The chill of winter is finally fading and the first hints of spring are here, bringing the promise of warm weather and exciting new experiences.
If you are planning to visit Loch Lomond in the spring, there is always lots to see and do. Here are just a few things to look forward to over the next few months.
Each year at Easter there are plenty of events that families can enjoy in the area around Loch Lomond. And perhaps unsurprisingly there are many Easter Egg Hunts to keep the little ones entertained.
Cadburys runs a number of events focused on chocolate-foraging fun, including hunts at Geilston Garden in Cardross and The Hill House in Helensburgh. Meanwhile the Easter Eggsplorer Trails are back this year, letting you discover a number of local sights to collect clues and learn more about the loch’s history in the process.
Loch Lomond Comic Con 2018
With free entry for kids, this event held at the Loch Lomond Shores shopping centre is a must for fans of comic culture.
Running for two days from the 28th of April, Loch Lomond Comic Con will feature all sorts of stalls, from those selling toys and rarities to those offering arts, crafts and other interesting items. If you’re a cosplayer, get kitted out as your favourite character and strike a pose with hundreds of others at the convention!
Arnprior Lambing Experiences
If you’ve dreamed of working with animals and living life on a farm, this is the activity for you. You can spend an hour helping to look after ewes and the dinky little lambs that have been born this year.
If you get lucky, you might even see a live birth. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be booked in at just the right moment, but it’s always a possibility in the spring. Just make sure you dress appropriately in outdoor clothing and that you’re happy to end up muddy and wet, as farms are action-packed places during lambing season
Stars of the Sea
Visit Sea Life Loch Lomond this spring to discover their latest event, Stars of the Sea. It’s a great way to find out about all sorts of interesting underwater creatures, their special skills and adaptations, the way they spend their days and how they make their homes.
Perfect for kids and adults alike, this event runs from the 24th of March to the 14th of April this year. And given that a trip to the loch isn’t complete without a bit of aquatic adventuring, it should definitely be on your wish list.
Drymen Show 2018
Book a trip to Loch Lomond in late May and you can catch this year’s Drymen Show, which features everything from livestock and pet competitions to rugby demonstrations, a funfair and even helicopter rides!
Food and drink stalls are plentiful and entry is just £8 for adults and £5 for juniors, with under 5s going free. It all kicks off at 9am on the 26th of May, just as spring turns into summer.