Find joy in the rain, jump in puddles, make a splash and smile as a rainbow is waiting on the other side ready to shine bright and illuminate our dark skies. A rainy day just means warmer jumpers, waterproof jackets, wellies and umbrellas. Don’t let the rain spoil your sense of adventure, as there’s an activity for everyone on a rainy day in Loch Lomond. We’ve listed our top 5 activities in and around Loch Lomond that will keep you amused on a dreary, rainy day
1. SEA LIFE Loch Lomond
Under the sea lives a range of fascinating, unique creatures who roam the waters with their kin. Dive into an underwater experience at Loch Lomond SEA LIFE and visit the inquisitive otters who have two layers of fur, an outer waterproof layer to keep them dry and a thick, inner coat to keep them toasty warm – fun fact!
Just a small walk from the otters’ tank lies the bay of rays, the only living Cow Nose Rays in Scotland. Rays are fascinating, social creatures who often come together in groups to swim through the ocean, SEA LIFE’s tanks are filled with curious rays waiting to make your acquaintance.
As you walk through the ocean tunnel don’t forget to look up as you’ll come face-to-fin with SEA LIFE’s incredible shark species’ including Bonnethead and Blacktip reef sharks. Sharks are mysterious creatures, who have been around as long as dinosaurs! From the curious to the rare, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the coolest underwater creatures when you visit the Loch Lomond aquarium.
Plus, there’s a Christmas spectacular occurring at SEA LIFE from 17th November to 23rd December where your kids can meet Santa, take part in arts and crafts, and enjoy an underwater quiz trail through the aquarium.
2. Glengoyne Distillery
When the rain bounces off the ground, there are few better places to escape the dreich outdoors than the warmth of a whisky distillery. And one of the finest, most beautiful distilleries in Scotland lies around the corner from Loch Lomond – Glengoyne. Snuggled amongst the most dramatic landscapes of Dumgoyne Hill, Glengoyne offers you the opportunity to sip on fine single malt through one of seven tasting experiences.
All tours start with a taste of their iconic 12 year old malt, followed by a masterclass on their traditions and how their bold flavours are created, and a guided walk through the distilling process. Glengoyne offers a variety of guided tours that will take you behind the scenes and give you unimaginable insights into their production, all year round. From a wee tasting tour, whisky & chocolate tour to a 5-hour masterclass tasting tour, there’s a tour to suit all palates.
To finish, put your raincoat back on, brave the blustery showers and stroll up to the nearby waterfall where you can appreciate the beauty of the Scottish landscapes.
3. Glasgow Science Centre
Jump in your car, hop on the train or bus and head south from Loch Lomond towards Glasgow for an unforgettable day out in the city. Suitable for all ages and all family sizes, Glasgow Science Centre is the ideal location to hide from the rain.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Glasgow Science Centre, boasting amazing indoor attractions, interactive exhibits, a planetarium, Scotland’s biggest indoor screen the IMAX and a science show theatre.
Immerse yourself in how the body works, take a walk through the solar system or get hands-on with quantum technologies behind engineering and physics. They say every day is a school day and at the science centre you’ll be amazed by the interactive and fun nature of science. Your little one might even want to become the next Einstein after their visit.
4. Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Brave the rain and stand shoulder to shoulder with one of Scotland’s iconic heroes, Robert The Bruce, where he claimed his greatest victory at The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre. Immerse yourself in Scottish battle history and re-watch the battle like never before with 3D screens and interactions with medieval warriors, archers and knights from both war sides and see how they participated in the battle.
Re-live the battle, take command and take your place on the battlefield and stand strong against fearless English warriors alongside Robert the Bruce. 1314 marked the year Scotland’s history changed forever. You’ll be at the heart of the action and uncover more details about this crucial battle than you can ever be taught in a school classroom.
5. Cameron Lodges Resort
Take refuge from the rain at one of our resort restaurants, The Boathouse or The Clubhouse, or take part in one of our many resort dining events. We like to offer our guests, locals and passers-by the option to make memories on the banks of Loch Lomond with a range of fantastic resort events from steak nights, quiz nights, tasting experiences, and Sunday brunch.
Our New England, nautical themed Boat House restaurant plays host to two unmissable events, Thursday Quiz Night and Sunday Brunch. Round up your most intelligent, closest friends and join us for a competitive evening where your general knowledge will be put to the test. Every Thursday you can enjoy exquisite cocktails, scrumptious foods, soak up an inviting yet competitive atmosphere and see if your knowledge is up to par.
If brunching is more your cup of tea, then you can dine in style with us every Sunday and enjoy a delicious brunch featuring all the classics, from all England breakfast to Eggs Benedict. Plus, there’s live music to keep you entertained whilst you gossip and brunch.
Our gastro-inspired pub, The Clubhouse at Cameron also hosts several events which are perfect for family and friends including several tasting experiences, Friday Night Live and Steak Night.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Clubhouse plays host to whisky, wine and gin tastings. Embark on an indulgent tasting journey, from discovering the world’s finest wines, to hearing tales of gin’s sudden resurgence, and enjoying a dram of Lowland, Speyside and Islay whiskies.
Or you can take refuge from the rain and kick off the weekend in style as you enjoy live music accompanied by delicious foods every Friday night. The Clubhouse chefs have created a mouth-watering menu that will have you savouring every bite, plus our mixologists have a great selection of cocktails to choose from.
Finally, the most romantic event on the banks of Loch Lomond, our indulgent Tuesday night Steak Night. Break up the working week with a Clubhouse spectacular, a juicy 6oz rump of Cairnhill steak served alongside Peppercorn sauce and fries all for £34.95 for two. Wait… we almost forgot to mention that date night includes a bottle of house wine too.
Loch Lomond is the perfect place to explore whilst the rain pours. Extend your adventure and take shelter in one of our luxury lodges, cottages or apartments. We offer self-catering accommodation to suit all group sizes!