Special events

Activities at Loch Ness Shores

At Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning site we like to celebrate and mark the changing of the seasons. Here are some of the special events that we host.

Activities at Loch Ness from Easter to October (inclusive)

We offer visitors to Loch Ness Shores various paddle sport activities.

  • Motor boating on Loch Ness
  • Kayaking on Loch Ness
  • River Kayaking by Loch Ness

Most activities are suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 18 when accompanied by an adult on the water. Please ask for advice before booking. The boats and kayaks operate from Easter to the end of October, weather dependent.

 price list for boats

Spring and summer school holidays

During the summer months we offer a selection of activities for the whole family including bush craft, den building, guided hillwalking and archery. These are primarily available during UK school holidays.

Archery

Ideal for beginners, learn to shoot a bow and play some games. For ages 8 and up, adults welcome.

Price                Adult    £20                  Child    £15                  Family £65

Maximum Group Size   12

Den Building

Ideal for families, looking for an afternoon in the woods. Have a go at building a den to keep you cosy in the woods, as well as learning about some interesting trees and plants. Recommended ages 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price                Adult    £5                    Child    £3.50               Family £12.00

Maximum Group Size   12

Wildlife Discovery Walk

Take a look around the local area, from what lives in the water to up in the forest. This walk, over 1.5km, will cover a broad range of topics from the basics of tracks and signs of animals, to useful plants and trees that can be found in the area. Ideal for all ages, but especially families. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price                Adult    £5                    Child    £3.50               Family £12.00

Maximum Group Size   14

Evening Walk in the Woods

Take a walk around the woods as the sun goes down. As many of the animals we see tracks and signs for prefer to come out at dusk, this walk will give a better chance of seeing deer and badgers that roam the forest at night. You will learn how to move quietly through the woods, and hopefully get a glimpse at the night-time world of the forest.
Ideal for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a torch and a warm layer as the temperature can drop as the sun goes down. No dogs please.

Price                Adult    £5                    Child    £3.50               Family £12.00

Maximum Group Size   8 

Activities by request 

These events can be booked by request in reception for the following week.

Bushcraft Shelter Building

Take a look at a realistic approach at building a shelter that will keep you warm in the wild and allow you to survive a night using only natural materials. Consideration will be given to where to site your shelter and what to look out for. We will also look at the basics of survival; finding food and water and other useful pieces of bushcraft. For ages 12 and up. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates               15 30 – 1730

Price                £40 (for up to 4 participants)

Maximum Group Size   8-10 people (2 groups)

Fire Lighting

Discover how the forest around you can produce one of our most important tools: fire. As a group you will have the opportunity to look at both modern fire lighting techniques and an indigenous fire lighting technique – the bow drill. We will move through the forest and gather materials and look at the specific plants that can aid us in making fire. For ages 12 and up. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

This activity requires the use of a knife. All tools and materials will be provided, and you will have a bow drill set to take away with you at the end of the afternoon.

Price                £65 (for up to 4 participants)

Maximum Group Size   8-10 people (2 groups)

Bonfire Night

Join us for bonfire night – and give your family a night to remember! The bonfire night – including amazing fireworks – is organised by the Retained (Voluntary) Firefighters, using Foyers Fire Station Community Fund, which includes £2,000 for Fireworks from Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust.

Christmas

We are keen to show you Highland hospitality over the Christmas holidays. We hold parties with drinks and nibbles on Christmas Eve and get together again on Boxing Day.

We don’t have an alcohol licence, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle.

New Year

Our 6th Hogmanay Ceilidh, starts at 8.00 p.m. until late; it is followed on New Years Day,  at 2.00 p.m. with Nibbles & Drinks. Both free for campers, but please note, we don’t have an alcohol licence, but please feel welcome to bring your own bottle. 

Hogmanay is what Scots call New Year’s Eve – 31 December – the big night that marks the arrival of the new year. Its origins reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Vikings with parties in late December.

An integral part of the Hogmanay partying, which continues very much today, is to welcome friends and strangers, with warm hospitality to wish everyone a Guid New Year. The underlying belief is to clear out the vestiges of the old year, have a clean break and welcome in a young, New Year on a happy note.  New Year Day is when people can join in the entertainment, playing the bagpipes, singing or whatever is their forte, however, others just come to say their farewells to each other before they head for home.