jewellery. We even have a hair and beauty salon on site. Generally our stores are open from 10am to 5.30pm from Spring to autumn and from 10am to 5pm during the winter months. You can visit our website for details of individual opening hours. Festive opening hours will vary but all our stores are closed on the 25th December and 1st January. 8
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Whether it’s coffee and cake, cocktails or a three course meal, you can enjoy it here at Loch Lomond Shores.

Our cafes include Café Zest and Caffe at the Shores both of which offer a great selection of hot drinks and snacks. Café Zest also offers afternoon tea and hot breakfasts and lunch. Both are open from 10am to 5.00 or 5.30pm depending on the season.

Ice cream is available from Caffe at the Shores and Loch Lomond News to enjoy outside and Churros Box offers hot churros and donuts as well as hot drink takeaway.

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Eat

Jurassic Ice Bar offers an amazing selection of desserts and cocktails as well as an experience for all the family with its amazing dinosaurthemed décor. It also has some of the best views of Loch Lomond from its outdoor balcony where you can keep cosy in an igloo or enjoy sunny days alfresco.

Jurassic Grill is set within a prehistoric rainforest, complete with dinosaurs galore and offers a truley unique dining experience for all the family. And with a focus on quality food, the menu features a great range of family favourites, including burgers and burgers. For adults, it is also home to a well-stocked bar.

Both are located on the 1st floor and accessed through a main door between Catherine Kinloch and Hawkshead, loch-side.

Jurassic Ice Bar is open from 10am to 7pm while Jurassic Grill is open from from 11am to 9pm daily.

More information on both or, to book tables, is available at www.jurassicgrill.co.uk

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There are lots of great activities here at Loch Lomond Shores for you to enjoy.

You can enjoy the simple things such as having a picnic on our beaches or meadow, strolling through our woodland, taking the kids to our playpark or feeding the ducks and enjoying the view.

And for those looking for an adventure, there’s Treezone’s Aerial adventure course and lots of water-based activities as well as bike hire with Loch Lomond Leisure and our adventure golf.

‘Outdoor activities are seasonal, with watersports operating from Easter until end of October. For further details of opening times and days, visit Treezone, Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre and Loch Lomond Leisure.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre has over 30 different species of birds of prey and owls, including golden eagles, and hosts regular flying shows – great for all the family.

Indoor fun is available at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium where you can see everything from Otters to sharks and get interactive at their rockpool.

During holidays, festivals and peak weekends, we also have small children’s rides and the Loch Lomond Shores express land train.

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Events

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We host events – both big and small – all year round.

Festivals

Our festivals are a great day out for all the family and feature all sorts of fun events and entertainment.

Our main annual festivals are:

Springfest

1st weekend in April Summerfest

1st weekend in July

The Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

1st weekend in September

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Christmas Festival

1st weekend in December

We also host two annual comic con events and two dog-friendly events each year as well as other, smaller events throughout.

To find out about what’s on or coming soon, visit https://lochlomondshores.com/whats-on/

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The wider area

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We’re fortunate to be situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and right on the banks of Loch Lomond, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

So, while you visit us, don’t forget to enjoy the whole area and take in some of the area’s beauty and other things to do nearby. Love Loch Lomond and In and Around Loch Lomond can help you to explore Loch Lomond and the surrounding area during your visit or short-break.

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