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Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Market Fantastic!

Our twice-monthly markets will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, as well as some summer and bank holiday extras. The markets run from 10am to 4pm and feature lots of local produce and artisan gifts.

Springfest Food and Drink Festival 2024

Springfest Food and Drink Festival 2024

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April from 10am to 5pm 

This FREE festival will be all things food and drink as well as some family fun.  We’ll have cooking demos and workshops, lots of street food featuring food from all over the world, stalls featuring everything from fresh produce to fabulous gift ideas, whisky & gin tasting as well as children’s rides and live entertainment.

Summerfest Family Festival 2024

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival is all about family fun and we’ll have our usual stage with great entertainment throughout the weekend, children’s fairground rides and entertainers, lots of stalls with all sorts of goodies as well as a great selection of street food.

Summerfest Family Festival 2024
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Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival 2024

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival 2024

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Sept from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival will be all things food and drink as well as some family fun. We’ll have cooking demos and workshops, lots of street food featuring food from all over the world, stalls featuring everything from fresh produce to fabulous gift ideas, as well as children’s rides and live entertainment.

Loch Lomond Christmas Festival 2024

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Dec from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival is all about bringing some festive family magic. There will be lots of fun rides, stalls filled with great Christmas gift ideas, street food, festival stage with entertainment throughout the weekend, and our Christmas decorations will give you the perfect family photo op to save your memories of a great day out.

Loch Lomond Christmas Festival 2024
Loch Lomond Top Dogs Event - May 2024

Other Events in 2024…

Our Top Dog events will be back on Saturday 4th May and Saturday 19th October, and we’re hoping to welcome back Comic Con and a host of other events throughout the year.

To keep up to date with what’s happening, follow us on social media and keep checking here on the website and our Loch Lomond Festivals website for the latest information on all our events.

Our Photography Competition is back for 2024!

Our Photography Competition is back for 2024!

Calling all amateur photographers

The Loch Lomond Shores photography competition is back

Our popular photography competition is back and, you can enter up until 19th February with your favourite photograph taken at Loch Lomond Shores or, visit us again and take some new ones!

So, if you love taking photographs you’d like to enter for your chance to win a great prize, enter via our Photography Competition 2024 page to submit your photographs.

Full terms and conditions are available on the website as well as details for prizes for our adult category and child category (under 16 years old).

Once we have all entries, we’ll get our expert judges to select a short-list and winners for each category.

We hope you enter and have fun either taking photographs or choosing ones you’ve taken on previous visits.

Good luck!

£200 Prize Draw!

£200 Prize Draw!

Enter our Prize Draw during our Late Night Shopping Event!

Enter our Prize Draw during our Late Night Shopping Event!

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING EVENT & NIGHT MARKET WITH £200 PRIZE DRAW

This Thursday 23rd Nov – from 3-8pm in our Mall…

Look for the banner outside Leading Labels and enter at their cash desk.

We have a very special giveaway for those who visit our mall stores tomorrow during our Late Night Shopping & Night Market Event!

There’s the chance to enter our exclusive late-night PRIZE DRAW – in-store ONLY!

Enter within our Leading Labels shop – just complete the brief form at their cash desk – for a chance to win £200 to spend at Loch Lomond Shores!  You can choose how and where you spend it!

The prize draw will be open from 3pm to 8pm tomorrow (Thurs 23rd), with the winner being contacted the following day via phone.

❗️REMEMBER❗️DO NOT respond to any scammers comments or messages on social media claiming you’ve won – it’s not us!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • No Cash equivalent
  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age
  • Competition is entered by submitting your entry form in our Mall between 3pm and 7.30pm on Thurs 23rd Nov
  • The winner will receive vouchers for their chosen shops and businesses at Loch Lomond Shores to the value of £200 to spend
  • Stores and businesses included in the Prize Draw Vouchers are:
    • SEALIFE Loch Lomond
    • TreeZone
    • Loch Lomond Leisure
    • Sports Direct
    • Frasers
    • Café Zest
    • Catherine Kinloch
    • Hawkshead
    • Tweeds of Scotland
    • Lachlans
    • Keepsakes
    • GrapeTree
    • Loch Lomond News
    • Stevie’s Drams
    • Thorntons
    • Leading Labels
    • Caffé at the Shores
    • Jurassic Grill & Jurassic Ice Bar
  • Voucher validity dates will be subject to each individual business terms

Late Night Shopping & Night Market Events

Late Night Shopping & Night Market Events

Late night Shopping and Night Markets at Loch Lomond Shores

LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING EVENTS

Late-night store opening with night market, exclusive prize draw, family photography & more…
Loch Lomond Shores announces night-time festive shopping fun!

On Thursday 23rd November and Thursday 7th of December, Loch Lomond Shores is opening its doors until 8pm to welcome shoppers looking for some Christmas inspiration as well as hosting a night market, offering family Christmas photography sessions and a prize draw on the nights to win £200 to spend at Loch Lomond Shores.

Most of our stores – including Sports Direct, Frasers, Catherine Kinloch and Hawkshead, Keepsakes, Tweeds of Scotland, Leading Labels and more will be on hand to welcome you and help pick up the perfect gifts.
And for those who visit our mall stores, there’s the chance to enter our exclusive late-night prize draw.  Enter within Leading Labels – just complete the brief form at their cash desk – for your chance to win £200 to spend at Loch Lomond Shores! 

The prize draw will be open from 3pm to 8pm, with the winner being contacted the following day.
For families, we also have the opportunity for you to get some fantastic Christmas photography done by photographer Margaret Ann McKenna of MM Photography, who will be bringing her fabulous backdrop to our mall, so you can make some special festive memories!  Margaret will be taking bookings from 3pm, with sessions costing from £45 for 5 digital images.  Sessions will take around 20 minutes.  We recommend you book to avoid disappointment on Margaret Ann’s Facebook Page, where you can also see some of Margaret’s work.

Along with our stores, Café Zest will be open until 7.30pm while Jurassic Grill will be open until 9pm (last bookings at 7.30pm) to provide delicious snacks, meals, cocktails and desserts to make sure you can enjoy a break from shopping.

NIGHT MARKETS

We’ll also have a night market from 3pm to 8pm located beside Sports Direct with stalls including Two Towns Down craft beer, MJ Bakes Glasgow – with their cakes and bakes, and The Mindful Medium offering tarot and psychic readings as well as stalls featuring great ideas for gifts.  Street food will include the popular I Love Gyros, The Dessert Box and The Crumbologist – Scotland’s No 1 crumble bar so you can eat as you browse the market.

And, just to make sure you’re really in the festive mood, all our Christmas lights and decorations will be shining brightly, and buskers will be performing – all providing the perfect backdrop for some chilled Christmas shopping.

Commenting on the late openings, Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores says:
“We’re delighted to announce these two late night openings in the lead up to Christmas.
“Our stores are stocked with great gift ideas and these late nights will add a wee bit of festive magic to Christmas shopping.  Being able to also have a drink, snack or meal as well as enjoy the atmosphere of the night market and our Christmas decorations and lights all makes for a great shopping experience.”

What’s on this October Holidays

What’s on this October Holidays

Top Dogs Event - 14th oct '23

We have a busy few weeks head this autumn at Loch Lomond Shores!

Sat 14th October – Top Dogs Event

Top Dogs is full of dog-friendly fun and information including competitions, training advice, doggy massages, groomers, pet photography, doggie market, canine nutritionist and, for the humans, street food.   Registration for competitions is from 10am to 12pm with competitions taking place in the afternoon.

Sun 15th October – Sunday Market Day

Loch Lomond Shores Market is back from 10am to 4pm with a great range of stalls featuring everything from artisan gifts to delicious fresh produce, as well as street food.

Also, daily from 14th October you can enjoy all these great activities and experiences below:

Sealife Ascarium
  • SEA LIFE Loch Lomond has its Ascarium event taking place from the 14th with all its spooky goings on and activities. Find out more and book at https://www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/explore/events/ascarium/
  • While it might be getting cooler, you can still have fun on Loch Lomond with Loch Lomond Leisure. Choose from SUP, pedal boats, canoes, boat tours, speedboat rides and more. Or, if you’d prefer, hire a bike and go explore the wider area. You can check out what’s on offer and book at https://lochlomond-scotland.com/location/loch-lomond-shores-balloch-g83-8ql/.
  • Treezone is open all week for an amazing family adventure. You can book at https://iye.scot/treezone-loch-lomond/ to make sure you don’t miss out.
  • Visit Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, located halfway down the car parks on the main path. Find out more and see a huge array of eagles, owls, falcons, kestrels, and hawks. Flying shows take place daily at 11.30am and 2pm and no need to book; just turn up. The centre is open from 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Jurassic Grill will be open from 9.30am for breakfast on Mondays to Fridays and 9am on weekends with breakfast available every day until 11.30am. Their main menu is available from 11.30am until 9pm each day (last bookings are at 7.30pm). Make sure to book to avoid disappointment at https://www.jurassicgrill.co.uk/.
  • Our Adventure Golf will be from 11am to 5pm with no need to book.
  • We’ll also have children’s rides on site from 14th to 22nd October, near the playpark and SEA LIFE. These will be open from 11am to 5pm.
As well as all these fun family activities, we also have our woodland walks, playpark and beaches for outdoor autumn fun and all our stores, with their new stock arriving daily, so you can combine family fun and some retail fun.
And last, but by no means least, our other cafes – Café Zest and Caffe at the Shores – who have just launched a new menu (visit our website to view the full menu) as well as the Churros Box, will make sure that everyone gets enough fuel for their family day out!
Follow our Social Media Channels & sign up for our monthly newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on anything as we have a busy autumn/winter season ahead!

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is back this September

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is back this September

Loch Lomond Food Drink Festival 2023

With FREE celebrity chef cooking demos all weekend!

This year’s FREE festival is playing host to two of Scotland’s own celebrity chefs – Tony Singh and Rohan Wadke, who will inspire visitors with their FREE cooking demonstrations.  Along with Tony and Rohan’s demonstrations, there will also be whisky & gin tastings courtesy of Loch Lomond Whiskies, lots of amazing producers, street food from around the world, cooking classes and live entertainment. 

Rohan Wadke

Rohan Wadke

Rohan, Master Chef UK 2016 & Cameron House Chef is always popular with festival goers and will be hosting FREE cooking demonstrations on Saturday 2nd, that will focus on sustainability & understanding a new era in the food industry.

More info coming soon on Rohan’s Cooking Demo times and dishes!

Tony Singh, MBE

Tony SIngh, MBE

Tony, winner of Scottish Chef of the Year and MasterChef Great Britain, owner of award-winning restaurants, cookbook author and a regular on TV, is making is debut at the festival and will be hosting two FREE cooking demonstrations as well as a Q&A on Sunday 3rd.

 

More info coming soon on Tony’s Cooking Demo times and dishes!

Tickets for our hugely popular whisky & gin tasting sessions with Loch Lomond Whiskies and Ben Lomond Gin, are now on sale and offer whisky and gin lovers the perfect opportunity to sample some stunning whisky and gin with expert guidance.  Tickets for both sessions can be booked directly on Eventbrite – the ONLY paid tickets required during the festival weekend – with all profits going to Clyde 1’s Cash For Kids Appeal.

Food and Drink Festival '23 - Whisky Tasting

Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

Food and Drink Festival '23 - Gin Tasting

Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

With cooking classes to be announced soon, as well as a whole host of amazing world street food to sample and lots of vendors selling fresh and packaged artisan food to take home and enjoy, it’s the perfect day out for foodies.

As well as all our amazing food and drink-related activity, we also have Lomond Radio entertaining everyone all weekend long as well as a selection of very talented buskers around the site!

And, while we’re ‘food-tastic’ this festival, we haven’t forgotten families with children’s rides, stilt walkers and fun mascots added to our playpark, SEA LIFE centre, Treezone, Bird of Prey Centre and water sports and boat hire so everyone can have a great day out – whether they’re 5 or 95!

For full information on what’s on as well as festival news and updates visit our Festival website at www.lochlomondfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

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