The University of Stirling has some world class sporting facilities, many of which are available to the public. The national Scottish Swimming Academy is based at the university and has a fabulous swimming pool. On the campus you will also find the popular MacRobert Theatre.
The nearby Peak Sports Village also has a 25m pool, training pool and fun pool. The Peak has a climbing wall, ice rink, gym and daily fitness classes.
Golfers are very well served, with courses at Stirling, Alloa, Braehead, Stirling University, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane all within easy reach of the caravan park.
If you like fishing, Stirling Council offer competitively priced permits to fish on the Rivers Teith and Forth, which are among the best salmon rivers in central Scotland. The many lochs of the Trossachs are all within easy reach of the park, with one of the most popular at Loch Venachar giving brown trout, pike, salmon and sea trout in around 1000 acres of water.
If you like cycling or walking, there are some excellent routes around Witches Craig, with challenging terrains and gradients. Gartmorn Dam is a short car ride away and is popular for walking, cycling and fishing.
There is a multitude of opportunities for birdwatchers in the area, including the popular Red Kites at Argaty near Doune.
One of Scotland’s most popular attractions, the Blair Drummond Safari Park, is nine miles from Witches Craig on the edge of the Trossachs. A few miles beyond that is Loch Katrine where you can enjoy walking, cycling and boat ride on the paddle steamer SS Sir Walter Scott. Also In the Trossachs, at Aberfoyle, is the popular “Go Ape”, an adventure activity venue where you can explore the forest canopy from a treetop rope course. Other adrenaline adventures within reach of the park include the Indoor “Extreme Karting” centre.
Or you might want to travel around 40 miles away to meet the UK’s only Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. There are plenty of farm and wildlife parks near to Witches Craig, including the popular Briarlands Farm and Auchingarrach Wildlife Park.
Just over thirty minutes away is the Bo’ness and Kinneal Railway, with its vintage steam engines running most days on an old spur from the mainline down to the coastal village of Bo’ness. A few miles beyond that is Deep Sea World at South Queensferry.
If it is raining, there is a soft play centre in the nearby town of Alloa, while the Stirling Smith Art Gallery is both free and filled with family activities. Stirling also has a tenpin bowling alley, the 9 screen Vue cinema, the Thistle Marches shopping centre and all other facilities you would expect from a vibrant city.