Blessed with such an incredible location, Stirling boasts more than enough to amuse and entertain the average family for a whole lifetime. Nevertheless, the area is also lucky to be graced with a number of outstanding events and festivals each summer which for those visiting Stirling at the time are truly unmissable. So if you’re planning to make the DoubleTree By Hilton Dunblane Hydro your base for a trip of Scottish exploration this summer, you’d be well-advised to take the time to check out one or more of the following:
Active Kids Summer 2015 at the Peak – 29 June to August 16
When it comes to keeping the kids active this summer, you’ll find an array of outstanding outdoor and indoor programs at The Peak. From rock climbing to canoeing to dance and even ice skating, there’s more than enough on offer to find something for everyone.
Briarlands Farm Summer Events – 30 June to August 18
A firm favourite for family fun throughout the year, Briarlands Farm will once again be hosting a variety of summer events this year, including Space Adventures, Minion Mayhem and a fantastic inflatable assault course.
Stirling GhostWalk – Every Friday and Saturday
A genuinely unforgettable experience that’s just perfect for a warm summer evening, Stirling GhostWalk is led by the inimitable Happy Hangman – aka Jock Rankin – who makes the town’s darker side far more light-hearted and often hilarious than you’d think possible! It’s such a romp, it’s even suitable for the kids!
Stirling Fringe Festival – 18 September to 26 September
Scotland’s most eclectic festival once again descends on Stirling in mid-September, when over 50 acts will perform at around 20 different venues around the town. From kids shows to cookery classes to stand-up comedy and even a mini street food festival, it’s the kind of event it’s worth booking a trip to Stirling for in its own right!
Bloody Scotland – 11 September to 13 September
An annual event organised to celebrate the best Scottish and International crime fiction, this year’s Bloody Scotland festivities in Stirling will feature everything from writing masterclasses to introductions to forensics and right through to reading by famous authors.
Stirling Summer Workshops – Tolbooth – 7 July to 13 August
Why not encourage the kids to get more than a little craft this summer with a flurry of fabulous workshops? With an array of subjects on offer for kids and adults alike – Model Animation, Papercrafts, art, Tapestry, Plasticine and more – it’s the perfect opportunity to discover hidden talents and meet new people along the way.
The Big Vulture Weekend - Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park – 18 July and 19 July
A must for animal lovers of all ages, this unique event promises to serve up a full weekend of entertainment to prove there’s more to these misunderstood creatures than meets the eye. An incredible afternoon for adults and kids alike, the event is included in the park’s standard ticket price.
For more information on how to keep the whole family busy in Stirling this summer or to discuss a booking, give the DoubleTree By Hilton Dunblane Hydro team a call today on 01786 822551.