Day Trips & Travel

Where to Go in Scotland to Keep the Whole Family Happy.

The stunning landscapes and rich culture make Scotland a destination that families love. Friendly locals will welcome you with open arms as you explore its vibrant cities, rugged mountains, and ancient-old castles. But with so many beautiful places to visit in Scotland, you might need a bit of help in planning your family break, especially if each family member has particular preferences.

So, here are some beautiful destinations in Scotland guaranteed to keep the entire family happy.

  • The Cairngorms 

The Cairngorms National Park offers everything every family member would want – beautiful castles, incredible wildlife, numerous water sports, and lots of hiking and cycling routes. The Landmark Forest Adventure Park is a popular spot for families, which offers fun adventures for kids of all ages, such as wall climbing, mazes, and rollercoaster rides. The other attractions include the Highland Folk Museum, which recreates an entire village, and the Highland Wildlife Park, a favourite of wildlife lovers.

  • Perthshire 

Perthshire is brimming with family-friendly attractions, making it a great destination for family days out in Scotland. It’s home to some amazing parks, most of which are free to enjoy, such as the Erigmore Estate Leisure Park. Perthshire is also home to a 130-hectare wildlife reserve, the Loch of the Lowes. For little kids, take them to Perth City Centre, where they can follow a treasure trail. If you have some family members into golfing, schedule your visit during The Open Championship and stay at a posh holiday rental, the Auchterarder House.

  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs 

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is another wonderful destination to visit on your family break in Scotland. If you’re into hiking, there are plenty of scenic trails waiting for you here. Check out the charming village of Luss, which has picturesque cottages and venture into Inchconnachan to spot some wallabies. For active families, you can take up various water sports, such as water skiing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding.

  • Edinburgh 

Your visit to Scotland won’t be complete without exploring its capital, Edinburgh. Start at the Edinburgh Castle, explore the dungeons and marvel at the Crown Jewels. For families seeking fresh air, make your way to the Royal Botanic Garden in Inverleith. It’s a great place to enjoy nature and get some little exercise. There are so many other attractions to discover in Edinburgh that it might be good to book a coach holiday with Toureasy to see everything in the city and visit other family-friendly places in Scotland.

  • Glencoe 

Glencoe is rich in history and blessed with stunning scenery, a place that every member of the family will surely appreciate, especially when you visit in winter. At Glencoe Mountain Resort, embark on an unforgettable snowboarding adventure down the scenic mountain. Experience a husky ride across the snow and marvel at the stunning Northern Lights, which appear between October and March. And if you come here in summer, you can try kayaking on Loch Leven.

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