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Reasons to take a holiday in Scotland

Scotland is a treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes, history, and cultural diversity, so it’s why people come across the globe to visit our beautiful country and stay in family lodges Scotland.

The stunning landscapes, big lakes, flowing rivers, endless woodlands, and rolling hills are a huge outdoor experience for people seeking to whisk their children off on a trip with their families in Scotland. Kids like Scotland particularly in those in rural areas where they are able to truly play in the wilderness and just…play.

No matter you are looking for in your child or children, there’s something to suit all ages, and for every type of interest. If you have kids who are content to play at the beach, then the coast is waiting for them. If you have children and younger children who require something more than just sand discover attractions, parks for kids, and play parks. If you have teens who require more work on their brains There are galleries, museums and adventure parks all over the country, in cities and villages!

When planning a trip, it can be difficult to decide on a destination So here are eight reasons why children are drawn to Scotland and why you should consider spending your next holiday with the family here. We hope this guide can aid you in coming up with some amazing Scotland family vacation ideas!

The stunning beaches of Scotland

Scotland has more than 6000 miles of beautiful coastline. If you had the chance to explore the entire length you’d be amazed by the many different beaches, coves , and bays that you see. Although it’s impossible to travel this way with only a few hours of vacation time and kids (! ) However, you can rest certain that no matter which coastal area you decide to go to you will find beautiful scenery to be found on the local beaches. A day at the beach is a great excursion for the whole family particularly with the sunshine shining, and when the weather is pleasant.

Scotland is home to some of the cleanest waters. Kids are bound to be enthralled by splashing around with spades and buckets, exploring the many rock pools which are home to many marine animals and plants. In the east, Scotland has large stretches of white sand beaches. Aberdeenshire specifically has some of the finest. In the west, and along towards the Argyllshire coast, you’ll find darker sands and more rocky terrains that offer excellent opportunities to play in the rocks and nature spotting. Seals are common and are seen sunbathing themselves on the rocks often!

In the northern part of the country towards the north, in the Highlands In the Highlands, you can find small and less remote beaches, which can enjoy all to yourself, and they are a great place to picnic or to swim. In addition, the Scottish Islands are also known for their beautiful beaches. The Isle of Harris, in particular, has water that look almost tropical.

Kids love sandcastles and dunes water sports, the sea If you get the opportunity to plan your next beach vacation in the UK ensure you remember your Scottish beaches in your mind. Our resorts that are located along the coast allow you to stay close to some of them!

The stunning Scottish wildlife

Children love animals. They enjoy watching them, learning about their habits and learning more about the animals they encounter. The countryside is the ideal spot to get a taste of Scotland’s wildlife. Highland cows sea eagles deer, red martens seals, dolphins, capercaillies as well as red squirrels are some of the fascinating animals you will observe while traveling in Scotland. If you’re out in the wilderness, or in an animal park, seeing Scottish wildlife is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Here are some species you could look for while taking the children to Scotland.

Red deer is among the most populated mammals found in Scotland and is more prevalent in remote and rural regions. A friendly animal, they have been reported to be very docile in some remote villages. In Torridon located within the Scottish Highlands, you will meet Callum an old stag who lives in a car park! He is a huge fan of eating carrots, so make sure you are prepared!

Red squirrel is an endangered species, this adorable creature lives in the trees and prefers to be a quiet animal. A lot of Scots place feeders in the open to give them the space they need to collect nuts during winter. If you’re lucky you’ll be likely to see their presence in wooded areas walking, particularly during winter, when their red coats with fur make a striking contrast from the snow.

Sea eagles in summer, sea eagles often referred to as white-tailed eagles are seen in a variety of Scottish places, however there is a greater likelihood of being able to spot ones on the Highlands (Wester Ross) as well as in the Inner Hebrides. The best probability of seeing one in the western Isles such as Mull, Skye and Harris However, make sure that the children have binoculars in case one passes over, you’ll be unable to be able to miss the opportunity to see it. They are the biggest birds of prey in the UK and can fly with wingspan of as high as 2.5 meters.

Capercaillie – Most people haven’t heard of this amazing bird, however it’s actually the largest bird in the game bird families and is very private. It’s not often to observe one. In fact, a lot of Scots have never even seen one, yet it’s possible , and when it happens it’s a thrill for everyone. They are located in the pinewoods in northern Scotland However, you need be very in the dark if you would like to have to see the Capercaillie. Do you want to see one? Visit it out at the Anagach Woods located in Grantown-on-Spey!

Many people love exploring the wild and searching for animals, many enjoy visiting nature parks where the wildlife are easier to spot! There is a Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig is a perfect model of a small-scale wildlife park located in Scotland that is primarily focused on family outings. It is also where the infant Polar bear, Hamish was born – the first born in Scotland and also has an excellent driving section that offers a wildlife tour that makes you feel as if you’re on safari! It’s a great opportunity to spend a few of your school vacations in Scotland.

The castles and the history that are part of Scotland

Going with your kids to an Scottish castle is a fantastic opportunity to entertain them for a few hours (unless they’re tiny children – who don’t seem to be aware of the location they’re in. There is definitely an age range of children who enjoys castles! Exploring the surroundings of a castle could be a thrilling experience for children; they can play battle scenes, or pretend that they’re princess who is bound to a turret or the kind of royal that rule all!
Here are a few of our top castles in Scotland for kids to visit:

Stirling Castle, Stirling
Blair Castle and Gardens, Blair Atholl
Ballindalloch Castle, Moray
Culzean Castle, Ayrshire
Dunrobin Castle, Highlands
Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands

Scottish castles that are accessible to the public can be fantastic spots to stay for a amount of time. In many cases, there’s a cafĂ© that allows you to buy your family a tasty meal or simply a quick sugar rush with a cake and coffee. Many castles will include a tour guide who can tell you about the story of the castle as well as the people who lived there in the past, and also ghost stories that kids are likely to be enthralled by! Be on the lookout for audio tours, too. it can give adults some time to sit in peace and peace, as well as an opportunity to take a break from answering questions.

Scotland’s stunning National Parks

Scotland has two stunning National Parks: The Cairngorms National Park located in the Highlands and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to the south west. Both are equally beautiful as the other, but they are known for their distinctive aspects.

Cairngorms National Park

You’ll love this stunning region situated in Scotland’s Highlands in Scotland. The park is a unique mountain range that includes 55 Munros and 60 lakes, three rivers, numerous historic Scottish villages, and plenty of nature and wildlife to explore. Aviemore is a well-known ski resort. Aviemore remains an ideal destination for people as well as families who love mountain biking, snow sports as well as hill walking and water sports among other outdoor pursuits.

There are a myriad of companies here that have been set up to guide you through all kinds of adventures , from treetop walks and quad bike rides. In the east, you’ll discover those Highland town in Ballater as well as Braemar in which Queen Elizabeth II spends her time each summer, and makes appearances at the Braemar annual gathering! Kids will be thrilled because there are endless opportunities to explore and have fun.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

The park is located in the north-west of Glasgow in west Scotland because it is the entry point for Fort William and Argyll and Bute. Its primary attraction lies in Loch Lomond, which has the largest area of any loch in Scotland. It is a magnificent loch that lies in the middle of the park. you can visit it through a boat trip or by kayaking it on your own by renting a speedboat or even going for wild swimming, if the you’re not worried about cold water!

The villages that are scattered along the shores make great places to stroll around and purchase some ice cream. And, for those who want to be more active There are many hill to scale. If your children love walking around on foot, go to the Loch Lomond Fairy Trail which will lead you to fairies, trolls, and many other mythical creatures!

The stunning landscape

It is undisputed this: it is true that the Scottish countryside is a beautiful and stunning place to be and provides a variety of walks for people of all abilities and desires. It is a great place to walk in the countryside. Scotland offers stunning fields, woodlands, and farms and all is available for you to explore. The villages in the area are often connected by a road network that is small which you can stroll or bike around, taking in the scenery and wildlife that you encounter along the route. Aberdeenshire along with Perthshire are two huge agricultural districts which means that youngsters will enjoy meeting all the livestock and cattle in the area as well, and in rare instances even Llamas! Spring is the ideal time to be out and about since it’s the time when the babies of all animals are born.

Splashing in puddles, playing with Pooh-sticks over the bridge, playing hide and seek, as well as taking photos of nature are all activities kids enjoy doing in the open countryside. The sighting of pheasants, rabbits, badgers, as well as woodcock can be fun too, while connecting them to characters in their books. Here are some places in the countryside that are perfect to walk in Scotland:

Speyside within the Highlands is one of the most magical location to spend a day with your family. It is home to a range of Highland villages that are connected with Spey River. River Spey.
The Borders is another place that is family-friendly featuring acres of agricultural land to explore as well as animals to see.
Moray in Scotland has the most gentle and flat terrain, also with lots of farmland. Here you can find a variety of walking trails that are suitable for children.
Central Perthshire is a great place for walking along rivers and for days at the lochs where picnics and paddling sessions can be enjoyed after water-side adventure.

The Loch Ness Monster and Scottish mythology

The Loch Ness Monster is Scotland’s biggest mystery. There’s no doubt in the fact that there’s still a significant 50/50 divide among those that believe in the legend of the dinosaur and those who believe it’s all absurdity. We would like to believe that it’s true! There have been many confirmed sightings in the last 200 years and today, you can see people from the region posting footage that were captured on their webcams. You’ll be able to locate videos on YouTube. There hasn’t been any proof that proves this mysterious creature actually lives below the earth.

The seasons that differ in Scotland

The season of spring in Scotland begins towards the end of March, and runs through June. It is the most pleasant times to visit because it is slightly drier than other seasons. This is also the time when wildlife begins to blossom. Many prefer spending Easter in the area as there are plenty of activities that will entertain everyone including beach days and walks in the countryside to excursions on roads and outdoors. If you’re looking to stay clear of the local pests , midges and gnats, then visit early in May since they’re not likely to hatch by the time you arrive.

It is the time of year when we are able to have longer days and better temperatures, and the pace of life slows because we are able to work longer hours in the day to get things into. Going to Scotland during the summer holiday season provides a myriad of outdoor activities amid stunning scenery.

The whole family will enjoy the laid-back vibe that is a part of the Scottish summer. No curfews, no rushes and just enjoying the some time off. In northern Scotland You’ll need to bring along your insect repellent! Our lodges in summer can be the ideal base on which to start your Scottish explorations.

Autumn is probably the most gorgeous season in Scotland as the landscape gradually changes from orange to green, covering every shade of yellow between. It’s magical to stroll through the countryside which is covered in golden leaves and turning bracken, particularly when you’re with your dog as it makes you want to go outside. It’s a great season to go for a river walk too, as feeding ducks will be a great method to spend time. Explore our lodges during October half term , and select the ideal nesting spot for the whole family.

The winter season in Scotland extends from December through February, and is the coldest in Scotland’s season. If you’re seeking snow-white winter and Christmas, it’s likely that you’ll find one in the northern part of Scotland. Skiing snowboarding, snowboarding and sledging something that are enjoyable during winter, as well for cosy meals in local pubs, and warming your toes with a fireplace. Visit a great holiday lodges right now.

Enjoy a family-friendly lodge in Scotland

We hope that these eight factors will inspire you to visit to spend your next holiday with your family in Scotland. If you’re coming for an extended weekend or for several days there’s always something to keep the whole family satisfied and entertained. Explore our entire selection of family-friendly lodges that provide the perfect starting point for your explorations and adventures.