Visitor Attractions For Young Families In Scotland

Visitor Attractions For Young Families In Scotland

Top 5 Visitor Attractions For Young Families In Scotland

 

Forget booking your next holiday in Spain, try something different with the family and spend a couple of weeks touring around Scotland. We are obviously huge fans of camping and caravanning in our beautiful country, but we know there are a few sceptics out there too.

One of the most common reasons that people avoid this type of holiday is because they think the kids will be bored. It’s true that camping and caravanning does often involve a lot of time travelling and taking in the scenery, but it’s also a huge adventure.

We’ve handpicked the top five visitor attractions for young families in Scotland so that you can convince your children that campervanning can be just as fun as a trip abroad.

Enjoying Glasgow science centre

 

 

 

Glasgow Science Centre

 

This is definitely a ‘must-visit’ for anyone with young children as it offers hours of educational fun. The main part of the centre is the Science Mall, which houses numerous exhibits that the kids can get involved with.

 

Science Mall: Adult £9.95, Child/Concession £7.95, Under 3’s free

Planetarium: £2.50

Feature Film: Adults £9.95, Child/Concession £7.95

Where to stay:

Craigendmuir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • £22 per night for up to 2 people, £2.50 per person thereafter
  • Price includes electricity and showers
  • Fishing, golf and pony trekking nearby
  • Just over 10 miles from Glasgow Science Centre – approx. 20 minutes’ drive

 

Bankell Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • £12 per night per campervan
  • Price includes use of facilities: toilet, hot shower and dishwashing area, electricity hook-up and chemical toilet disposal
  • Caravan Club members only
  • Ideal base for exploring Glasgow and Loch Lomond
  • Just over 9 miles from Glasgow Science Centre – approx. 20 minutes’ drive

Great for kids that love trains

Old Deeside Railway Line

Next, on our list of top five visitor attractions for young families in Scotland is the Royal Deeside Railway. If your young’uns love playing with their train set at home, they’ll absolutely love this magical journey.

Steam: Adult £6, Concession £4, Child £3

Diesel: Adult £4, Concession £2.50, Child £2

Where to stay:

Feughside Caravan Park

£20 per night for up to 2 people, £3 per person thereafter
Price includes electrical hook up and on-site facilities
Fishing, golf and horse riding nearby
9 miles from Deeside Railway Line – approx. 18-20 minutes’ drive

Braemar Caravan Club Site

£8.20 per pitch, £6.35 per adult, £2.20 per child
Ideal for exploring the Cairngorms National Park
Caravan Club members only
Around 40 miles from Deeside Railway Line – approx. 1 hour’s drive

Great day out at Blairdrummond

Blairdrummond Safari Park

This unique Scottish attraction is great fun for the whole family, so the adults can enjoy themselves too. Visit all sorts of wild animals, from bears to elephants and from camels to meerkats, Blairdrummond has it all.

Adults £12.95, Children £9.90, Senior Citizens £10.50, Disabled £11.95, Under 2’s go free, Students £11.95

Where to stay:

Balgair Castle Holiday Park

£18-20 per night for up to 2 people, £3 per person thereafter
Excellent on-site facilities
Great for history buffs
13 miles from Blair Drummond Safari Park – approx. 25 minutes’ drive

Braidhaugh Holiday Park

£20-£23 per night (2 adults, 2 children & 2 dogs)
Ideal for exploring Stirling and Loch Lomond
Fishing, golf and horse riding nearby
22 miles from Blair Drummond Safari Park – approx. 35 minutes’ drive

M&Ds Theme Park

Whether your kids are toddlers or teenagers, they’ll want to holiday with you forever after a trip to M&D’s. There are rides and attractions to suit children of all ages, including white knuckle rollercoasters and a huge soft play area.

Unlimited ride wristband: Under 1.35m £12.75, Over 1.35m £16.85

Where to stay:

Muirkirk Caravan Park

£15 per night for up to 2 adults & 2 children
Mainly grass-standing pitches, price includes electrical hook up
Fishing, golf and racetrack nearby
32 miles from M&D’s Theme Park – approx. 45 minutes’ drive

Beecraigs Country Park Caravan and Camping Site

£17-£21 per night (up to 2 adults)
Price includes 16amp electrical hook-up and use of all on-site facilities
Discounts for Caravan Club members and long stays
Around 20 miles from M&D’s Theme Park – approx. 30 minutes’ drive

Dundee Treasure Trail

Last, but not least on our list of top five visitor attractions for young families in Scotland is Dundee’s treasure trail. If you’re staying in or passing through Dundee, there is a fun-filled activity that you and the children can enjoy together. The treasure trail can be printed from the website or you can have it personalised to make it extra special. Explore this wonderful Scottish city in a completely unique way.

Download/Postal £5.99, Personalised £12.99

Where to stay:

Lochlands Caravan Park

£18 per night for up to 4 people, £2 per person thereafter
Electrical hook-up £1.50 per night or £9 per week
Facilities have all been improved in recent months
12 miles from Dundee – approx. 20 minutes’ drive

Drumshademuir Caravan Park

£19-£21 per night
Price includes electrical hook-up and use of facilities
Situated near Kirriemuir, which is known as the “Gateway to the Glens”
Around 15 miles from Dundee – approx. 30 minutes’ drive