7 Magical Places to Stay That Your Kids Will Love

Do your kids dream of being a prince or princess? Would they love to be a farmer for the day or travel back in time on their next holiday?

These 7 child-friendly accommodation options are guaranteed to light up their imaginations, and offer plenty of new experiences.

Watch as your children become wildlife explorers on a family glamping holiday by the coast or meet animals on a relaxing farm stay. Unforgettable family memories await.

  1. A child friendly lodge in Scotland Scotland

    Wooden wigwams at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Milton Morenish Estate, Perthshire

    If your child would love to be one of the faerie folk... choose a magical, child friendly woodland lodge.

    At Cairngorm Lodges, on the eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, kids will have hours of outdoor fun building faerie dens in the mature woodland that surrounds the cabins.

  2. Stay in a real fairytale castle Scotland

    Craufurdland Castle

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    If your child would love to be a prince or princess... choose a castle or a grand country estate.

    Crieff Hydro in Perthshire boasts beautiful interiors, chandeliers and plenty of entertainment for young royals, from pony rides and tree-top adventures to swimming and organised activities.

  3. A farm stay in Scotland Scotland

    The Infield, Guardswell Farm, Perthshire

    If your child would love to be a farmer... choose a farm stay.

    Get a feel for what it’s like to live on a working farm at Newton Farm Holidays in Angus. Go on a family farm tour and meet the animals, including goats, cows and sheep, book an alpaca experience or order a picnic and eat al fresco on the farm.

  4. A family getaway by the water Scotland

    Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    If your child would love to be a sailor... choose an adventure on the water.

    With a dramatic shoreline and magical islands to explore, you can see Scotland from a completely different perspective aboard a yacht. Kids will love the freedom of (safely) being out on the open ocean and you might even spot dolphins swimming alongside.

  5. Child-friendly self-catering accommodation Scotland

    A cosy wood burning stove in a contemporary Scottish home

    © VisitScotland / Iona Spence

    If your child would love to be a chef... choose home-from-home self-catering.

    Have a fun day out exploring the local shops and help your kids choose fresh Scottish ingredients to make a meal for the whole family. It’s a great way to get your kids trying locally sourced food, such as crisp vegetables, tangy cheese and succulent meat - plus they’ll get a massive sense of achievement from helping to prepare the meal.

  6. Enjoy a getaway in a family cottage in Scotland Scotland

    Dovecot Cottage

    © Tracey Bloxham

    If your child would love to be a time traveller... choose a historic cottage.

    The centuries-old blackhouses at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village in the Outer Hebrides will transport your kids back in time while also being kitted out with plenty of home comforts for a great family break (including under floor heating!).

  7. Immerse yourself in a back to nature family retreat Scotland

    Silver Sands Holiday Park

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    If your child would love to be a wildlife explorer... choose self-catering in a countryside location.

    With a picture-perfect stretch of beach and sand dunes, plus woodland and farmland, Harvest Moon Holidays boasts plenty of habitats that are rich with wildlife. Hunt for shells on the beach, cycle through the woodland and keep your eyes peeled for rare birds. Kids will love the safari style tents and wooden treehouses too.

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