Festival Activities & Experiences
Coming to our Festival is free anyway, and apart from visiting the amazing food stalls, sampling the goods, chatting to the producers, testing the ciders, ales and teas, and of course enjoying the great scenery what else can we do we hear you ask …
Well, there are lots of amazing activities to entertain you, too. All activities are free unless specified.
Sometimes there just aren’t enough creepy crawlies, scary spiders and bouncing bunnies in our lives, so we called back our favourite person, Animal Man with his amazing Mini Zoo.
Come along and get up close to these cool creatures for some real hands on fun and learn all about them from the experts. This free event is great fun for kids (big or small). No booking required. 12-4pm, Saturday only.
Adults can sit aside whilst their kids get involved with some cupcake and biscuit decorating. The activities run on both days from 10.30 – 12.30 and are delivered by the great chefs at The Experience, an award-winning, five-star entertainment and events venue just off junction 26 of the M8.
(Please note that only so many kids can be catered for at any time, so you may need to queue and the hours are strictly between 10.30 and 12.30).
What is The Experience?
The Experience is an award-winning, five-star entertainment and events venue owned by Kibble Education and Care Centre, one of Scotland’s oldest charities.
Choose Your Experience
* Fun – indoor electric go-karting, laser tag, parties, kids’ clubs, The Academy Café
* Events – conferences, team building, fundraisers, product launches, gala dinners
* STEAM+ educational programme
* Access For All – activities are open to everyone
* Charity – fundraising, sensory room, accessible karting, volunteering
The Experience is a social enterprise offering unlimited opportunities for young people, the local community, charities and wider society.
The fabulously talented Rainbow Twisters will be with us all weekend with face painting, glitter tattoos and ballons. Small fee applies.
Meet Ollie the Sea Otter from Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre, 12- 3pm both days. Plus, 40% off entry to Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre for the festival weekend.
The Regal Story-Tellers will be providing medieval food stories and giving kids a taste of what it would have been like at dinner times and banquets in the olden times. Stories last 30 minutes and will commence at 12.30 and then at 1.30,2.30 and 3.30pm. This free activity will be located in the Dragon’s Den Playpark.
With superb live music throughout the weekend, your feet will be tapping, hands a-clapping and no doubt there will be a few dancers among our visitors.
|All day||Your Radio||Your Radio|
|12:00-14:00||Andrew Johnston & Gary Jordan||TBC|
|14:00-17:00||The O’Cajunals||The O’Cajunals|
|11:30-13:00||Lynnie Carson||Andrew Johnston & Gary Jordan|
|13:00-14:30||TBC||The Highway Chile|
|14:30-16:00||Andrew Johnston & Gary Jordan||TBC|
|16:00-17:00||Andrew Johnston & Gary Jordan||The Highway Chile|
|11:30-13:00||TBC||The Highway Chile|
|13:00-15:00||Lynnie Carson||The Highway Chile|
Walk on water with In Your Element’s WOW balls. For the duration of the festival, your youngsters can enjoy a taster sessions for just £5.
1hr duration, suitable for ages 7yrs+ to adults
Climb aboard our 6-seater stable katakanus and paddle over to a small deserted island in the lagoon at Loch Lomond Shores. In the company of a qualified bushcraft guide, we will forage for a variety of different flora and collect material to start a fire in the traditional way with flint and steel. It’s a wonderful learning experience, amidst stunning scenery.
This is a special one off activity to celebrate the Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival so snap up your place quick as there are limited numbers of spaces on these fun adventure sessions and they are being offered at hugely discounted prices for this special occasion.
Meet at the entrance of TreeZone where your bushcraft guide will be waiting to take you on this great adventure starting by foraging in the woodlands. It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes, it is only a short 5-10 minute canoe paddle, but just in case you get wet you’ll have nice dry clothes to change into! Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and suitable outdoor footwear are advised.
£7pp (normal price £14)
Times 10.30am – 11.30am or 12pm – 1pm
Please meet at Treezone 5 minutes before the start time. If you are late, we can’t wait.
Links to buy tickets below
Our resident chef, the hilarious Chef de Campo, will be wandering the festival site greeting visitors and checking out all the wonderful food and drink on offer. Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to say hello. 11-4pm.
More information coming soon.