7 Great Day Out Ideas for Half Term in Scotland

February 8, 2016

It can be a challenge for parents to keep children entertained during half term breaks and particularly early in the year but Scotland Now has put together a useful list of top family attractions across the country. Let’s take a look at what made the list.

Edinburgh’s castles

Edinburgh Castle is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions and a great place to visit at any time of year, with plenty to take in for parents and children alike. However, the main castle in the capital can be extremely busy so Craigmillar Castle might be a better option if you’re aiming to keep youngsters happy and entertained.

Borders Railway

The Borders Railway is the newest train service in Scotland, having been relaunched in 2015, and it opens up easy access to some of the most picturesque but often overlooked parts of the country. Heading down from Edinburgh to any of the various stops of the line gives families a chance to see some incredible scenery and explore any number of interesting Borders towns and villages.

Fife and its food

The county of Fife attracts visitors from Edinburgh and Glasgow all year round and the variety of unique local foods is certainly part of its appeal. There are some fantastic fish bars, cheese factories and chocolate makers in the area that are well worth checking out whatever the weather.

Glasgow Science Centre

The Glasgow Science Centre has so much to offer children that they can easily be entertained at the site all day long. Hands on exhibits give children chance to learn while they have fun and experience a remarkably varied array of different science-themed attractions.

The Isle of Arran

Wherever you are in Scotland, if you can make it to the Isle of Arran for a day or for a little longer then you will have no trouble keeping your children thoroughly entertained. The island offers amazing views and a whole host of family-friendly attractions, many of which can be enjoyed in all weathers.

South Queensferry

South Queensferry sits directly beside the Forth Bridge, which is one of the most iconic structures not just in Scotland but the whole of the UK. The town is packed with history, offers a really impressive array of views over the Firth of Forth and is another great place to take children and to keep them content at little expense.

Snowy Scotland

Scottish hillsides in winter aren’t always covered with snow but where they are they can be ideal places to take little ones during the half term break. Whether with the help of a sledge, a snowboard or a set of skis, snowy slopes are usually a guarantee of top family memories and plenty of inexpensive fun wherever you can find them.

You can find further details on all these attractions and other half term options via Scotland Now.

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