Enjoy a family day out in Fife

There is a wide range of family fun available across the Kingdom of Fife, from country parks to castles, wildlife centres and more. Why not follow this itinerary and visit some of the best family attractions that Fife has to offer? Split the itinerary over a few days to fit everything in, or pick your favourite few to tackle in one day.

  • A family find their way through the Cairnie Fruit Farm Mega Maze in Fife, which is made entirely of maize
    Cairnie Fruit Farm Mega Maze, Fife
  • A visitor looks up to sharks and other fish swimming in a tank at Deep Sea World
    Deep Sea World
  • A father and son pick strawberries at Cairnie Fruit Farm
    Strawberry picking at Cairnie Fruit Farm

Begin your day with a visit to Deep Sea World, nestled under the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, in the village of North Queensferry. Come face to face with one of Europe's largest collections of sharks in one of the world's longest underwater tunnels at 112 metres. Discover the mysteries of the deep with a fascinating selection of exhibits for all the family, including touching tanks, rock pools and the JAWS exhibition.

Take the short trip up the M9 to Dunfermline and pay a visit to Adventure Golf Island, Scotland’s first ‘Florida style’ outdoor crazy golf course. With 36 different holes to play, water cannons, pirates, sharks and plenty of surprises, there is something to challenge every family member. Situated in Dunfermline Leisure Park, why not enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and bistros after an exhilarating game of golf?

Finish your day with the short drive on the A92 to Lochgelly to the picturesque Lochore Meadows Country Park.  With a wide range of activities on offer, from horse riding to water sports and golf, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. For a more sedate finish to the afternoon, take a stroll around the loch or burn off steam in the adventure play park. Children will love the old steam train and the renovated mining pit, while adults can relax in the designated picnic area, with a stunning view over the hills and loch.

Start your second day at the Scottish Deer Centre, a unique attraction set in 55 acres of Fife countryside. Situated along the A91, it boasts 14 species of deer, foxes, otters and the region’s only pack of wolves. Learn more about these fascinating creatures on daily tours led by knowledgeable guides around the park and get up close to the park’s rare deer species on trailer rides through the enclosures.

At the Raptor World Bird of Prey Centre there are demonstrations revealing how humans once hunted with these magnificent birds during the medieval area. Children will love the Treetop Walk through Witches Wood, where they can catch a glimpse of resident red squirrels and other species, and the Adventure Playground which comes complete with a sand pit, zip slide and static slide.

Spend the afternoon enjoying the many activities on offer at Cairnie Fruit Farm and the Mega Maze. With quad bikes, diggers, trampolines and an adventure playground, the farm has a huge amount to keep children entertained. Adults too can enjoy browsing the farm shop, fruit picking and of course tackling the famous Mega Maze, made entirely of maize.