With farm parks, castles, wildlife and a raft of mind-boggling outdoor adventure activities to try, Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire in the south west of Scotland are amongst some of the best places for a family holiday in Scotland.
For this itinerary, base yourselves in the south of Dumfries & Galloway, in the area at the southern end of the Galloway Forest Park. Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and along the Solway coast are all great family holiday destinations.
This itinerary takes Gatehouse of Fleet as your starting point and suggests a range of fantastic days out that are all within easy travelling distance (no drive is longer than 1 hour 35 minutes). Choose the family holiday ideas you like best or pack in as many attractions and activities as you can.
The majority of Scotland is now under a temporary lockdown, though some island communities are under level 3 restrictions. Please follow any current restrictions – you might need to save these ideas to try later on a future trip.
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