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Lodges Near Blair Drummond Safari Park (With Private Hot Tubs)

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An exciting open-air safari park

We’ve all been to zoos before where you wander around and look at the animals, but what about something a bit more nuanced and exciting? With a respectable 4.5 / 5 reviews on Trip Advistor, Blair Drummond Safari Park is a highlight of any family’s visit to central Scotland, offering ‘real’ safari adventure where you’ll be walking and driving through areas populated with animals will all kinds of beasts!

Be sure not to miss this one on your hot tub holiday. The park is a favourite with kids and adults alike, with a range of different animals to get up close and personal with.

Visit the chimp island to spot all kinds of monkeys, watch birds of prey soaring through the sky or walk through the incredibly realistic dinosaur exhibit, guaranteed to be an adventure for everyone. This attraction is open 7 days a week and is wheelchair accessible.

Getting booked into a lodge with its own private hot tub is the perfect base to explore not only Blair Drummond but also the other popular attractions nearby. Whether you’re booking a romantic break for two or a family holiday, a lodge gives you peace, privacy and offers a lot more flexibility than staying at a hotel.

Some of the best lodges near the safari park

Golden Oak Lodge, Strathyre

About 30 minutes (19.7 miles) from the Wildlife Park

Fastest route: Take the A84

Golden Oak at Strathyre near Blair Drummond Safari
Golden Oak lodge offers beautiful surroundings in Strathyre, near Blair Drummond Safari Park

Golden Oak Lodge is a stylish lodge surrounded by beautiful scenery. Situated in the forest in Strathyre, this lodge boasts views of both the mountains and of Loch Lubnaig. Different models sleep between 2 and 8 people, making it perfect for groups of all sizes.

The lodge has a modern and homely interior with huge windows bringing the beautiful forest into the living rooms. Enjoy extra luxuries such as a log-burning stove for cosy nights in and a professional barbecue for the warm summer evenings.

Don’t forget to soak in the hot tub at the end of the day to truly relax. Although being immersed in nature, the safari park is only a 30-minute drive away and the historic city of Stirling is just beyond, making this an excellent base for day trips.

Braidhaugh Park

About 33 minutes (24.3 miles) from Blair Drummond Park

Fastest route: Take the A84

This is an ideal lodge for a couple and has a fab outdoor hot tub
This is an ideal lodge for visiting the safari park and has a fab outdoor hot tub

Braidhaugh Park has a selection of unique lodges to make your holiday special. The Spey lodge sleeps 4 people, which includes a double bed and sofa bed and a private outdoor seating area. The Almond is slightly more spacious with both a double and twin bedroom.

All the lodges sit on the bank of the River Earn and are surrounded by trees and luscious green lawns. Even better, they all have their own private hot tub with stunning natural views. There is a small shop onsite for all your needs, a kid’s play area and opportunities to go fishing in the river.

This is a perfect location to get outdoors, go walking and get some energising fresh air. The market town of Crieff is nearby, as well as many famous Scottish castles and the safari park is within half an hour, giving the whole family many fun days out.

Loch Lomond Waterfront Luxury Lodges

About 34 minutes (23.1 miles) from the Safari Park

Fastest route: Take the A811

Loch Lomond Waterfront Luxury Lodges
Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges offer luxury accommodation and have a great setting right on the loch

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond and near the village of Balmaha, Loch Lomond Waterfront Luxury Lodges are a great option for your next getaway. Choose from 4 classic lodges, each sleeping 6 people and enjoying stunning lake views.

The site offers a range of activities to accommodate everyone in the family, including a restaurant and water sports opportunities such as sailing and kayaking. The site prides itself on its high quality, so make the most of the facilities including private hot tubs for all lodges and spa treatments.

Stirling is close by, as is Glasgow, and the safari park is half an hour away, giving you a wealth of fun activities both onsite and in the local area.

Ardchyle House

About 46 minutes (31.2 miles) from Blair Drummond

Fastest route: Take the A84

Ardchyle House near Blair Drummond
Ardchyle House has some of the best views from the hot tub I’ve seen and isn’t too far from Blair Drummond

You will instantly feel at home in Ardchyle House, with its elegant interior, wood-burning stove and stunning hot tub outside on the decking. Have a dip while you take in the impressive mountain views which surround the property.

The panoramic views are hard to beat, making this a unique and memorable place to stay. Sleeping up to 7 guests, this is an ideal haven for family and friends. The location is perfect to go and explore the mountains around you, visit Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park and the safari park, which is under an hour away.

If you fancy some days at home, the enclosed large green garden is a perfect safe spot for the whole family to spend quality time together.

Am Bothan

About 40 minutes (24.9 miles) from Blair Drummond Park

Fastest route: Take the A84

Am Bothan lodge with a hot tub
Am Bothan lodge with a hot tub

Am Bothan is a wonderful modern lodge nestled in the countryside in Edinchip with peaceful woodland views and a secluded feel, giving you a perfect escape from reality. This sanctuary is perfect for families to connect with nature but also enjoy the comfort of having a warm cosy property to call home for the week.

Sleeping 4 people, the adults can enjoy a king-size bedroom and the kids will be delighted to share a bunk bed. The highlight of the property is the state of the art wood-fired hot tub, where you can take in the stunning views whilst soaking in the bubbles.

This property is fairly remote, but has plenty of opportunities for getting outdoors and exploring nearby lochs. The safari park is under an hour’s drive away and you can find everything you need in nearby villages and towns.

If you’re looking to unwind and disconnect on your holiday, this is a perfect lodge to spend quality family time together.

Blair Drummond Safari Park FAQs

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
You can get up close and personal with the beautiful animals at Safari park

Is the Safari Park open?

Yes, the park is open 7 days a week.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, all visitors must book in advance online, including members and those with pre-purchased tickets or gift cards. Tickets are non-refundable.

How long can I stay in the park?

You can stay as long as you like until closing time.

Are the sea lion training demonstrations currently running?

Check the in-park blackboard for updates on sea lion demonstrations due to recent births.

Can I adopt an animal?

Yes, you can purchase adoption packs to support the animals.

Are there restaurants on site?

Find a variety of takeaway options at food kiosks throughout the park or enjoy a sit-down meal in the food court.

Can I have a BBQ in the park?

Subject to availability, you can book a BBQ on the day of your visit for a fee.

Can I book a group or school visit?

Yes, they accept bookings for groups and schools.

How do I book my animal experience?

Book animal experiences and vouchers on our website.

Can I use my gift voucher to buy tickets to the park?

Yes, book online and use the ‘Complimentary’ ticket option, and bring the gift voucher on the day.

Are all areas of the Safari Park open as usual?

A few areas may be closed at certain times, but there’s still plenty to see and do.

Is smoking permitted at the Safari Park?

Smoking and vaping are only allowed in designated areas in the carpark.

Can I charge my electric vehicle in the park?

Yes, they have 6 EV charging points available.

How do I get in touch?

For any complaints or concerns, email enquiries@blairdrummond.com. You’ll receive a reply within 14 working days.

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