Top days out in Stirling this Autumn

This autumn Stirling has it all! From pumpkin picking to comedy nights, Halloween happenings to ‘Glow Ape’ forest runs and family fun at our many attractions and local events. We’ve picked some of our top activities for all ages to get outdoors and explore Stirling this season.

Pumpkin Picking – Arnprior Farm


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Scotland’s biggest pumpkin farm has 7,000 pumpkins up for grabs for your Halloween parties, autumnal displays or homemade soups! It’s free to enter, but be sure to book your slot and parking space.



Hallowild – Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park is dialing up the fear-factor this Halloween with a big new ‘Fright Rooms’ installation created with US set designer who worked on horror movies such as Hellraiser! The family can have a fun day out with slime-making, outdoor adventures and animal encounters.


Halloween Hauntings at Stirling Old Town Jail

Did you know…. Stirling Old Town Jail is listed TOP attraction in Stirling on Tripadvisor! Be sure not to miss out this Halloween weekend for ghosts, witches, curses and torture! If you’re looking to be spooked visit Stirling Old Town Jail for a ‘live’ Haunted Halloween weekend of performance tours and gruesome tales.



Digifest at The Engine Shed

DigiFest 2018 is a brand new two-week festival at The Engine Shed showcasing the latest in digital innovation. Filled with workshops, talks and activities to bring together cutting edge digital technology from across the globe. There’s something for everyone from families to professionals and lots of interactive sessions on animation, gaming and virtual reality.


Stirling Ghostwalk


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Not to be missed! Stirling’s spooks are in high demand at Halloween – make sure to book early for these special events. Written and led by talented actor and author David Kinnaird or ‘The Happy Hangman’ this popular attraction has been running for over 25 years!


October Activities at The Battle of Bannockburn Experience

Robert the Bruce

Enroll your children in Knight School this October break, an hour long session of activities with jousting archery and warrior skills! Or, if you’re looking for some Halloween entertainment and a family day out The Stoats Creepy Crawl is on ​Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October with all your favourites from apple dooking, fancy dress, a spooky trail and some fun tasks such as Grave Grabbing and the Enormous Neep Heap!




Go Ape, Aberfoyle at night!

Glow Ape

Go Ape Aberfoyle have plenty of activities to enjoy in the stunning setting of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park during the dark autumn nights! Take Britain’s longest zipline through the trees in Twilight Zips or for those looking for a fitness challenge with a twist, Glow Ape Night Trail Run takes place on 14th October with a family 1 mile route or a more challenging 10km.



Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield at The National Wallace Monument

Head back in time this autumn at The National Wallace Monument, as talented actors take you through some of the most gruesome tales in Scottish history – where Stirling was at the heart of the action! If you visit on 17th October, experience William Wallace’s life story as told by a costumed actor and visit the famous ‘Wallace Sword’!


Bonfire Night at Bridge of Allan

Hosted by Bridge of Allan and Stirling Round Table, this year’s Bridge of Allan Fireworks takes on an ABBA theme and features the UK’s No.1 Tribute act – ABBA Revival. With lots to see and do alongside the fabulous display the family can enjoy refreshments, family fun and keep warm alongside the huge bonfire, all profits are returned to the local community.


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Music and events at The Tolbooth and Albert Halls

Danial Sloss at The Albert Halls

There’s a whole host of activity planned for autumn at The Tolbooth and Albert Halls from music to comedy, theatre to ballet – and if you’re looking for some crafty projects to fill the darker evenings, the creative learning workshops run throughout October.


Stirling Beer Festival at The Stirling Arcade

The Stirling Arcade

Beer lovers of Stirling unite! This new beer festival brings over 100 exceptional local, national and international beers to the Stirling Arcade in the recently reopened Alhambra Theatre. The event organisers have organised live music and mouth-watering street food to entertain guests.


Autumnal Events at Mugdock Country Park


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Visit Mugdock Country Park this autumn and as well as enjoying the natural beauty of the colour changing trees, there’s lots of activities to delight and educate! From stargazing, to woodland safaris, cinema clubs and even a Fizzgig Fright Night over Halloween to really get your hairs standing on end!


Discover Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park during Autumn


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There’s so much to explore in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and autumn is the perfect time to visit! From stunning mountains, ancient forests and picturesque lochs however you explore the scenery is breathtaking. The National Park have created their guide to the park in autumn, click below to find out more.


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