Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling (40 minutes away) has lions, tigers chimpanzees, giraffes and provides some interesting insights into wilder wildlife as well as having an excellent play area including a giant astraglide and pedal boats.
Inchcailloch Nature Reserve on the island of Inchcailloch on Loch Lomond (opposite Balmaha) is rich in birdlife and has a 2 mile long nature trail. Ferry from Balmaha boatyard (Tel: 01360 870214). This is near the Lomond Adventure where canoes, Kayaks, power boats and water skiing are all available (01360 870218)
Superb wildlife watching boat trips by motor catamaran, Mara Mhor, from Oban.
Cruise the Sound of Mull and enjoy interesting commentary.
Visit the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool or the Islands of Lismore, Kerrera, The Garvellachs or The Creags. View an amazing variety of species from whales, dolphins, porpoise, seals, eagles, guillimots, razorbills, oyster catchers and numerous other sea birds.
The National Cycle network - which makes safe cycling for all the family - passes through Killin (Sustran S Route No 7) and on through quiet Glens and little used routes. There are also designated cycle tracks through nearby forest parks and Forest Enterprise has way-marked cycle routes through many of its woodlands. This all makes for very safe cycling for family outings.
National Cycle Network information is available on 0117 929 0888
Bike hire and route suggestions are available from Killin Outdoor Centre in the village, or from Perthshire Mountain Bikes at Aberfeldy or Freespirits at Aberfeldy.
The National Cycle Network (Sustrans cycle route 7) passes through Killin which, together with designated cycle tracks through the nearby forest parks, you can safely enjoy even if you forget your bike as they can be hired locally at Killin Outdoor Centre & Adventure Ardeonaig.