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  • A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
    A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre

There are so many family days out to enjoy in Scotland. Get inspired by country parks offering adventurous activities, castles that spark imaginations, wildlife attractions for little explorers and fascinating science centres.

Children are really encouraged to take part and learn in a fun environment at most of Scotland’s attractions, many of which have dedicated areas designed to fire their imaginations and encourage their interest in history and science.

History

The Royal Apartment Palace Vaults at Stirling Castle have been created specifically for younger visitors, with a different theme in each room and plenty to see, touch, play with and even smell. Themes range from the musician’s vault, where you can recreate 16th century inspired sounds, to the Tailors Vault where you can try on elaborate period costumes.

Science

Astound children with visions of the future by taking a trip to one of Scotland’s science centres. Dundee Science Centre - Sensation is the only UK science centre based on the five senses and has over 80 hands-on exhibits including infrared imaging, a chance to practice key-hole surgery and spectacular live science shows.

Nature and wildlife

Animals are always a hit with the kids, so why not visit one of Scotland’s great wildlife attractions? Visit the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig to get up close to a variety of native species, from red squirrels to wildcats and pine martens, as well as more exotic creatures such as red pandas, reindeer and arctic foxes.

Scotland also has a large number of country parks as well as two National Parks where you can spend a day walking or cycling in the fresh air before enjoying a family picnic on one of Scotland’s beautiful beaches or in a play park. Popular play parks with plenty to do include Culzean Castle and Country Park, Strathclyde Country Park and Lochore Meadows Country Park.

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  1. RSPB Scotland Loch Leven nature reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kinross

    RSPB Scotland Loch Leven is part of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. The loch is famous for its connections to Mary Queen of Scots and as Scotland’s largest lowland freshwater loch.

  2. Gradings

    Falkirk

    Welcome to Gemini Walks! Our aim is to ensure that all of our valued clients have a fantastic walking holiday in Scotland and we offer an efficient and friendly service. With us, your holiday begins the minute you book with Gemini Walks!

  3. Colstoun Cookery School

    Type

    Cookery Schools

    Gradings

    Haddington

    The award winning Colstoun Cookery School offers a range of Day and Week-long cookery courses for beginners through to experienced cooks.

  4. Loch Muick Reserve

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Ballater

    Loch Muick Reserve is located 8 miles south west of Ballater in Aberdeenshire, and is part of the Balmoral Estate.

  5. Finlaystone Country Estate

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    Country Estates

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Langbank

    Finlaystone Country Estate is an attraction near Langbank which is managed by the Clan MacMillan family and offers a variety of activities.

  6. St Andrews Botanic Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

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    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    St Andrews

    Explore 18 acres of beautifully landscape gardens and glasshouses containing exotic plants and flowers.

  7. The Battle of Bannockburn

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    Stirling

    The Battle of Bannockburn centre is situated at one of the most important historic sites in Scotland.

  8. Queen's View Visitor Centre, Café & Shop

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Pitlochry

    The Queen’s View in Highland Perthshire overlooks Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866.

  9. Blairadam

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Kelty

    Welcome to Blairadam

  10. Donmouth Local Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Donmouth Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a beach site found in Old Aberdeen.

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